At 110 miles long and a mere two miles wide, Eleuthera effortlessly keeps travelers
near its pink-and white-sand beaches, ranging from secluded coves to endless stretches
along the coastline.
More than 300 years ago, English Adventurers in search of religious freedom founded
the western world’s first true seat of democracy and named it Eleuthera, the Greek
word for freedom. Its settlers, fleeing persecution in Bermuda and England, called
themselves "The Eleutheran Adventurers” and time and circumstances would prove that
tag more accurate than they ever expected. Led by Captain William Sayle, the 70-member
band of adventurers first went ashore near Governor’s Harbour. Disputes arose among
the group and Sayle and his faction headed off toward the northern part of the island
by boat. Their boat floundered on the treacherous reefs and their supplies were
lost. Many of them nearly starved, but they made do, living and worshipping in a
cavern that is now known as Preacher’s Cave.
The Island of Eleuthera is known for its natural beauty and serenity, great diving,
secluded pink and white powdery beaches, unusual rock formations and caves. If a
laid-back, relaxing vacation is what you are looking for, Eleuthera just may be
the place for you!
Eleuthera climate is very comfortable, with daytime temperatures in the winter in
the mid to upper 70's and very rarely lower than 60 - 65 at night. In the summer
our average daytime temperature can get as warm as 88, with nighttime temperatures
in the high 70's. During the summer months we always get the easterly trade winds
that cool Eleuthera. The charts below show a month by month air and water temperatures
and average rainfall. Click either picture for a larger view.
and, because a picture is worth a thousand words...