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110 miles long but in some places, like the Glass Window Bridge, less than a mile wide, Eluthera, in 1648, was the location of the first successful European settlement in the Bahamas.

Though most of the island is flat and sandy (with pink and white sand), tsunamis and volcanic eruptions have helped shape Eleuthera’s coastline and there are several massive boulders lying, looking out of place, on the otherwise bare, sandy shore. There are also some interesting caves and subterranean caverns with vast rock formations.

The island's villages have retained their colonial style and since Club Med closed after Hurricane Andrew it has become quite quiet.

Eleuthera offers world class surfing at Gregory Town, good fishing spots and several well known diving and snorkelling sites. Famous for its tropical fruits, especially pineapple, Eleuthera holds a Pineapple Festival each June.

Out Islands are for "In" Crowd.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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Eleuthera is Greek for freedom. This long island has some very expensive accommodation, especially at Harbour Island at the top end, where most of the population is white (like St Barths). The snorkeling anywhere along the rocky coastline is quite good … Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.

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Fantastic Island

We took a well deserved holiday to the Bahamas last year and would definitely return again . We took a Visit to Eleuthera and were more than pleased with what we found . Myself and my husband are nature lovers and this Island gave us the perfect chance to explore nature and wildlife . Some mind blowing views and scenery and this trip actually made our whole vacation . The Bahamas is beautiful enough but when we found this hidden gem we were simply over whelmed. We stayed in a fantastic apartment and would highly recommended to anyone searching for some were to stay . I would rate this Island a five out of five especially for nature lovers !

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