Off the northeast coast of Eleuthera is
the quaint community of Harbour Island. Only one and a half
miles long and a quarter mile wide, the homes on Harbour
Island are the Bahamian epitome of the Victorian gingerbreaded
style. Clean, friendly, and easy to traverse on foot, Harbour
Island gives visitors a taste of the warmth and charm that
typify Bahamas hospitality.
Eleutheras east coast, the Atlantic
coast, is marked by striking combinations of shallow reefs,
offshore plateaus and rich fish life. The diving can be
thrilling on deeper sites. The larger pelagic life and superb
invertebrate growth are a powerful draw for advanced divers.
Part of the same geologic line as
Eleuthera is Cat Island, located to the south and slightly
west. Topside is the typical out-island scenario of isolated
villages and homes, sprawling pine forests, a few historic
sites and resorts, reputably great bone-fishing and excellent
deep-sea fishing. Again, professional dive operations are
limited and are found to the south. Shallow reefs are combined
with coral-laden walls off the south coast and a single,
yet superb, offshore pinnacle.