How to get to Casuarina Bay
Casuarina Bay is 7 miles from Governors Harbour (GHB) airport, on Eleuthera.
A taxi to the house from the airport is approx $30 1-way. The taxi can take you via the town to pick up groceries etc for your stay if you decide not to rent a car. If you do wish to rent a car one can often have it waiting for you at the airport.
The simplest way, and the way I recommend, is to take a direct flight from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Governors Harbour (GHB). Twin Air has direct flights from Fort Lauderdale to GHB on most days of the week. www.flytwinair.com or call: 954 359 8266
Continental www.continental.com (1800 231 0856) has direct flights from Fort Lauderdale. Rates and times vary.
If you arrive in Fort Lauderdal too late for the direct flight to Eleuthera you can go via Nassau. There are numerous flight from many east coast cities into Nassau.
There are 3 ways to get to Governors Harbour from Nassau.
Southern Air. Tel: 242-377 2014 www.southernaircharter.com
flights leave Nassau approx 7am, noon and 3:30 (20 min flight)
Pineapple Air. Tel: 242 377 0412. www.pineappleair.com
flights leave Nassau approx. 7am, noon and 3:30 (20 min flight)
Bahamasair www.bahamasair.com Leaves Nassau approx 7am and 4pm daily. Check the exact time with your travel agent as it varies in winter and summer.
It is also possible to fly into North Eleuthera Airport (ELH). There are daily direct flights on American Air from Miami to North Eleuthera and it is about a 1 hour drive to Casuarina bay from North Eleuthera. It is possible to have a rental car waiting for you there to save on the taxi fare.
From Canada and Europe it is often easiest to travel via Nassau and avoid travel into the US.
Please feel free to ask for assistance if you have any trouble finding good flights- we are always happy to help!
REMEMBER: YOU MUST BE CARRYING A PASSPORT WITH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS VALIDITY WHEN FLYING INTO THE BAHAMAS.
Frequently asked Questions
How far from the beach and from each other are the houses?
The houses are only 50 feet from the very private beach- both have their own access paths to the water, private driveways, phone lines, beach cabana, BBQ areas etc. They are visible to one another buy angled away from each other for maximum privacy. Our 2 houses are the only ones on the 14 acre estate which stretches from one ocean of Eleuthera to the other. No other buildings can be seen in either direction and there are just 2 other houses at the far end of the Casuarina bay beach.
What are the nearby beaches like?
One can walk for miles from the house along stunning and virtually untouched sandy beaches. The water in generally calm and one can swim and snorkel safely from any beach.
Are there nude beaches on Eleuthera?
While there are no designated nude beaches in the Bahamas you will find that on most beaches on ELeuthera you are likely to be the only ones on the beach so you will have the privacy to be clothing optional.
Do the houses have air conditioning?
The Round house does have bran new air conditioning (installed summer 2012). The Beachfront house has A/C in 2 of the 4 bedrooms and it is aligned to catch the breezes off the ocean and all the rooms have new fans and many windows (most on 3 sides.)
Do I need to rent a car?
Most guests do choose to rent a car as taxis are not always available. We do have a car we rent with the house (picture of seen here) and our house caretaker also has cars available. Some guests however are content to relax at the house and explore the nearby beaches so choose not to rent a car and just have the taxi take them via town to pick up supplies on the way to Casuarina Bay. I do often recommend that guests rent a car for at least a couple of days to explore a bit further a field. Except during busy holidays cars can be arranged last minute and delivered to the house on request.
How far away in the nearest town?
Governors harbour is about 1.5 miles away. It is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas and has many beautiful colonial and typically colorful Bahamian style architecture. We have maps provided in the house.
What kind of fishing is there around Eluethera?
There is excellent fishing on Eleuthera (bone-fishing, deep-sea, hand line, spear fishing). You can get a local guide to take you out if you wish. We have a binder with info in the house when you arrive.
Can you go SCUBA diving?
There are SCUBA operations in Harbour Island (reefs, wrecks etc plus they have certification courses). One can also dive the spectacular wall drop off the southern coast of Eleuthera.
Can I rent snorkel gear there?
If you plan on snorkleling a lot I recommend bringing your gear with you or buying it before you arrive. It can be purchased on Eleuthera but tends to be more expensive and not of such high quality.
Money matters- Are there ATMs and Are credit card widely accepted?
One can use US or Bahamian dollars anywhere in the Bahamas- they have the same value. There are 2 ATMs in Govenors Harbour .We have a safe in each house to store valuables. Some stores and
restaurants accept credit cards but not all so having some cash is important.