Casuarina Bay is 7 miles from Governors Harbour (GHB) airport, central Eleuthera.
You can fly directly to Eleuthera from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami. Nassau is the shortest flight (just 20 minutes to Eleuthera) and has the 8 flights per day, so if you can get to Nassau easily, that may work best for you.
IMPORTANT: These flights between Nassau and Eleuthera do not appear on websites such as Expedia, so you won’t find them in typical flight searches. You can book those flights directly from their website listed below. Just make sure to get to Nassau no later than 2:30 p.m., and you’ll be in time to catch the last flight out.
Nassau to Eleuthera
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)
Leaves Nassau approx 7am and 4pm daily.
An important tip to breeze through customs in Nassau: There is a separate line if you are going on to Eleuthera, and there is rarely anyone in that line. To use that line, follow the signs for “Family Island Intransit” and “Family Island Connections”. On your return flight, allow 2 ½ hours between arriving in Nassau and your departing flight to the U.S. because you will be clearing U.S. customs in Nassau, rather than upon arrival in the U.S.
Florida to Eleuthera
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) is also an option. There are daily direct flights on American Air and Silver Air from Miami and Fort Lauderdale to North Eleuthera and it is about a 1 hour drive to Casuarina bay. It is often possible to have a rental car waiting for you there to save on the taxi fare. Silver Air also has seasonal flights directly to Governors Harbour.
It is also possible to fly into Governors Harbour directly from Fort Lauderdale on Aztec Air Airways.
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
Can I use US dollars in the Bahamas?
Yes! US and Bahamian dollars are pegged and you can use either currency. There are 2 ATMs in Governors Harbour. Many stores and restaurants take credit cards- you should be prepared to pay for some items in cash.
Will my American electrical cords work?
Yes! The Bahamas uses the same electrical outlets as the US so you can charge devices etc without an adapter.
Should I get a rental car?
Yes, a rental car is recommended and we have a Honda CRV that we usually rent with the house. Eleuthera has many fascinating places to explore from dozens of beaches, cliffs and caves. Taxis are not readily available so for dinning out, picking up groceries etc having a rental car is best. Remember to drive on the left.
Is Eleuthera safe?
Yes! Unlike Nassau and more touristy desitinations in the Caribbean, there is is very little crime on Eleuthera.