Traveling to Palmetto Sunrise

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View Palmetto Sunrise on Eleuthera satellite map

Eleuthera can be reached directly from Ft. Lauderdale, Nassau and Miami. Governors Harbour Airport (GHB) is the closest to Palmetto Sunrise.

The following airlines serve GHB from FT. Lauderdale:

United Air / Silver Airways - Daily - 1-800-231-0856
Twin Air - Daily, but check - 954-359-8266

The following airlines serve GHB from Nassau:

Southern Air - Daily - 242-323-7217
Bahamas Air - Daily 1-800-222-4262
Pineapple Air - 242-377-0412

The following airlines serve North Eleuthera (ELH) from Nassau:

Sky Bahamas - 242-327-6032

The following airlines serve North Eleuthera (ELH) from Miami:

Eleuthera's other popular airport is in North Eleuthera (ELH). It can be reached from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. It is about 50 miles away from Pink Sand Cottage, but is an alternative if no flights are available to GHB. North Eleuthera Airport is served by all the above airports listed.

American Airlines - 1-800-433-7300 (within U.S.)

Car Rentals

There are no car rental agencies on the island. There are individuals who have cars and jeeps available for rent.

Naamon Rolle:

Stanton Cooper:
242-332-1620 (h)
242- 359-7007 (cell)
242-332-1897 (fax)

Getting Around

The roads are narrow - and the rental cars are older, less-than-perfect models - so you can't speed down the highway. Besides, there is no highway. The main road, which runs north to south, one lane in each direction, offers many unspoiled, breathtaking views of the ocean.

Cars can be rented by the week or the day; they're $50 to $70 a day. If you want to explore the 110-mile-long island, you'll need a car, but if you want to just relax at Palmetto Sunrise you may prefer daily car rentals for occasional sightseeing, dining out and grocery-store runs.

Ferry Services:

Bahamas Ferry Services provides a fun way to hop between islands, with modern, reliable service and several options for travel:

* The M/V BoHengy – high-speed daily service from Nassau to Harbour Island and North Eleuthera (twice on Fridays) and twice weekly from Nassau to Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera (Friday & Sunday). This unique waterborne experience is via a 115-foot, high-speed catamaran that can accommodate approximately 177 passengers and is fully air-conditioned.
* The M/V Sealink – round-trip service from Nassau to Exuma, Andros and Eleuthera.
* The M/V Seawind – round-trip service from Nassau to Andros, Eleuthera and Abaco.

For schedule and fare information, please contact:

Bahamas Ferry Services Ltd.
Chief Marketing Officer: Mr. Khaalis Rolle
P. O. Box N-3709
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: 242-323-2166, 242-323-2165
Fax: 242-393-7451, 242-394-8457