Turtle Bay homes for sale in Eleuthera, the Bahamas
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Turtle Bay homes for sale in Eleuthera, the Bahamas

From endless pineapple fields to white- and pink-sand beaches to secluded coves and miles of coastlines, Eleuthera Island defines The Bahamas.

Much of the architecture and way of life was influenced by British Loyalists who settled here in the 1700s. This style has since been adopted by the other Bahamian islands, making Eleuthera Island the birthplace of the entire country.

In addition, the islands continue to charm visitors with tropical flair, as Eleuthera is known as one of the best islands in the Caribbean. This hilly, verdant island paradise became the “birthplace of the Bahamas”, and eventually one of most developed of the Bahamian Islands. It has a population of over ten thousand most of who are engaged in fishing, farming and the tourist industry.

Home to many celebrities and a favourite destination for second home owners the island enjoys an active property market with stable prices ensuring increasing levels of foreign investment. Located 200 miles from Florida and only 60 miles east of Nassau, Eleuthera is just over a mile wide and 110 miles long.

The main settlements of this quaint island are Governor's Harbour, Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay, Harbour Island, and Spanish Wells. With direct flights from the U.S. to three airports, the North Eleuthera Airport, Governor's Harbour Airport, and the Rock Sound Airport, Eleuthera has excellent communications.

Eleuthera Island

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    From the pink sand beaches of North Eleuthera to the renaissance of the Cape in South Eleuthera, and points between, you could spend weeks on this slinky island and still not see all of the natural beauty there is to explore. This pencil-thin island is only two miles wide and has miles of pink and white sand beaches and turquoise crystal-clear water. Eleuthera Island is known for the high cliffs that fringe the eastern side of this Bahamas island, where the Atlantic Ocean crashes onto the rock. Of course, this is as much noise as you’ll hear on this quiet, friendly island of Eleuthera.

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    Eleuthera is the highest island from sea level in the Bahamas archipelago with the longest natural coral reef barrier in world, offering protection from tropical storms. Blessed with pink-sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, sheltered coves, and a natural bridge - the Glass Window, that divides the pounding Atlantic and the clear, calm Gulf. Few areas in the world can rival the natural beauty of this island. The storybook settlements in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells are equally inviting and draw thousands of tourists each year.

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    Thanks to the Gulf Stream and Trade Winds, temperatures are mild year round. The average daytime high during the winter months is 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with a night time low of 67°. During the summer months, the daytime high averages 88° and the night time low 77°. Water temperatures are just as comfortable, ranging from 74° in the winter to 84° in the summer. The typical buildings on the island are painted in either pastel or very bright colours which will be the theme for the project building style.


The Bahamas

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    Starting 60 miles off the coast of South Florida and stretching as far south as Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas is a coral archipelago of 700 islands, 29 of which are inhabited, and over 2,000 rocks and cays. The Bahamas Islands continue to be a favourite destination for second home owners and retirement age buyers from all over the world. With a population estimated at 353,658 people in 2010, most of whom live on the major islands. The Bahamas is an English speaking country with a capable work force.

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    The Bahamas declared independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973, a new Constitution became the supreme law of the land for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Constitution of the Bahamas proclaims the islands as a sovereign democratic state, sets forth requirements for citizenship and guarantees fundamental human rights. The British monarch as its head of state, The Queen is represented in The Bahamas by a Governor General who is appointed and serves at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

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    The Bahamas has comprehensive and modern infrastructure, particularly on the two major islands, New Providence and Grand Bahama, where most of the population live. Electricity and water are in abundant supply. Telecommunications services and facilities in The Bahamas are state-of-the-art. The islands are very close in proximity to the United States of America and with over 32 ports of entry and international airports with direct flights from across the globe, The Bahamas are also one of the most easily accessible tropical destinations.

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    Having a tropical maritime wet and dry climate, with slight incursions of mildly polar air, generally the Bahamas does not experience extremes of temperatures. The humidity is fairly high, especially in the summer months, but there is usually a pleasant breeze which lessens the humid effect. Rain showers can occur at any time of the year, but the rainy months are May to October. Rainfall is mainly in the form of heavy thundershowers, which clear quickly. The breath-taking waters are what most visitors come to enjoy and there is actually visibility in depths up to 200 feet.

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    The Bahamas is a stable developing nation, according to a United States office of commerce report by the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. The economy is based mostly on tourism and offshore banking and construction. Retail and wholesale distributive trade, manufacture, agriculture and fisheries are the other major sectors of the economy. Tourism generates about 48% of the total GDP and employs about half the Bahamian workforce. The majority of Bahamians live on New Providence which is where the capital city, Nassau, is located.


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