Eleuthera Island was founded in 1648 and is the birth place of the Bahamas. Captain William Sayles and a group of Puritans, known as the “Eleutheran Adventurers,” sailed from Bermuda in search of a warmer climate that also provided relief from persecution by the Church of England.



French Leave Resort is located in the historic seaside settlement of Governor’s Harbour, considered the capital of Eleuthera. As one of the oldest settlements in The Bahamas, you will find an appealing quaintness among heritage homes, sun-drenched villas and picturesque historic churches, many more than 150 years old.



During your visit, we recommend strolling along the harbourfront and visit Haynes Library (1897) or the site of the first Bahamian Parliament dating back to 1746. Enjoy the Friday evening community fish fry or stop by the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Bank’s Road to learn about the island’s 1,300 native plant species.

Select photos courtesy of ©Bahamas Ministry of Tourism