potlatch club pink sand with blue water
It's set on a seven-mile stretch of pink sand beach.

A Tiny New Boutique Hotel Just Opened on a Pink Sand Beach in The Bahamas 

By: Alexander Britell - June 20, 2024

The pink sand, the historic cottages, the chic beach bars and luxe villas. You may be thinking of Harbour Island. 

But this is another increasingly hip destination in The Bahamas: Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, which just welcomed a brand-new boutique hotel. 

The area in central Eleuthera, which is now connected by nonstop service from Miami on American Airlines, is the home of the recently-debuted, dramatically transformed Potlatch Club, the rival of a once-glittering jet-set getaway that laid dormant for years. 

potlatch club
The pool at Potlatch.

The hotel, where Paul McCartney honeymooned and Raymond Burr, Greta Garbo and Rita Gam vacationed, is an 11-key retreat that’s the brainchild of new owners Bruce Loshusan and Hans Febles. 

The hotel is set on a seven-mile stretch of pink-sand beach on Eleuthera’s Eastern end, and a major addition for the island, one of the gems of the Out Islands.

The rooms are a mix of three suites, three garden cottages, a trio of ocean-view cottages and a one-bedroom and four-bedroom ocean-view  villa. The latter comes with dedicated butler service. 

trio of interior shots
Nassau-based Amanda Lindroth did the interiors.

There’s an old-school clubhouse, an on-site eatery, the Fig Tree, a pool, a beach bar called the Pavilion Bar and a boutique, two-treatment-room Acqua Spa. 

If you’re not staying at Potlatch, you can even book a day pass and get access to the beach, the pool and the spa. 

tippys in governors harbour
Governor’s Harbour is home to some beloved spots like Tippy’s above.

Heading to Eleuthera? The island has some other great accommodations options: there’s the luxe Cove Eleuthera (further north, closer to North Eleuthera International Airport); The Retreat (a hotel in Rock Sound we’ve called the most sustainable hotel in the Caribbean) and arguably the best-kept secret in Eleuthera, the splendid Cape Eleuthera resort, home to spectacular new toes-in-the-sand bungalows that just opened their doors. 

Even better? New flights have helped make it easier than ever to fly to Eleuthera, from Makers Air’s Rock Sound flights to American’s aforementioned Governor’s Harbour service to Tradewind Aviation’s new flights to North Eleuthera, which kick off this fall. 

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