... for its elegant and casual atmosphere. Cigatoo Resort Restaurant offers excellent Chinese and Bahamian cuisine at reasonable prices. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
They used to have an Italian chef at Cigatoo Resort but he left. So, there were no more exclusive Italian dishes and as a result, prices where lowered to a level that attracted many more clients.
You will probably enjoy the comfortable Lounge Bar, too. Here you'll meet the who-is-who in Governor's Harbour and Central Eleuthera.
And behind the bar there's a separate TV-room. Take a look around and admire the various beach art pieces on the walls. Most of them were created by the locally renowned artist Donna Allen.
Following are a few photos of Cigatoo Resort which, by the way, is a Quality Inn Hotel and Restaurant.
Cigatoo is the name given to the island of Eleuthera by its original inhabitants, the Arawak Indians. Sadly they were wiped out by the Spaniards who caught them as slaves to work in Mexico's gold mines.
Up the road from Governor's Harbour, here is what you will see as you arrive at the crossing on top of the hill. Turn right and stop at the large parking immediately to your left.
Did you notice the Indian with the palms on the Cigatoo sign? Yes, that's an Arawak Indian.
Isn't this a welcoming walkway leading up to the Cigatoo Restaurant?
And do take a look at the garden with its many different flowers and bushes. The landscaping around Cigatoo is quite impressive.
As there's a breeze most of the time on top of the hill, Cigatoo restaurant is cooled by many ceiling fans rather than by central air-conditioning.
We like to eat outside in the atrium which has a marble floor. Beautiful colors... white walls surrounding you, green palms in the center and blue sunshades. Very relaxing!
Here is a sample of Cigatoo's menu card so you can get an idea of the prices. (November, 2005)
You can also order for take-away. Prices are the same except you won't have to pay the 15% service charge.
We like to eat outside in the atrium which has a marble floor.
Beautiful colors... white walls surrounding you, green palms in the center and blue sunshades. Very relaxing!
Nice for a little chat here in the corner between the restaurant and the bar.
Sometimes there are large gatherings at Cigatoo Resort... an art exhibition, a reception or a presentation of a company. People like to meet at this lounge bar or outside in the atrium.
Before or after your meal, enjoy a drink here. There's a good chance you will make new friends.
Coming from the North:
After having seen the large town sign *Governor's Harbour* to your left, continue for about a quarter mile. At the crossing -- with the non-working traffic light -- you'll see the brightly painted yellow and blue building Pyfrom's Liquour.
In front of it turn left onto the road going up the hill. It's only a one minute drive to the top where you'll see the above Cigatoo sign, i.e. the first photo on this page.
Turn right and go for about 200 yards. The Cigatoo is to your left and there's a large parking lot.
Coming from the South:
Drive through Governor's Harbour and watch out for the SHELL station to your right at the end of this small town. Continue for less than 100 yards and turn right at the brightly painted yellow and blue building Pyfrom's Liquour.
Turn right onto the road going up the hill. It's only a one minute drive to the top where you'll see the above Cigatoo sign, i.e. the first photo on this page.