For good food, fun and loud Caribbean music. The fish fry - just next to the Haynes library - view map - in Governor's Harbour is the place of attraction where black and white, young and old, rich and poor meet. Every Friday evening there's great Bahamian nightlife here.
From about 8 p.m. in the Winter you can get excellent deep fried fish and grilled chicken. Both come with either peas and rice or potato salad and cold slaw.
Everyone is meeting here right on the sandy Caribbean side beach, named Anchor Bay. Get in touch with the Fish Fry public. You'll be surprised what kind of folks come here...
Friendly locals, Winter residents who have lived in Eleuthera for over 30 years or young tourists who are just discovering this amazing Out-Island of the Bahamas.
While viewing all the pictures on this page, imagine some loud Bahamian or Caribbean music playing.
Above is the new (2010) Fish Fry food & bar pavilion where the tent used to be. It comprises the large kitchen, a deck with tables and benches plus a bar where the "world famous" Rum Bubbas is being served...
Have one while waiting for your food. And don't be in a hurry. There are so many people you can chat with.
What's Rum Bubbas? you're asking. Here's one of the recipes...
Punch, ginger ale, pineappple juice, lemon juice and light rum. Give it a try but be careful. I have known a woman who was sick for more than a day after 3 Bubbas!
There's food available at very reasonable prices. And the bar is on the deck, just next to the kitchen.
Fish and chicken is deep fried on a kind of camp fire. And in smaller pans filled with oil, too, conch fritters are sizzling. Why not try them for starters together with a refreshing Bahamian Kalik beer?
Here's busy and friendly JJ, cutting conch - an edible marine snail, pronounced "konk" - to prepare the famous Bahamian conch salad. They say it's an aphrodisiac. Taste it and you'll see...
Do you want to dance in the street? Sometimes it starts all by itself and everybody is having a ball. The effects of Rum Bubbas again?
Here they all are. Some just came from dinner at a restaurant and others are having a typical Fish Fry meal before they go to Tippy's Atlantic side bar for more nightlife.
BTW, Tippy's offers piano music at its famous bar where you'll meet all kinds of foreigners.
Sometimes when there's an event in Governor's Harbour, Eleutherans like to go into Junkanoo mood.
Junkanoo (click link for Rock Sound Junkanoo photo) originated in the Bahamas around the 17th century as a masquerade. Slaves, their faces hidden under a flour paste, celebrated December 26, the day after Christmas.
A real tribal chief. Notice what his T-shirt says... "BAHAMAS, KING OF BEACHES". Quite right, as you will see by clicking on the beaches link.
Everybody is happy and rhythm is in the air!
Notice the sign above where a word is missing in the last sentence "Every Friday 6 p.m. to 12. Don't forget the world famous..."
Heck, the Christmas tree is in the way. But by now you surely know what's world famous at Anchor Bay. Right, right, Rum Bubbas.