Destination guide

Rainbow Bay—One of the most popular beaches in the Bahamas

With over 19 miles of public spaces, including pristine white sand beaches, Rainbow Bay vacation rentals are among the most popular in the Bahamas. Located on Eleuthera just between Governor’s Harbour airport and Gregory Town, this beautiful area offers accessibility, clear turquoise waters, and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. There’s great opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, surfing, or just lying on the beach to catch some rays. There are covered picnic tables, public kayaks, and more. Rainbow Bay offers convenience and the natural beauty of this white sand beach. It’s everything you’ve always dreamed the Bahamas would be.

Things to do

Island farms, cave explorations, and tours on Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay beach is an attraction unto itself, but you’ll be looking for other attractions while you’re here. Visit Hatchet Bay Cave or Preacher’s Cave for some exciting exploration. Check out the breathtaking reefs and geologic formations at nearby Current Cut. Eleuthera Island Farm is an exciting local farmer’s market, and the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is one of the best national parks around. There are also a wealth of local gift and specialty shops all over the island that are fun, quirky, and full of personality. Grab a souvenir before you go home!

Activities

Enjoy snorkeling and kayaking at Rainbow Bay

Most people come to the beach to enjoy sun and sand, and Rainbow Bay will not disappoint. The soft sand and crystal clear waters are an attraction all over the world. There’s plenty of opportunities for sand and surf, for kayaking or snorkeling, with picnic tables right on the beach. If you’re looking for a land-based activity, check out an island tour, or even do some spelunking in natural caves. Not far from the beach are beautiful geologic formations, and even island farms. Don’t’ forget to stop by some great local specialty shops while you’re here!

Weather

Tropical sun, surf, and sand at Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay offers tropical weather, warm and humid, and summer temperatures can range into the 90s on a regular basis. Hurricane season ranges from July to October, so fall may not be the best option for a visit. For many, the best time to book Rainbow Bay vacation rentals is in the winter and early spring, from December through late April. This time is the prime season, so the weather will be ideal but so will costs. Off-season between late October through November can be a great option as well, with good weather and lower prices.

Natural features

See white sand beaches to rock formations at Rainbow Bay

Most people think of surf and sand when they think of the Bahamas, and Rainbow Bay has its share of beautiful white sand and crystalline waters. The island, however, also has a varied geography that can make for a ton of exciting experiences. There are ancient caves and natural rock formations, island farms and even green spaces. There are nearby coral reefs, and 13 native species of wildlife, three of which are endangered species. If you’re looking for a vacation spot with the best in natural beauty, explore the wonder of Rainbow Bay vacation rentals today.

How to get there

How to get to and around Rainbow Bay

The nearest airport is in Governor's Harbour (GHB), located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into North Eleuthera (ELH-North Eleuthera Intl.), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rainbow Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 40 vacation rentals near Rainbow Bay. From 18 Houses to 19 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rainbow Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rainbow Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rainbow Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rainbow Bay Beach: 308 vacation rentals
  • Pink Sand Beach: 235 vacation rentals
  • French Leave Beach: 294 vacation rentals
  • Poponi Beach: 278 vacation rentals
  • Twin Coves Beach: 301 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rainbow Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rainbow Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Rainbow Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rainbow Bay include:

  • Bungalows: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rainbow Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Rainbow Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.