It's virtually impossible to get lost on Eleuthera -- there's only one road that meanders along the entire length of its snake-shaped form, and you'll stray from it only very rarely. You can easily traverse all the settlements -- really hamlets, in most cases -- on foot. With little traffic on the island, walking is an enjoyable experience here.
Most visitors take a taxi only right after arriving at the airport or when they have to return to that airport to go home. Taxis meet all incoming flights and are also available at ferry docks. Because cabbies are independent operators, you can't call one central number. Your hotel staff can summon a taxi for you, but you may have to wait a while, so plan ahead. Know, too, that taxis on Eleuthera are battered and expensive; the cost to haul you and up to two companions, plus your luggage, from North Eleuthera Airport, in Eleuthera's far north, to Cape Eleuthera, near the island's southern tip, is around $180, and it's a long, monotonous ride. As such, we advise you to select the airport on Eleuthera that's the closest, within reason, to wherever you'll be staying.
You won't find any American car-rental agencies on the island. Usually, your hotel can arrange for a car rental at prices ranging from $60 to $125 a day. You might end up driving a car that belongs to a local looking for extra cash. The three top contenders for car rentals on Eleuthera include North Eleuthera Service Station (tel. 242/332-2077), Hilton Johnson's Car Rentals (tel. 242/335-6241), and Frederick "Fine Threads" Neely Car Rentals 2 (tel. 242/359-7780), whose owner's nickname was begotten because he wears great clothing.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.