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French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection offers a tranquil, secluded escape to Governors Harbor's crystal clear, azure waters on Eleuthera Island. Take a brief flight from Miami to French Leave's warm tropical breezes and pink sand beach. Our Eleuthera resort boasts a variety of watersports and 1648 - An Island Restaurant, a top-rated dining spot with views overlooking the sea. Boats and charters are available for rent, while personal vessels and yachts may be docked at our resort marina or moorings. Plan a getaway with a popular annual event such as the "Eleuthera All That Jazz" Festival, a five-day event benefiting historic Haynes Library. We host the festival's highly anticipated, must-attend concerts. And when you and your family need a reset, our villas are ready to welcome you with waterfront views, bespoke bathrooms, and plush beds. Be pleasantly surprised by French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection, and our private retreat in The Bahamas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Dining area
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Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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3.5 of 5 stars
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Lagoon View
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English
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Queen's Highway, Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection
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Kelly Mc-Sully wrote a review Apr 4
Rochester, New York21 contributions4 helpful votes
Outstanding service— one of the best experiences because of the team. Shout out to Karell and Nolan who made our stay so very special. We were upgraded to the two bedroom villa — full kitchen, laundry, patio with beautiful views. Hard to walk into town bc no sidewalks. Cabs can re preordered but be sure to have lots of cash— they don’t take credit cards. Not a lot around the hotel but perfect for lots of rest and relaxation!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not a lot near the hotel but the team will arrange taxis. Over an hour from airport. Bring cash!
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LuxeGirl91 wrote a review Mar 2024
manhattan23 contributions22 helpful votes
Husband and I just returned from a combo honeymoon/birthday trip. First time to Eleuthera and French Leave. Echo-ing all the positive reviews here -- hotel is fantastic! Beautifully appointed, large modern villas, breathtaking location on the Caribbean Sea with golf carts to drive to the unreal pink sand French Leave beach on the Atlantic. You pay a premium for service, and FL delivers in spades. From the front desk to the hotel manager, to the pool and beach staff, and housekeeping, the service is truly what makes this place magical. We traveled alone and thought it was perfect for couples. Food is excellent and fresh, we ate at 1648 several times for BLD - welcome drink is excellent! Do what others recommend -- hit the local grocery and load up on drinks/snacks, pack the beach cooler and enjoy. Eleuthera is a gorgeous, remote, safe island and we are looking forward to returning and staying again in FL. Thank you for such wonderful memories! Other. Restaurants: 1648, Tippy's (so fun!), Buccaneer, Friday Night Fish Fry in Governor's Harbor Excursions: We did a kayaking tour in the south which was awesome with Eleuthera Outdoor Center - highly recommend Other: Bring cash, taxis and some places only accept. Not a lot of places accept Amex. Food is expensive (like, really expensive) for tourists and locals alike so just be prepared for that. Would recommend renting a car, preferably an SUV. Main highway is paved, but many other roads to beaches are not.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing about your experience at our resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our entire team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon
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Kelly McCormick wrote a review Mar 2024
Rochester, New York1 contribution
We travel quite a bit as a family — this was the most remarkable welcome and overall service. The team truly make the experience— shout out to Karell and Nolan. Beautiful location and views. Walking into town is not as easy because there are no sidewalks but we managed. Not too many restaurants in the area but the team helped set up taxis etc. Bring cash as the cabs don’t take CC. Overall, a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing about your experience at our resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our entire team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon
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Kim M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Ahhhh is exactly how we feel when we first step foot on to the French Leave property. This was our sixth year/visit and we're already planning for another in 2025. We prefer the slower pace, peace and quiet of the Bahamas Out Islands. We also love the warm and personable people. After six years, we feel we know them well -- Wayland, Karell, Kizzy, Torez, Jaced, Melissa, Kelly, Kendall and Keio are absolutely wonderful people, and impeccable service providers. It would be easy to have all meals at 1648 -- the food is very good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We do, however, like to explore off property, too, and there are several local restaurants on the island to try. You need a car to explore -- even just in Governor's Harbour. I don't recommend walking along the highway. We use Stanton Cooper for rentals. Karell and Kizzy can help with all rentals (car, boat) and suggest day trips and boat captains and adventures (well worth the effort). The perfectly kept waterfront villa we enjoy provides a kitchen where we can keep and prepare snacks or wine, a charming and comfortable living area and large en suite bedroom. It's nice to arrive, unpack and comfortably enjoy time there. Some of the waterfront villas also have washer/dryer units which, after coming from a different island, is quite handy. We spend time on the front porch every afternoon admiring the view. Almost every sunset is perfect. We've stayed there when boats are at the dock and when the dock is empty ... it always feels private. We appreciate the opportunities to see the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic each day! Both are beautiful vistas. We laughingly (sarcastically) say it's just another crowded day on the beach -- most days there are just a few people.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing about your experience at our resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our entire team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon
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beachview101 wrote a review Mar 2024
seabrook8 contributions14 helpful votes
We are Marriott Titanium Elite members, so we travel a lot and, honestly, this was one of the best resorts we’ve ever stayed at! I’m so glad we found this place and can’t wait to return again. The setting was incredibly quiet and tranquil. The villas were comfortable, well-appointed and we had an amazing view of the ocean from our villa #22. The French Leave Beach was stunning with only a handful of people on the huge stretch of beach on even the “busiest” of days. The close proximity to Governor’s Harbour airport made getting there easy. The food at 1648 was delicious, especially the fish tacos! But, more than anything, the people were so warm, and the service was impeccable. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and at home. What blew us away was when, one night, we were talking to Sheera, our server, at 1648 we got on the subject of how much we love rum cake. She said her aunt owns a bakery (Cravings in GH, check it out!) and that she would bring us some. Of course, we didn’t think she would and certainly didn’t expect it. Sure enough, at 8am the next morning (on her day off, mind you!), she was at our villa with two huge slices of the most delicious rum cake we’ve ever had. We were so blown away by her kindness and generosity! Will definitely be returning to French Leave soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing about your experience at our resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our entire team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon
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stephen b wrote a review Feb 2024
Da Nang, Vietnam4 contributions1 helpful vote
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This hotel is nice, clean, perched high so you have great views from the ocean view rooms. As a resort it is isolated with a small town a 10 minute walk but not much to do. Not a family style resort by any stretch. The staff was friendly, helpful and the food while limited was good
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 23, 2024
On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our prestigious resort. I'm sorry to hear activities was a bit limited in the area for you to explore but I'm happy to know our staff took great care of you while on property. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.
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Airplane99 wrote a review Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions14 helpful votes
A relaxing place in the Bahamas with great people taking care of you. Being able to take the golf cart to the expansive French Leave Beach each day gave us a choice of the Atlantic side of the island with a very walkable beach or enjoying the view from our patio on the calm leeward side. The restaurant staff is as exceptional as the food and highly recommended. The location is off the beaten path, but with all the amenities you'd expect of a more well known location. Highly recommended and a place we will be coming back to.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our prestigious resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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blurgandy wrote a review Dec 2023
New York, NY19 contributions15 helpful votes
Beautiful resort situated on the sea on a beautiful, rustic island. Villas were comfortable and supplied w/yummy illy coffee to sip on the veranda, plush bath robes, and bug spray for protection against the no-see-ums at dawn and dusk. My kids, 8 and 11, couldn't get enough of jumping off the docks and the golf cart rides to the beach. The staff seemed like they genuinely care about your stay at the resort and on the island - Karell, Jaced, Keio, Takell and Ashley to name a few. The restaurant was good, but we had most meals off property. Would come back here in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our prestigious resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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Charlene M wrote a review Nov 2023
Suffolk, Virginia32 contributions16 helpful votes
If you are looking for excellence,, pink sands and ultimate luxury getaway, look no further. Luxury resort without the hustle and bustle of Nassau. Truly delightful. The villas are well represented online_spacious and clean. The food on the property was so good other island visitors flock there, and the staff was the absolute best. As travelers of luxury resorts and hotels—-this place tops the staff of Four Seasons. They were very attentive, accommodating, professional and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. I would like to shout out to Nick who took care of us at the beach, Donovan, melissa and Keio. And the managers Karell Cephus and Wayland Adderly! The staff has sold us on booking another trip, the beach and the water simply sealed the deal! If you want a luxury experience where you can enjoy this beautiful island, I would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our prestigious resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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William Maready wrote a review Nov 2023
100 contributions60 helpful votes
We will be back annually on our birthday. Exactly what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for relaxation in an idyllic setting. Pretty good snorkeling right off the dock, a great beach just a golf cart ride away, and the impeccable service is what makes this resort 5 stars.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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On behalf of the entire hotel team, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at our prestigious resort. It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Your feedback has been shared with our team as a way of celebrating the great guest experiences we delivered. Once again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include French Leave Beach (0.8 km) and Cocojo (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Perk Coffee Shop, Buccaneer Club, and 1648 An Island Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.