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Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

News and Events

Here you will find updates on what is happening in and around Rainbow Bay, information on any upcoming events and our local businesses / services, artisans, gardeners and plant sellers and artists.  If you would like to advertise on our website please contact us at for more information.  We endeavour to keep all our Members up to date, on our website and our Facebook page found here Rainbow Bay Homeowners Group | Facebook, so do check back regularly so you don't miss out on anything


The ruling of the Appeal Court was given today.  Justice Jon Issacs declared that the appeal was dismissed and that costs have been awarded to the respondent (RBPOA).  If costs cannot be agreed upon a Taxation Hearing is scheduled for the 30th March 2023. 
As many of you are aware, this has been a long and hard fought battle and the actions and determination of the previous Board along with the backing of the present Board have brought the Association to a point where we can now proceed in enforcing all of our covenants and by-laws without fear. 
I urge all property owners to contact if you are unsure of your position on due’s, assessments, building, rentals or the covenants and by-laws.

Stan Daciw
RBPOA President

the rainbow times

The Rainbow Times is issued twice a year, a Spring edition and a Fall/Winter edition which is available as a digital pdf copy only, emailed out to all our Members in good standing by Roberta Updegraff.  Please note we no longer offer printed editions.  Laura Crosby is our Editor, she has kindly taken over the role from Richard Langworth (who was our Editor for many years from inception to Summer 2021) and Roberta Updegraff (who took over the role for our Winter 2021-22 edition).   If you would like a previous edition not shown here please contact us at

The Rainbow Times, 2022 Edition

Current Edition - Fall/Winter 2022

The Rainbow Times, RBPOA, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera

Winter 2021-22 Edition

The Rainbow Times Summer 2021 Edition

Summer 2021 Edition

The Rainbow Times, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera

Winter 2020-21 Edition


Here we will list any events that RBPOA are organising or outside events happening within Rainbow Bay.  We will also tell you about any events happening in nearby settlements that you may be interested in.  

RBPOA EVENTs as follows

RBPOA litter pick-up


We aim to do a big litter pick-up in and around Rainbow Bay twice a year when most or all Members are on the island.  Our last big clean-up was in February 2022 when the Queen's Highway was combed by volunteers.  A big 'thank you' to those Members who kindly pick up litter on their own accord throughout the year, especially along Wandering Shore Drive, Rainbow Bay Beach and the Car Park.  Let's try and keep our beautiful sub-division clean and tidy!  All help is gratefully received, so please take a moment to pick up trash when you see it.  Our next Litter Pick-Up will be held early 2023.  The date will be posed in time for Members to plan accordingly. 

RBPOA jumble sale fundraiser


We would like to establish an annual jumble sale (rummage sale) fundraiser which is held in the RBPOA Building along Lazy Shore Road. This is a great way for Members to donate and get rid of unwanted or unused items.  Volunteers organize, sort and tag items for sale.  This event is the Association's best fundraiser and we would love for it to be an annual event.  Our last jumble sale in Spring 2022 was a great success.  Much needed funds were raised to purchase the fire trailer and equipment for the neighborhood.  The next jumble sale date will be confirmed and posted.  Please hang on to your stuff for donation to the sale.

RBPOA halloween trunk or treat

October 2023

This was a new event organized by Rosie Graham last year 31st October 2022 and it was a great success!  So much so, we are going to hold this event each year. Details to be provided in due course.

RBPOA members party


We are hoping to introduce an Annual Party to help bring our Members together to get acquainted.  There are a lot of new homeowners in Rainbow Bay, and more coming. "Meet and Greets" can be so much fun!  The event may be held on Rainbow Bay Beach/Nentwig Park or in our Association Building along Lazy Shore Road.  Bring drinks and nibbles, mingle and have some fun!  Stay tuned for more information.

corn hole tournament


This is hopefully going to be a new annual event, the last one was organized by Mike and Kelly DP on Saturday 18th February 2023 and was a great success, fun was had by all who took part with the winners Tracy and Josh Roberto presented with a fantastic handmade Corn Hole Champs trophy!  Details of the next Tournament to be announced.

RBPOA election

March 2024

Our Elections are held every 2 years in the month of March.  The next Election is due to be held in 2024 - date to be confirmed.

OUTSIDE EVENTs as follows

james cistern homecoming

6th - 10th April 2023

James Cistern Heritage Affair Committee holds this event to raise revenue for the residents and bring together locals and visitors for a time of enjoyment, there will be live music/dance and food. 

bay fest

1st - 7th August 2023

The descendants of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera come together to raise funds to assist the settlement with upgrades and community activities for the inhabitants. Activities include live entertainment by Bahamian Artists, fashion shows, and various competitions for adults and children.  A wide variety of food, beverages, desserts, and sweets are on sale at the Bay Fest.  For more information contact Ms Melissa Dean via email at or via phone on 242-551-0538.

in and around rainbow bay

Maintenance Building - now a fully operational headquarters for the Association.  Much needed repairs are in process on the outside of the building.

Fire Tender - the tender is fully operational and has already had some action with two fires to put out with the aid of Governor's Harbour Fire Rescue crew.  Contact details for the Tender Crew and what to do in the event of a fire will be announced once arrangements are in place.  

Rainbow Bay Beach - the repair of cabanas is almost complete thanks to George Chiulli.

Rainbow Bay Property Owners Association, Eleuthera

Equipment - a new piece of equipment has been purchased for the Kubota to enable us to clear back bush more effectively and easily, this sickle bar was a much needed purchase.  Should be arriving soon!

Fire Tender, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera
Governor's Harbour Fire Rescue, Eleuthera

Road Signs - Ron Nentwig has been replacing damaged road signs so a big thanks to Ron in volunteering his time to do this.

Roads - Our Maintenance Team have done a great job in clearing and smoothing some of the Ocean Hole/Hidden Beach Road, much improved.  They have also been working hard in clearing back bush from various junctions along the Queens Highway making it safer.

Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

corn hole tournament 18th february 2023

A Corn Hole Tournament was held on the 18th February 2023 on the RBPOA tennis court, organised by Kelly and Mike DP,  this was a fantastic event bringing people together for a day of fun with everyone bringing their own food and drink to enjoy.  The Tournament was won by Tracy and Josh Roberto, check out their trophy!  Mike DP took some great aerial shots during the Tournament.  We hope this great event will be held each year, check out RBPOA Events above for when the next one will be.

Corn Hole, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera
Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

useful information/local businesses

Anything we think will be useful to our Members will be listed here such as important numbers, local businesses and services, artisans, gardeners and plant sellers and artists.  If you would like to advertise on our website please at for more information.

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