Harbour Island which is located off of North Eleuthra, is one of 700 islands of the Bahamas. This quaint island is only half a mile wide and three miles long. The island has less than 2,000 locals and few tourists, encompassed by beach and turquoise waters making it an exceptional choice as vacation destination.This tiny island rich with history was once the home of the capital city of the Bahamas, Dunmore Town. Famous for fishing, and pink sand beaches, angling enthusiasts can catch deep-sea fish just minutes off the island; giant tuna, enormous white and blue marlin, grouper, amberjack, bonefish, and tarpon. Pink shelled plankton maintain the reef’s vitality, and create vibrant pink sand beaches exclusive to few Caribbean islands.

The island offers mostly up-scale accommodations. On the ocean side, hotels include Pink Sands Hotel, Coral Sands Hotel and The Dunmore. On the bay side of the island, the Legendary Valentines Resort and Marina. Other hotels as well as bed and breakfast accommodations are available for the budget minded traveler. Harbour Island is not inexpensive destination, but if it was then everybody would be there, wouldn’t they?

Dunmore Town

Dunmore Town

Harbour Island’s weather is moderate and wonderful; especially during the Winter and Spring months when the weather is more temperate. Ocean breezes take the edge off of moderately warm temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s during the day and late 60s at night. Air conditioning during season is unnecessary, ceiling fans normally suffice.

Dining on the island is casual and delightful. There are many restaurants to choose from. For upscale dining the Rock house, Harbour Lounge and The Boat House Restaurant are brilliant dining experiences. For local taste and dining flare Ma Ruby’s and Arthur’s Bakery also offer wonderful cuisine.

Harbour Island Blue Bar

Harbour Island Blue Bar

Harbour Island offers an authentic travel experience. What travelers find is a warm and friendly attitude towards visitors of the island. What you won’t find are wild parties, crowds, traffic jams or a canned experience common to many vacation destinations. The island distinguishes itself from the other islands of the Caribbean and does not offer gambling, theme parks or high pressure sales outlets, just a laid back Bahamian way of life.

For a slice of paradise like no other, head for Harbour Island which is ranked as the Best Island in the Caribbean by the likes of Conde Nast & Fodors. Renown for unparalleled fishing excursions, diving and pink sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. The best part about it is that this is paradise undiscovered, so it feels like a world of your own when you’re there, a private paradise, just for you.



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  1. Debra Milstead January 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I have a friend that just moved to Harbour Island, very very beautiful there. It has been a long time since I have been in the Bahamas.

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    RumShopRyan January 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the comment Debra. Does your friend work there or retired?

  3. Debra Milstead January 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    She actually is house sitting for someone right now and walks their dog down the beach.

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