Balcony from the House
Wooden chairs for relaxing
Pink sand beaches
Boys on Bikes
Queen Conch for conch salad
Gusty's Bar with a sand floor - dress code: Decent
Beach access path
Island road signs
Mirrors for tight corners
Famous lone tree
Puddle hopper flight
Harbour Island, Bahamas an island juxtaposed with local island life, gorgeous oceanfront homes, and handfuls of tourists. The island itself is approximately 3 miles by 2 miles and is renowned for its one of a kind pink sand beaches. As you'd expect on a tropical vacation, it's fully equip with island-fun activities including snorkeling, diving, and fishing.
The landscape is a mix of wild chickens and cats, boutique hotels, an abundance of tennis courts, local shops and food shacks, and white chipped paint picket fences. In one word: charming. There are some cars on the island, although the overwhelming locomotive choice is the golf cart which is easy to rent upon arrival. Not to mention incredibly fun to drive.
One unique aspect of Harbour Island is the flourishing local life. Many islands focus on the appeal of tropical scenery; here however, local life is embraced as part of the main attraction. It's not uncommon to ride pass uniformed children on the elementary school playground while driving a golf cart to a boozy lunch at Sip Sip. Or have breakfast with yesterday's snorkeling guide at Arthur's Bakery.
Great for: Groups looking to rent houses or couples looking for romance and adventure (couples recommendation: The Rockhouse)
Getting there: Fly into North Eluthra, Bahamas. From there take a 10 minute taxi to the ferry boats. Board a ferry boat for a 10 minute ride to the island.
Best lunch: Sip Sip
Best Cocktail: Sky Juice at Sip Sip, all Cocktails at the Rockhouse
Best Dinner: The Landing
Must try: fresh conch salad from queen conch
Strongest Drink on the Island: Ramora Bay Marina
Best local bars - Gusty's and the Viccum
Best boutique: Pink Sands Hotel Boutique
Beware: Island life is costly for locals and tourists alike. Casual restaurants are easily $30 a head, and purchasing groceries is noticeably more expensive.