by Shaq Gibson 2 min read

You don’t hear about Harbour Island enough, but that may just be it’s best kept secret. Nestled just off of the North Eastern end of Eleuthera, lies a 3 and a half mile strip of Bahamian heaven. Often called the Crown Jewel of the Bahamas or the Nantucket of the Caribbean, Harbour Island makes you want to slow down and lean into the tropical glamour that it exudes.

 

There’s a certain magnetism that’s difficult to capture about the island. But in a hyper-mediated and digital world, it’s only natural that simple elegance prevails. Brightly colored colonial cottages seem to come to life as blooming bougainvillea explode over their white picket fences. “Briland” as locals call it (and the island’s original name) is home to 2,000 residents that add an element of warmth that not even the blazing Caribbean sun can match. Don’t be surprised when people passing you on the street extend a warm smile, head nod, or even a “hello”. It’s just that kind of place…

 

One of the most coveted characteristics of the island is it’s pink sand beaches. The eastern side of the island features 3 miles of uninterrupted pink sand beaches that play host to the old-world glamour that makes Harbour Island so special. Sitting atop the towering sand-dunes are some of the finest hospitality offerings in the Caribbean. You won’t find 24 hour room-service or Nikki Beach-esque party scenes, but you will experience beach-front colonial style bungalows who’s striped awnings and umbrellas transport you to another time. From the Dunmore to the Pink Sands, the hotels on Harbour Island boast world-class restaurants and amenities that are sure to impress even the most traveled globe trotter.

 


While you’ll want to clock a decent amount of time on the pink sand there’s a lot more to be explored on and around Harbour Island. Consider the concierge team at Conch & Coconut your turn-key solution to luxury exploration. Our full day and half-day excursions get you out on the water to explore Harbour Island and the splendors that surround it. From swimming with sea turtles to cliff jumping atRidley Head, let us help you curate the perfect adventure for you and your group. Whether you’re looking for adventure or romance, our concierge team and fleet of boats and land vehicles are ready to help you make the most of the crown jewel of the Bahamas. Reach out to our concierge team today to start planning your trip.


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