Hotels

Hotels and B&Bs of Harbour Island Bahamas
Harbour Island offers 11 hotels and one Bed & Breakfast, and each property has a flock of loyal fans who return year after year. Whether you’re looking for an elegant and exclusive hideaway, a charming little spot where locals go, or a budget accommodation for a student holiday, Harbour Island has it. (But please read “10 reasons not to come” before you choose.)

Water, water, everywhere

If you’re dreaming of a room with a view of the ocean, Harbour Island has four hotels that will indulge you. But the island is so tiny that it’s impossible to book a room more than a few blocks from water–either the three-mile pink sand beach on the east or the picturesque bay on the west where sunset watching is a daily highlight. And many folks on their second visit insist on staying in the bustling Victorian-era village of Dunmore Town.

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$ = $100-200 in season

$$ = $200-600 in season

$$$ = $600 – $1,000 in season

$$$$ = $1,00 – $3,000and up in season

 

If your hotel must face directly on the ocean

All four of the beachfront hotels are set in magnificent  tropical gardens.

Coral
Sands

39 rooms
$$-$$$$
tell’em Arthur’s sent you. Among the beachfront hotels, this friendly and casual environment is probably the most comfortable for families: A shaded restaurant deck over the beach provides the easiest place on the three-mile beach to get a drink to take to water’s edge. Two-story buildings with arched breezeways are set in a lush tropical garden and provide a refined version of the familiar motel room layout. All new renovations in 2005 include a “Beach House” directly over the beach.
Pink Sands
25 rooms
$$$-$$$$
Pink Sands Hotel of Harbour Island Bahamas This stylish spot attracts a hip crowd of media types and new money.There’ll likely be an international fashion shoot going on while you’re there. A bougainvillea -draped gate provides an enticing sense of entry into a stunning open-air club room with private cabañas hidden in the tropical garden beyond. This is the highest priced resort on the island with garden rooms above $600 in season and beachfront cabañas to $2,000 a night.
Dunmore Beach Club
16 rooms in 8 cottages
$$$
Dunmore Beach Clubtell’em Arthur’s sent you. Old world, low key elegance. Attracts mostly an old money crowd and high level corporate types who return year after year for the privacy and quiet intimacy of bungalows hidden in the tropical garden. Recently renovated to high elegance and all up-to-date facilities.
Runaway Hill Club
10 rooms
$$-$$$$
Runaway Hill Club Cozy, charming, and full of character, this lovely converted manor house offers English charm in a tropical setting.
Two new bungalows offer additional privacy. The small size and house-centered feel makes it the most conducive to mingling with other guests, mostly a mature and well-traveled crowd.
Renvations were made after an ownership change in 2004.

If you don’t mind walking over a few sand dunes to get to the ocean

Tingum Village International
18 rooms
$-$$
Tingum Village International Friendly, casual, locally owned by matriarch,”Ma Ruby.” The kind of place that makes you fantasize you were a writer and could spend a whole season hanging out at the trellised, garden restaurant. The cheaper rooms may be Peace Corps cinderblock, but it’s palm trees and bougainvillea everywhere you look. A new second floor apartment over the restaurant offers two small but modern tile-floored bedrooms, Jacuzzi, and a small balcony.
Barettas Seashell Inn
12 rooms
$-$$
tell’em Arthur’s sent you. A path through wild seagrapes takes you the several hundred yards to the sea from this friendly, casual inn which is a total renovation of the prior Barettas. Try dinner on the patio for an easy-going meal of local dishes. Located near the island’s high point a few block’s walk from the north end of town.

If you want to watch the sun set over the bay

Rock House
9 rooms
$$-$$$
tell’em Arthur’s sent you. This historic property overlooking the bay was recently renovated. Within the arching stone walls, its palm-shaded courtyards, italianate pool, and high ceilinged rooms accented in mahogany and world class art create a feeling both stimulating and serene. We expect this newest addition to Briland to attract those who enjoy getting away from the public eye to play with their friends—but still be close enough to stroll through the village.
Romora Bay Club
31 rooms
$$
tell’em Arthur’s sent you. Individual guest rooms and suites dot a hillside of lush tropical vegetation that slopes gently to Eleuthera Bay. Fully renovated in 2001, each room features its own eclectic décor spun from African and Bahamian influences. Private patios offer peek-a-boo ocean views as well as garden, bay, and pool views. Fine dining in the restaurant and at the bay-side bar.
The Landing
12 rooms
$$
The Landing Located right at the foot of the bustling main dock in a beautiful historic building that evokes colonial elegance and languor. You can keep your eye on the village bustle from verandahs overlooking the bay or retreat to the walled tropical garden. Mahogany, brass, and design touches by international model and local society leader India Hicks merge for an ambiance both European high-style and laid back.
Valentine’s Resort
41 rooms
$$$-$$$$
Valentines Resort of Harbour Island
tell’em Arthur’s sent you.
Boaters can step off the dock and into this full-service marina and resort just a few blocks from the center of town. Spacious luxury from Junior Suites to Three-Bedrooms, outfitted in designer fabrics, marble bathroom, and masterpiece kitchen. Channel VFH16, PADI dive center, waterfront dining, Kids camp.

If you can’t make up your mind on bay vs. ocean

Bahama House: An Eleven Resort
Coming 2014
Bahama House Inn A historic Bahamian-style house in the center of town is being completely redeveloped by the international lifestyle consortium Eleven. Four blocks to the ocean or one block to the bay.
Royal Palm
30 rooms
$
Royal Palm Hotel of Harbour Island Fills all the basic needs for a budget holiday in a motel setting. And just four blocks to the ocean or two blocks from the bay. Some units have kitchenettes.
Sugar Apple B&B
7 rooms/suites
$
tell’em Arthur’s sent you. Located on the site of a former apple orchard, this spot across the road from Romora Bay still has tropical fruit trees
throughout the grounds. Cook your own meals in a kitchenette. High ceilinged rooms have AC, TV, and ceiling fans. Internet service available.
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