There's nothing quite like sipping a cold drink on a beach chair, looking over the waves and basking in the fact that you have no worries. The Bahamas has been a tourist destination for the last several decades. I mean, it's got history, gorgeous beaches, tourist attractions, and an amazing culture. The best of all the worlds!
The Bahamas is not just a singular place. It's a collection of islands, each with its unique history and culture. One of these is Harbour Island, known for its pink sand beaches (yes, pink!). But you'll come to realize that it's more than just that. Here are some things to make your vacation memorable on Harbour Island.
Explore Dunmore Town (And So Much More)
If you're the kind of person who wants to wander on a beach for the length of your stay, you've got more than enough of that to keep you satisfied. But for those who need a bit more stimulus, there are loads of ways to keep busy!
Go and experience the flora and fauna of the island up close at the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park. It's been around 1972 and it's a great place to go snorkeling and scuba diving. There are over 170 species of water vegetation and fish for you to discover!
Horses on the beach? Well, Harbour Island has them! If you're in the mood to experience the surf differently, just reserve a tour on horseback. You'll be able to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, while atop a majestic steed. There's nothing better!
And if horses aren't your thing, there are other ways to be on the go! Check out Michael's Cycles or Johnson's Rentals, and rent yourself a golf cart for the day. You have an option of 2, 4 or 6 seats, and you can even get them to pick you up at the dock when you arrive!
Nourish Your Soul...And Your Stomach!
If there's one thing that Harbour Island is known for, it's the food. And not only can you experience Bahamian cuisine, but they also cater to more universal tastebuds. If your experience is closer to the latter, then check out Aquapazza. It's an Italian restaurant known for its assortment of wines, Italian food (duh!), and even a few Caribbean seafood dishes!
The Dunmore Clubhouse, on the other hand, offers more traditionally Bahamian flavors. It's described as a "retro-style dining room" which can add some lovely atmosphere to your meal!
Be Ready To Keep A Tight Budget
No one wants to think about budgeting while on vacation. Unfortunately, Harbour Island is one of those places where it's best to do just that. According to lonelyplanet.com, this is because heavy taxes are placed on imported goods. Restaurants, to put it mildly, are expensive. Main courses can cost upwards of $48! However, the quality is amazing and you're guaranteed to get your money's worth.
The Hotels Truly Cater To Your Well Being
If there's one thing you need to know about Harbour Island, it's that you're taken care of in its hotels. If you're looking for some alone time away from the kids, the Rock House is an adult's only hotel where the food is to die for! Its in-house restaurant has been a favorite for everyone, locals and tourists alike.
If you want a little color to your stay, Coral Sands offers a colonial-style property with the decor to match the nature surrounding it. It also has two restaurants that cover all of your dining needs.