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Harbour Island Travel Tips

Tropical Leisure at Harbour Island Vacation Rentals

Harbour Island is rated as one of the Bahamas best beach destinations. That says quite a lot, considering that the Bahamas is a tropical paradise. What sets Harbour Island apart is the three-mile length of the beaches and the unique pink hue of the beach sand. This gives the island an almost ethereal appearance from a distance. The barrier reefs surrounding the island provide safe waters for swimming, snorkeling and diving. With its warm tropical weather, Harbour Island is a year-round destination.

Getting to Harbour Island Resorts

The international airport on Harbour Island is known as North Eleuthera Airport. Commercial flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Nassau land here. If you are flying in from other parts of North America or Europe, a number of international carriers fly into either Nassau or Miami. From there, you can get a flight connection on to Eleuthera. From the airport, it’s a short 10-minute taxi ride to the boat dock and a further 10-minute boat ride across to Harbour Island.

Once in the Bahamas, you can also get to Harbour Island by using the Bahamas Fast Ferries. From Nassau, you will take the ferry to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera and then on to Harbour island. This is a quick and convenient way to get between the islands. If you are on your own timetable, you can make use of both land and water taxis to get to Harbour Island. Once on the island, the most popular way to get around is to hire a golf buggy.

Private charter flights are available from several airlines based in the Bahamas. When making inquiries, ensure that the company you use is a certified and licensed charter airline. This is a great way to do some aerial sightseeing of the Bahamas.

Harbour Island Travel Attractions

The beaches of Harbour Island are undoubtedly one of its greatest attractions. The crisp pink coral sands and calm turquoise waters certainly paint a picture of paradise. Sun lovers can laze on the beach and check out the scene. In the late afternoon, take yourself along to one of the beachfront restaurants and enjoy a cocktail or two as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. The dining on Harbour Island is legendary. You can enjoy fine dining at upscale restaurants or enjoy a more casual dining experience of local fare at a neighborhood restaurant.

Boats can be chartered and you can enjoy a day out cruising on the calm turquoise waters. Dive operators offer scuba diving on both the inner and outer reefs. One dive site in particular is ranked at one of the world’s best. The dive is called Current Cut Dive and only recommended for advanced divers who are experienced in drift diving. The current flows extremely fast along rock walls that run between Harbour Island and Current Island and it is a thrilling experience. Divers can drift as far as two to three miles in as little as 10 minutes. Snorkeling excursions can easily be arranged on the colorful tropical reefs. Anglers can try their luck surf fishing from the rocks or chartering a boat for a deep sea fishing excursion.

On land, you can browse the many street side stalls in Dunmore for souvenirs and crafts. In Dunmore Town, there are several historical sites that are interesting to visit. The town was well known for its sugar refineries, rum distilleries and ship building in the 1800s. The historic Hill Steps were built from stone hewn by local inhabitants. The Titus Hole is a cave overlooking the bay that is believed to have served as a jail at one point in time.

Stylish Vacation Rentals on Harbour Island

Aside from its natural beauty, the island has a distinctly glamorous feel about it. Harbour Island is a popular haven for celebrities. Most rental homes have superb views over the bay. The homes are stylishly decorated and furnished with most modern conveniences.

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