Destination guide

Bahamian bliss in Hartswell

Tucked away on the north shore of Great Exuma, Hartswell is an exclusive Bahamian community. The first thing you'll notice is the water, which comes in 1000 shades of blue and green. The shoreline is dotted with a cluster of waterfront estates, some available as Hartswell vacation rentals. With stylish living spaces, sparkling swimming pools and stunning views, they're a favorite with luxury travelers in search of family-friendly spaces. When you're not basking on the beach, spend your days teeing off at seaside fairways, snorkeling over kaleidoscopic coral reefs and sailing in crystal-clear water.

Things to do

Sail in Hartswell's postcard-perfect marine sanctuaries

Hartswell swaps big-ticket attractions for the kind of R&R that will leave you feeling utterly rejuvenated. Ocean lovers will be in their element, with Hartswell vacation rentals boasting front row seats to Moriah Harbour Cay, one of the Caribbean's most beautiful national parks. You can also charter a boat and explore Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a pristine marine sanctuary. Keep an eye out for Bahamian iguanas basking on the sand. For a change of scene, why not spend the day exploring Great Exuma? Just a 20-minute drive from Hartswell, George Town is brimming with Bahamian charm.


Take your pick of Hartswell water sports

Stay in Hartswell and you'll be just steps from Cut Beach, a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand fringed by aquamarine water. With boats, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear available for hire, Hartswell vacation rentals make it easy to make a splash. If you're scuba-certified, it's hard to resist the call of Angelfish Blue Hole, a 400-foot-deep underwater chasm lit from above and brimming with vivid coral, rainbow-colored sea sponges and, of course, teeming schools of angelfish.


Balmy winters in Hartswell

Winter is high season in the Exumas, when Hartswell lures a constant stream of sun seekers. Expect clear skies, calm water and balmy temperatures that hover around the 80s. Planning a winter getaway? Set right on the ocean, Hartswell vacation rentals make it easy to slip into Exuma time. From mimosa breakfasts to sunset BBQs, all you need to bring is the good company. Temperatures remain pleasant throughout the year. However, hurricanes can be a factor between June and November.

Natural features

Dive into the world's clearest water in Hartswell

Hartswell is one of many communities in the Bahamas, a coral-based archipelago made up of around 700 islands. It backs onto Moriah Harbour Cay National Park, one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine sanctuaries. As well as some of the clearest water on the planet, it features a patchwork of low-lying sand dunes, pristine beaches, mangrove swamps and seagrass beds. For a quintessential Bahamian experience, don't miss the chance to snap selfies with 4-legged friends at Pig Beach. It's an easy drive from Hartswell and is guaranteed to get animal lovers squealing with delight.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hartswell

Fly into George Town (GGT-Exuma Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.1 mi (24.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Stella Maris (SML-Estate Airstrip), which is 27.6 mi (44.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hartswell, BS?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 168 vacation rentals around Hartswell. From 67 house rentals to 17 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Hartswell?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hartswell. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tropic of Cancer Beach: 216 vacation rentals
  • Hoopers Bay: 272 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Bay Beach: 232 vacation rentals
  • Palm Bay Beach: 272 vacation rentals
  • Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club: 226 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hartswell listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hartswell?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 67 Houses in Hartswell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hartswell include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 17 rentals available
  • Villas: 40 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hartswell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 61 vacation rentals with pool available in Hartswell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.