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24 Hours on Harbour Island, The Bahamas

Fondly known as 'Briland' by its inhabitants, Harbour Island was once the capital of The Bahamas and is renowned for its colourful English-colonial style buildings.

This tiny island, which is located two miles off the coast of Eleuthera and is part of the Out Islands, is only three and a half miles long and one and a half miles wide.

Rock Out

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Originally a private home, Rock House Hotel has been transformed into an intimate luxury boutique hotel with a jaw-dropping view of the famous Pink Sands Beach. Recently renovated, the ten one- and two-bedroom suites all have king-sized beds, complimentary Aveda products and iPod docking speakers. Cap off a relaxing day with a cocktail from their al fresco martini bar.

www.rockhousebahamas.com

Sip, Sip

Open only for lunch, Sip Sip is located on the beautiful Pink Sands Beach and offers an amazing view as well as its impressive house-specialty, Sip Sip Rum Punch - a heady combination of guava, passionfruit, rum and locally-grown pineapple.

www.sipsiprestaurant.com

Dine In

Photo © Cookie Kinkead

Make the most of island-cuisine with a trip to The Landing's Restaurant. Located in historic The Landing hotel, in the heart of Dunmore Town, this innovative restaurant is internationally-recognised for its impressive wine list and contemporary menu which uses, when possible, local produce and fresh caught fish and seafood.

www.harbourislandlanding.com/restaurant

Get Around


Comprised of multiple islands, getting around The Bahamas is made easy with Bahamas Ferries. Their high-speed vessels, decorated in patriotic Bahamian blue and yellow, connect the islands with regular and reliable service. With a daily service direct from Nassau, getting to Harbour Island could not be simpler.

www.bahamasferries.com

Cast Off

The deep waters surrounding the islands of The Bahamas are famed for their rich pickings of tuna, dolphin, wahoo, mahi mahi and marlin, and the experienced crew at Ocean Fox Fishing guarantee a deep-sea fishing experience that is not to be missed. After a successful day casting off, the crew will clean your catch for a local restaurant to cook later.

www.oceanfoxfishingbahamas.com

Heart's Desire

Photo © Brittan Goetz

Co-owned by India Hicks, The Sugar Mill Trading Company is a treasure-trove of fabulous clothing, delicate jewellery and sumptuous fabrics. Also the flagship store for her Fine Jewellery collection, here one can discover modern bangles next to island-inspired sea urchin pendants. There is something for everyone at this charming shop filled with ever-changing goods.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sugar-Mill-Trading-Co

For more information visit: www.bahamas.com


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