Known for its pink sand beaches, Harbour Island is a 3-mile-long by 2/3-mile-wide island that lies at the northern end of Eleuthera. It is rapidly becoming one very chic place to be. The weather on Harbour Island is naturally tropical and can get very hot. The sea breezes however, keep everything refreshed. If you are looking for some of the best restaurants the Bahamas has to offer, Harbour Island is the place to be. Most offer a casual Bahamian atmosphere and unforgettable views of the island and its tropical surroundings.
Affectionately called by its original name, “Briland,” Harbour Island is studded with good resorts. The spectacular Pink Sands Beach runs the whole length of the island on its eastern side. Also on Harbour Island is Titus Hole, a cave with an open mouth that overlooks the harbour and is said to be the first jail of Harbour Island. Harbour Island is a gem in the Caribbean only recently discovered by discriminating travelers. The pink sand beach is one of the ten most beautiful in the world (Conde Nast).
Little-used roads on the island provide good access to viewing opportunities along the river and the associated wetlands. Parking is permitted on the shoulders of these roads except where indicated by signs. If you need to visit multiple islands in a short period, we will set the itinerary, provide the catering, and follow every leg of your flight. The 150 acres of the East Island contain multiple-family dwellings and also a small business district to provide Bay Harbor residents with a complete selection of goods and services.
Enjoy summer afternoon cocktails and sunbathing at Pink Sands’ oceanfront cottages with private patios framed by a three-mile stretch of rosy powder sand beach. Snooze on a secluded pink sanded beach, explore the unspoiled beauty of nearby Eleuthera Island or enjoy a wide array of water sports, including bone-fishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and much more! There is a deluxe two-bedroom oceanview (Bimini cottage) that has a private Jacuzzi on the large outside deck overlooking the beach. Follow the trail to walk along the ramparts until you reach the last corner of the ramparts, facing the open ocean. You should be able to find a nice, grassy area on your left, away from the weekend crowd that will mostly stay around the dock area.
Water and electricity (30 Amp and 50 Amp shore power) are available to all transient slips. All are deep water slips and the main fuel dock is 12 feet deep alongside, with a 20 foot approach depth. There is plenty of material available around the island with a large sand deposit on the south end near the entrance to the lagoon. However, the coral growth in the area would be much better served by filling the island with sand barged in from the mainland. Transport is always available.