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Harbour Island Honeymoons

For a laid back yet elegant vibe, Bahamian spirit and understated luxury, head to the stunning pink sands of Harbour Island for your honeymoon.

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Harbour Island Honeymoon

It’s been described as a place where “one can wake up in the morning with nothing to do and only be half done by the end of the day” Harbour Island in the Bahamas offers boutique hotels, candyfloss beaches and Caribbean charm all squeezed into just 5 square miles that you navigate via golf carts. Find honeymoon heaven along the 3 miles of stunning, pale pink sand on the atlantic coast. It blushes rose during the day and a vibrant pink at sunset.  For award-winning, unpretentious luxury, stay at the boutique Rock House or for your own private paradise, try The Dunmore with its elegant cottages. Make sure you bring your appetite! Harbour Island is regarded as having the best to offer in the Bahamas with fine dining at The Landing and Coral Sands worthy of a mention. It’s a paradise for water sports with calm and shallow waters perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. It’s easy to get under the skin of Harbour Island by taking a stroll of the island’s only town and the original capital of the Bahamas, Dunmore town, with its white picket fences and pastel-colored clapboard houses. A wander from Government Dock along the bay will take you past the 18th century cottages of the island’s first settlers and afford you spectacular views.

If you’re looking for seclusion and tranquility and beaches that rival those in the Caribbean and the Pacific, Harbour Island is your perfect honeymoon choice.

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When to Go

Harbour Island is a year-round destination with warm temperatures pretty much daily. It’s also a small island with mainly boutique hotels so it rarely becomes crowded. Mid-December to mid-April is considered the peak season when hotels will have higher rates. June to September can see a little more showers and there is a slim chance of a hurricane but this is quite unusual.  Mid-April to mid-December are a good time to visit to take advantage of the lower prices.

Top Sights and Activities

  • Explore Gregory Town Take a water taxi to Three Island Dock and arrive on a Friday when the town comes alive with music
  • Go Cycling: At just 3.5 miles long, rent a bike and take in the coastline
  • Sip Cocktails at Sunset: Locals head to Government Dock to watch the spectacular sunset over neighbouring Eleuthera Island
  • Watch a Junkanoo Parade: With bright costumes and loud drums, these traditional parades are held at Christmas, New Years and Bahamian Independence Day
  • Do Pilates on the Beach: After all that Bahamian fare, work it off with some pilates or yoga on the pink sand beach
  • Go Shopping: With a surprising amount of shops for such a small island, take your pick from Bahamian souvenirs to designer clothes
  • Experience Bahamian Nightlife: Head along Bay Street after 9 for rum punch, reggae beats and sandy floors
  • Go Horseback Riding Along the Pink Sands: Popular with honeymooners, feel the wind in your hair and the magic of the pink sands under hoof for an experience you will never forget
  • Pick up Bahamian Handicrafts: Head to the traditional straw-work stands along Bay Street for mementos and keepsakes of your honeymoon
  • Snorkel the Pink Coral Reefs: Grab your snorkel gear and take to the waters for some unique sights in the pink coral
  • Explore Harbour Island’s Past: With 18th century churches and forts, explore Harbour Island’s colourful history
  • Eat Like a Local: a bite at one of the food stands on Bay Street which sell conch salad, coconut water, Kalik beer and fruit juices
  • Try Bonefishing: Tests your wits in the shallow waters and let a local teach you how to catch these abundant but wary natives

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