HARBOUR ISLAND

Home of the famous Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island is a destination all to itself.

Harbour Island is just a short 20 minute flight from Nassau, but feels a world away. Quaint historic homes, a beautiful 3 mile stretch of pink sandy beach, world class restaurants, boutique shops; there’s something for everyone.

Briland, as it is known to residents, is approximately 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide and is accessible by a short flight from Nassau, a 5 minute land taxi and a 10 minute water taxi. Arrive at the Government Dock and step into a golf buggy to explore the island. Most visitors are attracted to one of the most beautiful beaches in The Bahamas and are content to lounge under an umbrella and take an occasional cooling dip in the turquoise sea. But if you’re the more active type, there plenty to keep you occupied, such as shopping for island treasures, horseback riding, bonefishing, dining and nightlife.

Harbour Island was voted “Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure’s in 2015, but has been a hideout for the elite for years. Celebrities flock to the island because of the lack of limelight. Harbour Islanders tend to treat everyone in the same friendly manner, whether you’re famous or not, so don’t be surprised to be sharing the same dining experience with your favorite movie star, solely because they can fly under the radar.

The Sugar Mill – Harbour Island

If you have perused the numerous shops on Harbour Island, you have probably stumbled across The Sugar Mill. If you haven't paid them a visit yet, definitely put it on your to-do list. Co-owned by India Hicks and Linda Griffin, the Sugar Mill was actually a functioning...

Dake’s Shoppe – Harbour Island

Nestled behind a white picket fence is a quaint historical cottage with bright red shutters, now known as Dake's Shoppe. With a talented eye for design, Dake Gonzalez spends half of his time dedicated to a production company in New York, and has recently opened a...

Finding Peace in Power Outages

If I had any marbles left after living on this crazy rock for 2 years, I may have just seen the last one go rolling out the door, down the street and drop into the depths ocean. Let me just say, power outages 4+ times a day is enough to send one to the loony bin but...

Island Trans

  On my rock, the preferred means of transportation, or trans as it’s commonly referred to, is a golf cart. But not just any old golf cart that your average snowbird tootles around in their South Florida retirement community. No these carts have style. And “style” is...

Kiteboarding Destination Guide – Harbour Island, Bahamas

Although the islands of The Bahamas are not specifically known as an epic kiteboarding destination like Hawaii, the Dominican Republic or Brazil, it's certainly worth it to explore as an option if you are looking for someplace new and different for your next kiting...

They Call it Exercise, I Call it Unnecessary Sweating

My life tends to feel like a permanent vacation, which ends up making it slightly difficult to uphold any level of motivation to exercise regularly. Pair that with the fact that 357 days of the year it is 85 degrees plus… equal that for the level of humidity. So...