ABOUT THE ISLAND
Here's a little about this fantastic island.
Harbour Island, also known as Briland to local residents, is only three miles long by half a mile wide. It is home to Dunmore Town, a quaint village that is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas. The island’s hilly narrow streets are lined with pastel New England style houses, which are available to buy or rent.
The warm clear waters surrounding the island provide world-class fishing, diving and boating. Harbour Island’s famous Pink Sand Beach and colorful reefs provide picturesque swimming and snorkeling spots. Other island activities include bone-fishing, kiteboarding, deep-sea fishing, tennis, shopping, wind-surfing, shelling, kayaking, fine dining and, of course, relaxing!
The icing on the cake is the island’s exceptional year-round weather. Average highs range in the mid-70s and 80s and lows are in the mid-60s and 70s, while ocean breezes keep you comfortable day or night.
Harbour Island is situated on the north side of Eleuthera and accessible only by boat. Only an hour trip from Miami, the island is quick and easy to get to.
One of the oldest settlements in The Bahamas, Dunmore Town dates back to the 18th century. It was formerly the capital of The Bahamas and second only to Nassau in importance. Dunmore Town was once the summer home of the Royal Governor, Earl of Dunmore — hence the name.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We recommend that you stock up on bottled drinking water as the public water is not the best.
There are two ATM machines at the Royal Bank of Canada on the island. They are often out of service. We recommend bringing some cash with you as there are lots of shops and vendors that don't take credit cards.
Be sure to book your golf carts, bicycles, etc as soon as possible as they do tend to run out.
In season, be sure to make your dinner reservations ahead of time.
Be sure to pack lots of sunblock, a light rain jacket, a light sweater or fleece for the winter months.