Activities on Harbour Island

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Known as the “Nantucket of the Caribbean,” Harbour Island has a unique feel to it with its New England style buildings set to the backdrop of a tropical island.  Like the diversity of the landscape, the typical type of tourist attracted to this destination ranges from the top one percent of earners to beach-goers traveling on a budget.  While the perfect pink sand beaches are generally what attracts tourists, there are many activities to consider as you plan your getaway.

It is probably not hard to imagine that waterports rank at the top of the list of favored activities.  Scuba diving, fishing, and sailing are how many tourists spend the majority of their time on the island.  What you may not know is that this is one of the top dining destinations in the Bahamas, and while you probably do not consider eating the type of activity that you would put so much thought into, on Harbour Island it is essential that you do.

Bike and Scooter Rental

Harbour Island is one of those places where eveyone uses golf carts to get around. Join in on the fun and do some exploring like a local. Alternatively, bikes and scooters are also a good option.

If you like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will encounter a variety of different businesses that can help make it happen. You can go to this page concerning bike and scooter rentals if you want more information.


Harbour Island Diving

Harbour Island is one of the most varied diving destinations in the Caribbean. Offering a mix of reefs, caves, and canyons, you can find any kind of terrain off the island. With this variety also comes an abundance of marine life that make for a great experience.

You'll find a couple of dive operators and a small number of dive sites in the area. For more information about diving opportunities in this area read this article.


The Bahamas Fishing

Like to go fishing? There are a couple of charter fishing companies operating in this area. You can read this extended discussion concerning nearby fishing options if you'd like to discover more facts.

Sailing and Boating

Take some time to look through the table below for a listing of local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities On Harbour Island
Name Type Phone Location Island
Valentines Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (242) 333-2080 Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island Harbour Island

If you want to find out about charter operators and marinas read this page.


Calico Trading Co

If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- there are at least 12 retailers in this area. Visit this article if you'd like to read more about shopping on Harbour Island.


Preacher's Cave

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to Harbour Island. Among other sights, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, click here.


If you like the idea of going snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so within easy reach of Harbour Island. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, see this page.


Dermalogica Harbour Island

Relaxing in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to learn there's one in the area. To read more about places to relax in this area use this link.


Coral Sands Hotel

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. You can choose between a couple of different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Harbour Island
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Coral Sands Hotel Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island 2 check
Pink Sands Resort Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island 2 check

For example, Coral Sands Hotel is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.


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