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 are thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are multiple different businesses that can help you. To learn more about bike and scooter rentals, follow this link.


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.

There are two dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. Click to see our page dedicated to diving opportunities in this area.

Sailing and Boating

Harbour Island Sailing and Boating

The table just below lists some details regarding firms that can enable you to get out on the open 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 marinas and charter operators check out this page.


Calico Trading Co

If you have some avid shoppers traveling with you, they'll be interested to know that at least 8 retailers are located in this area. To read about opportunities for shopping on Harbour Island, go to this article.


Preacher's Cave

Sightseeing is another popular activity for visitors to Harbour Island. Sights of interest to visitors include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Anyone who needs to get more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.


If you enjoy sightseeing underwater there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so within easy reach of Harbour Island. Use this link to check out our article concerning local snorkeling opportunities.


Dermalogica Harbour Island

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn there's one in the area. Those wanting to find more details about this topic can do so here.


Coral Sands Hotel

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. There are two different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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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