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 intrigued by the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are a variety of different places that can help make it happen. Those needing to find out more about this topic can do so on this page.


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 services and a small number of dive sites in the area. For more information about diving in this area read this article.


The Bahamas Fishing

Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? There are two charter fishing companies operating in this area. Click this link to check out our guide to this topic.

Sailing and Boating

Be sure to look at the table just below for information concerning firms that can 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're interested in reading about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.


Calico Trading Co

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they might enjoy browsing some of the 12 retail stores in the area. Make your way to this article if you want to get information concerning shopping on Harbour Island.


Preacher's Cave

Another great option is discovering the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights in the area include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors To read about other area sightseeing attractions, click this link.


If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you'll have the chance within easy reach of Harbour Island. Read this article about snorkeling if you'd like to learn additional details.


Dermalogica Harbour Island

Going to a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there's one in the area. Readers can find more details about this topic can do so here.


Coral Sands Hotel

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. There are two different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn 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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