Anyone who knows anything at all about the Bahamas is familiar with Harbour Island and its surrounding cays. Harbour Island is the country’s most beautiful of all the islands in the country. Its 3-mile long, glorious pink sand beach is as colorful as the inside of a conch shell. It makes every other beach in the world look sad, being rated one of the top beaches in the world.
Head on down to the Vic-Hum’s Club for an evening of live entertainment. Part time residents Mick Jagger or Lenny Kravitz visit the bar to surprise locals with live music and drinks. For another live music venue, walk to the little yellow Lighthouse Church of God on Chapel Street on Sunday morning. Celebrities have turned up here to hear Pastor Sam Higgs and guitarist Rocky Sanders, whom both have played jazz clubs in Europe.
Arthur’s Bakery and Cafe on Crown Street offers cinnamon rolls, apple turnovers and a strong cup of coffee. The jalapeno and cheese bread is also a smash hit that sells out quickly.
Locals are low key and cars are not allowed. The only mode of transportation is golf carts. Don’t be surprised to bump into local homeowners Revlon chairman Ron Perelman, duty-free tycoon Robert Miller, J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, media mogul Barry Diller and wife Diane von Furstenberg, or former Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga.
For such a small island — 3.5 miles long by 1.5 mile wide — there are a half-dozen sophisticated inns. The best and most famous is probably Pink Sands Resort, which is directly on the Pink Sands Beach and formerly owned by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. It’s a collection of 25 cottages, positioned with optimum intimacy on 20 green acres and designed by Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki in a sort of chic Moorish-Bahamian style.
If you want more action, try some of the following sports activities available at your convenience. From jet ski rentals to kayaking, sports fishing and scuba diving, the options of things to see and do on Harbour Island in the Bahamas are truly endless.
From walking around downtown with all its colonial charm and gorgeous pink sands beaches, theirs plenty to see and do without ever getting bored. The pink sand is not pink because it’s coral as we’re led to believe. It’s the crushed pink and red shells of microscopic insects called foraminifera, which live on the underside of reefs. But they’re pretty as a picture, nonetheless. Visit Harbour Island today and see how much fun your trip can be!