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Bahama House, Harbour Island

"Harbour Island requires an extra hop via water taxi from Eleuthera...and loyal visitors will tell you it is worth the effort."

Looking for a Change of Scenery on a "Family Island"? Tired of Cooking? Want to Fish All Day? Sit By the Pool?

Harbour Island has long been an exclusive hideout in the Bahamas for those "in the know" travelers seeking barefoot luxury and tranquility in a pristine island setting. Known as one of the "Family Islands" in the outer part of the Bahamian archipelago, Harbour Island is a tiny 3 mile by 1/2 mile strip of paradise. While it requires an extra hop via water taxi from Eleuthera Airport (ELH), and loyal visitors will tell you it is worth the effort. Most airlines connect via Nassau (NAS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) or Miami (MIA) into Eleuthera. Settled by British Loyalists in the 1700s, Harbour Island was once the capital of the Bahamas and now enjoys its "retirement" with a relaxed, tropical vibe. Once on Harbour Island, enjoy pink-sand beaches, Colonial British island history, pastel-colored houses, and loads of activity options. Or just sit with a Goombay Smash cocktail in hand and perfect your tan.

Find the Perfect Place for a Multi-Generational Reunion or Families Who Love Traveling Together

Bahama House is an exclusive, 11-room private residence that offers the perfect socially distant setting to safely vacation, create memories, and buy out your own mini resort. Made up of four buildings, you can takeover this property and comfortably sleep 22 people between the 1800 Building, the Annex, and its two cottages. With comfortable indoor living spaces, a private freshwater pool and hot tub, and your own Tiki bar, you can stay and play all day. For those who want to venture into Dunmore Town, Bahama House is nearby to local restaurants to dine on the catch of the day and listen to live music at night. Starting at $6,000 per night based on 22 people at this exclusive property, Bahama House includes breakfast prepared daily, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and activities galore!

Included Activities: Beach Toys, Snorkeling, Boating, and Cliff Jumping!

As a guest at Bahama House, you have access to several included adventures. Collaborating with an on-site team, let us set up a full beach experience on Harbour Island's stunning pink sand beaches. Relax under an umbrella in your teak beach chair and enjoy a cold drink and snacks. To keep everyone entertained and active, enjoy beach toys like boogie boards, skim boards, SUPs and kayaks.

For adrenaline junkies, there is nothing like jumping off a 12' cliff at Gregory Town cliffs with your local guide. Spend the day exploring the outreaches of Eleuthera and then head over to Devil’s Backbone at Preachers Cave and Man Island. Grab a cocktail to celebrate your accomplishment, or if you still have energy to burn, enjoy afternoon snorkeling and dock jumping.

The Bahamas are known for its crystal clear turquoise waters and snorkeling is incredible here. Included in your Bahama House experience are locally guided snorkel adventures at top sites like Bottom Harbour Beach, Cistern Rock and Turtle Cove, where you can swim with colorful fish, see starfish, turtles and conch.

Optional Activities to Consider: Swimming with the Pigs, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Yoga & Pilates

In addition to the multitude of adventure inclusions when you takeover Bahama House, there are even more activities to consider (additional fees may apply). Bahama House has its own 35' Scorpion Rib Boat and captain, making it easy to explore the area by water.

Consider a trip to Harbour Island’s Meeks Patch to swim with the pigs! Avid fishermen will enjoy the challenge of bonefishing around the flats of Eleuthera and Harbour Island. Or head further off-shore to seek game fish like mahi, grouper, tuna, and wahoo to catch your dinner. For wellness enthusiasts private pilates and yoga classes can be arranged at Bahama House or set up on the beach. Following your experienced instructor, they can tailor your flow from rigorous to gentle.

Tips When Visiting Bahama House and Harbour Island

Navigating the post-Covid world is tricky and our goal is to streamline the planning and booking process so clients can enjoy their vacation, worry-free. Book with your Elli Travel Advisor or email and we can highlight safety protocols like physical distancing, cleaning and sanitizing, health and hygiene practices, and provide up to date local government travel guidelines. Elli Travel rates are always the same as published rates.

Photo credits attributed to Eleven Experience

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