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Sightseeing in Harbour Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Eleuthera Harbour Island is one of the tiniest of the Bahamas, and the most visited at the same time. With good reason, it is considered the most picturesque island of the archipelago. In recent years, Harbour Island received the status of an elite world-class resort. The best beaches, unique ecology, an upscale environment and high-class conditions for rest are the main attractive features of the island.
Due to the popularity of the island among tourists all around the world, there is a great number of different stores on such a little island. So, if you want to buy lots of clothes, shoes, … Open
Its hallmark are pink beaches - an amazing natural phenomenon, that gives a miniature island a huge popularity. The explanation for this amazing natural phenomenon is quite simple. Mollusks Foraminifera inhabit the coastal waters of the island. Their shells have a rich pink colour. They dash against the coral reef in a storm or waves and afterwards, they mix with white sand. The beaches look just spectacular.
In addition to unusual natural attractions, there are also noteworthy historical sites on hte island, the study of which will diversify your rest. Dunmore Town is the capital of the island and its only city. Travellers are recommended to start acquaintance with the historical heritage of the island with a walk along its central Bay Street. It is worth noting, that the city owes its name to Lord Danmoor, the Governor of the Bahamas, and the main historical symbol of the capital is the Danmore cottage. The construction is very impressive. Next to it, is a memorial dedicated to outstanding political figures. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Harbour Island is pretty small. There are no huge entertainment centres, theme parks or any other kinds of entertainment for kids only. However, due to the fact that more and more tourists … Open
There is an old sugar mill nearby, built more than one and a half centuries ago. For many years, active mining of sugar cane was conducted here. It is noteworthy, that the surviving mill is completely ready for use. A very unusual attraction is a Fig Tree Park, which will excite not only lovers of nature, but also tourists who have interest in history. For many years it has provided a venue for the most important social events. It was in the park, among the mighty trees, that the most important political and social issues had been solved, solemn events and national holidays had been held.
Eleuthera A pleasant place for hiking will be an old shipyard district, near which are the ruins of an old fort. The construction of the fortress has been held under the leadership of the legendary pirate Charles Wayne. To see the ruins of the once mighty structure will be interesting to everyone. The coastal zone is rich in beautiful grottoes and caves. In the 18th century one of the largest caves was converted into a prison. Nowadays, it is one of the most visited sightseeing objects. You will find many curious walking routes on the territory of the miniature island. Amateurs of sightseeing and active entertainment never be bored.
Harbour Island’s cuisine combines diverse cooking traditions of African countries and Caribbean countries as well as of Great Britain, France, and the USA. If you’re not excited … Open
Harbor Island has become a popular resort that attracts many rich people and celebrities thanks to its natural beauty and unique beaches. So, there is nothing strange in the fact that some of the most expensive hotels and villas in the world are located on Harbor Island. Guests can expect service of the highest quality that meets even strictest standards. Numerous celebrities buy luxurious villas on this island. Some beaches are also privately owned. Such stars as Susan Sarandon and Keith Richards own villas on the island, and local beaches are often a location of photo-shoots with famous models.
Eleuthera The picturesque island remains one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world, so many restaurants and entertainment venues on Harbor Island are targeted at the upscale clientele. It is not hard to find premium restaurants run by internationally famous chefs that offer rare delicacies and collectible wine. Premium spa salons are one more peculiarity of local resorts. These modern salons offer innovative beauty programs and regularly host master classes for clients, teaching them different rejuvenating and wellness practices.
The descendants of European and American colonists and African, slaves who were brought here and forced to work on the plantations, live presently in peace and harmony. Today European, … Open
Shops on Harbor Island are, as expected, very expensive. Large resorts have boutique galleries that sell clothes and accessories by the most famous fashion houses. They offer elite designer clothes and beach accessories, jewelry and perfumes. The choice of souvenirs is also amazing. Despite high prices, not only millionaires visit Harbor Island. Savvy travelers visit the island before the peak season when hotel prices become expensive. Harbor Island is ideal for beach entertainment and observation of the beautiful local nature.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Harbour Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Harbour Island
♥   National Park 'Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve' , 56 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Abaco National Park' , 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pelican Cays Land And Sea Park' , 105.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tilloo Cay Reserve' , 113.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park' , 123.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Harbour Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pink Sands Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
Walking along the picturesque beach, you can meet Sylvester Stallone or Colin Farrell. For them Pink Sands Beach has long become one of the favourite vacation spots. It won’t be difficult for active travellers to reach a miniature islet with its picturesque beach. Harbor Island is connected with Nassau by ferry communication. Many tourists visit it as a part of a sightseeing tour. In Eleuthera, travellers who want to relax on a pink beach can rent a boat and in a matter of minutes get to the picturesque coast. … Read further

Pink Sands Beach

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
It must also be mentioned that the beach Pink Sands not only for the quiet rest, but also for the sports entertainments. This beach has been selected by the divers and the underwater fishing enthusiasts. Next to the beach is a very beautiful coral reef. To see the magnificent pink beach with your own eyes, you do not necessarily have to prepare for a long and risky trip. You just have enough money for the ride. The beach is bordered by the beautiful tropical forests, so you can get a change in the recreation by researching the local flora and fauna. … Read further

Sightseeing in Bahamas: things to see

The Bahamas have always had an aura of luxury, prestige and success. This is an upscale resort that is sometimes called “Switzerland in the Caribbean” because the Bahamas have not only many hotels, but also banks, office and business centres. As a rule, visitors are simply charmed by mesmerizing beauty of local nature, numerous landmarks and rich choice of entertainment, including most original and unusual ones. … Open
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All about Harbour Island, Bahamas - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Harbour Island, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Harbour Island in few days.
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