Although merely 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, Harbour Island offers a Garden of Eden-like setting 200 miles from Miami, Florida, and 60 miles from Nassau. Harbour Island’s sugary beaches stretch languidly beside clear turquoise seas, offering the perfect setting for a laid-back holiday. The pristine three-mile Pink Sand Beach is rated as one of the finest in the world.
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This delightful isle, today known as Briland by the locals, was once the capital of the Bahamas before Nassau inherited the title. The island’s only town, Dunmore Town, is one of the oldest areas in the Bahamas. Here, you’ll find quaint pastel-colored buildings, and Hill Steps, cut from stone.
Harbour Island offers a veritable treasure trove of marine life off its shores. Colorful fish, turtles, and stingrays swim amid the island’s magnificent coral reefs, such as Devil's Backbone. It is little wonder, then, that the island is a favorite among divers.
Explore the multi-colored marine life and coral beneath the sea at Current Cut Dive, considered one of the best dive sites on earth.
Shop for souvenirs amid quaint candy-colored buildings in Dunmore Town.
Explore Harbour Island via golf cart.
Go deep-sea fishing or take a day-trip to nearby Eleuthera Island and Spanish Wells on St. George's Cay.
The maximum temperatures in Harbour Island reach around 90 F during the summer months of June, July, and August. Through most of the year, the weather remains sunny with temperatures from the 60s through the 80s F.
The majority of rainfall arrives in May and lasts through October, with June being the wettest month and February the driest.
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