Island Real Estate is located on Dunmore Street (across from Dilly Dally) and our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Check in is any time AFTER 3 PM. Do not arrive early at your vacation rental; we need this time to prepare your vacation home for your stay. Check out is at 11 AM sharp. Again, we need this time to prepare the vacation rental for the next guest.
That depends. During the height of the season, no; back to back rentals require a tight schedule from our crews. At other times we may be able to arrange something ahead of time with the housekeeper.
Most house rentals include daily maid service (Monday through Saturday) and household laundry. Personal laundry and cooking are extra and may be arranged with the housekeeper.
It is customary to give $25 to $30 per person, per week gratuity to the housekeeper.
Harbour Island is serviced by the North Eleuthera, Bahamas airport (Airport Code: ELH). One can fly directly to North Eleuthera from Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Nassau by frequent air commuter or charter services. The “fast ferry” from Nassau departs daily to Harbour Island as well. One can also fly into Governor’s Harbour Airport but the cab ride to North Eleuthera (for the water taxi to Harbour Island) is an hour.
From North Eleuthera a three minute cab ride to Three Island Dock ($5 per person) followed by a five minute water taxi (also $5 a person) brings you to the government dock on Harbour Island.
The Bahamas Fast Ferry is a passenger ship that travels regularly from Nassau to Harbour Island. See www.bahamasferries.com (242.323.2166) for more information.
British Airways offers regular flights from Heathrow to Nassau. Bahamas Air (800.222.4262) and Southern Air (242-3237217/323-6833) offer convenient connecting flights to North Eleuthera.
A valid passport is required for everyone traveling to The Bahamas.
Once you arrive at the government dock on Harbour Island there will be taxis on the dock that can take you to your vacation house.
Banking and Currency
Yes, there is one bank with an ATM on the Island. The Royal Bank of Canada is located on Dunmore Street and the telephone number is(242) 333-2250.
The Bahamian dollar is on par with the United States dollar and the currencies are used interchangeably in The Bahamas.
The preferred mode of transportation on Harbour Island is via golf cart. Here is a list of the rental companies and their phone numbers:
Johnson’s Rentals – 333-2376
Briland on the Go – 333-2573
Sunshine Rentals – 333-2509
No Limit Rentals – 333-2281
Dunmore Rentals – 333-2372
Michael’s Cycles – 333-2384
Ross’s Rentals – 333-2122
Daybreak Rentals – 333-2491
Dining and Groceries
There are many restaurants on the island that offer everything from fine dining to casual takeout. The following is a list of names and numbers for your convenience. Reservations are recommended for the finer restaurants, especially during the busier weeks of Christmas, New Year’s Eve, March break and Easter week.
The Landing – 333-2707
Coral Sands – 333-2350
The Dunmore – 333-2200
Pink Sands – 333-2030
Aqua Pazza – 333-3240
Runaway Hill – 333-2150
Rock House – 333-2053
Ocean View – 333-2376
Sip Sip (lunch only) – 333-3316
Sunsets at Ramora Bay – 333-2325
Valentine’s Resort – 333-2142
Angela’s Starfish – 333-2253
Dunmore Deli – 333-2644
Avery’s Bahamian – 333-3126
Joy’s Dock Shack – 333-2542
Queen Conch Stank – 333-2243
Bayside Café – 333-2174
Harry O’s – 333-3478
Wade’s Takeaway – 333-3286
Brian’s Ribs – 333-3129
Tingum Village – 333-2161
We recommend our guests shop at Captain Bob’s Marketplace (242) 333-3628 on Nesbitt Street. Captain Bob’s Marketplace is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market offers a full assortment of groceries including Bush Brother’s Meats, Niman Ranch products, gourmet snacks, imported cheeses, ethnic foods; along with dairy and produce imported directly from The United States.
Things To Do
The water in and around Harbour Island are known for some of best deep sea fishing in all of the Caribbean.
We recommend the following charter boat captains:
Devon “Daddy D” Sawyer – (242) 359-7006
Ocean Fox, Jeff Fox – (242) 333-2323
Pedro Davis (242) 470-8177
There are many islands and deserted beaches that are accessible via a short boat ride.
We recommend the following boat rental establishments:
Duke (242) – 359-7952
Michael’s Cycles – (242) 333-2384 (also rents bicycles)
Harbour Island and the surrounding waters are renowned for bone fishing.
We recommend the following as bone fishing guides:
Stuart Cleare – (242) 464-0148
Patrick (242) – 422-9029
Yes, the Bahamian waters are famous for its aquatic life and coral reefs.
We recommend the following establishments:
Valentine’s Dive Centre – (242) 333-2080
Pedro Davis – (242) 470-8177
Ocean Fox – (242) 333-2323
These may be rented from Lil Shan’s Watersports – (242) 333-3532
There are several instructors on the island.
We recommend the following:
Rachel Kelly (massage) – (242) 470-7104
Comfort Zone (massage) – (242) 551-3628
Anna (Yoga and Pilates) – (242) 551-0061
You may call the police station at (242) 333-2111 or call 919. The police station is located in the pink building on Gaol Street.
Yes, there is a government clinic located on corner of South and Colebrook Streets; as well as, a doctor and several nurse practitioners who are employed at the government clinic. The Harbour Island Medical Clinic’s number is (242) 333-2250. The government clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During off hours the on-call medical practitioner’s name and cell phone number will be posted on the clinic’s door.