Harbour Island was the actual best. I had such a good time and can’t wait to go back. We’re already dreaming of a trip back in a few months. Today I’m going to share everything we did, the best places to eat, things to know before going… the usual!
Persifor… + Harbour Island Travel Guide
But before we get into that, this travel guide is sponsored by Persifor! Persifor has been on my radar for a long time now because of their cute travel-friendly jersey dresses, but they recently rebranded (I love the new website + logo so much!) and have really upped their game with amazing botanical prints, comfy jersey shorts, and more! They even have an entire section of their site dedicated to vacation dressing.
The tropical print blouse + cute patterned jersey shorts is my favorite outfit that I wore on vacation but I absolutely love the botanical print dress as well! The botanical print itself is just amazing. It was custom developed in Italy featuring a layered palette of blooms and fronds, rendered in 40 different hues.
Also, a special discount code just for my readers! With code GRACE, take 20% off at Persifor now through Sunday night at 11pm.
Things to know before visiting Harbour Island!
- I’d definitely recommend staying 4 nights if you can. We did 3 and it was too short!
- Getting there can be a pain. We flew to Fort Lauderdale on Delta and then took a flight from FLL to Eleuthera. From Eleuthera, it’s just a quick 10-minute ferry ride. (You can also take a longer ferry ride from Nassau). Honestly, Silver Airlines seems pretty unreliable (both of our flights were delayed over an hour and I got a lot of DMs about how bad they are as an airline), so make sure you have a big cushion for your connecting flight! I DID hear that Delta will be flying to Harbour Island in the coming months, so I’d recommend that, if you can!
- Bring cash! There aren’t very many ATMs on the island, and a lot of places were cash only (ferry rides, coffee, pastries, taxis)
- Rent a golf cart. We didn’t rent one until we got to the island but we got ours through Michael’s Cycles (best name ever) and were happy with our experience. It was $180 for the four days. The island is more spread out than a lot of other islands I’ve been to so I would say you definitely need one!
Where to stay.
We stayed at The Ocean View Club. To be totally honest, I was just medium on it. I loved my room, and the overall vibe/decor of the hotel… it’s VERY pretty. It’s right on the beach and reminded me a lot of one of my favorite hotels in Tulum.
That being said, the service wasn’t great, and the food was not good. We all got sick from lunch one of the days which was not fun. It’s not a huge deal but one of my favorite things about staying at a nice hotel on the beach is ordering lunch on the beach. Katie raved and raved about The Dunmore (they were sold out the weekend we went) and after visiting, I see her point. I want to stay there next time!
Hotels in Harbour Island can be very pricy so another good option can be renting a house. My friend Chassity actually has a gorgeous house in Harbour Island, Coral House! (We looked at renting that too, but it was also booked!)
I think the lesson is to book WAY in advance as this time of year, things fill up. I’m dying to go back and stay at The Dunmore.
See what I mean about my room? It’s very pretty!!!!! I rented the “Kitchen Cottage.”
The tub was really nice too. The only downfall was that there was never enough hot water to fill it up. This is probably a personal problem, I don’t think most people take baths on beach vacations!
the photos above were taken at The Dunmore. I love the preppy, beachy vibe and all the stripes!
Where to Eat:
My favorite meal was at Sip Sip. I had one of the best salads I’ve ever had. We also shared hummus and shrimp + bean cakes. The cocktails were fantastic too – they had this really delicious watermelon cooler. Highly recommend!
We had two really great dinners at The Landing. It’s Katie’s favorite restaurant and it was very good.
My favorite dinner was probably at The Dunmore. We had stone crab legs, this amazing pasta, and ice cream afterward! It’s so pretty and right on the beach. I think one of my all time favorite things might be eating something delicious with the ocean waves as background noise.
These photos were taken after dinner at The Dunmore! Back in my Persifor botanicals… I love this dress so much! (I am wearing a size medium!)
Coffee and Pastries!
We went to Bahamas Coffee Roasters EVERY DAY for iced coffee. It was very good. They also have a really cute cat!
And Arthur’s Bakery was great. Someone told us we had to get the cinnamon roll (apparently they sell out of them by 8:30am) but we didn’t love the cinnamon roll. It was pretty dry. We did however LOVE both the breakfast sandwiches and the donuts! Live and learn. (You guys were all freaking out about their donuts in my DM’s, thanks for the suggestion!)
This was definitely my favorite outfit of the whole trip. It’s worth mentioning that the shorts are a comfy stretchy jersey that’s perfect for the beach (it’s similar to bathing suit fabric and dries very quickly). I really hope they make these shorts in more colors as they’re just the best… such a good transition item!
Thank you to Persifor for sponsoring this post!