Caribbean Tourism

Harbour Island

Harbour Island, (pop: 1,219 1990 census) is the most desirable place to stay in North Eleuthera. From the airport it is a quick taxi ride, US$3 per person, to the dock and from there water taxis wait to take passengers on a 10-minute ride to the island (US$4 per person one-way or US$8 for only one person). Taxis from the harbour to most resorts cost US$3 per person. Dunmore Town, named after Lord Dunmore, Governor 1786-1797, is a mixture of pastel coloured cottages, white picket fences and a number of small hotels and restaurants. It was the capital of the Bahamas for a time and once an important shipyard and sugar refining centre. Rum making was particularly popular during Prohibition. The three mile pink sand beach is popular. Bicycles can be rented at the dock. Fishing trips are easily arranged (US$85 per half day). Reggie does taxi tours of the island for day trippers and he and his wife Jena run a regular taxi service, recommended, T3332116. Access by yacht should be done with a hired local guide as you have to pass by a reef called the Devil’s Backbone and the trip appears to take the yacht almost on the beach.



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