Eleuthera, the Greek word for freedom, is a fitting name for what visitors feel when they come to this romantic, dreamlike island with its pink sand beaches facing the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Two kilometers off the coast of Eleuthera, lies a tiny stretch of pink quartz land. Off the beaten tourist track, Harbour Island belongs to this small of group of islands known as “exterior islands” whose wild and preserved nature creates an intimate, almost confidential aura compared to the rest of the Bahamas. Famous for its long stretches of sandy pink beaches consisting of white powder mixed with tiny red coral debris, the island possesses one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world according to the British Travel TV channel. In the image of the islands’ sense of privacy, the hotels are often small and extremely chic, providing an ideal refuge for visitors in search of peace and anonymity.
…through rose colored glasses…
The Pink Sands beach is an idyllic site, like a piece of paradise that fell from the sky, with the turquoise water of the ocean in contrast to the pastel pink nuances of the sand. Such beauty can only serve as a refuge and evasion from the cares of the outside world. Twenty-five discreet and elegant looking cottages dominate the beach. They’re the property of Chris Blackwell, former producer of Bob Marley and founder of Island Records. The property was totally renovated by fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki to offer guests an excusive, luxurious refuge based on the philosophy of the Outpost island group to which she belongs. The celebrated fashion illustrator, founder of the Bibi brand and icon of the 60s and 70s in England was at the origin of this tropical luxury concept. She designed the interiors combining Moroccan and Asian influences including wooden furniture, pink pastel colored walls, filtered lighting and pure lines to create the serene atmosphere that one feels throughout the site. It’s a gentle invitation to evasion and relaxation.
A great many celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer and Heidi Klum have stayed in the ultra-luxurious Bimini Cottage with its magnificent ocean view and a Jacuzzi leading directly to the beach.
Four stars / Member Preferred Hotels & Resorts / Chic / Intimate / Jet-set / Twenty acres of tropical gardens / Seven pink sand beaches / Bird sanctuary / Restaurant & Bar with gourmet & Caribbean bistro cuisine / Outdoor swimming pool / Spa treatments / Fitness studio / Library / Cooking classes / Water sports / Two tennis courts
Open all year
Single rooms from 380 euros
Governor’s Harbour Airport (GHB) - Eleuthera
Approximately 9 heures
- 6 hours
Tropical, maritime climate. Fairly stable temperatures between
25°C and 30°C. Water temperature: 22°C to 29°C
For French citizens, passport valid 6 months after return date and a return or continuing ticket.
Children are required to have their own passports.
Visitors transiting via the United States must conform to American legislation : optical or e-passport required.
Since January 12th, 2009, an “ESTA” authorization is required for entry into the United States. This form can only be obtained via the internet: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
No visa required
No required vaccinations, although it is advisable that diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccinations be up to date.
The Bahamian dollar (BSD) and the U.S. dollar
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