About the Eleutheras

Harbour Island lies just northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. It’s known for the long pink sand beaches stretching along its eastern shore. The west coast also has beaches and several marinas. Outlying coral reefs like the Devil’s Backbone are home to marine life such as stingrays and turtles. The main hub, Dunmore Town, features pastel houses like the 1797 Loyalist Cottage.

The frequent parade of the fashionable and famous, and the chic small inns that accommodate them, have earned the island another name: the St. Bart’s of the Bahamas. But residents have long called it Briland, their faster way of pronouncing “Harbour Island.” These inhabitants include families who go back generations to the island’s early settlement, as well as a growing number of celebrities, supermodels, and tycoons who feel that Briland is the perfect haven to bask in small-town charm against a stunning oceanscape. Some of the Bahamas’ most handsome small hotels, each strikingly distinct, are tucked within the island’s 2 square miles. At several, perched on a bluff above the shore, you can fall asleep with the windows open and listen to the waves lapping the beach. Take a walking tour of the narrow streets of Dunmore Town, named after the 18th-century royal governor of the Bahamas, Lord Dunmore, who built a summer home here and laid out the town, which served as the first capital of the Bahamas. It’s the only town on Harbour Island, and you can take in all its attractions during a 20-minute stroll.


NEED COFFEE? Cocoa Coffeehouse at the Valentine’s Marina is a must!

Arthur’s Bakery is on the corner of Princess & Dunmore street and offers a great breakfast selection.

The Dunmore Deli is on the corner of Princess & King Street also offering breakfast options.


For the BEST Bahamian Cracked Conch, you will have to visit Harry O’s on Bay Street.  They also offer a variety of other lunch choices at unbeatable prices.

Queen Conch is a very popular local lunch spot that is popular for both amazing Conch Salad & Conch Chowder.

Sip Sip is another Bahamian owed favorite offering great lunch options of everything from lobster quesadillas to Bahamian boiled fish!

Coral Sands Hotel offers a great view of the beach as you chow down on the mixed plate or one of its variety of great lunch dishes.

The Dunmore Deli is an awesome choice for a great salad and sandwich.  The Emperor is my favorite.

The Rooster Bar @ Valentine’s Marina has a great grouper burger as well as some awesome shrimp tacos.

Fancy Dinner :

  • The Rock House (no kids allowed)
  • Coral Sands Hotel
  • The Landing Hotel

Low Key Dinner:

  • Harry O’s
  • Queen Conch
  • Tingum Village

  • The Blue Rooster
  • 8 Spinney Rd.
  • Dilly Dally
  • The Sugar Mill
  • Miss Mae’s
  • Pink Sands Gift Shop
  • The Siren gift shop at Coral Sands
  • Princess Street Art Gallery
  • Shine
  • Calico Trading Co. at Valentines

  • Beyond the Reef
  • Daddy D’s
  • Gusty’s