It’s destinations like Dunmore Town Bahamas on Harbour Island that really set the Bahamas aside from the rest of the world’s vacation destinations. Though Nassau and Paradise Island see far more tourists each year, the undeniable charm of places like Dunmore Town is what makes people fall in love with the Bahamas.
Located in the upper north east of the Bahamian Out Islands, Harbour Island sits in amongst some of the most exquisite waters on Earth. Though most who visit Harbour Island Bahamas today do so to tour this enchanting destination, it has rich and significant history.
History of Harbour Island Bahamas
Harbour Island wasn’t always just a vacation destination. In fact, it was the capital of the Bahamas in the 1900’s. At the time it also hosted the second largest settlement in the country, after Nassau.
Though titles have since changed, Harbour Island Bahamas has not. Dunmore Town Bahamas is a perfect example of how life was while the Bahamas was developing. Stunning colonial buildings in exquisite condition line the quiet streets of Dunmore Town Bahamas. These structures range through a great deal of shades and colors, giving the town an almost storybook feel to it. There is nothing quite like exploring the ambient lanes of Dunmore Town Bahamas, it’s almost as if you’ve taken a step back in time.
That being said, Harbour Island certainly has no shortage of delightful activities and attractions to keep you busy during your stay here. Even though all of this seems to be almost too good to be true, Harbour Island Bahamas remains inexplicably uncrowded. This, coupled with all there is to see and do, is precisely the reason that Harbour Island is the type of place that draws people back to the marvellous destination that is the Bahamas.
The Famous Pink Sands Beach Bahamas
Harbour Island has a great number of things to see and do on and around the island. One of these attractions stands far above the rest in terms of both popularity and natural beauty. Pink Sands Beach Bahamas is a phenomenal destination for its swaying palm fronds, turquoise ocean, and of course, its pink sand. This 3 mile stretch of paradise is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful tropical sights. The moment your feet step onto the sand, you will understand why. The entire beach is a magnificent pink color, with the shade growing stronger and more vibrant nearer the water. Set against the gently swaying ocean that ranges through every shade of blue, this scene is truly surreal.
Why is the Sand Pink at Pink Sands Beach?
The beach owes its pink appearance to a small single-cell organism known as foraminifera. These microscopic creatures have a brilliant red shell which, when mixed with the white grains of sand, accounts for the pink hue of the beach. The curious thing about these shells is that their color shows a lot clearer when wet, which is why the beach seems to get steadily more pink nearer to the water’s edge. Though Harbour Island is a destination for absolutely everyone, a sunset walk along a pink beach in the Bahamas is as perfect a-honeymoon as anyone could wish for. It truly is the ideal destination for romance.
That being said, the beach offers more than a gorgeous landscape. If you choose to, you can climb atop a magnificent horse and ride along the 3 mile shoreline at your leisure. The wind on your face and the ocean by your side as you ride a horse along a pink beach sounds like something right out a fairytale. Fortunately for all in Florida, this destination is just a moment away. Booking a trip with Bahamas Air Tours can take you directly to Pink Sands Beach Bahamas on an island hopping tour of a lifetime.
One of the very best things about Pink Sands Beach is the accommodation on offer. Dunmore Town hotels are all great, but few match up to Pink Sands Resort. This magnificent accommodation allows you to rest your head mere seconds from Pink Sands Beach Bahamas. Though of course the beach is what people come to experience, the resort is a marvellous destination in its own right. The sense of effortless tropical luxury is immediately evident upon arrival. You will feel as if you truly are in heaven as you gaze out the window of your room that looks onto Pink Sands Beach. Of all the Dunmore Town hotels to choose from, Pink Sands Resort is the clear winner.
Hidden secrets of Dunmore Town Harbour Island
While Pink Sands Beach may be the first thing on everyone’s list to visit in Dunmore Town Harbour Island, that shouldn’t mean that everything else should be written off. Harbour Island has numerous other attractions that are entirely worth a visit. Whether you hire a golf cart, ride a bicycle or walk from destination to destination, you are bound to have an unforgettable and charming time in Dunmore Town Bahamas.
One of the top natural sights to view on Harbour Island is Lone Tree. On the northern shoreline, this piece of driftwood attracts tourists and locals alike to take pictures and enjoy sunsets. Said to have arrived during a hurricane this impressive tree is lodged into the sand, and provides a marvellous scene for vacation pictures. The tree stands a little further out from the shore, which means that the sand surrounding it is mostly wet, resulting in an almost mirror-like surface which lends itself further to the unique setting.
Dunmore Town Bahamas is also home to a Haunted House. Though no one believes it to actually be haunted, it is certainly worth a visit. Locals may even share some stories with you of what is said to go on here. For most, however, it is yet another photo opportunity. This structure is also a perfect example of what all the buildings in Dunmore Town Bahamas would look like had they not been looked after. Pair this quick trip with one to view the Loyalist Cottage. Though it is privately owned and no tours can be taken through the building, this immaculate example of English Colonial architecture truly is a sight to behold.
Naturally, almost any destination in the Bahamas is sure to come with excellent dining options. Dunmore Town Bahamas is no exception. With a great selection of eating establishments to choose from, you’ll have your pick. Enjoying a delicious dish as you watch the moon rise over the Bahamian ocean is the absolute perfect way to end a wonderful day in Dunmore Town Harbour Island.
Dunmore Town is located off Eleuthera Island
Though there is plenty to do in Dunmore Town Bahamas, Harbour Island, it is actually quite a small island, which means that any visit will be preceded with one to the much larger nearby Eleuthera Bahamas. With roughly 11 000 residents, Eleuthera is the fourth most populated island in the country. This doesn’t detract from its beauty though, and there are certainly a number of things to do on this island. If you have the time, be sure to take a tour around Eleuthera and discover all that it has in store for you.
With miles of gorgeous coastline, and a number of excellent coral reefs, Eleuthera can prove to be a playground for ocean lovers. These reefs offer truly extraordinary scuba diving opportunities. Though if you’d prefer, you can also snorkel around the island, and enjoy the beauty that is Bahamas beneath the surface through your window into this underwater world.
The natural beauty doesn’t end with the coastline though, birdwatchers and nature lovers will also find the low-lying wetlands to be an interesting stop. Teaming with life, these wetlands can provide hours of fascinating fun for all.
Eleuthera Bahamas also offers a range of great accommodation, with some of the most remarkable being beautiful resorts set against rocky bluffs or verdant coastal bush. Visiting Eleuthera and touring around it is an absolute must, but be sure to save yourself some time for Harbour Island, because that’s where the truly unique beauty of the Bahamas lies.
To make your way to Harbour Island Bahamas, you will need to fly in to North Eleuthera airport and take a quick trip via water taxi to Harbour Island. Not only can this trip prove to be quite a bit of fun, it is also particularly scenic. You get a magnificent view of Harbour Island and Eleuthera as you come into land, and get an entirely new perspective of the landscape as the boat skims along the water to Dunmore Town Bahamas’ port.
Discover Dunmore Town with Bahamas Air Tours
Visiting a place like Dunmore Town Bahamas on Harbour Island isn’t an everyday kind of adventure, and yet Bahamas Air Tours makes it possible for you to do a Bahamas day tour from Florida. If you want to visit Pink Sands Beach but don’t have the time to spend a night in the marvellous accommodation there, then Bahamas Air Tours is for you.
Not only will you see Pink Sands Beach in all its glory, you will have the chance to do a full island hopping day trip with Bahamas Air Tours. Travelling almost exclusively by plane means that your travel time will be cut back significantly, allowing you to make the most of each destination.
Of course, you also have the option of doing overnight trips, which will allow you to get a much more comprehensive tour of the Bahamas. With plenty of islands and destinations to choose from, Bahamas Air Tours will make your Bahamas trip from Florida a whole lot easier, not to mention more scenic.
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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