Harbour Island, Bahamas

June 18, 2012 by

Need another reason to plan your dream getaway to the Bahamas? Here’s one… pink sand beaches. Harbour Island is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the Bahamas because of the picturesque pink beaches and friendly local culture.

Although the island is small, measuring in at 3.5 miles long and only 1.5 miles wide, there’s still plenty to enjoy at this unique destination.

The pink sands of Harbour Island are a result of the shells of microscopic, red-shelled organisms called¬†foraminifera mixing with white sand to create a pink hue. Coupled with the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean, it’s easy to see how Harbour Island is a little slice of paradise.

In addition to lazily sunbathing on the beaches of Harbour Island, the island’s main, and only, village provides enough entertainment and amenities to keep travelers busy.

Dunmore Town was founded by English Puritans who wanted to escape religious oppression, which is the reason that much of the architecture in the island’s main town is built in the New England fashion.

Explore the town’s intricacies and history before indulging in the local cuisine at one of the family-style restaurants. Accommodations on the island range from upscale resorts to charming rental cottages.

Photo source: Harbour Island

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