It's been four years since we were last in the Bahamas. Our recent visit was prompted by the opening of an 11-room Harbour Island boutique hotel that is part of the upscale Eleven Experience. Our editor-in-chief was not disappointed by what he found: a tiny private world that was an ideal place to spend lazy days beside the pool.
Located on a quiet street in Dunmore Town on Harbour Island, this hideaway comprises a secluded walled compound where two stone 200-year-old buildings and two cottages overlook a central swimming pool and a sunken tiki bar. The accommodations come with plantation shutters, rattan furniture, shell-encrusted mirrors and floral pillows. Avoid the smaller rooms. Located on the second floor, “Colebrook” and “Dunmore” are spacious and share a terrace with views of the bay. There is no formal restaurant, but breakfast is served and dinner is available on request. Activities include horseback riding, diving and guided bonefishing. The island’s famous pink sand beach is five minutes away by golf cart. The property is frequently rented for exclusive use.
From the editor: “I was immediately struck by the sequestered atmosphere, which seemed more like that of a private residence than a hotel.”
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