harbour island.

We planned this trip to align with Richard’s vacation schedule and thankfully I saved the final 2 weeks of my maternity leave to coordinate {it was such a nice refresh after being back at work for a couple months & I’m so lucky my job allows you to split it up if you want}

ALSO major props to my family for making it work everyone’s busy schedules. It’s not easy getting everyone together but when you can it’s THE BEST. The world of medicine is a wild ride so when Richard has off we take major advantage 🙂

SO Harbour Island – my mom planned the entire trip with the help of Sandy {she was an incredible travel agent!}. We stayed in a villa on the property of Coral Sands – we had our own privacy {& pool!} but with the amenities of a hotel {short walk to their restaurants, beach access, cleaning service, etc.} There was a little guest house that we stayed in with Harper which also was such a plus to have our own space.

Getting to Harbour Island: Fly into Eleuthera {we flew Silver Air from Ft Lauderdale}. When you get out of the airport, it’s a quick cab to the port {$5 a person} & a quick boat ride from the port {$5 a person}

Loved these beach bags my mom got us at Christmas for the trip by Lindroth Design.

Where to Eat

Casual / Grab and Go:

Arthur’s Bakery – we had breakfast here a couple of the mornings. They had a cute outdoor area & tons of options: omelets, oatmeal, croissants, iced coffee, etc.

Cocoa Coffee House – another great grab and go or quick casual meal. I had amazing avocado toast and my sister had a really delicious panini. I wish we had tried their acai bowls {next time!}

Bahamas Coffee Roasters – we liked this iced coffee the best out of the ones we tried on the island. Better have been good for a $6 iced coffee, haha.

Dunmore Deli and Gourmet Market – we {Richard!} found this place our last day and wish we had found it sooner! We got incredible sandwiches to take with us to the airport. Tons of people called in their orders for pick up. Would be perfect for big group lunches around the pool or at the beach.

Queen Conch – we had dinner here one night which was a great casual option & also got their conch chowder for take out one day for lunch {my brother tried the conch chowder everywhere and this was his favorite!}

Best Lunch out:

Sip Sip – hands down this was the most fun / best lunch we had. Sip Sip is only open 11:30am-4pm from Wednesday-Monday & takes no reservations. It’s one of the more popular spots on the island and it’s no surprise why. Amazing views, fun drinks & great food. They are known for the lobster quesadilla and it did not disappoint!

Blue Bar – gorgeous views of the Pink Sand Beach. We had a beautiful lunch here with fun beach cocktails!

The Dunmore – we had a girls lunch here while the boys watched Harper one day and it’s the PERFECT ladies lunch spot. Also great for dinner but I personally liked it better for a girls lunch with rosé 🙂

My coverup is Roberta Roller Rabbit here. My sister’s is from a brand called Pool to Party {find it here!}. Woven round bag can be found here. My mom’s adorable pom pom bag seen below is by Nannacay.

^got one of all of us when we had dinner at The Dunmore! My palm leaf print dress is on sale for $74 here from T&J Designs.

Coral Sands Beach Bar – overlooking the beach this was the perfect spot for hanging with Harper {they had a great hangout area with couches for lounging} when it was too windy at the beach and we also had great lunches here a couple times.

Dinner:

Pink Sands – one of the best dinners we had and such a beautiful hotel to visit! It’s on the fancier side but didn’t feel stuffy at all. The most gorgeous dusty pink & dark wood decor and incredible service. It felt very club-like.

Acquapazza – great Italian food for a more casual night out.

Rock House – we celebrated my Dad’s 60th this night and had one too many Goombaysmashes {the drink of the Bahamas – SO MUCH RUM!} – we had to sit by the pool since we had a baby but honestly enjoyed being out there with the pretty bar and beautiful patio. We also probably would have been too loud for the main dining room, haha.

Romora Bay – so fun for Sunday night live music! We also had a really great meal – not too fancy & a really fun atmosphere.

Before dinner drinks: Valentine’s Marina was the place to be 🙂

A couple places we didn’t make it to The Landing {lots of people say to go for brunch!} & Da Vine Wine Merchants {we got take away sushi from here one day, also so good!}

Where to Shop:

Blue Rooster – my favorite. The displays were gorgeous! I especially loved everything by Juliet Dunn.

The Sugar Mill – I got a cute over sized t-shirt that says Harbour Island on the back {seen below} – everything else is very high end but very fun to look around.

Dake’s – my sister and I stopped in here the last day and it was so so cute.

Overall, Harbour Island was a dream! The pink beach, the fun restaurants, riding around the island in golf carts and time with family was absolutely perfect.

Absolutely loved wearing my pink peplum Marysia suit – it can be found here!

Harper’s suit is on sale here & baby Jacks can be found here!

I mentioned this in a previous post but we truly couldn’t have done it without the below baby products.

The Mountain Buggy stroller, Baby Bjorn Bouncer, Ergobaby Baby Carrier & Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib.

The mountain buggy stroller was so easy to fold up and bring on the go or walk Harper to meet everyone for a meal {well, Richard was the one who really mastered the folding and carrying but I didn’t try very hard, haha} – we are so lucky that Harper was at the age where she basically would sleep in the stroller when we were out to dinner {or someone would stroll her around until she fell asleep}, this is something we won’t be able to do moving forward when she’s older so we took advantage of it.

The Ergobaby carrier for obvious reasons {on the plane, in the golf cart, etc.}, the Baby Bjorn bouncer is one of our very favorite baby products – she LOVES this thing. We would fold it up and carry it out with us sometimes {she sat in it during our lunch at Sip Sip and bounced herself around} and finally the Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib is what she slept in. Again so easy to put together {Richard again is the pro in this department 🙂 }

I may share some more photos in the future {I have hundreds!} but I wanted to get the main post up while it’s fresh in my mind 🙂 Have a fab week! xx

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Now I need to go…!

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