Things to do in Harbour Island
It’s really pretty simple: Briland’s east-coast beach, a 3.5-mile stretch of uninterrupted pale-pink sand the consistency of talcum, is the Bahamas’ most spectacular.
Arthur's Bakery bustles as "the" meeting place for residents and visitors in Harbour Island. They come for coffee and freshly baked bread and pastries made by Robert Arthur and his wife, Anna.
Located inside a pink building with white columns, Bamboo-Bamboo is the designer's place to shop for island-style home décor and accent pieces.
The vibrant blue of the ocean and colorfully painted Bahamian cottages have drawn artists to Harbour Island for 100 years. Princess Street Gallery is the place to see a sophisticated collection of world-class art, illustrated books, home accessories, and locally made crafts.
Owner Pip Simmons sells items like Le Monta Society linen sheets and shell-encrusted mirrors.
An 1840 gingerbread cottage, where Gabrielle Kenedy and John Fondas stock the shelves with Graham Kandiah tunics and delicate pashmina shawls made by Flying Fig.
The beach stretches nearly the length of the island. Protected by the third-longest barrier reef in the world, it has some of the gentlest surf in the Bahamas.
India Hicks and Linda Griffin’s darling little boutique sits just a few shop fronts away from The Landing, the boutique guesthouse and restaurant Hicks designed.