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Dunmore Town and Harbour Island

Tree pose on the beach
Tree pose on the beach
We spent the last few days of our honeymoon relaxing on Harbour Island, the “Nantucket” of the Bahamas. It was quant, cute, and expensive, just like Nantucket. We arrived by a small flight from Nassau and then took a water taxi across the little straight between North Eleuthera and arrived at the Valentine’s dock, our home for the next few days. We got an upgrade to a two-story condo room with a full kitchen. The entire condo was about as big as the Liberty Clipper where we had just spent the week. We did know what to do with all this space! Dunmore Town is on Harbour Island, which is about 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide at it’s widest point. It is filled with vacation rentals, small hotels and cottages. There are a few cars on the islands, but most people prefer to get around on foot or by golf cart. We chose on foot, as nothing on the island was more than about a mile away. We walked from one end to the next, eating like a local as much as we could. I’ve never eaten so much fried, delicious food or drank so many rum punches!

The island truly was beautiful. I could understand why the rich and famous choose to vacation or buy vacation homes here! The pink sand beach on the east-side of the island was beautiful, although not abandoned like the beaches we saw while sailing. and the marinas and beaches right in town were accessible and a great place to watch the sunset each night. One morning, while wandering around after breakfast, we stopped by the main dock and watched a man clean a huge pile of conch. It looked so effortless - not sure I would ever be able to get the hang of that!

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