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Harbour Island

BY Lisa Lindblad

August 7, 2010

This island draws one back again and again.  Its fine, pink sand beach is considered one of the best in the Bahamas and the warm, incredibly buoyant turquoise waters are what photographers photo shop.  Doll-like houses, wearing pale shades and charming names like Dilly, Hibiscus and Conch Pearl, date back to the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Residents, aka Brilanders, beetle around in golf carts; life is sweeter than sweet.

And one of the really lovely sights in Harbour Island is the cloud formations that light up over the bay with the setting sun.

Best places to stay:  Pink Sands Hotel on the ocean and The Landing on the bay.

Best restaurant:  The Landing

Best Shop:  Miss Maes

Best Outing:  Bone fishing in the flats with Bonefish Stuart

Best Sunset Drink:  Fresh strawberry mojito at Valentines

Best Bar:  Daddy D’s

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