Activities at Bahama House
Harbour Island celebrates juxtaposition. As does Eleven. So while envisioning the Bahama House experience, a mix of high-low was at play. The island is a secret escape for the jet-set. Yet it’s also home to approximately 1,500 Brilanders, who have inhabited this quaint island since the 18th century. Their pace and influence creates a unique island rhythm—a cadence defined by the natural blend of local culture and island flavor. You may spy Robert De Niro en route to Arthur’s for a homemade pastry. Or, at the same time, an impromptu Junkanoo parade by locals. Unlike some of our hard-charging Eleven experiences, Bahama House embraces island time. If you want adventure, we’ll get after it with you. But we bet you’ll also slow down. Unplug. Nap. We like to call it #briland. Be warned—it’s addicting.
Harbour Island is famous for fishing. And we wouldn’t set up shop unless it’s near the best in the Bahamas. While on the island, discover the best flats for go-big or go-home bone fishing.
Deep Sea Fishing
The island is known best for off-shore fishing. Deep sea fish for mahi, wahoo, tuna; bottom fish for snapper and grouper; and spear fish for lobsters and conchs.
A WEEK IN THE LIFE
Kayak among giant sea turtles and manta rays in the bright turquoise waters that hug Harbour Island.
Harbour Island is arguably best experienced by boat or board. Paddle board around the Eleutheran Bay or test your mettle along the shore line—from the narrows area of the island to the southern end near South Bar.
Local establishments like Gusty’s, Daddy D’s, The Vichum, Beyond the Reef, Valentines Roostertail Bar, JJ’s lounge, and the Fig Tree are best experienced up close and personal. This is a place where anything goes. Judgement-free and colorful characters. Harbour Island’s magic is a level-playing ground—an eclectic mix of locals and tourists make for Bahamian #briland partying.
The ultimate in Bahamian family fun, traverse the pink sand beach via horseback.
Jet skiing is a popular way to see the Eleutheran Bay, which sits between Harbour Island and Eleuthera. Whip up wakes in the bay or take a leisurely drive while glimpsing such marine life as starfish, stingrays, fish, coral, and more.
Discover Harbour Island’s undersea playground. Cistern rock, which hugs the southern end of the island, is ideal for beginners. Bottom Harbour equals family fun. For the more experienced, Man Island and Devil’s Backbone area are a must. Expect hundreds of species of fish, native conchs, lobsters, and a brilliant variety of corals, seafans, and marine growth.