Book a luxury flight with Air Unlimited and spend your next Sunday Funday in Harbour Island! Our boutique airline will fly you directly to North Eleuthera, which is just a quick taxi and boat ride away from Harbour Island, a beautiful destination just off the coastline. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to help plan your next Sunday Funday in Harbour Island.
Start your Sunday Funday off with a delicious breakfast or brunch of local Bahamian fare. Order the chocolate chip pancakes at Bahamas Coffee Roasters and enjoy the laid back vibe of the restaurant. Dine at Sip Sip for lunch – we highly recommend the lobster quesadilla, a popular menu item the restaurant is known for. Top the day off with dinner at Queen Conch for a fresh conch salad made tableside.
For a relaxing Sunday Funday, spend the day on the soft, coral-colored sands of the iconic Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach. The sand gets its pink hue from crushed up coral that washes up from the ocean. The best time to catch the true color of the sand is at dusk while the sun is setting on the beach.
For adventurous travelers, we recommend scuba diving with Valentine’s Dive Center. Observe the wildlife up close in their natural habitats and take in the natural beauty of Harbour Island. Enjoy a day out sailing, snorkeling, and relaxing with Eleuthera Sailing Adventures. The captain, Bob Knaus, has chartered his sailboat for over a decade, so you can be worry-free during your adventurous Sunday Funday.
For those wanting to experience the quiet charm of Harbour Island, make a trip to Dunmore Town – the original capital of the Bahamas. Visitors can expect to see some of the original Georgian architecture sprinkled throughout the pastel-colored buildings, complete with white picket fences draped with fuchsia-colored bougainvillea. Pick up a souvenir from one of the local shops while strolling through the picturesque streets.
Stay at The Dunmore Hotel that overlooks the famous Pink Sand Beach. Unwind in the tropical, beach-side cottages and watch the sun sink into the blush sand, or enjoy a romantic dinner at their 60s-era restaurant that serves fresh seafood and dishes featuring local ingredients.
Pink Sands Resort is also one of the Air Unlimited team’s favorite places to stay. This resort is in a central location for those looking to explore Harbour Island.
Book with Air Unlimited today and you’ll soon be on your way to spending Sunday Funday in Harbour Island!
Air Unlimited invites travelers to book a flight to Eleuthera, a charming island in the Bahamas that has been named one of the best secret islands on Earth by Travel + Leisure. Air Unlimited’s flights to North Eleuthera are now available to book for trip dates starting this spring. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in Eleuthera to help plan your next trip to the Bahamas.
Things to Do
Eleuthera is known for its laid-back atmosphere and secluded beaches. Here are a few of our favorite sights to explore while on this island:
- Lighthouse Beach is located at the southernmost point of Eleuthera, perfect for visitors who are planning a longer stay and want to explore the entire island. About a two-hour drive from North Eleuthera, Lighthouse Beach offers miles of pink sand and is considered one of the best beaches in The Bahamas. Travelers can soak up the sun and explore the lighthouse that gave this beach its iconic and beloved name.
- Rainbow Bay Beach is centrally located and is one of the more easily accessible beaches in Eleuthera. A 40-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport, this white sandy beach has shallow, calm waters that still allow for travelers to explore the rock formations, snorkel, swim, and catch a tan on the beach. We recommend this beach to families and travelers who are looking for a relaxing vacation.
- The Glass Window Bridge is one of the few places where you can simultaneously see the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Bight of Eleuthera on the other, only separated by a strip of rock that is 30 feet wide. A quick 15-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport, The Glass Window Bridge is a “must-see” when visiting.
Where to Eat
After exploring, we know you’ll want to find a restaurant where you can hang out and enjoy some local Bahamian cuisine. We recommend:
- Daddy Joe’s Restaurant is located near Queen’s Highway, a quick 15-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport. Daddy Joe’s serves an array of Bahamian dishes from Tuesday to Sunday. We recommend the fish tacos, conch fritters and lobster.
- 1648 – An Island Restaurant is one of the island’s hottest restaurant spots off Queen’s Highway in Eleuthera, about an hour drive from the North Eleuthera airport. This restaurant is higher-end, and offers breathtaking views overlooking Cupid’s Cay and Governor’s Harbour and chef-crafted menu items.
- Fish Fry at Anchor Bay allows you to feel like you’re one of the locals in Central Eleuthera. Every Friday night, visitors and locals come together and celebrate with Bahamian dishes, drinks and dancing. We recommend travelers arrive to the fish fry early to make the most of this event.
Eleuthera is a charming island full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Book a flight to Eleuthera with Air Unlimited at www.flyairunlimited.com and begin your next adventure!
Christmas time or carnival time – it’s hard to tell the difference in the Bahamas! December marks the start of the carnival mood amongst the islands with secular colors and tinges. Traditional Christmas trees, gift-giving, and tons of Bahamian food make the holiday month one to celebrate and remember. Whether you’re looking for a festive or unforgettable way to celebrate the holiday, Eleuthera is a unique location to wake up in on Christmas morning. Book your holiday flight with Air Unlimited to enjoy the Bahamian Christmas traditions in Eleuthera!
The island of Eleuthera – one of the direct flight locations for Air Unlimited – has the perfect weather during the month of December. The island is filled with cool breezes, covered in soft powder-like pink sands and surrounded by an array of clear blue seas. If you need a holiday vacation to relax and melt your worries away, this island will leave you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed.
Resorts on the island have certain festivities to keep the holiday’s spirit thriving. Participate in family-fun activities during the day and night, such as holiday cookie decorating or a sangria contest at The Cove. Walk around the island during the evening and you can hear local Christmas carolers singing along to “Salute the happy morn” and “Christians awake,” as well as many more.
Bahamian food is the center of attention during the holiday season. The traditional Bahamian Christmas delicacies are ginger beer, black cake, imported apples and grapes, garlic pork, pepper pot, and sweet ham. These delicious dishes and drinks are commonly feasted upon during the season with local restaurants taking on their own twists to each dish.
To complete your Christmas stay in Eleuthera, join in on one of the biggest parades that take place all over the islands that make up the Bahamas – the Junkanoo Festival. Witness the festival and colorful participants dance to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, drums, whistles, and songs. Become captivated in this powerful and energetic celebration and dress up in colorful costumes to dance, twirl and stomp the ground with locals. Feel free to sway along and enjoy the parade with hundreds of others who look forward to the parade year-round.
Christmas in Eleuthera has the best of both worlds for anyone looking to take a holiday vacation. From relaxing on the beach to dancing in the street – book your Christmas flight with Air Unlimited today!
Time slows down when you take your first step on the pristine Pink Sands Beach on the coast of Dunmore Town. A seafront village that began as a summer residence for the first governor of the Bahamas, Dunmore Town provides picturesque views away from the more touristy spots on the island.
It is easy to get lost in the tropical hideaways of Dunmore Town. This secluded village is the perfect destination for a vacation full of relaxation and fine dining. Air Unlimited will fly you right into North Eleuthera and the only thing separating you from this heavenly town is a ten-minute drive to the ferry dock and a scenic ferry ride over to Harbour Island!
Air Unlimited recommends these historic and relaxing resorts to experience the luxury, elegance and charm of this quaint town in Harbour Island. If you’re ready to dip your toes in crystal blue waters and lay out on powdery pink sand while your skin warms from the rays of the sun, then these are the resorts for you:
- Melt all your worries away on any part of this 20-acre timeless Bahamian jewel that is famously known for leaving a place in your heart – forever. The Pink Sands Resort is historic, classic, elegant and a true beacon of Bahamian luxury. Private, winding and palm-shaded paths meander their way through lush rambling gardens full of flowering hibiscus, frangipani and fruit trees, leading to 29 luxurious cottages, villas and homes. Each cottage was characterized by a British Colonial, old Bahamas aesthetic with a beachy feel, having modern amenities and first-class service.
- The staff of The Dunmore invite their cherished guests to the ever-welcoming island retreat. Breezy patios, vintage rattan, pink conch shells and 1960s glamour is what makes up this resort paradise. Built by an award-winning architectural firm and designed by a Nassau-based interior designer to emulate the island’s timeless 18th and 19th century style. This 10-acre tropical hideaway is steps from the soft pink sands of Pink Sands Beach. Wake up in one of the prestigious guest cottages and overlook the blue oasis of the ocean while soaking in the warm Bahamian charm.
- Intimate and secluded, this charming family-run hotel has an eclectic mix of accommodations. Choose from five tent cottages, three beach shacks and seven rooms to accommodate your vacation wants and needs. The tent cottages are framed by swaying coconut palm trees with a stunning view of the ocean. The Tree Trunk tent cottage has two palm trees that protrude through the roof to give that continuous outside beach setting. The Beach Shacks feature a sun deck and outdoor claw foot tub and king size Bahamian vintage style bed. Wake up and feel as if you’re away on your own private island.
No matter where you stay, you will experience the essence of the Bahamian charm in Dunmore Town. Air Unlimited hopes you stay awhile and if there is one piece of advice, it’s to extend this vacation. Your tropical paradise awaits, plan ahead and book now!
While we push through these last few months of colder weather, many of us are already dreaming of the sun and are looking ahead to spring break. We all know about the typical spring break destinations, but a trip to the Abacos is perfect for those of us craving a more unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. The Abacos offers something for every traveler, whether you’re looking for a destination with exciting nightlife or somewhere to relax and unwind with your family.
For people looking for ultimate relaxation, your days can be spent with your toes resting in the powdery sand or floating in the turquoise waters. The Abacos are also home to many luxurious spas, such as the Island Spirit Day Spa in Treasure Cay and the exclusive spa available at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Marsh Harbour.
Couples who want a romantic getaway will appreciate that the Abacos feel more private. Days can be spent enjoying the amenities at any of the high-end resorts, and once the sun goes down, evenings can be spent with a drink in hand and a delicious meal at any of the restaurants on the islands. Some restaurant and nightlife recommendations include The Bae in Marsh Harbour and the Treasure Sands Club or Coco Beach Bar and Grill in Treasure Cay.
Families and adventurers will be happy to know that fewer crowds make booking excursions easier than ever. With so many great options, the hardest part will be choosing which ones to do. Some family-friendly activities worth exploring include Cruise Abaco, which offers both charter services and day sails where guests can visit surrounding islands, and Dive Abaco for snorkeling and underwater adventures. Additionally, for those interested in art, Little Harbour is the perfect place to visit, housing a small artist colony.
On the days you don’t have an excursion booked, there is still plenty to see. Each island is home to world-class beaches, native wildlife, spectacular landmarks, such as the Hope Town Lighthouse, and quaint towns full of history. Explorers young and old can spend their trip embracing the island life, learning about the Bahamas and interacting with locals.
The Abacos have something for everyone to enjoy, and the journey there can be just as special with Air Unlimited. To experience a unique spring break this year, consider flying to the hidden islands of the Bahamas in one of our luxury aircraft and arrive at your destination in style. By booking through Air Unlimited at www.airunlimited.com, you can have an unforgettable trip and be the envy of all your friends.