Stretching 110 miles long but occasionally only a mile or so wide, this destination just east of Nassau is recognized by those in the know for its sweetly romantic pink-sand beaches and location on the Great Bahama Bank. 

In between the lapping waves of the deep Atlantic and the vibrant Caribbean Sea is improbable New England architecture dating back to the 1700s, and the charmingly Victorian administrative capital of Governor’s Harbour. Natural attractions include plentiful beaches, plus the Glass Window Bridge, Ocean Hole, and Preacher’s Cave, where recent excavations have revealed Arawak remains. Make sure to refresh with a taste of some of the world’s best pineapples, a treat so tasty there, an entire festival is dedicated to the fruit. Or hop on a boat for a ten-minute ride to Harbour Island, where you can stroll through Dunmore Town’s adorably pastel cottages and white picket fences, amble down its quiet streets in a golf cart, or enjoy its fashionable social scene by night.

Good to Know

  • No gay scene to speak of
  • Couples of all make-ups are welcome but discretion is advised
  • The Bahamas are becoming an increasingly gay-friendly, with much public support for equality
  • A small gay population is scattered throughout its islands, helping to modernize attitudes quickly

Featured Resorts:

Coral Sands Hotel


Perched on a bluff overlooking the turquoise Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas; Coral Sands Hotel is a divine luxury resort situated oceanfront in the heart of serene Harbour Island, just off of North Eleuthera. Famous for its pink sand Caribbean beach, sunny days, balmy nights and soothing breezes, Coral Sands Hotel in Harbour Island is one of the perfect Bahamas vacation destination.

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