Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bahamas: Harbour Island and its Beautiful Pink Sands Beach, 2008

On our recent vacation to the Bahamas, we only had a few hours to check out Harbour Island, a small island to the east of Nassau. The ferry ride took two hours and passed by the small island of Spanish Wells before landing at Harbour Island. This island has become a high-end resort with what could be called an understated charm, but retains its traditional look in the buildings in the village. At the dock people are there waiting to rent you a golf cart (it cost us $50/day) to get around the island. If you go up the hill and park at the end of the narrow road, you can walk down the hill and encounter this marvelous pink sand beach, which stretches the entire 3-1/2 miles of the eastern shore of Harbour Island. The beach has been rated among the best in the world. Our time there was way too short (only a four-hour layover before we had to board the ferry to return to Nassau), but we took advantage of every minute.

Visit my webpage on the Bahamas at

Other websites:

Caribbean Folk Arts Network (Caribfolk) - Caribbean cultural network:

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas (Latin American Cultural Roots) - a nonprofit organization I founded in 1991 that presents Latin American cultural shows, exhibits, and workshops:

Raicesnews - Latin cultural events in the Philadelphia area: