The Dunmore

The Dunmore

Three miles long and half a mile wide, Harbour Island has become renowned for old-world glamour, pastel-coloured buildings, car-free streets, and a wondrous stretch of pink sand.  Sitting atop the crown of Harbour Island’s pink-sand beach, boasting some of the best views on the island, the Dunmore caters to the island’s most discerning visitors, while maintaining the history and charm that have made the Dunmore distinct. This islands laidback atmosphere provides a quiet retreat for those in pursuit of a laid-back island hideaway.

This small hotel was founded in 1963 and was operated as a private club where its guests, referred to as “campers”, all had to be invited to stay. However, it has since been opened up to travellers in pursuit of a luxury experience. With the beautiful low-rise cottages with names like Lime North, Coral West and Yellow West tucked away down a little path among the estate’s gardens, The Dunmore continues to be the epitome of refined elegance. Each cottage houses beautiful rooms with private patios and luxurious amenities such as Molton Brown personal care products, Nespresso coffee machines, and sumptuous bathrobes. Whilst a handful of private residences perfect for families, couples travelling together, or a larger group seeking more space are available. With added flexibility, each private residence provides guests with a variety of configurations, in addition to the amenities of the cottages as the hotel’s incredible facilities and services just a short stroll away.

All guests can expect complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboards and snorkelling equipment provided by The Dunmore to explore the aquamarine waters. However, if you would instead prefer motorised action, The Dunmore staff can arrange the hire of a jet ski, a private charter for further exploration or organise water skiing. Whilst, the Clubhouse is the perfect place to relax in the evening as this vintage 60s-era retro-glam dining room serves a sumptuous blend of French, Continental and Caribbean cuisine. Fresh local lobster tail, Caribbean Bouillabaisse, and Cajun Spiced organic chicken are just some of the options on offer as the Clubhouse elevates local ingredients to new heights, as the flavours dance on the taste buds of every diner.

Dunmore Town itself is the perfect town for exploration, once the British colonial capital of the Bahamas, it was governed by Lord Dunmore, who had overseen New York and Virginia. When he arrived on Harbour Island in the 1780s, he created a grid pattern of a dozen streets and with beach access every 400 yards. The clip-clop of hooves may have been replaced with the whir of golf carts, but the daily pace since Dunmore’s time hasn’t changed all that much. As the town, (the only town on Harbour Island) evokes the laid back atmosphere evident across the Bahamas. Explore alone, or participate one of several walking tours as you meander your way through streets lined with palm trees, pastel-coloured houses and unique restaurants and shops.

  • Best Beach Resort – Celebrated Living’s Platinum List, 2017
  • Perched on Harbour Islands stunning pink-sand beach
  • Complimentary use of water sports equipment
  • Jet Skis and private charter available for further exploration
  • The 60s-era retro-glam Clubhouse restaurant serving delightful cuisine
  • Beautiful low-rise cottages and spacious private residences – perfect for groups and large families
General Information Facilities Perfect For Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 15:00 Cottages & Private Residences Couples Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00 Clubhouse Restaurant Groups
Beach Access Jet Skis and Private Charter Families

Contact us today to book your luxury holiday to The Dunmore. Visit our contact us page to submit an enquiry form, or live chat with our team online.

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