Don’t tell anyone, but the tiny Harbour Island has long been a magnet for those in the know looking to escape the over-tourism of the Caribbean. Beneath the bushels of bougainvillea, you’ll find the Bahama House—a 200-year-old, coral-hued boutique hotel that feels like visiting your wealthy best friend’s holiday home.
Within it’s a riot of retro colonial-meets-Bahamian décor and charming style, with pastels, cane furniture, and parrot and starfish motifs. Sink into a rare book in the living room library or head to the Tiki Bar for a fragrant, rummy Goombay Smash to get in the holiday mood.
Alternatively, engage one of the guides for adventures in deep-sea fishing or cliff-jumping into the sapphire sea. Dunmore Town, within which the hotel is set, is also a cultural immersion in the waiting.