We have explored nearly every cove of Harbour Island and larger Eleuthera , unoccupied when the first British settlers arrived in the 17th century. The Queens Bath (a collection of natural pools) on the latter is quite extraordinary.

Private Island, Windermere

Windermere Island, which is joined to Eleuthera by a bridge, is where we spent an awesome day on the beach. There are five miles of golden sand, peaceful lagoons and fiery sunsets. Over the decades, Windermere Island has retained its reputation of being home to those looking for privacy.

Accessible only by a small guarded bridge that connects it to the mainland, and by invitation only. IT’S WHERE KING CHARLES, HONEYMOONED WITH PRINCESS DIANA – BUT WE HAD WINDERMERE PRIVATE ISLAND BEACH ALL to ourselves .

HARBOUR ISLAND—a tiny sliver of land in the easternmost reaches of the Bahamas—is sometimes called the Nantucket of the Caribbean because of its concentration of billionaires, celebrities and colonial-era houses.


Dont miss Harbour Island, go to Sweet Spot Cafe, for exotic cocktails, such as an island daiquiri, made from coconut rum, mango pineapple and orange juice, or a Coral Heat, with vodka, grapefruit juice, black pepper, lime and sugar.

Cocoa Coffee House makes the best cold-brew coffee and Queen Conch the best conch salad. No sailing adventure is complete without indulging in the local cuisine, so don’t miss out on the best conch salad at Queen Conch, a true Bahamian delicacy rumored to be an aphrodisiac.

Conch heaven

The freshly caught conch is removed from its shell, cleaned in saltwater to remove the slop and slime (it gets better, don’t give up reading yet) and then freshwater, sliced up and served with onions, tomatoes, sweet pepper, salt, hot pepper, locally grown sweet oranges and fresh lime. They say it’s an aphrodisiac.

Ride horses on the beach and snorkel among the turtles.

I think a donation to a local charity or foundation is a must if you are a guest on a small island. Take a look at Global Empowerment Mission, which works tirelessly to rebuild the homes and lives of Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Fun fact:

Believe it or not, India Hicks was on the same beach just 500 meters away on the very same day. Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England, and comes from both British and design royalty.

“It’s where her godfather, King Charles, honeymooned with Princess Diana – but India Hicks appeared to have Windermere Island all to herself this Easter, judging by this uninhibited snap, where she is lying on a branch topless.“

One of nature’s true wonders, The Glass Window Bridge contrasts the rich blue water of the Atlantic with the turquoise waters of the Bight of Eleuthera.
Window Bridge
Shades of blue