Photo courtesy of Eleven Experience
Bahama House Inn
On an island that’s only 1.75 square miles with fewer than 2,000 people, anytime there’s a new hotel opening it’s bound to cause a stir—as did Bahama House when it opened on heavenly Harbour Island in January 2017. It’s the newest outpost from the trendy-chic folks at Eleven Experience, known for offering their clients tastefully hip elegance after a full day of bespoke adventure. Bahama House’s 11 suites are spread among a restored colonial home built in 1800, an annex, and two authentic Bahamian cottages, enclosing a freshwater lap pool, handmade tiki bar, and hot tub area. All rooms have been appointed with eclectically curated furnishings, artwork, and wall coverings, eschewing island kitsch for beach-enclave sumptuousness. While Bahama House leans more toward “soft” adventure than sister properties in Colorado, Iceland, and the French Alps, the flip-flop-wearing “experience managers” are on hand to arrange snorkeling and bonefishing excursions and paddleboard or kayak outings. Or they'll provide a fully stocked Yeti cooler for a day of simply lounging on the island’s famous pink-sand beaches.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Craving Nonstop Adventure?
In the Bahamas, the adventure-driven company Eleven Experience will reopen the historic Bahama House Inn this spring as a base for any aquatic desire you might have, from deep-sea fishing angling and bonefishing to kiteboarding to scuba diving. Landlubbers can play Robinson Crusoe on the inn’s private island.
By Ann Abel.
By Ann Abel.
Dunmore Street, Dunmore Town, The Bahamas