The beautiful archipelago of the Bahamas located in the Atlantic Ocean consists of more than 700 islands. It is located north of Cuba and the US state Florida is on its Southeast.
Harbour Island is the favourite destination for tourists, including many honeymooners, for the past many years. It is a charming little island with vast stretches of pink-sand beach. The post-card perfect locations and the turquoise waters and the sandy beaches which are bordered by palm trees give you a sense of paradise.
The pink hue to the beaches of Harbour Island is due to the presence of single-celled planktonic animal called foraminifera which has a reddish-pink shell. As they die and get washed up to the beaches where they blend in with the white sand and gives the pink hue to the sand.
These beaches are beautiful and also perfect for some adventure water sports activities such as skimboarding, diving, scuba diving, fantasy picnics to the nearby uninhabited islands, kayaking, bonefishing, skiing, snorkelling, jet ski and much more.
Other than beaches places of interest in the Harbour Island includes the remnants of Georgian architecture and buildings that gets an otherworldly charm from the white picket fences and the stunning bougainvillaea that frames their entryway.
The Loyalist Cottage, the 18th century St. John's Anglican Church and the ruins of a 17th-century fort built by the English attracts a lot of tourists.A large piece of driftwood, locally known as the 'Lone Tree ', stands alone on the sand at the Bay Street also attracts a lot of visitors mainly because of the mystery surrounding it. It appeared after the deadly hurricane Andrew that devastated the island in 1992. It arrived upright and it even moves around a bit during the high tides.
People still debate how it arrived at its current location and the species of the tree. It has become a famous landmark and an identification of the island. It is also one of the most photographed icons in Harbour Island.