Pink Sands Resort
What We Love
- All cottages have air-conditioning and private patios with teak furniture
- One pool and two tennis courts
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Located 50 miles east of Nassau on sleepy Harbour Island
- Not all rooms have ocean views
- Happy hour at Blue Bar is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on 20 acres of Harbour Island’s three-mile Pink Sand Beach, the eponymous resort features 25 private standalone one- and two-bedroom cottages with garden or ocean views. All accommodations have white tray ceilings, iPod docking stations, tile flooring and double sliding wooden doors that open up to relaxing private patios. Resort amenities include a swimming pool, two tennis courts and Blue Bar, which doubles as a Caribbean bistro serving dishes such as grilled grouper fillet with cilantro, coconut rice, sautéed spinach and pineapple salsa.
In the Area
All activities on this low-key island involve the luminous azure waters. The resort has sunbeds and beach umbrellas for those who want to lounge on the sandy shores, as well as snorkeling equipment, paddleboards and kayaks for water-based fun. And if you want to see what you can reel in, ask the front desk to arrange a fishing outing on the reef or in deeper waters.
How to Get There
Pink Sands is a very nice place, and the beach is exceptional. It's only an hour flight from Miami, so it's easy to get there.
It's an old place, so it got the best real estate. A nice feature is that its spread out. The villas are quite separated. The rooms are large, even the tables in the restaurant have plenty of space. The resort was wiped out by a hurricane in the early 1990s so, for people who went before that, it probably isn't the same experience.
We loved our room, and the shower was great. Maintenance is a bit behind. The grounds are more natural than manicured. Our room, Loggerhead, had a fire alarm go off one night due to a low battery.
The staff was excellent. The food was fine. Have them pick you up at the airport. Rent a golf cart to get around during your stay. Harbour Island has a number of top notch restaurants so getting around and giving them a try is part of the fun.
I imagine we will return here.
This stunning resort, nestled on lush lawns and pink sand beach is officially my favorite getaway. From the time I arrived I was greeted by polite and smiley team, the kindness and service minded approach are deeply instilled here. I loved the island living luxury this boutique resort offers. Villas are spacious with a large walk-in closet, enough space for a wardrobe for two if you wish to stay month or more! Love it. Food... oh my! Did I mention the food? Perfectly seasoned dishes, chef’s homemade sauces, from pasta, beef, fresh seafood ...and conch! Presentation, taste, service - superior to none. Dinner at Malcolm 51 and lunch in Blue Bar are must!
Rent a golf cart while there to explore this intimate island. Walk, swim, eat, laugh, live and listen to many stories this gem is known for. Thank you and until soon again!
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Pink Sands Hotel. Having last visited the island 29 years ago when the hotel was ‘the’ place to stay we decided to go back for our 25th wedding anniversary. Pink Sands now has a number of lovely hotels along it and were we to go back again we wonder if we would stay at Pink Sands Hotel again?? The hotel felt a little tired, the pool certainly needs some updating and we never once saw anyone in it. Our room was wonderful with the most incredibly stunning beach view and private path to the beach. The bathroom was very much adequate so long as you had long nimble legs to climb the great wall into the bath to get to the shower. The staff were mostly all friendly and welcoming although some looked and sounded like it was all a bit of an effort although to be fair that was mainly at breakfast. The reception staff however were excellent. We met the general manager who was also extremely pleasant but we met him whilst having drinks at another hotel and never actually saw him at Pink Sands Hotel! We booked to go sailing for a day and asked the hotel at 8pm if we could arrange a packed lunch for the following day to be picked up at 10am so we were ready to get to the dock by 10.30am, not a problem at all they said. At 09.50 just as we were about to leave to collect our lunch we were phoned to say that as we hadn’t given them 24 hours notice they couldn’t make our lunch...we had only asked for 2 ham and cheese sandwiches with a piece of fruit...no drink, nothing else..14 hours earlier...really???!! Had the hotel been super busy we could have understood but as it was we were the only people at breakfast which surely meant the chef had 5 minutes to chuck 2 sandwiches together? No amount of pleading would change their minds but they were apparently very sorry for the inconvenience! Not really a great service and actually it did cause quite a lot of inconvenience and upset although we finally managed to get on the boat on time with something we found we could eat for lunch! The food however was very very good, we enjoyed every meal we had there. Their famous Blue Bar on the beach was beautiful with a view to die for but felt a little soulless at times. All in all we had a wonderful stay but it was hugely expensive and we did leave wondering if we would stay there again...
Class act all the way, from flight and travel to and from, to the hospitality of everyone on the island, our villa accommodations and the food and drink were off the chart. Let alone the absolute stellar beach. There is no beach like it and it should be on everyone bucket list to visit at least once. We are trying to fit another in our schedule as we speak!
One of the most beautiful beaches to spend a day on with the hint of Pink Sand. The excellent service from Nathan and Marvin was absolutely first class. Nathan even brought me water while exercising at the pool. The food was very good — however with off-season they were missing some items. Vincent was very knowledgeable about the wine and worked very hard take care of the guests. Our favorite server was Vanessa — she even brought an avocado for us from her house. The staff made the difference as the property itself is in need of painting and updating. A professional decorator could make some changes that would improve this property. There is a lot of deferred maintenance that needs to be done on the property. The STAFF was first class.