Travel Blogs from Harbor Island
... Josh and I took several spins on the water slides and the morning was actually pretty nice (although overcast).
Around noon the skies behind the ship became pitch black and I knew we were in for a storm so we packed up our belongings and went over to grab lunch at Cookies, Too (where our dining room team was working). I’m so glad we did this as we beat the lunch rush and the rush to take shelter when ...
... How awful! And not being there to support and help is very hard. Feel so sorry for everyone, it was so sudden. May his good good soul rest in peace.
The guests left today so the captain asked if I can stay a few more days to help detail the boat. I will go back to Florida by the end of the week sometime. What an adventure it has been!
P.S. the title of my blog is a word that one of the guests, Michael created. It is another word for the Afrikaans language, classic!
... whole evening was so special. Kids of about 5 years old dancing as if they were born to do it, inspiring music and of course the conversations. Michael, a local Bahamian told me about his dreams to start a charter company on the island. He says he is 25, why should he rush to get away from the town, when he has paradise on his doorstep. Maybe a mindset everyone should have. I was invited to the lighthouse keeper and his fiancÚ's home where I tasted the most ...
After arriving and clearing through Bahamas customs in Spanish Wells on November 14, 2012, and with Bob and Wally still with us, we relocated a short distance away to anchor off The Bluff, Eleuthera. Bob and Wally's flights home were two days away, departing from the North Eleuthera airport, so we had some time to loiter in the north Eleuthera area. There was plenty to explore. After a brief dinghy ride ashore and a stroll ...
... and no other boats. Really protected too, with a great beach. Then next day on to Spanish wells where we anchored outside the harbour at Russell Island. Met up with Snow Bird again and had drinks with them and Unicorn aboard Windwalker. walked the town of Spanish Wells and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Rock House Harbor Island
My daughter was married at the Rock House on November 6, 2004. She stayed there for a week and I was there for four days. I can not say enough about how wonderful the owners Don and Wallace make you feel while you are there. Their staff prepared the rehearsal meal and the wedding meal which was top notch four star in my book and everyone else there would agree. Our wedding party consisted of 75 people. The staff also made you feel welcomed, were very friendly, as they were always asking if they could get you something. The wedding cake and flowers were prepared there at the hotel and one could not ask for anything more beautiful than that. My daughter looked absolutely beautiful with her bouquet of roses that Don had made as well as the flower arrangements on the tables. Upon leaving the hotel the next day, Wallace and Don were still asking if there was anything else they could do for you. My experience at the Rock House on Harbour Island, Bahamas was a wonderful one and I do hope to return there again one day. I would recommend it highly to everyone.
We feel compelled to respond to "never again". We have stayed at the Rock House several times and all we can say is we "can't wait to go back" !!!
Love Everything About It
We have been to Harbour Island a couple of times. We had my husband's 40th birthday celebration dinner there. The service and food were unforgettable. Everybody in our party agreed that the service is extremely accomodating and better than any other place on Harbour Island. Walking up the steps and entering the Rock House will put anyone in a good mood. We cannot wait to return!
We are an early thirties couple living in South Beach, Miami Beach, and we travel all over. Harbour Isaland was a jewel recommended by trusted friends who had frequented there. We listened to reviews of many of the hotels from friends , and studied online resources carefully. We jsut got back today after selecting the Rock House and staying four days. Quite simply, a beautifully restored historic home that is impeccably done with style and attention to detail, and it offers far better service and friendly, proactive staff that make a difference on a small island. We spent time while there checking out what we passed on (Pink Sands, Coral Sands, etc) and we were happy we did pass... Pink Sands is a wannabe snobatorium that is overpriced, inattentive and unconcerned with their reputation... we understand management has changed several times and none of them get it right. Coral sands has just been redone, and they seem to be a bit disorganized, but they have a nice facility, with need for gardening, and better service. One thing was strage, their common areas are silent and boring... nobody speaks, dead.
Best of both worlds!
If you are looking for high end accomodations but down home atmosphere then the Rock House is the place to go. The owners are totally hands on and see to your every need and treat you as one of the family. The staff are friendly and competent, entertainment is island exceptional and is pretty much a guaranteed wonderful good time!! The food is some of the best I have ever eaten. Can't wait to go back!! Kudos!!!!
As it turned out, The Rock House, particularly the main building, is a restaurant with rooms. Not knowing about the location of our room, we reserved the "Monkey Room." It was smack dab in the middle of their two restaurants, The Grill and their main dining room.
Incredible attention to detail!
The Best experience we have ever had at a Hotel. The owners are true gentlemen and pay attention to every detail,very hands on. There dedication and warm hospitality carry through to their staff. My wife and I had a truly awesome experience. We recommend the PineApple room.
Staying at the Rock House is the perfect compliment to Harbour Island.
The stylish and comtemporary features perfectly compliment the laid back and friendly atmosphere of the town. While feeling like part of the community the island, you are certainly a welcomed and appreciated guest at the Rock House. The modern, hip rooms, private cabanna surrounded pool, sweet linens and creative menu make the Rock House my new home on Harbour Island. We moved to the Rock House from another hotel last time (after Wallace showed us some rooms during some pre-dinner drinks) and have already arranged for our March visit.
Fantastic Boutique Hotel
I haven't stayed the night but I've visited numerous times for the exquisite food and the ambience.
The setting is island chic - the sort of place that goes Gold in Conde Naste because it is just the right size to be personable, comfortable, friendly and relaxing.
Harbour Island is extremely beautiful but sometimes a little basic.
This hotel gives you the cushion you need to enjoy nature during the day and then come back to nestle in luxury.
The Rock House ROCKS. The owners are hands on and can't do enough for you. 5 stars. I was staying at Pink Sands Hotel and spent all my time at the Rock. They will have my business on my return visit. PS. The Pink Sands Hotel was over priced, over rated, and under performed.