Relax The Tingum Way: Charm, Character & Comfort

From the Bahamas to Barbados, and the Caribbean to California — we live in a world where hotels and guesthouses are churned out to the same stale formula. Tingum Village bucks the trend. Set on peaceful, picturesque Harbour Island, just off Eleuthera, Tingum is a traditional and unique retreat offering 3 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach, a welcoming atmosphere and Ma-Ruby’s home cookin’. It is your parcel of paradise on our famously sun-kissed tropical island and a haven for truly slow-paced relaxation.

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Above all, Tingum Village provides an experience not just of paradise, but of a heartfelt chunk of family spirit, authentic island life, and home away from home.

All year round you’ll find Tingum to be quite the sanctuary for rest and recuperation. The cottages are presented residential style in green with lush tropical foliage all year round. The rooms are presented in a by-gone traditional style but nevertheless come immaculately clean, comfortable and equipped with modern necessities including ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Each cottage has a spacious terrace for unwinding after an exciting day of adventure and, to the delight of sea-faring guests, doubles up perfectly as a rapid-dry spot for all your dive equipment!

Guesthouse Information:

  • In-house restaurant Ma Ruby’s is famous the length and breadth of Eleuthera for its range of hearty, delicious and freshly prepared comfort food. Step out of your room and into Ma Ruby’s to experience the perfect marriage of native Bahamian flavors and American comfort food. Guests will also have the option to enjoy the fully stocked bar.
  • Tingum Village is very much a family-friendly hotel equally suited to adult-only groups and family groups. Couples bringing along kids can take advantage of the babysitting service to enjoy a romantic stroll and meal as they wish!
  • A full laundry service is offered for the comfort and convenience of guests. In-room amenities include TV, A/C, kitchenettes (suites), coffee-maker (in some) and hair-dryer (in some).
  • Perched on the idyllic Colebrook Street and surrounded by lush foliage, one of the most prized and exclusive beaches in the Caribbean is just a short hike from the steps of your room at Tingum Village. Largely untouched and exquisitely beautiful, the pink sands and clear blue waters stretch the Eastern length of Harbour Island and offer breathtaking views as well as watersports, yachting and diving opportunities.
  • The newest addition to Tingum is a fully-equipped 5 bedroom beach house offering a rooftop jacuzzi, heated swimming pool with a waterfall, and a wet and dry bar. This is the ultimate getaway for larger groups and offers an unrivaled experience of Harbour Island.

Fast Facts:

  • Tingum Village Hotel is located on the southern end of Harbour Island. Although the island is walkable, some visitors choose to bike or rent a golf cart to get around.
  • For many decades, Ma Ruby was the amiable host of both the guesthouse and her eponymous restaurant/diner. Today, Ma Ruby’s daughter Juanita leads front-of-house operations.
  • Tingum Village is family-owned and operated. The team is adept at making guests feel part of a special extended family, which helps explain why guests rate their stays to highly!
  • Ma Ruby was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth for her services to her community.

Commitment to Satisfaction

The team at Tingum Village goes above and beyond to make sure every guest finds their own little slice of tropical paradise on Harbour Island. The island has a reputation as a “hidden gem” and is perhaps best suited to guests looking for some peace and tranquility away from the Bahamas’ main tourist traps.

Nevertheless, there are excellent opportunities for diving and watersports for visitors into energetic activities. As always, feel free to direct questions to the attentive team if you’re searching for advice and/or recommendations!

Guesthouse Address:

Colebrook St, Dunmore Town
Harbour Island, The Bahamas
P.O. Box 61

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  • What guests say…

    Tingum Village Hotel was an irresistible choice for our stay on Harbor Island — scintillating pink beaches and lush vegetation dominate the landscape, and what better place to enjoy it from than a guesthouse with cosy, peaceful rooms as well as friendly staff and mouthwatering eats at Ma¬† Ruby’s. Fantastic!
    Paola S.
    These guys do all the simple things just right. This is a guesthouse rather than a luxury hotel and has an affordable price to match. The hotel staff were delightful, kind… faultless, frankly! Its a great choice for people who like a warm, family vibe and a convenient ‘base camp’ to explore the island.
    Stefan I.
    Ma Ruby is a truly special host — friendly, gracious and kind. The family atmosphere she fosters makes Tingum Village feel just like home. Once up in our room we found more home comforts including an amazing whirlpool bath tub: a fantastic way to unwind and clean up after a long day wandering the island […]
    Angela W.