Harbour Island’s Exquisite Beauty


With its sprawling world-famous pink sand beaches and lush tropical gardens, Harbour Island (just off Eleuthera) is the Caribbean’s best kept secret paradise. The largest island settlement is Dunmore Town — a quaint, friendly and laid-back spot with a central location. The beautiful Tingum Village Hotel is located nearby, built in the authentic colonial style and home to beautifully kept tropical gardens.

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With Tingum as your base for tropical adventure you’ll be inevitably drawn to the magnificent eastern coastline with its pink-white fine sand and clear blue waters. Many visitors to the island comment on its relative ‘stillness’, a sense that despite its beauty, the island remains relatively undiscovered by other Caribbean tourists.

The 19 rooms, suites and cottages at Tingum are proudly unique yet nevertheless equipped with all modern luxuries including flatscreen TVs and coffee-makers (in some). There simply is no better place in the Bahamas to discover your slice of paradise than on the tranquil and beautiful Harbour Island. Pay a visit to Tingum Village and discover what real Bahamian hospitality is all about!


One of the most esteemed beaches in the Caribbean is just a short hike from Tingum Village, and serves as an irresistible draw for guests. The rugged path through to the ocean is an endeavor well worth its while and leads to a gorgeous, secluded beach. If you are ready to have your breath taken by nature then ask the staff for tips on excursions, they’ll be happy to help! Further down the coast you’ll find watersports or on the other side of the town near the harbour.

Harbour Island is famously a big fishing and yachting community, which is what most of the conversations here center around. However, you can find diving at Valentine’s — a full-service dive operation located in the harbour.

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat where time slows down to a recuperative pace; and where being casual and friendly is the norm rather than the exception; where you can get to know the other guests or just be alone; where you can experience some wonderful fruity drinks and good Bahamian cooking with a smile; then come and visit Ma Ruby and Tingum Village. No frills, just an affordable tropical haven perfectly suited for relaxation and exploratory tropical trips!

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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.