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Harbour Island Might Just Be The Best Place On Earth To Lose Your Phone

Here at Uproxx, we want you to move. We want you to get plane tickets, to go to new restaurants, to meet new people. To move. If you’re sitting at your desk or reading this on your phone in between classes that means there’s hope. You’ve heard the call. You want to try something. With summer right around the corner and sunny weather on the horizon, you’re itching for something…different.

We’ve taken you on visual tours before. You’ve explored pink sand beaches and pristine islands as an armchair traveler. That’s not a bad thing, but we haven’t succeeded unless you decide to plan a trip of your own. We want you to see this stuff first hand. So this time, That’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re taking you to Harbour Island through the eyes of two photographers — myself (Parker Hilton) and my girlfriend, Jenelle Kappe. Harbour Island isn’t an easy place to get to. At minimum it’s two flights and a boat ride. But once you’re there. You’re there. You have fruit, conch salad from Queen Conch and cheap, cheap rum. As the great songstress Angie Martinez once said, “No concrete just sand, throw away your shoes!”

One can only hope, these images are enough for that last little push to get you out the door:

GETTING THERE

However you get to your connecting flight, you’ll end up on a flight like this to Eleuthera:

From there, you take a 5 minute cab ride, perhaps driven by this fellow:

To get on a boat, maybe driven by this man:

To get, here…

THE ISLAND

Once you’re there, things slow down a bit…

Getting anywhere on the island requires having a golf cart. you can rent them from any number of places near the dock. 

The conch heavy diet results in sights like this. MUST DO: Order the Spicy Conch Salad (ceviche)  from Queen Conch. It’ll last you for two meals and can’t be had anywhere else. 

If giant snails aren’t your game. I get that. They have fruit, and it’s damn good.

There are bigger homes on the north and south ends of the island, but in general life is relatively modest.

Like many tropical islands, Harbour Island (“Bri-land” to locals) is super chicken heavy.

Things to Check Out

Local ruins are a short drive and easy to spot. There are some very cool places to check out.

We found some hush hush swimming spots that were a stone’s throw from the more crowded spots (which themselves only had 10 or so people).

Everyone we talked to hadn’t seen a shark in weeks.

But…y’know…

The place is magic. With a mellow tidal swing you can walk out to places like this.

And free, uncrowded, beaches can be found no problem…

These are different abandoned beaches.

And the sunset game is on point. 

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