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New flights have been added from around the country to both North Eleuthera and Nassau making it fast and easy to get to Harbour Island.  Combine any of the flights below with one of the air-inclusive travel specials – like $250 Air Credit or Fly Free from Nassau – as the cherry on the top of your Valentines Vacation.  

Fly Direct to North Eleuthera

  • American Airlines will be flying direct to North Eleuthera from Charlotte, NC on December 22, 2018! 
  • Aztec Airways now flies direct to North Eleuthera from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) with multiple flights each week. Pets are welcome. Book online or call 844.359.2982. 
  • Exclusive flight rates for Valentine’s guests. Our guests can always save 15% on flights to Eleuthera on Silver Airways! Book flights on using Promo Code USATRAVEL. 
  • Direct flights are also available from Miami International and Atlanta International Airports.  See our Getting Here page for all the details https://www.valentinesresort.com/getting-here/arriving-by-air.

Fly Via Nassau

Guests of Valentines can also travel to North Eleuthera via Nassau on any of the multitude of daily flights.  In fact, getting to Nassau is now even easier than ever with all these new flights!

  • American’s year-round non-stop service from New York’s LaGuardia Airport will resume on December 22nd.
  • American will add a third daily flight to Nassau from their Charlotte hub beginning December 19th.
  • American will also begin new Saturday service between Chicago O’Hare and Nassau beginning December 19th, and a year-round service between Chicago and Nassau will be offered in Summer 2019.
  • Delta Air Lines is adding a second daily flight from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning October 1st.
  • Bahamasair has started a new nonstop flight from Houston with twice-weekly flights departing IAH every Monday and Thursday.
  • United also offers nonstop flight from Houston to Nassau on Saturdays.

These new flights are additions to the many, many flights already coming daily from Boston, Calgary, Dallas, Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Montreal, New York, Newark, Orlando, Toronto and Westchester NY.

See our Getting Here page for all the details https://www.valentinesresort.com/getting-here/arriving-by-air. 

Guests of Valentines Resort are able to make flight as well as hotel and marina reservations through our US Reservations Office at (866) 389-6864 or (954) 463-4519 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com.

Fresh Picks Farmers Market & Artisan Showcase at Valentines Resort & Marina on Harbour Island, Bahamas will start again on November 21st for Season 3 after completing its 2nd season with huge success.  The 4th of July weekend was its best yet with over 24 vendors!  

The Fresh Picks Farmers Market will be held at Valentines every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm starting November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving – just in time to pick up the absolutely freshest ingredients for your holiday dinner.  Fresh Picks will continue to showcase the best farmers, chefs and artisans from Eleuthera and Harbour Island. The event has developed into a great happening for attendees to access farm-to-table vegetables, herbs, greens, baked goods and more. Both locals and visitors have come to enjoy this weekly event. The market will run weekly through July 24th, 2019! 

Fresh Picks Farmers Market has become the premier opportunity for culinary professionals and artisans alike from Harbour Island and Eleuthera to showcase their crops and talent to the hundreds of attendees over the past two seasons. Every Wednesday you are bound to discover a new and noteworthy vendor. The flavors, energy, creativity and fun makes the Fresh Picks at Valentines Wednesday’s favorite spot to visit. We look forward to seeing you on November 21st, 2018 for the opening of the third season of Fresh Picks Farmers Market and Artisan Showcase.  To exhibit or for more information, e-mail harbourislandbuzz@gmail.com.

Fresh Picks Market

Fresh Picks Market

Harbour Island Autumn 2018 Business Hours

Harbour Island Autumn 2018 Business Hours

Valentines Residences Resort and Marina is giving guests complete confidence and peace of mind when booking their stay at the resort during the months of August, September and October.

To many, the warmer water temperatures and smaller crowds make late-summer and early-fall the ideal time to travel to the Caribbean, but others are apprehensive about taking a gamble with the weather.  Valentines will cover the cost of travel insurance for hotel AND airfare for guests staying at the property during the months of August, September and October.

Guests interested in participating in this promotion must book with Travel Allianz using Agent Code F004073. Once the reservation is completed, guests must send the Reservations Team a copy of the Certificate of Insurance. That amount will then be deducted from the resort bill with a maximum of $300 per reservation.

To take advantage of this offer, please email Beth Watson at Valentines on Beth@valentinesresort.com. Offer valid on direct bookings only.

New 6-bedroom Resort Vacation Rental Villa

Enjoy luxury villa accommodations with the comforts and services of a full-service resort – in world famous Harbour Island, Bahamas! The best of all worlds.

The Sapodilla House is a historic stone building which has been transformed into a stylish six-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage ideal for up to 12 guests. This beautiful home is part of Valentines Residences Resort and Marina and right on Bay Street with its interesting stores, art galleries, markets, and many world class Harbour Island restaurants.

Elegantly adorned with fine furnishings, state of the art electronics, and lush tropical greenery, the Sapodilla House at Valentines is a welcome addition to Caribbean luxury villas. Spacious open-concept layout and several openings to the five terraces and balconies ensure fresh ocean breeze flows freely throughout the interior space. On the private terraces, you’ll find alfresco dining for up to 16 people and comfortable outdoor living areas to sit and enjoy amazing Harbour Island views. Back inside, there’s formal dining for eight, a full kitchen, and games room.

This historic home is perfect for couples seeking a romantic touch, families with children and large groups.  There are two master bedrooms, French doors, louvered windows, and several balconies to enjoy breezy afternoons. The villa comes equipped with a fully equipped kitchen for cooking, Nespresso coffee machine. Wi-Fi, TV, and a washing machine & dryer (located in a separate building, so no noise distractions). The house has a generator and a pure water

The Sapodilla House is conveniently located near Valentines section of Harbour Island’s world famous Pink Sand Beach. Rentals for water sports, diving & snorkeling are located next to the resort. You can even visit nearby Bahamas famous swimming pigs.

In addition to affordable prices for groups, there’s also the bonus of a casual atmosphere, new friends, and discovering out-of-the-way places and adventures. Butler and chef are available as well as pre-arrival grocery shopping – please call for pricing.

For inquiries and reservations, please call 1 (866) 389-6864 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com.  For more information, visit https://www.valentinesresort.com/resort/sapodilla.

Recently named the “Best Small Hotel in the Caribbean” by Caribbean Journal, Valentines Residences Resort and Marina is a 39 room luxury resort in the heart of Harbour Island in The Bahamas. The 4.5-acre resort is just steps away from the island’s world-famous pink sands beach and home to a variety of amenities including Valentines’ Dive Center, Dermalogica Skin Center and Spa, Cocoa Coffee Shop, Calico’s Retail Shop, a well-equipped fitness center, state-of-the-art conference boardroom, and both indoor and outdoor dining at The Rooster Tail Bar and the Boathouse Restaurant.

Sapodilla House Harbour Island

Sapodilla House Rental Villa Harbour Island

Valentines Residences Resort and Marina is pleased to announce that it has been named 2017’s “Small Hotel of the Year” by Caribbean Journal, the world’s leading Caribbean travel publication.

According to Caribbean Journal, Valentines “achieves a difficult feat: combining a real, local feel with the amenities and quality of a modern, cutting-edge resort. On an island as historic and charming as Harbour Island, it’s even more difficult. But that’s just what the endlessly creative Valentines has done, with some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful guest rooms married to a vibrant, village-style layout.”

The annual awards celebrate the very best in Caribbean travel, and winners are selected by the Caribbean Journal’s editorial team.

Valentines Residences Resort and Marina is a 41 room luxury resort and home to the largest marina complex on Harbour Island as well as a variety of world-class amenities including a Dermalogica Skin Center and Spa, Cocoa Coffee Shop, Calico’s Retail Shop, Valentines Dive Center, a well-equipped fitness center, The Rooster Tail Bar, and The Boathouse restaurant.

To learn more visit https://www.valentinesresort.com/. For reservations call (866) 389-6864 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com.

the caribbean travel awards 2017

Celebrate the New Year in paradise with Valentines Residences Resort and Marina on Harbour Island in The Bahamas. To usher in 2018, the award-winning resort will be partnering with The Bahamas’ premier entertainment company, Reckless Pirates, to host a “Cultural Invasion” featuring a variety of events throughout the holiday weekend.

The celebration will kick-off Friday, December 29th with a fashion show by Calico Trading Co. from 5 pm-7 pm. A “Reckless Pirates’ Happy Hour and Glow Party” will take place immediately after at 7 pm and will feature live entertainment, games, drink specials and more. The festivities will continue Saturday, December 30th from 5 pm – 8 pm with a “Reckless Pirates Cultural Show” throughout the property, which will include a Junkanoo Rush Out, Reckless Pirates costume launch, live entertainment as well as fire and limbo dancing. On Sunday, December 31st, guests of all ages are invited to participate in a Family Treasure Hunt Party for cash prizes and giveaways. Entrance Fee will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.

On New Year’s Eve night, Valentines will host a “New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner” onsite at The Boathouse restaurant. Beginning at 6 pm, the dinner will offer a Prix Fixe menu featuring a delectable five-course meal and bottle of champagne for two. After dinner, guests will be treated to entertainment provided by The Bahamas’ very own Patrice Murrell from Nassau and fireworks at midnight. Dinner is $250 per person, plus 15% gratuity and 12% VAT.

Capping off the celebration on New Year’s Day will be a “Pirates’ Junkanoo Rush” Event, featuring a Pirates Fun Rush Junkanoo from 4-6 pm, and a Pre-Pirates New Year’s Rush Party at 6 pm with a portion of all proceeds to benefit the local and Government clean-up program and HIAS.

The events are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. To make a reservation for the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, please call 242-333-2142.

ABOUT VALENTINES RESIDENCES RESORT & MARINA

Named best Small Hotel in the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal, Valentines award winning resort is the finest Residence Resort on Harbour Island and well-known for its warm ambiance, spacious accommodations averaging 1000 SF many with full kitchens, a 51-slip full-service sport fishing and yacht marina, and the Island’s famous pink sand beach. To learn more visit http://www.valentinesresort.com or friend them on Facebook. For reservations call (866) 389-6864 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com.

Bahamas Junkanoo

Bahamas Junkanoo

Valentines Residences, Resort & MarinaWidely considered being located on the most desirable stretch of Harbour Island’s famous Pink Sands beach; Valentines’ private beach is nothing short of paradise. We are proud to announce the completion of a new boardwalk, making your way to Valentines’ private beach area has never been easier.

No need to navigate the old sandy pathway any longer, today guests are greeted with the new boardwalk that not only makes the journey to the sand a breeze, but offers breathtaking views of the clear turquoise water along the way.

Start planning your visit to Valentines and stroll the new boardwalk onto the beach voted “One of the best beaches on the planet”. Learn more about Valentines experiences and activities!

Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

PiratesThis past Fourth of July weekend Valentines Resort played host to a wonderful Bahamian cultural event, The 2017 Reckless Pirates Carnival: Briland Pirates Invasion.

Tourists and island locals were given a taste of all things Bahamian during this two-day event. Kicking off the event was the fashion showcase by Shelly Monique’s presenting her “Freedom Rush” collection. Shelly is a Bahamian born, self-taught artist and designer​ who draws inspiration from the vibrant colors of the Bahamas in her work.

Following Shelly Monique’s fashion collection, Latoya Rankine treated attendees to an interactive fire dance performance. Latoya is a Professional Fire Dancer who trained with the Bahamas National Dance School and Emanji Circus Arts and was awarded the title of Miss Cultural Bahamas in 2010.

To wrap up day one’s fashion presentations the evening ended with the Prince of Dunmore’s (JJ Percentie) Fall 2017 fashion collection and a show closing performance by the Showtime Junkanoo group.

Day two of the 2017 Reckless Pirates Carnival continued with a Pirates Road Invasion Parade led by a music truck and mobile bar. The parade, with participation open to everyone, moved through the streets of Briland with participants dancing and partying in celebratory fashion on foot and in golf carts. As the parade made it’s way through the streets many locals came out of their homes to participate in the free giveaways and sample all the tasty treats passed out by parade participants.

Valentines Resort and Marina has committed to hosting the popular Reckless Pirates Carnival in 2018.   Be part of this great Harbour Island event by making your reservations and travel plans early!

Trip AcvisorValentines is proud to announce the award of TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence. One of many accolades we have received for 2016/17, this award is completely based on past guest experiences and is a reflection on all aspects of the resort including facility care and quality, quality of staff interactions and quality of the guest’s experience.

 

We thought we’d share TripAdvisor’s criteria for the award:

What is the Certificate of Excellence?

Founded in 2010, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service. This designation is given to establishments that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Establishments earning the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and have continually delivered superior customer experience.

Who is eligible to receive a Certificate of Excellence?

Accommodations, eateries, airlines, vacation rentals and attractions worldwide are eligible to receive a Certificate of Excellence.

How are Certificate of Excellence recipients determined?

To determine Certificate of Excellence recipients we use a variety of user-generated content. This includes review ratings, overall rating and quantity and recency of reviews. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, a hospitality business must:

  • Maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five
  • Have a minimum number of reviews
  • Have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least twelve months

Learn more about Valentines Residences Resort and Marina on http://www.valentinesresort.com and call (866) 389-6864 for reservations.

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