Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Happy Thanksgiving

posted by on November 21st, 2019

Join us for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends at the Boathouse Restaurant – Thursday, November 28th! Please Make Your Reservation in Advance.

Happy Thanksgiving

 

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Happy Thankgiving

Celebrate the Kickoff of Spring 2018 in style at Valentines Residences Resort and Marina, the “Heartbeat of Harbour Island”. Throughout the coming month, the resort will be home to the following events:

• Spring Break Kick-Off Pool Party: Join us for some fun in the sun, Friday, March 9th from 1-8 pm as we kick-off Spring Break 2018. Our pool party will feature entertainment by DJ Carmen, and popular Spring Break activities including a beer drinking competition, pool games, limbo, slip and slide and JELLO shots-we’ll even be crowning a “Mr. and Mrs. Spring Break.”

• NCAA March Madness: Take in all of the March Madness action with a view that can’t be beat at Rooster Tail Bar, overlooking Valentines’ world-class marina. Cheer on your favorite team while enjoying shot and beer bucket specials from March 11th-April 2nd.

• St. Patrick’s Day: Wear some green and spread some Irish cheer for St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17th Valentines will feature live music, drink specials, green beer and JELLO shots from 4-6 pm. Guests celebrating in a costume will get one complimentary beer.

• Spring Break Party: Our second Spring Break Pool Party will take place March 24th and feature the same fun as the kick-off party with entertainment by DJ Carmen, the crowning of a “Mr. and Mrs. Spring Break,” a beer drinking competition, pool games, limbo, slip and slide and JELLO shots.

• Easter Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt: Join us April 1st for an Easter celebration fit for the entire family beginning with an Egg Hunt at 11 am. We’ll also be offering a brunch featuring hand-carved roasts, traditional holiday favorites and desserts.

For details on these events, visit https://blog.valentinesresort.com/events.

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. 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.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 1-866-389-6864 or visit http://www.valentinesresort.com.

Chef Josef Swoboda at Valentines Resort

posted by on November 07th, 2017

Meet The Chef

Chef Josef Swoboda

With its famous pink sand beach, world-class dining, and shopping, Harbour Island has long been a favorite stop among yachters. Valentines Residences Resort and Marina, the largest marina complex on Harbour Island in The Bahamas, has 51 transient slips, 33 of which are over 80’ with 7’ draft. Several slips have a 9’ draft and the marina has accommodated vessels up to 204’.  The full-service marina offers diesel fuel service, full electric, unlimited fresh RO Water, wireless internet access, and nighttime security. Additional amenities include an upscale 41 room luxury resort, 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.

Valentines Marina has recently completed several updates to their state-of-the-art facility including a newly installed marina relay protection switch which ensures a stable supply of electricity guest’s boats.  Valentines came through Hurricanes Irma and Maria with no damage and its marina is fully operational and ready to receive guests, boats and super yachts for the winter yachting season.

Valentines is the Winner of The Best Marina in The Bahamas from the World Travel Awards and a proud member of the Association of Bahamas Marinas. Those interested in making a reservation should call 1 (866) 389-6864 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com or visit www.valentinesresort.com for more information.

While many of you remember the great times from past visits, those of us at Valentines Resort and Marina have continued our efforts towards ongoing improvements to make your future stays even more pleasurable.

  1. Everyone loves the world famous Pink Sand Beach, just a short walk from Valentines. Now you can enjoy the newly updated boardwalk making beach access easier than ever before. Experience the romance of the sea with a stroll along the turquoise waters and pink sands!
  2. Valentines Marina has been the welcoming docking site for many sportfishing vessels, yachts and smaller boats for Bahamians getting away for a boat cruising weekend. Capable of handling yachts up to 180 feet Valentines Marina is ready for superyachts and their crews.
  3. The Valentines Pool Plaza is one of the most photographed spots ranging from poolside shots of their families to the iconic overview from the 2nd floor suites. The plaza is also available for hosting special events and parties.
  4. The fitness minded haven’t stopped bragging about the newly renovated Valentines Fitness Center. Indulge in a little cardio or fitness workout with the latest technology with our new equipment and free weights.
  5. Make your next conference one they will talk about all year at the new Valentines Conference Center, opening in December 2017. Now you can mix business with pleasure and share the experience with your loved one with a resort suite and all of the amenities of the resort and Village!
  6. The Valentines Dive Center and proprietor George Gross offer incredible scuba and snorkeling experiences. You can visit some amazing Harbour Island underwater sites and event take PADI training courses. Visit the Valentines Dive Center Website for more details.
  7. Want to add a little island spice to your wardrobe? Visit the Village and Calico Trading Company for high end, international, name brands of swimwear, resort wear for Men, Ladies, and Children, plus beach cover-ups, sandals, handbags, and so much more.
  8. Give yourself a little extra special treatment at the Dermalogica Spa located in the Village, where you can pamper yourself with a massage or a variety of skin treatments and products. Sometimes you just need to say “yes” to yourself!
  9. Starbucks in Paradise…that’s what guests say about the Cocoa Coffee House. Wake up to your favorite morning brew and breakfast treat. Brewed, baked or freshly made, that’s what makes the Cocoa Coffee House so special!
  10. The newest addition to the Village is the Fresh Picks Market, home to seasonal vendors bringing guests the best fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more right for sale right here at Valentines. Provision your room or yacht with the best in The Bahamas!
  11. It’s food and beverage time! Valentines’ own The Boathouse Restaurant and The Rooster Tail Bar offer the best in local dining with an international flair. Stop by for a crafted tropical drink or cold brew and enjoy the best sunset view on the island!
  12. Valentines Marina for two consecutive years became the landing point for the Reckless Pirates annual event. This popular event will now be taking place right here on the docks and boardwalk through the Village at the quarterly event. Now you can enjoy it four times a year!

Valentines Resort and Marina and the Village have taken vacationing to a new level on Harbour Island by enhancing what everyone enjoyed before with even newer, great things. We always said “There is something at Valentines for everyone!”, now we have added even more.

Bring yourselves, families, romance or business groups for an experience they will never forget! Visit us at Valentines Resort and Marina Website for all of the details. For more information or reservations call (866) 389-6864 or email reservations@valentinesresort.com.

Valentines Village

Valentines Village

Harbour Island Bahamas Off Season Hours

posted by on September 18th, 2017

As with many destinations in The Bahamas and the Caribbean, Harbour Island slows down in the months of September and October. (But Valentines Resort is open ALL YEAR LONG!). We created this helpful chart on which businesses are open and which are closed during these months. Even though not all businesses are open, this is still a wonderful time of year to visit – beautiful weather (normally) and quiet, unspoiled beaches. Check out our website and come see us https://www.valentinesresort.com!
Harbour Island Bahamas Off Season

Closing re opening dates of Harbour Island

August 1st and the 2017/2018 Lobster Season opening is just around the corner and marina and hotel reservations have reached full capacity throughout The Bahamas, including at Valentines Resort & Marina.

Here is a listing of rules and regulations for harvesting in The Bahamas and returning to U.S.  with your catch.  Be sure to double check prior to your trip to be sure there were no changes since the date of this publication.

Season: August 1-March 31

  • Bag limit: 6 per person (You may never have more than this limit on your boat, regardless of how many days you’re in The Bahamas.)
  • Size: 3 3⁄8 inches carapace length or six inches tail length. (Be careful—the U.S. carapace minimum is 3 inches, so pay attention on how you measure your lobster.)
  • You must possess a valid Bahamas cruising permit anytime you are on board your boat or in water when not on a dock, obtained at a designated Port of Entry.
  • Spearing legal lobster is legal in The Bahamas.  You may only us a pole spear or Hawaiian sling.
  • No scuba gear can be used while taking lobster.
  • Egg-bearing lobsters are protected.
  • Any lobsters harvested in The Bahamas during their open season cannot be transported by private vessel into state waters during Florida’s closed season.
  • Lobsters brought back to Florida must be in whole condition (not tailed).
  • When transporting by air to any US destination you should contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service for regulations regarding transport of lobsters, fish and conch.

Always be aware rules & regulations are subject to change at any time.  Be sure to check for any changes with the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources at https://www.bahamas.gov.bs.

Valentines will be celebrating the opening of Lobster Season with special dishes at The Boathouse August 1 – 7, 2017. For a look at the special menu visit https://blog.valentinesresort.com/lobster-season-special-dishes-at-the-boathouse.

 

It’s time for Lobster Season! To celebrate the start of the season, The Boathouse at Valentines Resort and Marina has created a week’s worth of special, mouthwatering dishes starting August 1. Check out the schedule and make your reservations today – 242-333-2142!

Valentine Lobster Week

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The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields. Valentine’s Residences Resort and Marina’s receiving and bringing this prestigious award to Harbour Island is an achievement the staff are extremely proud of.

Luxury Travel Guide Awards pay tribute to and commend all those who have excelled in the industry with strong competition in every category. Over half a million people will see Valentine’s featured in the Luxury Travel Guides Awards Winner’s Guide.

Congratulations to Dean Spychalla, Managing Director of Valentine’s Residences Resort and Marina and all of his incredible staff, for winning this prestigious award!

Waterside Dining at Valentines Resort and Marina, BahamasOne of the main reasons people take a Caribbean vacation is to spend as much time as possible being outdoors – enjoying the view and tropical breezes. So why be stuck inside during meal time and cocktail hour? Valentines Resort and Marina offers, hands down, the best waterfront dining options in all of Harbour Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be enjoyed al fresco and no place is better for sunset cocktails than our patio lounge. For more information and to view our menus and wine list, visit https://blog.valentinesresort.com/ResortDining.php.

Restaurants at Valentines Resort and Marina, Bahamas

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