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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Final Pirates Details

Modern-day Bahamian Pirates are coming to Harbour Island June 30 – July 1, 2017. These are not plunderers of ships laden with gold, silver, weapons, rum or other valuables – they come with good intentions and lots of fun!

The weekend-long event kicks off on Friday, June 30th at Valentines Resort & Marina with the Crow’s Nest Mix Mingle Happy Hour.

  • Time: 6pm – 10pm
  • Featured Cuban Cigar Roller @ $35 per cigar (pre-orders are recommended, due to high demand starting at 5:30pm with any of our Reckless Pirates Models)
  • Featured Drinks: Pirates Punch, Gully Wash, and Walk the Plank shots
  • Featured Appetizers: Conch fritters & conch bites
  • Merchandise sales: Reckless Slippers, T-shirts, Mugs, Hats, and more
  • Lots of Prizes and Surprises
  • Enjoy the sounds of DJ: Jamal Johnson & Reckless DJ’s Rev & Pressure
  • Take part in the Walk the Plank shots contest
  • 8pm Fashion Design and Model Show featuring Shelly Monique’s resort wear
  • 8:30pm Featured Fire Dance Show
  • 9pm Fashion Show featuring Jay-Jay Percentie “Prince of Dunmore” Summer 2017
  • 9:30pm Bahamian Dance contest
  • 10pm Mini-Junkanoo Rush-out with guest participation welcomed – starting at

During the evening, there will be ticket sales for Reckless on the Road with ID band for Saturdays Carnival March @ $35 per person.

Saturday, July 1st is the Reckless Pirates Carnival Road March and Street Party. The parade route will take the party from Valentines Resort south onto South Street, proceeding on Dunmore Street to Duke Street and back around on Bay Street to end back at Valentines.

Along the route

  • Walk the Plank “shots”, Gin & Coconut water, Pirates Rum Punch, water
  • Rum soaked fruit slices
  • DJ Music Jamal Johnson (local), DJ Rev (Reckless) & DJ Pressure
  • 4 stops at local establishments
  • Light music, Kids corner, live grill while supplies last

After Party – Grill & Chill from 3pm to 6pm at the pool deck at Valentines Resort.

The Reckless Pirates Carnival Band was formed in 2016 by businessmen Obie Roberts and Paul Farquharson Jr. Reckless Pirates seeks to inform, educate and entertain Bahamians and our many foreign visitors on our beautiful, rich 300 year history of piracy in the Bahamas.

For more information about this event call 242-448-4904 or email recklesspirates242@gmail.com; or contact Valentines Resort on 866-389-686.

Valentine GymIn March of this year Valentines was proud to announce the opening of the new Valentines Fitness Center for resort and marina guests. We also introduced the Fresh Picks farmers market so guests could obtain fresh locally grown fruits, produce and baked goods to promote an even healthier resort experience.

The new gym is a total workout experience with a variety of strength, conditioning and cardio equipment. Combined with the pool, the seasonal Fresh Picks weekly market, the Dermalogica Spa and all of the natural beauty and splendor one associates with Harbour Island and the Pink Sand Beach, Valentines is the healthy vacation choice.

The Valentines Fitness Center is open daily and features some of the finest fitness, cardio, strength and conditioning equipment offered by Body Solid,. Here’s a little insight:

Treadmill for Cardio and Endurance

Walkers and joggers love a good reliable treadmill for cardio and endurance training. Our new advanced LED system and the latest technology provides a user- friendly, simplistic design featuring a large dot matrix display. The easy to read & control screen features track, speed and incline profiles intermittently for efficient feedback on the progress of the workout.

Whether you’re walking or running, each console button is oversized for easy speed and incline adjustability plus the Heart Rate Feature, a pulse window displays heart rate through the stainless steel sensors on each side of the treadmill.
Stationary Bikes for Cardio and Endurance

Stationary Bikes for Cardio and Endurance

Exercise bikes are a comfortable and proven way to improve cardiovascular conditioning. The Valentines Fitness Center features the Body Solid upright spin cycle for the serious cardio enthusiast and a recumbent bike for those who prefer endurance training. The Body Solid recumbent bike features fully integrated touch screen with instant access to exercise and heart rate programs, plus features time, distance, calorie consumption and heart rate information.

Distance Running Training

If the gym is the place you want to do your daily running, we feature the Octane Zero Runner. This state of the art true running machine features a natural motion that replicates walking, jogging or running with a dynamic stride length up to 58” to accommodate users of all sizes, plus the patented hip and knee joint technology keeps your training at the safest possible level. It also features the intelligence readout that traces your stride and displays all of the essential workout data.

Strength and Conditioning Training
At Valentines you’ll find the traditional free weight dumbbells and other traditional fitness items for your strength and conditioning program. We’ve taken your commitment to your workout seriously and have added two great stations by Body Solid, the multi station where you can do 6 workouts all at one station with weights up to 200 lbs, and the Cable Crossover system which offers an unlimited number of exercises. Today, cable crossover machines are a staple to any gym, health club, fitness center, or workout facility.

Valentines Resort and Marina are committed to making the stay for our guests the best ever! The addition of the new gym and this top rate equipment will please any fitness lover and is open to all resort and marina guests. Be sure to give it a try on your next stay, your body will thank you.

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