Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas


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

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

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.


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 or friend them on Facebook. For reservations call (866) 389-6864 or email

Bahamas Junkanoo

Bahamas Junkanoo

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; or contact Valentines Resort on 866-389-686.

VRM wedding couple


Congratulations to Lauren Heximer & Nathan Medeiros of Hamilton, Ontario who are the lucky winners of the Harbour Island honeymoon stay at Valentine’s Resort and Marina. Sixteen couples/contest winners are staying at 16 different wedding destinations with simultaneous wedding ceremonies on November 16, 2016.



Here’s the full story:

GLOBE NEWSWIRE (Aug. 23, 2016) — The countdown is on as sixteen (16) couples eagerly wait for their wedding day in paradise. With The Bahamas 16 Weddings three months away, couples are in the final stages of planning and finalizing the details of their special day.

The blissful Canadian couples will be a part of sixteen weddings in various locations all transpiring simultaneously with one thing in common, their love. The weddings will take place on the alluring islands of Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Harbour Island, Grand Bahama, Long Island, Nassau and Paradise Island.

The Bahamas 16 Weddings Invitation competition asked engaged couples to submit creative photos or videos that enhanced a theme wedding, designated by the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism, by creatively incorporating something from a selected Bahamas island into their wedding.

The submissions were required to be supplemented with a brief story of their love and their reasons for wanting to marry in The Bahamas. The most creative entries were short-listed by the consumers by voting on social media and The contest officially closed on June 10, 2016.

The 16 lucky couples that will exchange vows on November 16th in The Bahamas are:

  1. Lauren Heximer & Nathan Medeiros of Hamilton, Ontario – Harbour Island
    2. Agnes Meldrum and Travis Matubis of Blackfalds, Alberta, Exuma
    3. Krista Coward & Christophe McMahon of Mitchell, Ontario – Andros
    4. Jessyca Sylvestre & Jason Danyluk of Windsor, Ontario – Grand Bahama Island
    5. Nicole Vogel & Michael D’Aoust of Sherwood, Alberta – Abaco
    6. Kristen Cormier & Adam Morris of Burlington, Ontario – Grand Bahama Island
    7. Alycia Park & Ryan Yaremko of Stoney Creek, Ontario – Cat Island
    8. Dawn Saunders & Darryl Flowers of Pickering, Ontario – Eleuthera
    9. Katrine Martyn & Curtis Streeter of Pickering, Ontario – Nassau
    10. Tiffany Jones & Nabil Badre of Edmonton, Alberta – Abaco
    11. Debbie Thompson & Jason Carrington of Toronto, Ontario – Nassau
    12. Lana Newell & Mark Voisin of Bedford, Nova Scotia – Exuma
    13. Tara Noone & Mike Sylvester from Kitchener, Ontario – Long Island
    14. Megan Cull & Curtis McDonald of Cochrane, Alberta – Grand Bahama Island
    15. Olivia Muc & Robert Surgeoner of Winnipeg, Manitoba – Bimini
    16. Dayna Sawatzky & Tyler Pugh of Edmonton, Alberta – Paradise Island

Each couple will receive round-trip airfare to The Bahamas, hotel accommodations, meals, a wedding ceremony, cake, flowers, champagne, rehearsal dinner, a small reception, a videographer and a personal wedding coordinator to assist with planning their wedding.

For more information on hosting a wedding at Valentines Resort, visit or call 1.866.389.6864.


Paul Leitzan, nephew of Dean Spychalla

Paul Leitzan, nephew of Dean Spychalla

Each year Valentine’s Residences Resort and Marina, Harbour Island, Bahamas, participates in the biggest air show and display in the US, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Venture 2016 promoting small aircraft fly-ins to Eleuthera and luxury vacations at Valentine’s Resort. Valentine’s offers a variety of group events making it the perfect escape for private pilots flying solo or in groups of any size.

Dean Spychalla, Director at Valentine’s Resort, shared this interesting story about the resort’s connection with this great event:

My nephews Paul, Ernie, and Alex are all current and former Navy Aviators/Pilots. My dad was a pilot. My nephew’s grandfather was a Navy Intelligence Officer. My daughter Illiana, Director of Sales at Valentine’s Resort was on hand with her cousins to meet Paul when he landed his F-18 Hornet Growler at the air show.

Air Venture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin is the busiest airport in the world. Illiana was at the airshow representing Valentine’s Residences Resort and Marina. Pilots tend to have big boats…

Private pilots can read more about our flying into Eleuthera and our Private Pilot’s special resort deal at Valentine’s Residences Resort & Marina.

In the spirit of providing new and entertaining events, Valentine’s Residences Resort and Marina is hosting a Kentucky Derby Race Day party. Enjoy the beach, relax at the pool or join in for some group fun!   Pre-race broadcast starts at 4:00 PM EST but our celebration starts at 10:00 am so plan your day accordingly to maximize the fun.

Here’s the Valentine’s line-up for the Saturday May 7th, 2016 race day:

Prize Giveaways

Mint Juleps $9 All Day!

Special Race Menu Starting @ 10am Featuring:
Nyquist Shrimp & Grits $20
Gun Runner Chicken & Waffles $15
Lani Pork Sliders $15
Destin Chicken Salad Sandwich $14

Mor Spirit Cheesecake $9

We’ll all be watching and cheering at this year’s Kentucky Derby Day event at Valentine’s. Come watch with us, we’re going to have a real good time! Big, festive Kentucky derby hats encouraged.

Kentucky Derby at Harbour Island