Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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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.

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Sapodilla House Rental Villa Harbour Island

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Rooster

Lord Dunmore of Valentines

Valentines Residences Resort and Marina recently welcomed a new addition the family… We are pleased to introduce our rooster, Lord Dunmore! Lord Dunmore will be standing guard at our Rooster Tail Bar and Grill and greeting guests before they come through the door.  Lord Dunmore enjoys Harbour Island sunshine and being social, and he would love it if you would take a photo with him and share on social media. Use #LordDunmore and get a special shout out from Valentines!

A special thanks goes out to Natasha Shephard, Licensed Realtor at Dumnore Realty, for submitting the winning name into the Name our Rooster contest. Natasha won a free dinner for two at the Rooster Tail Bar & Grille where she can say hello to her friend, Lord Dunmore.

The Rooster Tail Bar and Grill is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a fun Happy Hour each day from 4 – 6 pm.

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