Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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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.

VRM Cacique awards

Tyrone Anderson, Manager of the Year Nominee, Vanessa Mayne and Hotelier of the Year recipient, Dean Spychalla at the 2017 Cacique Awards

The Ministry of Tourism and The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) honored Valentines Resort and Marina’s Dean Spychalla as 2017’s Hotelier of the Year, and Tyrone Anderson, Manager of the Year nominee at the 17th Annual Cacique Awards.

Considered by many to be the most prestigious travel award in the Bahamas, the Cacique Awards honor individuals in 25 categories in the hospitality and tourism sector. The Awards select individuals who demonstrate exceedingly high standards of service excellence along with dedication and commitment to the tourist industry

Valentine’s staff is proud of Dean and Tyrone whose personal achievements not only gave them this renowned recognition, but for bringing success to all aspects of the resort operations. All are proud of the award recognition and customer raves, many of which you can find on the reviews page in the Experience section of our website.

Calios Trading coCalico Traders is one of the great Harbour Island Shoppes located at Valentine’s Residences Resort & Marina. Calico is the perfect place to start for stylish apparel, handbags and beach bags, beachwear, gifts and sundries. The shop is proud to announce they have added a fabulous new manager – Gina Johnson.  Gina joins the team this season bringing with her, 14 years of customer service from the esteemed One and Only Ocean Club and the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. A born and bred Brilander, Gina is super-happy to return to her roots and take up this position at Calico which allows her to expand her interest in fashion whilst staying in touch with her passion – building an amazing customer experience!

We’re mad about Gina and we think you will be too – pop in anytime to say hello, shop, or share a story or two. Gina genuinely loves to hear about your island experience.

Be sure to visit the Harbour Island Shoppes  located right here at Valentine’s Resort and Marina for a variety of island fashion, fine jewelry, wines, teas, coffees and more!

Romance is in the air 365 days a year in Harbour Island, Bahamas

Valentines Resort

While for some Valentine’s Day is only day a year, we celebrate romance all year long at Valentines Resort.

The Valentines Resort Romance Package includes three nights in a Harbour View Luxury Junior Suite, Breakfast in Bed (one day), Lunch for Two on our deck, Dinner for Two, Massage for 2 at the Dermalogica Spa & Skin Centre and all taxes and fees.  Package rates are $2,047 from March 1 to April 18 and May 24 to July 30; $1,902 from April 19 to May 23; and $1,758 from July 31 to December 20.

In addition to our Romance Package, Harbour Island has much to offer all year ‘round. – like the famous pink sand beaches and all the scenic spots that Harbour Island is known for : the Glass Window Bridge, the Lone Tree, the underwater world provided by the Valentine’s Dive Center as well as all of the local charm of Dunmore Town.

 

Romantic Things to do at Valentines Resort

  • Breakfast in bed Room Service
  • Private Dinners try Seafood Trilogy, Surf and/or Turf, Chocolate Cake Dessert & Wine in romantic resort setting.
  • 2 person kayaks – rentals available right at Valentines Dive Center
  • Couples massage at the on-site Dermalogica spa & skin center
  • Enjoy live music at the resort, and request your special song
  • Sneak off for a picnic on the beach or take an excursion to a private island. The resort will pack you a lunch full of lobster and wine!
  • Sip champagne, wine, or cocktails together at night on your balcony
  • Go for a walk on the beach holding hands, and then watch the sunset
  • Dance under the stars by the pale moonlight

Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina is an upscale Harbour Island resort that attracts those with taste and a love for life from all over the world. Boat and yacht owners, families with a flair for the finer things, and adventurous souls all find their way to Valentine’s.  The resorts’ oversized luxury suites are the most spectacular in all of the Caribbean Islands. There’s plenty to do to keep you as busy as you’d like or as blissfully laid back as you want.

For more information or reservations please call 1-866-389-6864, email sales@valentinesresort.com or visit http://www.valentinesresort.com.

America-10Conde Nast Traveler has named Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina as one of the 20 Best Resorts in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Turks & Caicos.

The write up in Conde Nast Traveler reads “Why you love it: Everything about Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina, on the Bahamas’ Harbour Island makes it easy to unwind. Start with a laid-back lunch facing the docks at the breezy Boathouse Restaurant, and order the fried seafood platter with all your favorite fixings (think freshly caught grouper and jumbo shrimp, served with crispy plantains, tartar sauce, and a squeeze of lime), and you’ll officially find yourself on vacation. The resort’s world-class yacht marina is the largest on the island—it can accommodate vessels up to 160-feet long—and offers fuel service, cable hook-up, and wireless Internet access at every slip. Speaking of marine pastimes: The waters around the resort swell with tuna, marlin, and wahoo, drawing both novice anglers and pro-fisherman alike.”

Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina is also proud to announce that we are the recipient of Luxury Travel Guide’s 2017 Luxury Island Resort of the Year!

The Luxury Travel Awards recognize and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The Luxury Travel Guide’s team of experts have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies.

We would like to thank all of our guests who’s consistently good ratings and on various online sources and direct nominations that put us in position for these and other prestigious awards.

To find out more about our award-winning resort, visit http://www.valentinesresort.com, call 1 (866) 389-6864 or email
sales@valentinesresort.com.

VRM award imageWe are pleased to announce that Valentines Resort and Marina has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2017!

This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. The awards team at HotelsCombined undertook the largest analysis of customer opinions online across millions of points of data and have a complete and comprehensive understanding of over one million hotels worldwide.

Specifically to date, the team found and processed 416 opinions that our Valentine’s guests have posted on a variety of different websites, forums and social media, resulting in an incredible score of 8.7 out of a possible 10.

Valentines Resort and Marina is now in the top 3% of accommodation worldwide for Customer Satisfaction.

HotelsCombined is a world leading accommodation comparison website used by over 30 Million travelers each month.

LAST MINUTE DECEMBER TRAVEL

posted by on December 15th, 2016

pinksandbeach-2If you thought you were too late to take advantage of a special Bahama’s “Valentine’s Escape to Paradise” vacation this holiday season “YOU ARE WRONG!” Book now before it really is too late to trade that awful, cold white snow for Harbour Island’s Pink Sand Beach!

The good news is Valentines has just reduced our minimum night stay requirement for this year’s Christmas and New Year’s season.  Fly direct to the resort (ELH) from Ft Lauderdale, Miami, and Atlanta, or fly to Nassau and then take a short 15 minute flight to Harbour Island.  Our reservations/travel center can book your flight all the way through!

So you‘all better soon come to our beautiful Harbour Island mon, “Home of Friendly People!”

ds-profileIt’s December and we are about to embark on another journey toward a Valentines Residences Resort and Marina and Harbour Island festive and high season.  Valentines managers and team members have been working “assiduously” (one of our PM’s favorite words) getting ready to provide our guests (YOU) with our world famous Five Star Rock Star Service; a little bit of hyperbole but I am sure the Queen would agree that, “WE WILL, WE WILL, ROCK YOU!”

So what have we done so far? Well……..lots of strategic marketing of the resort, tons of beautiful landscaping, a new chef hailing from Austria, a new and exciting menu, a new upscale gym, a stylishly revamped coffee shop with a fabulous deck and harbour view, lots of electrical work on the dock, and a great deal of training of our Five Star Service Team Members.  We have also added 10% or so to our staffing level to ensure YOU are being served as you should be. By the way, Valentines has just experienced a run of 15 Five Star online reviews in a row! And, not the first time.

Now for the accolades; in the past two months in addition to many previous awards, Valentines has been recognized by Conde’ Nast Travelers – Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, as a top 20 hotel in the Bermuda, Turks & Caicos, and Bahamas region; we have also been nominated as the Best Boutique hotel in the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal magazine. Winning is fun!

Notables; on December 1st, I was reelected to a fourth term as President of the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board, and on December 2nd, I was elected Senior Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association. It’s an honor to serve both of these fine and important organizations. Valentines has benefitted greatly as a member of each. Thank you again for supporting and visiting Valentines, have a great 2017. We look forward to seeing you this next year and “We’ll keep the light on for you!”

Dean Spychalla

President, Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board
Senior Vice President, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association
Managing Director, Valentines Residences Resort and Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas
Bahamas: (242) 333-2142
US: (954) 284-8694
Email:
Dean@valentinesresort.com <mailto:Dean@valentinesresort.com>
Website: www.ValentinesResort.com <http://www.valentinesresort.com/>

 

photo2339Valentine’s is proud to announce that Tyrone Anderson, Director of Finance for Valentine’s Resort and Marina has been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 17th Annual Cacique Awards in the Manager of the Year category.

Tyrone is considered one of the finest managers among thousands of tourism industry professionals due to his dedication, standard of service and professionalism. In the Caribbean, Cacique is the Lucayan leader of the community who would administer justice, resolve disputes, issue decrees and receive visitors resembling the duties of today’s workplace managers.

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) and its partners will recognize his achievements at the Annual General Meeting and Luncheon scheduled for Friday, December 2nd at Atlantis Paradise Resort.

The full selection process involves an interview with a selection committee will take place in February 2017 with the winner being announced at the Cacique Awards scheduled to take place in 2017, presented by the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the BHTA.

Valentine’s Resort and Marina is exceptionally proud of his nomination into this prestigious group and we are all wishing him great success as the final selection process continues.

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Valentine’s has been the recipient of several travel industry awards this year and past years and is proud to have added the 2016 Condé Nast Readers Choice “Top 20” listing. Since this particular award is based solely on the votes and input of the travelers, it means so much to us that our guests have taken the time to give us this prestigious placement.

Here’s a little about the Reader’s Choice Awards…

More than 300,000 travelers took part in the 2016 (29th annual) Readers’ Choice Awards survey, which set a new record for Condé Nast with reader’s submitting millions of ratings and over 75,000 comments to help us create a list of winning favorites.  Most notably for Condé Nast, travelers declared a passion for the authentic, the personalized, the unexpected as their reasons for giving resorts and locations high ratings.

Twenty-nine years ago, when Condé Nast asked it’s readers to participate in our first ever travel survey, and travelers did so by filling out a short, paper ballot form—with pen and pencil. Times have changed. They fully switched to online voting in 2005 and this year took the bold step of building the survey themselves offering more specific questions as well as permitting the voter to submit their descriptions for more detailed review. More than 300,000 of you made your voices heard via desktop, laptop, tablet, and Smartphone.

Watching reader reactions on an hourly basis between April 1 and July 1, 2016 and subsequently pouring over the accumulated data about hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, and more was fascinating and informative for Condé Nast. Past guests shared more information than ever before and detailed where the travelers had been, what they did, what they liked and disliked, and where they want to go next.

Now we all are aware of scams and spam, even more aware of the chance the awards could be based on bulk input by agencies giving Condé Nast a false impression and placing undeserving resorts on the list. To insure fair and accurate placement all incoming votes are tracked by the ISP address of the person submitting, multiple surveys coming from the same ISP are eliminated since they are deemed ballot-stuffing contributions. This insures only the true traveler and past guest are inputs are considered giving validity to the awards process.

Thanks to all who gave their honest opinions and contributions to Condé Nast for putting Valentine’s on this prestigious list. For a complete listing see the 2016 Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards .

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