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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.

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.

the caribbean travel awards 2017

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

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

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.

FEEL THE LOVE AT VALENTINE’S

posted by on March 16th, 2016

FEEL THE LOVE AT VALENTINE’S

Feel the love at Valentine's!

Feel the love at Valentine’s!

We’re excited to announce the newest edition to our special offers program, the Valentine’s Romance Package.

For less than $1700 per couple you can enjoy A Weekend of Love package which includes a 3 night stay in a luxury Junior Suite, a couples massage, en-suite breakfast served on your private balcony, a beach picnic on a private spot of the resort’s pink sand beach, and a dinner set up at the location of your choice.  The package also includes all taxes and service charges, so the price you see is the price you get!

This offer is all about romance, relaxation and pleasure and is available anytime in 2016, but has a limited booking time.

 

Here is a link for tall the details.  http://www.valentinesresort.com/special-offers.

Now it is even easier to get to Harbour Island and Valentines with the addition of a new Delta direct flight from Atlanta which opens up flight options from the thousands of flights and cities that hub through Atlanta!

Tribute by Dean Spychalla, Managing Director of Valentine’s Resort & Marina and President of the Out Islands Promotion Board.

Ma Ruby Memory

My name is Dean Spychalla and I am a friend of Ma Ruby and her family. I’m honored to take a moment and tell you about the impact I know Ma Ruby has had on me and on our community. I certainly know her to have been an incredible mother to her children but as importantly, a real mother to many others on Harbour Island. Her life should be celebrated and remembered as one filled with laughter and love. You may never meet a more loving woman than Ma Ruby. I celebrate her life with you today.

Each and every time I walked in to Tingum Village, and that has been many times over the past four years, Ma Ruby was there to greet me. She made me feel special. To be honest, she made each and every person that walked into the hotel feel special. Ma Ruby’s spirit was always positive and Ma always welcomed her guests upon arrival. Upon leaving Ma wished them a safe journey home and always invited them to come back. Ma Ruby was Harbour Islands’ Vernal Sands, a TRU-TRU Bahamian Resort Ambassador.

Happiness was a big theme throughout Ma Ruby’s life. Tingum Village was always buzzing with activity, and even in the midst of the chaos, Ma would just smile. No matter what was going on, and no matter how busy things got, Ma Ruby was always ready to give big hugs – the type of hugs where you felt like you were the only one in the world. She had an extraordinary ability to give love.

Two weeks before Ma Ruby passed away I had the honour to take her in my golf cart to the Anglican Church. I offered to walk her in but she was adamant that she could make it in under her own power and she meant it. Ma was willful at times! Well, Ma Ruby went to three church services that day as that was her favorite activity on Sundays. I am not her son and I am not related to Ma Ruby but, Ma Ruby sure made me feel as if I could have been! I will miss her.

May “Ma” Ruby, rest in peace.

 

 

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