Harbour Island, approximately 3 1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, lies 60 miles northeast of Nassau, and is two miles east of neighboring Eleuthera. This island, one of the oldest established settlements in the Bahamas, was founded by the British Loyalists, and many residences date back to the 1790s and early 1800s. Famous for its wide pink powder sand beach, charming beachfront hotels, inns and guest houses, this ideal vacation spot affords quiet relaxation and superb water sports - snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, water skiing and exploring nearby cays. The North Eleuthera Airport serves the area with daily flights from Nassau and the U. S. A. and Harbour Island is just a 5-minute water taxi ride across the bay. A new private jet center adjacent to the Airport serves those wishing to fly their own plane in, a Fast Ferry daily service from Nassau offers a scenic ride, and there are two marinas if wish come by boat. Harbour Island is affectionately referred to as the “Nantucket of the Bahamas”.