We travel to Harbour Island on a regular basis and stay at The Landing for a couple reasons. The first is that for what we pay ($225/nt) we get an immaculate boutique family run hotel smack dab in the middle of all the action for which Harbour Island is known and loved. The second reason is charm. The Landing is a restored loyalist building dating back to the 1800's. The owners modernized around the original idiosyncrasies leaving the guests with the best of both worlds. The hotel has the same feeling as a private home. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere, don't leave HI without trying the exclusive line of Afro Head liquors available at The Landing. I was surprised by the quality of both the rum and the cabernet. Bar tenders, Kelbin (hope that's spelled correctly) & Kemo kept us entertained all night.
Yes, the main dock is across the street but watching the boats come and go from one of the hotels many balcony's is a relaxing treat. We also love the location because while staying on the ocean side is convenient and offers a spectacular backdrop during the day, at night it can be a bit windy and/or chilly and unless you're blessed with a full moon, you're staring at a black canvas. The newly added "lockable" beach bags are an extremely thoughtful touch... the first I've ever seen. Also new to The Landing since our last stay are beach chairs and umbrellas next to Sip Sip on the beautiful pink sand. Thank you! Loved this addition! Now, having said that, the reason I've given The Landing a 4/5 is simply the fact that the hotel does not offer all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. For example no turn down service, no robes or slippers, no mini bar, etc. I don't generally care about these things but I do think these extras set the standard.
As with any old structure there is always room to criticize but saying anything disparaging against The Landing would, in my opinion, be nitpicking. Can't wait to stay with you again in April!
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- Also Known As:
- The Landing Hotel Harbour Island
- Landing Harbor Island
- Landing Hotel Harbor Island
- The Landing Harbour Island, Bahamas