My wife and I spent 3 nights and 4 days in one of Runaway's exceptional villa's. Every room and villa is steps away from the most beautiful beach and view I have ever seen. The beautiful panorama is always at the center of your activities whether its sipping a Goombay Smash at the bar or sitting indoor or oudoors for breakfast lunch or dinner. The pool and deck overlooks the ocean. But why settle for the pool when you have such natural beuty at your fingertips. The beach is very wide with beautiful pink sand that is so fine that sugar is course gravel by comparison. Whether its wraaping yourself around a book, snorkeling or taking a long walk, fishing or taking a ride on the beach on horseback you just cannot get enough of the view and peaceful tranquility offered as a tonic to the fast paced 8-6 grind back home. The wonderful chef Kent takes full advantage of the local fresh seafood (dont leave without ordering a lobster roll) everything from Mahi Mahi to Stone Crab Claws and plenty for the landlubbers as well. Kent takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary . Foodies will be delighted. Kent's wife Monique is an exceptional host and Ryan the bartender is always smiling and ready for a good laugh while he works his mixology magic at the bar. The GM Paul clearly sets the warm home away from home tone that permeates all the staff and he works very hard to make your stay very easy and relaxing. The villa rooms are large and airy with high ceilings. The floors were large travertine tile. The king sized beds were luxurious and very comfortable. The sliding door on both ends of the room created a cool breeze . The rooms are of course air conditioned but in May there was absolutely no need for forced air. The baths were large and tiled with deep rich blue glass reminiscient of the nearby ocean. The porch furniture and hammock were nice touches for begining and ending your day. As far as Harbour Island goes it is a mix of new and old world with tons of charm, narrow streets, mostly foot traffic and the occasional golf cart which it the primary way to get around the 3.5 mile long island. Runaway Hill is the perfect nest for your stay but the island is an underappreciated (thank god) treasure of the Carribean. I'm only sharing this with you because it is the best way I know how to thank the Runaway Hill for a memory that will last a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach front 11 room Inn and four bedroom beach house located on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island. Beachside pool and restaurant nestled on 13 tropical acres. A variety of rooms including a one bedroom owners cottage makes this the perfect location for intimate weddings, birthday celebrations or family reunions. Our Chef, Krishna Higgs, has a wonderful menu which features daily local fresh fish options. The Four Bedroom Infinity House has sliding glass doors in each bedroom and endless deck. Newly renovated it offers everything you could wish for in a rental home and offers all the amenities of a hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Runaway Hill Club Hotel Harbour Island
- Runaway Hill Club Bahamas/Harbour Island