Little Arches is not bad. Not great but not bad. Poor to fair furniture, NO INTERNET as she claims, (it just doesn't work so plan accordingly). It's an average fair home, no thrills, not fancy but clean and its main attraction is it is literally a 2 min walk to a gorgeous beach. It is very moldy and smells like mildew though so beware if you have allergies. One thing I HIGHLY recommend if renting at Little Arches is to BARGAIN the price down. EVERYTHING here is horrifically over priced, Im talking 5 star prices but 1 to 2 star food and 1 to 2 star accommodations. And I am from LA and NYC so I am used to paying a lot, but here we have been paying more then we would pay in Los Angeles for crap food. (Tonight we went to a local bar and had two tapas and one glass of wine, our bill was $50 US dollars and the tapas were literally store bought pita chips and hummus and tomatoes). At Little Arches we rented the studio villa for $1200 for a week from December 17 to December 26th after doing some bargaining. It is very strange though because I called around to a lot of the other hotels and they all claimed to be fully fully booked and either had no accommidations or did for astronomical amounts, yet the island is completely a ghost town. There are very few other people around, which makes for a lovely secluded vacation if that what you are looking for that, but a super boring if you are not. Harbour Island restaurant's are very very pricy so unless you don't mind or plan to not eat at them I would recommend going else where or bringing your own food. The average price point is $30-50 per plate. My boyfriend and I average meals are about $100 a night and we are vegetarians and light eaters and not big drinkers so $100 a meal for two is on the lower end due to the way we eat. The people here are very friendly and approachable. They are very nice to tourist. It is kind of sad though because there is very little info-structure here and the locals are very poor. The grocery stores have no produce and only out dated boxed or canned foods so if you plan to eat in it will be tuff if you like fresh non expired food. My over all assessment of Harbour Island it that it is just too expensive for what you get. Though the people are lovely and the beach is gorgeous but for the money they charge tourist here there are many other places you can go to and get way more for your buck. I assume its a ghost town because tourist have found out and refuse to pay these prices for what they are getting. Anyway rethink coming here.
- Also Known As:
- Little Arches Bahamas/Harbour Island