Valentines Resort and Marina

Valentines Resort and Marina

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Harbour Island
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Valentines Resort & Marina is a top luxury resort on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. On an incomparable setting for boat enthusiasts, yacht owners, and families with flair for ocean life and pink sand! The resort boasts 39 ultra-luxury suites and 50 boat slips in our world class marina. Each suite is equipped with WiFi and cable television, modern kitchen appliances, with large balconies overlooking the pool, gardens and marina. With colorful clapboard-sided walls, white trim and shuttered dormer windows, they provide a unique vacation experience. F&B venues include the Boathouse Restaurant, Rooster Tail Bar and Cocoa Coffee House. Stay fit in our state of the art fitness center and indulge at our on-site Dermalogica Skin Center and Spa and enjoy the saltwater pool. The Valentines Dive Center is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area. New beach boardwalk, executive conference room and pool bar opened in early 2018.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Diving
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 Bay Street Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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North Eleuthera Intl Airport
Governor's Harbour Airport
24.2 mi
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mdvLondon wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom165 contributions150 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Valentines is a fantastic boutique yacht club/ resort, which is way better than other similarly priced places in the Bahamas or Harbour Island. The property is located on the bay side of the island and has beautiful grounds, a really stunning (newly refurbished) pool, a great coffee shop, gym, on site (excellent) dive centre and a vibey bar (away from the rooms) in the evenings. It has big comfortable beds and hot showers (unlike some other places on the island! ive stayed at)
It is really well managed and the staff and managers are so friendly and cant do enough for you. I almost had a sore arm from being waved and waving back so much during my stay !
The photos on website dont do it justice to show how lovely and pretty this place is.Ive given it 5 stars although tbh its prob 4.5 only because the service was so wonderful and location so pretty and the rooms big.
If you are Kim Kardashian or a Shipping Billionaire you probably wont stay here. because its not a brash place, or an ultra lux place,The crowd who stay here are younger, and friendlier than other places on the island. Dont get me wrong this is not a spring break place - Its great for upmarket wedding parties, friends traveling together, couples, its not a crazy, party place but has a fun, busy, buzzy bar, its for yachties arriving , friends gathering, family reunions, or couples who want a relaxed lovely environment with excellent service and facilities - wifi is amazing btw! and pool is serene and to die for.
if you arent staying at the Dunmore or in expensive private accomodation, this seriously is a great option. and in all honestly Dunmore and Ocean View aside ....better.... I think - you can go to those places for dinner or lunch, spend a fortune, and come back here after for a nice drink at the bar after and spend the money you save on other places on excursions and seeing the swimming pigs etc
The island is small enough you really dont need to pay huge prices for a beach resort (and prob wont get a beach view in most of them anyway). This is a very, very good option on this wonderful island.
Contrary to a couple of other reviewers I had no problem checking in here early and also a friend was due to come out and couldnt because of Covid and she got an instant refund, and all other guests I met said how friendly and helpful the staff were.
I would recommend Valentines any day for anyone coming to HI who doesnt want an ultimate once in a lifetime stay , but if you want a cool, casual upmarket boutique resort to give you very happy memories for life , then.. this is your place !
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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MimiBellini wrote a review Jul 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina58 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On the surface, we had a large room with a large bathroom, with a nice view of the pool. There are maintenance issues, however. We discovered after dinner that our patio door lock was broken; we were on the ground floor. Anyone could have entered our room while we were out. The shutters for the bathroom didn't shut all the way; I would not recommend booking the Jr suite for anyone other than a couple, there is very little bathroom privacy.

The AC was supposedly individually controlled, but they don't allow you to set it below a certain temperature (I'm failing to recall but something like 72°?). Suffice it to say, I was too hot to sleep.

The pool was FULL of bugs, I don't know if the pump and filter weren't working or what, but I've never seen a pool that full of bugs. An above ground pool with a tiny pump does a better job! The walk to the beach is pretty long; it does not appear that they offer a shuttle. We were here for only 1 night so did not rent a golf cart; if you can park a golf cart along the beach path, I would recommend doing that.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Resort Team, Agency / Consultant at Valentines Resort and Marina
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Thank you so much for your recent visit and kind words about our resort. You are correct that our room AC units are kept at 72 degrees and we are sorry to hear that this is not a cool enough temperature for you. We will immediately research which room you stayed in fix the patio door to make sure this does not happen again. Please note we do have a pool cleaning team at the resort every morning right at 7 am. We hope you will stay longer on your next visit, and we will help you arrange a golf cart!
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kuma1720 wrote a review Jun 2021
Miami, Florida299 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this resort for five days. What an incredible stay in a great island. Loved the fact that the apartment had a full kitchen with a washer and dryer. A surprise I was not expecting. Also the pool has three charcoal grills available to use if you want to make some barbecue meals at night. So plenty of amenities for a family to use. Also the island has a great selection of great eateries available to have a great meal! Great place.

Would have given it a five star review based on an overall experience but wish the staff would be a bit more accommodating. Overall they were good just on different island schedules. For instance three resort workers walked by as my wife accommodating our luggage inside the office. Never once offering to even help. Just shifted by and walked around her. I guess the courteous thing would be more work for them. Overall a great experience and awesome and safe island.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Beth Watson, General Manager at Valentines Resort and Marina
Responded Jun 27, 2021
Thank you for staying with us at Valentines Resort. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your accommodations and the resort amenities. We apologize for the service you received. We do take all reviews and feedback to heart and are continually striving to provide exceptional vacation experiences. We hope we are able to welcome you back again.
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Alison D wrote a review Nov 2021
San Rafael, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute worst customer service i’ve ever experienced with a hotel. Needed to cancel a reservation due to an accident and resulting emergency surgery. Called and talked to someone who confirmed free cancellation and apologized for the horrible situation. Booking.com then tried to contact the property to confirm the cancellation which the resort ignored. We attempted to call all week - hotel failed to answer phone or was consistently a busy line. Finally got in touch with someone who was extremely rude and uncaring and told us our reservation would be charged in full, after being told a week prior that there would be no charge. Avoid at all costs - terrible people.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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JJM2207 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dallas, Texas97 contributions89 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed in this resort, we paid over $1200 per night for.

If you are searching for a hotel with "beach" and "pool" I would take these two criteria off of this listing.
The beach was literally the public beach with private chairs set up. There was zero service at the beach, no place for drinks, food, no toy rentals, etc. Nothing. It is completely empty because of this issue. Guests give up and eventually end up at Ms. V's where you can easily rent chair set up for $25, she has great drinks and serves lunch/ snacks, has free beach toys for kids and you can rent boogie boards. It is very lively where she is on the exact same beach of "pink" sands. So, save some money and get a place without a beach amenity.
The pool is lackluster, again, no staff. The picture of the guy at the bar serving, is not true, they do have the set up but there is no alcohol or happy face. No music in the background, nothing. So take that off of your criteria or find a hotel with a more charming pool than this.

Cleanliness and maintenance is also a problem. There was trash all over the place in the garden beds, the same trash was in the beds outside our room the entire stay. Plastic bottles to paper wrappers... not well kept at all. I went to the front desk for something and there were 3 people there needing something fixed in their room. Our room had a broken seal to the shower and lights out, AC not working well... and we just didn't bother telling them, it was clear they don't care for the upkeep. You also have to ask to have your room cleaned! For the price you would think they would include and it is, but you have to ask. We didn't get fresh pool towels until the 3rd day, which is why I was in the lobby.

Loud, we didn't get one good night's sleep there between the rooster and the noise from outside/ rooms above us. Poor construction and we heard every move.

We did really like a few waitresses and Kurt who helps with baggage, etc. Some waitresses we couldn't figure out until my husband said it feels like we are putting them out to order something. (the bigger guy especially and he couldn't look us in the eye).

So, know what you are getting and maybe look for something better for the money.
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Date of stay: July 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you are still picking this hotel then at least ask for a top floor so you are the loud one to...
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Response from Resort Team, Agency / Consultant at Valentines Resort and Marina
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and please do accept our sincerest apologies for your inconveniences. The input and constructive feedback from you, and from all of our guests, is vitally important to us. We are aware that some of the photos on the website are in need of updating and we have scheduled a photo shoot to get images that more accurately reflect our suites and resort. You are correct that the Valentines Guests Reserved section of the beach does not have drink or activity service. WE find most of our guests are looking for peace and tranquility. Miss V’s is a great place to go for more a more party scene. Our pool bar is only open for service when we have a large group or high occupancy at the resort. Please note that we do have daily maid service included with all stays. They only time a request for cleaning would need to be made is if there was a Do Not Disturb sign on the door when the team when to the room in the morning. We also have a landscaping and pool team that come to the resort every morning at 7 am, so there should never be any trash on the grounds for more than a short time. We are sorry that there were some issues with your room, and again, we do have a maintenance team that inspects the rooms between each visit, but it does sound like they need a refresher! We do hope you will give us another chance to impress you.
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shauna w wrote a review Jul 2023
9 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is for the bar-restaurant only.

And maybe it’s for foodies.

We spent the day on Harbour Island. We first dined waterside where celebrities / wealthy arrive in yachts. We had followed a sign that said “Lobster Quesadillas” but security informed us that 1. it was not lobster season and 2. regular people could eat there. So we had amaaaaaaazing $30 snapper ceviche.

Later on, we dined at the Valentines bar.
The server was grouchy. The conch soup tasted like a can of tomato soup was poured with a can of vegetable soup and some wee-bits of conch were added. It was lukewarm. I was actually offended that someone would try to charge money for it. The bread pudding was a warm carrot-cake muffin with whipped cream around it. Why would anybody call that bread pudding?
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sarah B wrote a review Nov 2022
Janesville, Wisconsin44 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on Harbour Island for a wedding and the “recovery brunch” was held at Valentines. They offered a brunch of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs , breakfast potatoes, mini pancakes, sausage and bacon, and more. It was fresh and delicious. We were so impressed we came back that night to watch football at their outdoor bar and have dinner. It’s a beautiful location and the food was delicious.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Resort Team, Agency / Consultant at Valentines Resort and Marina
Responded Nov 27, 2022
Thank you so much for joining us twice during your recent visit to Harbour Island. We would love to have you as a resort guest the next time your travels bring you to our island!
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Loshytravels wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented Sapodilla House which is part of Valentines. It was great to be right downtown. We had lots of meals at the rooster tail bar, which were all great! We loved Chef Billy’s cooking and recommend the chicken quesadilla and the heartbreaker tower burger..yum!

I especially loved Adamma! She became a friend and was exceptional as a server at dinner and came over and braided our girls hair on her day off! 😍😍
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from I S, Guest Relations Manager at Valentines Resort and Marina
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thank you for staying with us at Valentine's. We graciously appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you visit with us again in the near future!
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St.Petersburg wrote a review Jul 2020
Treasure Island, Florida18 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dock master Peter was awesome again. Came in with 15k winds out of south and he eased us in without even touching a piling. Hardest working dock master in the Bahamas, 3rd year in a row.
Love the pool and restaurant. The Beach is one of the prettiest in the world. We love Harbour Island.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jacklyn Cobey-Mack wrote a review Apr 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida67 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday once again on Harbor Island.

First and foremost, we encountered nothing but professionalism at Valentine's Resort.
The front desk ladies, and Curt the attendant were superb.

In addition, we dined at the Rooster Bar- I would highly recommend their grilled chicken caesar salad with the conch chowder soup.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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dgnagle4 asked a question Jun 2021
Hartford, Connecticut826 contributions229 helpful votes
Are there any 2 bedroom, 2 bath rooms?
kondorka1103 asked a question Aug 2019
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hi, Greetings, any paddle board available on the beach? Thank you
Answer from Denise Johnson
New Providence Island2 contributions
Hi, Yes, the dive center has those for rent. :-)
774jade asked a question Aug 2018
Harbour Island14 contributions1 helpful vote
Are you pet friendly? I have to travel with my 10lb service fog Thx Jade
Answer from Denise Johnson
New Providence Island2 contributions
Hi Jade, Sorry for the extremely late response but I wanted to catch up with any questions that might have been missed previously. Pets are only allowed in case of service pets and that is an additional cost. :-)
jt840237 asked a question May 2018
Larchmont, New York12 contributions5 helpful votes
Is there food service on the beach?
Answer from Beth W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida2 contributions
We do not have an attendant on our beach location but we can arrange to have something made prior for you to take to the beach
DC wrote a tip Oct 2023
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Until they replace the furniture and get ride of the smell don’t book here. It’s a shame. Nice place otherwise."
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JulieAG wrote a tip Apr 2023
Houston, Texas106 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to have Tommika serve you at the restaurant and attend owners Stephanie and Lee’s Monday night welcome party!"
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JJM2207 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Dallas, Texas97 contributions89 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are still picking this hotel then at least ask for a top floor so you are the loud one to the people below you."
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arome wrote a tip Jul 2021
arome11 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive late and room will be ready. Don’t expect it to be ready before 4."
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Sherpa594576 wrote a tip Aug 2019
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Exuma building was lovely, but I'm sure others are as well"
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PRICE RANGE
$558 - $854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valentines Resort and Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Valentines Resort and Marina?
Nearby attractions include Dunmore Town (0.2 miles), Master Watersports (0.2 miles), and Pink sand beach Bahamas (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Valentines Resort and Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landing Restaurant, Rock House Restaurant, and Bahamas Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Valentines Resort and Marina located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Harbour Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Valentines Resort and Marina?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Valentines Resort and Marina?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunmore Town (0.2 miles).
Does Valentines Resort and Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
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