For years I have dreamed of coming to this place. Made famous by Vogue, India Hicks, her life and family steeped in the modern history of this island and this house. The fabulous intimate parties in the courtyard and bar and the warm breeze of the islands and it's magic scent.
From this viewpoint The Landing was a huge disappointment, apart from Tina (yes she was gracious, friendly and super accommodating) but the room we were given was above the restaurant - not only super noisy and hot and next to the public gentleman's toilet but caused our warm water to run out before a shower after the an afternoon at the beach.
The prices in the hotel restaurant were excessively high and trying to find an alternative was hard on short notice and a Friday night. However we decided to return to the hotel bar for a drink and cheese plate. The hotel staff were as Amelia put it "surly" and seemed almost annoyed we were there. Could not pack up soon enough and get us out of there. We were told by 11 pm it was all over, no sipping rum with the locals or even out of towners, it was out of here now. At least the restaurant was well and truly shut by this time and sleep was assured. The beds and sheets were top notch, the towels worn and not "fluffy". Of course not able to have a shower meant that element was needed as much. The beach - a pleasant walk was superb and a delightful if not expensive lunch at Sip Sip was worth the flight, the water taxi and the cost of one night at The Landing. The islanders were super friendly - what's wrong with the staff at The Landing? At these prices they should get a good wage and maybe a share in the profits??? heaven forbid.
Harbour Island was wonderful in its Colonial Houses and beaches and islander charm but the influx of J crew / Brooks Bros clad New Englanders was not really our style.
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- Also Known As:
- The Landing Hotel Harbour Island
- Landing Harbor Island
- Landing Hotel Harbor Island
- The Landing Bahamas/Harbour Island