For decades, Pink Sands has been the enclave where families gather for an island retreat. It is this quilted history of island culture, family togetherness, and intangible beauty that makes Pink Sands special.

70 years of the best kept memories

Moments turned memories turned generational stories kept for lifetimes

Our home on Harbour Island

Harbour Island offers the space for a traveler to disconnect, immerse in a new culture, and explore. With diverse cuisine, resorts and activities, a guest can be active or relax as desired. Rich in history, culture and inspired landscape, Harbour Island is one of Pink Sands greatest amenities.

Harbour Island Image

Harbour Island is a crust of land only three miles long by half a mile wide. It is set off the coast of the bigger island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas’ Out Islands. With everything only a short golf cart ride or stroll away, Harbour Island offers the ultimate in convenience and ease.

A few Harbour Island gems:

  • 01. Lone Tree
  • 02. Beyond the Reef
  • 03. Fish Fry on Bay
  • 04. Queen Conch
  • 05. Arthur’s Bakery
  • 06. Loyalist Cottage
  • 07. Wesley Methodist
  • 08. Pink Sands Beach
  • 09. Straw Crafts
  • 10. The Landing
  • 11. St. John’s Church
  • 12. Valentine’s
  • 13. Rooster Tail Bar
  • 14. Cocoa Coffee House
  • 15. Acqupazza
  • 16. Haunted House
  • 17. Sip Sip’s
  • 18. Cannonball
Harbour Island Image
Harbour Island Image

How to get to Pink Sands?

Harbour Island and Eleuthera can be easily reached via air or by sea. North Eleuthera International Airport (ELH) is closest and the preferred airport for Harbour Island, Bahamas.


By Air

Your dream vacation at Pink Sands Resort begins the moment you land at North Eleuthera Airport (ELH). Airlines offering direct service to ELH include American Airlines from Miami (MIA) or Charlotte (CLT), Delta Airlines from Atlanta (ATL), Silver Airways from Ft Lauderdale (FLL) and Pineapple or Southern Air from Nassau (NAS).

Whether you’re arriving via private charter or commercial airlines, once you touch down at North Eleuthera Airport, simply collect your luggage and take a short taxi ride (under 5-minute ride) to the 3 Island Dock. From there take a 5-minute water taxi ride to Harbour Island’s Government Dock. Once at the Government Dock a short 5-minute taxi ride will get you to The Pink Sands Resort.

Pink Sands also provides assisted transfers, which includes a “Personalized Welcome” by our Butler/Bellman Team Member at the airport to assist you with luggage and transfer to The Pink Sands Resort ($90 per couple one way plus taxes/fees).


By Sea

A Bahamas Fast Ferry leaves Nassau daily for Harbour Island at 8:00AM and arrives at Harbour Island Government Dock at 10:30AM. Nassau port is a 45-minute taxi ride from Nassau Airport. From Harbour Island’s Government Dock, a short 5-minute taxi ride will get you to The Pink Sands Resort.


You’re part of our history

Pink Sands has been an iconic, internationally recognized resort on Harbour Island since 1951. We have so many beautiful memories on this little island, with so many stories to tell. Thank you for the generations new and old for your continued love of our moment in paradise.


Bert Malcolm (Allen Malcolm’s Uncle) buys a small two cottage accommodation on Harbour Island and named it Pink Sands Lodge.


Nineteen visitor’s homes with accommodation for a dozen guest each exists on Harbour Island.


Allen and Remelle Malcolm with nine-year-old son, Richard purchases Pink Sands Lodge from Bert Malcolm and moves to Harbour Island from Ashland, Kentucky. Pink Sands Hotel journey begins.

Timeline: 1958

Pink Sands Harbour Lounge opened with liquor license.

Timeline: 1964

Sir Ralph Grey, British Governor of The Bahamas visited Pink Sands Lodge.


Pink Sands had 33 Cottages and could accommodate up to 110 guests and a full season staff of 90 Harbour Islanders. Pink Sands was the largest employer on Harbour Island. Also had 3 tennis courts, a pool and 2 restaurants

timeline: 1988

Malcolm family sells Pink Sands. Bahamas longest resort hotel operation under one unbroken ownership and management (37 years or 40 years if Bert Malcolm’s period is counted.

timeline: 1992

Chris Blackwell, (Island Records) purchases Pink Sands Resort and hires James & Karen Malcolm to run the resort. Known as Bahamas’ Celebrity Hideaway.

timeline: 1996

Richard Malcolm gave back 60,000 square foot plot of land back to Bahamian Government.

timeline: 1996

PS Limited purchases Pink Sands from Island Outpost

timeline: 1996

Pink Sands Resort celebrated 65 Years by renovating Garden Terrace Restaurant and renaming it Malcolm 51.

timeline: 2014

Pink Sands Resort is acquired by leading hospitality group, Orchestra Hotels & Resorts.

timeline: 2021

Pink Sands undergoes a full reimagining; with property-wide renovations, upgrades, and brand development to honor the legacy of the resort while looking toward its future.

Dine With Us

Dine With Us

Pinks sands signature restaurants

Food that makes you feel good. Island-inspired and always with an eye on wellness and flavor.

Stay With Us

Stay With Us

luxury cottages and villas

Rustic-luxury meets 5-star accommodations both in secluded designer guest cottages and villas.

Celebrate With Us

Celebrate With Us


There is no better destination for a wedding than Pink Sands. Allow us to house your most special day.