When to visit Harbour Island, Bahamas

There are many things to consider when deciding the best time to visit Harbour Island Bahamas. What may be a good time for you may not be suitable for someone else. Don’t base your decision on the weather in Harbour Island which is the same in both winter and summer averaging between 75°F and 84°F. When considering the best time to visit will depend on the factors for instance, are you trying to escape the cold weather, do you enjoy crowds or are you looking for a bargain?


Here’s some information below that will help you determine the best time to visit the Bahamas Harbour Island:

The “High” Season
The ‘High’ season in Harbour Island begins in the middle of December and ends the middle of April when many people visit the island in order to escape the cold in the North. During this time the hotels and vacation rentals on Harbour Island raise their rates. If price is not a concern and you plan on visiting the island between December and April we suggest you pre plan and reserve your accommodations at least three months in advance.
Intermediary season

May, June, July to August 20 th.
Intermediary season tends to become busier than a few years back, prices are still lower than during the high season but you could expect some nice discounts. The island became so popular and expensive that people are now coming specifically during intermediary season. Expect rates to be off 30% vis a vis high season.

The ‘Off’ Season – August 20 to Nov 20 th.
Hotels and vacation rentals reduce their average rates by 50% to 60%. This is the perfect time for cost-conscious families to take a vacation in Harbour Island. From the end of August on and for 3 months some hotels are closing down to take a break and perform some maintenance.

Planning a 3-day vacation to Harbour Island? Make sure it doesn’t fall on a holiday. Just like most places around the world, banks, government offices, post offices, and many restaurants and stores in the Bahamas close on public holidays and if that holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday they will usually be closed on the following Monday.

January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Whit Monday (7 weeks after Easter)
1st Friday in June (Labor Day)
July 10 (Independence Day)
1st Monday in August (Emancipation Day)
October 12 (Discovery Day)
December 25 (Christmas)
December 26 (Boxing Day)