Runaway Hill Inn

Colebrooke St., Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, Bahamas

This quiet seaside inn on gorgeous, rolling grounds feels far removed from the rest of the island, which is precisely the point. This is not a place you'll be waited on hand and foot. Rather, longtime guests appreciate the lived-in quality of this rambling 1938 New England–style beach house, where you have the run of the place and can be left alone to mix a drink at the honor bar, relax poolside, or head down the steps to the beach. Guest rooms are simply furnished in a comfortable contemporary style, and bathrooms display colorful tile work and Fresh bath products. Request Room No. 2, where you can savor the breathtaking view of the ocean while lying in your bed. At dinnertime, Chef Krishna Higgs serves French and Bahamian cuisine with a focus on local seafood.


  • oceanfront location with direct beach access
  • well-stocked library
  • intimate character


  • limited service
  • not as chic a vibe as nearby resorts


Phones: 242-333–2150 | 843-278–1724


10 rooms, 1 cottage, 1 house
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Aug.–mid-Nov. No meals