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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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Island with pink sand?

I happened to catch the end of a travel show talking about a caribbean island with light pink sand. But I missed the name of the island....does anyone know?
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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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Pink Sands beach, I think that's in the bahamas
http://travel.discovery.com/converge...pinksands.html

there is a pink sands hotel too...
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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Lolly100: Was it on last night? If so, it was Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The resort they focused on was Pink Sands. Going there in six weeks! Woo hoo!

 
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The island is Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Harbor Island is in the northern part of the 115-mile long, 1 mile wide island, and is a small island off of the main island of Eleuthera. Access is by ferry. Exploring the entire island several times, you'll find it is one big beach. There are various "pink" sand beaches, which are actually pinkish-white in color. We stayed around the South Palmetto Point area. I've been there several times conducting reef surveys. Beautiful beaches and snorkeling. Robert
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 03:59 PM
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You might also want to research Bermuda and Barbuda, two other islands noted for pink sand beaches.
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 04:41 PM
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They're not really pink, more like Champagne...
 
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I had to use a little imagination to see much pink sand in Bermuda.
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 05:21 AM
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Really? Good to know. Having only read about them, I've run across lots of references to pink sand on those two. Ahhh, the marketing of the travel industry!
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 06:51 AM
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Um....we brought home a bottle of sand and I just looked at it and I see little flecks of "pink" coral, so on Harbour Island the sand is actually a little more on the pink side.
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 08:53 AM
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Barbados beaches have a pinkish hue to the sand.

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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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No they don't
 
Old Aug 25th, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Years ago, when I stayed at the Marriott Castle Harbour, I was delighted to see such pink sand - and it was pink. However, at our recent stay the sand at Southhampton Princess was nowhere near the hue of pink that Castle Harbour offered. It was a little more pink at Aqua Sands though. When I arrived home I did a 'pink sand' comparison as I also bring home a bottle of sand from my beach destinations - location must determine how much pink is in the sand. The beach at Castle Harbour was wide open compared to the beach at SHP which was surrounded by large rocks. I guess this determines how much coral comes in?? Thats just my opinion.
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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I am having a major editing problem today...it should be Ariel Sands (and I stayed at the Hamilton Princess but used the beach at SHP)
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Lois is right. The beaches I saw on Barbados do have a pink hue. Owa
 
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But IMO ejcrowe is the 'most correct'. The simple fact that people argue about whether or not the sands of these beaches are pinkish or faintly pink is an indication that the public relations and marketing people are pumping up the descriptions beyond reality. Sure you can see some pink flecks among the individual grains of sand. But the overall color is not an in-your-face pink. It's relatively subtle, most impressive with a pink sunset to enhance.
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I have visited Harbour Island many times and stay at The Pink Sands Resort. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and they are pink. It is a great place to visit as it has yet to be over commercialized. Get it while it is hot and not over run.
Good Luck.
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