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The Landing, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island

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Bahamas, Caribbean: The exterior of The Landing
Bay Street
Dunmore Town , Harbour Island
Tel: 242 333 2707's insider take:

This is the place that put Harbour Island in every single glossy mag on the planet, thanks in part to former shareholders India Hicks (the granddaughter of Queen Victoria's great-grandson, one of Princess Di's bridesmaids, and, crucially—for the sake of the linens and to explain the Bruce Weber shots in the parlor—former Ralph Lauren model) and her boyfriend, designer David Flint Wood, who were responsible for the elegant interiors. Given all that, further description seems redundant: There are all the crisp white linens on mahogany four-posters, waxed wood floors, white shutters, and colonial cane chairs you'd expect in the 7 bedrooms. There's also a fine contemporary restaurant with a chef from Sydney (try the roast lobster), a library, and a fine wine and spirits shop featuring specially selected rum from the Caribbean and Cuba and the best selection of Bordeaux in the Bahamas (as well as a house rum and wine label, called Afro Head). In case you're too tired to make the five-minute walk to the beach, there's also a palm-shaded lap pool for swimming and lounging outside in the garden.

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