by Chelle Koster Walton
Dating back to 1963, The Dunmore has evolved from a stiff-upper-lip sort of club to a relaxed resort that embraces family and beach lifestyles. Of all the properties lining the dunes above Pink Sand Beach, this one claims the longest stretch of beach.
Throughout its 10 acres, island-style two-bedroom cottages and beach mansions accommodate small to multi-generational families. Many of the 14 cottages, located on the island’s harbor side, come with their own pool and boat. The five luxury homes also have their own pools and top-scale amenities such as pool tables, big screen TVs, golf carts, private chefs, and a nanny’s cottage.
Recreationally, families can choose from kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and volleyball. For those without kitchens or the desire to cook, the resort’s clubhouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Accommodations for families of all sizes
- Long stretch of beach
- Recreational amenities
- Family Room 5+
Was in the dunmore with my family for a second year in a row. It is a small, charming boutique hotel, very well decorated with acces to the pink sands beach.
Have to say that the hotel experience was excelent the first time we went and that helped us decide for this year. This time the hotel was full so we had to book one room in the lowest category.
Though the bedroom part is good, the bathroom is not the best and not in accordance to the room or thte price.It is very small in size and you don’t have room to place your stuff. The plumbing fixtures are not very modern. The bassin is small, not a lot of space to place your own products and the bath is very basic. I suggest that even though they are the lower category rooms and that the size of the bathroom is small that they do a total revamp of them. Maybe a bassin that is integrated in a horizontal plan so you have space to put your products and a bath that has a shower integrated and shelfs to put your shower products. Also the choice of tiles and paint could help in the visual upgrade of this tiny bathroom.
As for the hotel commodities, the swimming pool area is amazing, it has the best placement in the pink sands beach, the restaurant is very good and the restaurant staff, beach and front desk are very helpful and professional.
For the restaurant we had dinner there most of the nights, i would say it is the best of the island but i would add a dish or two to the menu, like a lobster cesar salad for example that are lighter so we could switch a bit.
For the facilities i would only work on a better gym facility. For now there are available only a couple of machines outside in the swimming pool area. I would prefer it inside a small building with AC and a tredding mill and some weights. No need to complicate with more gadgets just the basics. Outside running in the beach is amazing but if it rained or with a high tide the sand gets very tricky to run.
Will return for sure. Hopefully for another room or the same with a new, up to scale bathroom.
My family and I decided to spend the day in Harbor Island. After driving around and exploring the Island we decided to visit this hotel. We asked at the front desk if we could have lunch here. The lady at the front was nice when we walked to the back to the beach asked if we could rent some chairs and umbrellas, we were directed to Henry. Not only was he not very accommodating, but not very friendly as he said it was only for hotel guests. We explained that we were willing to pay for chairs and umbrellas and were going to have lunch and drinks here. Henry could not care, even though it was low season and it was empty with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. Overall, poor customer service and they lost out on us spending money for lunch and drinks throughout the day. Henry left us with a bad taste in our mouth and will not stay there and spend any money here. Poor customer relations.