Harbour Island’s picturesque beaches run the length of the east coast, on the opposite side of the island. Don’t throw in the beach towel, sunseekers – the island is supermodel-slender, and its east coast is a mere 10-minute walk from the hotel. On arrival, toss away your rose-tinted shades; the famously blusher-coloured sands add a natural romantic hue to lazy beach days, and the hotel’s stellar team will set you up with loungers, parasols, watersports gear (boogie boards, snorkels and fins,, skim boards), toys for little Smiths and coolers full of drinks. Clear, calm waters make for excellent fish spotting and catching; reel in a feisty silver bonefish for bragging rights or a neon-flecked mahi-mahi to ensure a substantial meal later that day. Outlying reefs offer superlative snorkelling and scuba diving; staff can pack a gourmet lunchbox for full days by the shore. Dunmore town’s white picket fences and pastel villas make it feel like a blast from an imaginary Americana past, and Hill Steps and Titus Hole (allegedly a former prison) are the island’s remaining heritage features, both of which are blessed with bay views. Couples seeking some alone time can be castaway on Man Island – an undeveloped spot with beaches and peaceful coves, or seek out submerged treasures on a caving expedition.