These rustic cottages have high pine ceilings, sea-colored furnishings, netting above the king-size beds, and two-person whirlpool tubs overlooking the yard's gardens out of floor-to-ceiling corner windows. In front of the hotel is Ma Ruby's Restaurant, home of Jimmy Buffet's original "Cheeseburger in Paradise," where you can sample Bahamian food on a breezy covered patio three times daily.
Leave room for Ma Ruby home-baked bread, coconut tarts, key lime pie, or pound cake. Tingum Village is on the town's south end and a short walk from Harbour Island's famous pink-sand beach.
This place is full of charm. Set on quiet little Harbour Island, just off Eleuthera, Tingum is a casual retreat offering 3 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach, a casual atmosphere and Ma-Ruby's home cookin'. Claiming to be the proud home of "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" as featured in Jimmy Buffet's Parrot Head Hand Book. Ma Ruby confirmed it and she added that sometimes when Jimmy is in the Caribbean, he will stop on Harbour Island just to have one of Ma Ruby's cheeseburgers and will only then continue on his journey. Once you have had one of Ma Ruby's cheeseburgers, you will understand.
We visited Tingum in January and found it to be quite a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. The cottages are presented residential style in green, lush tropical surroundings.
There are no phones or televisions in the rooms. The suites have television, jacuzzi bath tubs and kitchens. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable and equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Each cottage has a rather large terrace for relaxing after a long day of adventures or great for, as we found, spreading your dive equipment out to dry. Make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent; the mosquitos were fierce, as they are everywhere in the Caribbean.
One of our favorite beaches in the Caribbean is just a short hike from Tingum Village. You must have your walking shoes on because the path can be challenging. It's all worth it though, when you top over the last hill and take in this picturesque beach of pink sand and clear blue sea. We were simply amazed at the lifelessness of this beautiful beach. It was like having your own private beach and ocean. You can find watersports further down the beach at one of the other resorts or on the other side of town near the harbour.
Harbour Island is a big fishing and yachting community which is what most of the conversations here center around. However, you can find diving at Valentine's, a full-service dive operation located in the harbour.
If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat where time slows down and being casual and friendly is the norm rather than the exception; where you can get to know the other guests or just be alone; where you can experience some wonderful fruity drinks and good bahamian cooking with a smile; then come and visit Ma Ruby and Tingum Village. No frills just an affordable tropical haven.
All inclusive upon request all meals can be included.
Upgrades, we now offer Suites and a Beach Villa
- One and two bedroom suites with Jacuzzi Bath Tubs
The Secret Kiss Beach House, website: www.thesecretkiss.net
Complimentary Concierge Services
5 Bedrooms - 3 king suites
6 Bathrooms 3 with Jacuzzi bath tubs
Swimming pool with a swim up bar with a Grand Water Fall
Location: Across the street from the Pink Sandy Beaches
Penthouse has an entertainment deck with an open air Jacuzzi with a Panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean
Entertainment - Sony Televisions with Home Theater surround sounds
Beach Services - Tent, water, towel, chairs
Chief and Baby sitting service on request
Special offers: We arrange and host:
Room Rate: Recently renovated. Regular $124-$200
Suites one & 2 bedrooms $175-350
Cottage: 3 bedrooms $500 per night
Beach Cottage rates, please call in
Available Meal Plan: AP, MAP
Credit Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex
Golf Course: No
All Inclusive: No
Family Friendly: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Hotel Type: Hotel and Resort
Price Range Per Night: $125 - 200
Address: Colebrook St, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, The Bahamas P.O. Box 61
Phone 1: (242) 333-2161
Phone 2: (242) 225-1261
Disclaimer: Information about specific Caribbean hotels including pricing and availability is subject to change at any time. Government taxes and fees may apply to hotel rates, and varies by country. A minimum stay and/or a damage deposit may be required for some hotels and/or timeshare properties, especially during the high season and holidays.