The Landing Blog

In the heart and soul of Harbour Island, Bahamas
29 Mar

Good Morning!

The Landing Restaurant is CLOSED on Wednesdays – yes, even for our guests. We give our staff time with their families and give you, our guests, time to explore the island a little. After all, there’s plenty of places that need exploring. When some guests come into our restaurant, some of the more elderly visitors often tell us about some of the sacrifices they have to make in order to fund a holiday.

For example, one of our most recent guests told us that he had to release some equity from his house to make ends meet for him to join his family on holiday. Apparently, he was able to get help and advice from Key Equity Release who helped him gain some extra cash. When people have made these sort of decisions, we think it’s vital that they get out and see more of this destination.

Why not take some photos on the beach…people will be so jealous of the sights around you when they’re posted! I’ve heard people use things like socialfollow to grow their Instagram following in order for your photos to be recognised, and engagement on these photos would really help us out in promoting the island!

Which reminds me, recently, we have been thinking about launching a fun social media marketing campaign. We always have so much fun looking through all the pictures that people tag our restaurant in on Instagram and there is no denying that Instagram is an amazing platform for promoting our business in a creative way! Consequently, to help our account Get more followers we are thinking of launching an official hashtag #TheLandingRestaurant.

We want as many people as possible to take photos of our lovely restaurant and post them to Instagram so that we can make a beautiful collage to put on display. We have some great photos. Recently we actually had some guests that flew in via private jet! Obviously, our staff were in awe and wanted to hear all about how they booked it (Jettly and other online services are very popular) and what it’s like to arrive in such style. Some of the winners might even be able to earn a prize… Our Instagram profile has already started to grow with more people than ever before tagging us in their photos and using our hashtag. What do you think? We are hoping that this initiative inspires our guests to take lots of fun photographs of our restaurant for their Instagram! Watch this space.

Anyway, there are all sorts of places to enjoy breakfast on Harbour Island; Coffee Roasters, Cocoa Coffee House, Arthur’s Bakery and Laughing Lizard, just to name a few nearby The Landing within easy walking distance – and most of the other hotels on island offer breakfast to outside guests as well.

We love our breakfast at The Landing daily and it is rare that we eat out for breakfast when we are closed. From the porch, the view over the harbour and dock and the town bustling to life as you sip your Afro head cappuccino and enjoy our Ricotta Hotcakes with honeycomb butter or Avocado Cucumber toast or French Toast with whipped cream and salted caramel is a pretty stellar Harbour Island experience.

This morning, my youngest daughter, Ruby, and I had the absolute pleasure of breakfast for the first time at Runaway Hill. How funny is it to live on an island that is 3 miles long and half a mile wide for 22 years and get to enjoy something you have never done before. I had the roast squash, wilted greens and goats cheese bowl and Ruby opted for waffles and a fruit smoothie. The view was fabulous over the beach and the sound of the waves was heavenly. It’s funny how those of us on the harbour side of the island can go months without getting to the beach – we are obviously NOT on vacation like you are 😉

So don’t be glum about us being closed on Wednesday and see if you can make a “Wednesday Favourite” for yourself……….every morning on Briland is a fabulous morning!