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Reshelled x Hope Town — Everything We Did in The Bahamas

We traveled to Hope Town, Bahamas for the latest Reshelled photoshoot.

Hope Town is quite small, so there are limited activities and I think we hit them all. Lucky for me, my dad had his boat in Hope Town for the month of March, so I jumped on that bandwagon immediately. 

We flew into Marsh Harbor and met my dad for lunch at the Harbor View Marina. Pro tip: go to the grocery store on Marsh Harbor as the prices in Hope Town are a bit higher. Your taxi will have no problem stopping there, just tell them ahead of time. 

If you need a ride from the airport, send my new friend JC a WhatsApp message to book a car. His number is +1 (242) 458-9291 — you won’t regret it, he’s absolutely hilarious and punctual. 

From Marsh Harbor you can take the Ferry. Don’t stress about buying tickets ahead of time, in my experience you can pay as you get on (bring cash). 

Once on Elbow Cay, we made our way to Hope Town. My dad keeps the boat at the Sea Spray Marina so we stayed at the halfway point between the marina and town. My dad was appalled at the amount of luggage we required — I think we  collectively had 9+ pieces of luggage.

We loved our little house, it’s by no means the most plush on the island but it was perfect for our crew — I would stay there again! Located in Turtle Hill Resort, we stayed at The Beach House right next to a popular watering hole called On Da Beach.

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The bartenders there are awesome, they helped us open a bottle of wine when we lost the opener (classic). 

If you’re not going to Hope Town with a boat, I would recommend staying in town. It doesn’t make a huge difference as everything is pretty close, but it makes more sense to be in the center of things. Oh, you also have to have a golf cart, there’s no other way to get around the island. A must!

Where We Ate — Our Favorite Restaurants 

With any island, the dining options are limited. However, Hope Town has a few great classics. Here are my favorites.

Abaco Inn

Firefly

Hopetown Inn and Marina

Pete’s Pub (via boat)

The food truck at Sea Spray Marina is actually wonderful and they had music. Cute bar vibe as well, plus you can walk around and look at the boats.

There are other restaurants on the island, but Abaco Inn and Firefly definitely stand out for both food and drinks any time of day or night. You will need a reservation in advance. 

What We Wore in The Bahamas

The Bahamas are inherently casual so while we chose to dress up a bit, you can get away with jean shorts and a tank practically everywhere. Here are some of our favorite fits from the trip. 

Faithfull the brand swimwear, Monday Swimwear cover up, Krewe sunglasses, bag from Mexico City, and The Anne Necklace by Reshelled Jewelry.

Ophelia swimwear cover up and bikini, Lack of Colour hat, Krewe sunglasses, and The Jessica Earrings (white) by Reshelled Jewelry.

Ophelia swimwear, Krewe sunglasses, Classic Baroque Pearl Necklaces, The Kitty Earrings, and The Savvi Belly Chain by Reshelled.

Bond Eye Swimwear from Ophelia Swimwear, Krewe sunglasses, The Sona Hoops (Large) by Reshelled.

One piece by Ophelia Swimwear, Celine sunglasses, The Janet Necklace by Reshelled Jewelry.

Swimwear by Maribella Bikinis, hat by Lack of Colour, Sunglasses by Gucci, Hunter Necklace (left), Savvi Belly Chain (right), and Jessica Earrings (white) by Reshelled.

Bikini by Maribella Bikinis, Savvi Belly Chain, Necklace, and Kitty Earrings by Reshelled, Krewe sunglasses.

Monday Swimwear bikini, Faithfull the Brand linen pants, Krewe sunglasses, The Shannon Body Chain and Earrings by Reshelled Jewelry.

Monday Swimwear bikini and sarong, Krewe Sunglasses, Necklace by Reshelled Jewelry.

Tela Mercantile dresses and jewelry by Reshelled Jewelry.

Rhode dress, The Agni Pearl Earrings and The Sona Earrings (small) by Reshelled Jewelry. 

Alemais dress, Tori Necklace (chunky chain) and Earrings by Reshelled Jewelry.

Tela Mercantile kaftan, Classic Pearl Necklaces and Jaipur Drop Earrings by Reshelled Jewelry.

A Breakdown of Our Itinerary in Hope Town, Bahamas

Day 1

  • Land in Marsh Harbor
  • Lunch at the marina
  • Drop off luggage & quick change!
  • Boat to Nippers
  • Order rose
  • Photos in front of Nippers at golden hour
  • Boat back to Hope Town
  • Pop champagne for a happy Day 1!
  • Dinner at Sea Spray marina food truck
  • Night night

Day 2

  • Ready by 10 at the boat
  • Boat to tiny island South of Scotland Cay for shoot in @ Cleonie Swim
  • Boat to Great Abaco to eat at Pete’s Pub
  • Shoot at the Pete’s Pub bar and boardwalk
  • Boat to Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay for last shoot of the day + chill
  • Boat home to get ready for dinner!
  • Quick pics before dinner in resort wear 
  • Dinner at Abaco Inn

Day 3

  • AM run
  • Ready at 11 in town
  • Quick pics in town in resortwear
  • Meet dad at Ferry to Hope Town Inn & Marina
  • Lunch at Hope Town Inn
  • Fit change!
  • Impromptu selling jewelry to a bunch of ladies who lunch!
  • Pics around the Inn & Marina grounds
  • Walk to lighthouse 
  • Pics at lighthouse
  • Ferry back to town
  • Quick Ophelia shoot on the beach by the house
  • Quick Tela Mercantile shoot by the house
  • Dinner at Firefly
  • Late night at the Firefly bar w/ locals!

Day 4

  • Exercise
  • Tori leaves :( 
  • Mom arrives!
  • Boat to get mom, then head to Grabbers on Great Guana Cay
  • Pics and lunch at Grabbers
  • Boat to Scotland Cay tiny island for pics
  • Boat to Tahiti Beach for sunset
  • Dinner at Cap n’ Jacks (dive bar vibe)
  • Exhausted, nighty night

Day 5

  • Exercise
  • Girls leave :( 
  • Rinse and repeat the last four days with my parents and husband for two more days!

Major huge massive big shout out to everyone who contributed to this shoot! 💛

Credits:

Boat and driving us everywhere all day: Dad!

Models: Tori Compton, Syra Khan, and Jessie Taylor

Photography: Savvibelle Photography by Savannah Young

Collab swimwear: Cleonie Swim + Ophelia Swimwear + Maribella Swimwear