Kamalame Cay

Staniard Creek, Andros Island

Near the northern end of Andros Island, about 15 minutes by air from Nassau, remote Kamalame Cay is worth the effort it takes to get there. The 96-acre private island features 34 rustic-chic rooms and suites, all within steps of a white-sand beach, as well as a central Great House where guests come together to sip wine before dinner and share stories afterward (of course, many opt for a secluded, candlelit meal set up somewhere along the three miles of shoreline). A range of seaside activities keep everyone from the kids to newlyweds to the occasional celebrity happy. There’s a freshwater swimming pool, an over-water spa, world-class fishing off the coast, and entertainment by local “rake-and-scrape” bands. And for those who live in fear of being unplugged, relax. Kamalame Cay offers hotspots around the island for full cell service (if you want it) and Wi-Fi in the reception area.

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Chic. Beach. Luxury. Perfection.

The helicopter depositing you directly on the beach is just the beginning. The stunning Hew Family along with devastatingly handsome Michael King have the unsurpassed knack for creating the most opulent surroundings that magically feel like your most comfortable silk sarong. (They also own Kanopi in Portland Jamaica. GO) Rustic chic and luxurious rooms, with private beach, fresh squeezed oj, coffee and pastries delivered each morn to get you going before you dip into main house for the kind of food you don’t often get in the Bahamas, (or anywhere). True, global cuisine. Scuba dive one of the worlds best reefs, drink and lounge in the gloriously decorated main house, The overstocked bar overflowing with exotic liqueurs, fruits dripping over the table ready to add sweet juices to each concoction. Swim in the huge empty pool with a view of ocean. They do ultra fabulous Sunday champagne brunches that just teeter on the right kind of louche with a jet set party feel. Be alone. Be together. Do whatever you want in the most idyllic private setting. It’s essentially heaven. Good luck leaving.

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