The beauty of the just-opened Island House ("Mahogany House" on the map) in Nassau is that it feels like a small community of creative local minds. The 48-seat cinema screens films made in the Caribbean. Bahamian musicians perform live sets. Even the pottery throughout the 30 rooms was made by ceramicists in town. There are plenty of ways to stay active, too: The hotel has a squash court and an anti-gravity yoga studio, and, of course, the beach is mere steps away. From $550.