Occupying a Bahamian pinnacle in luxury island retreats, the breathtaking 96-acre Kamalame Cay in Central Andros is a well-kept secret and surprisingly affordable. Adorable airy yellow and pink cottages and one- to four-bedroom villas line the cay’s 3-mile powder-soft, white-sand beach. Spaced generously apart, the villas enjoy bright, open-plan kitchens and living rooms with plush furnishings, wrapped around by shady and sun-splashed decks with stunning ocean views. On the sheltered lagoon side, delightful designer Marina Rooms go for a mere $250 per night (standard rate). Indeed, most cottages and villas average a similar rate when fully occupied. Pink Adirondacks, golf carts, and bicycles are standard with each room. Enjoy Kamalame’s exquisite dining by opting for the all-inclusive Guest of House rate (for around an extra $200 per person), with all meals, wines, champagnes, drinks (alcoholic and non), use of pool, tennis court, snorkeling gear, paddleboards, and sea kayaks. Served
by a delightful staff, guests feast on homemade breads, soups and desserts, imported fowl and viands, and imaginative fresh seafood, complemented by excellent wines. Amid towering, exotic gardens of palms, gumbo limbos, and bouganvilleas, dine poolside at the Tiki Bar, in the Great House, or on the beach. Kamalame’s exceptionally beautiful waters make for great castaway island picnics, bone- and deep-sea fishing, and its PADI dive center is ideal for diving and snorkeling for beginners and pros. Saunter along the long dock to indulge in Kamalame’s deluxe overwater spa, which is oh-so-Maldives.