What We Love
- Its hyper exclusivity: a 96-acre private island that welcomes just 70 guests
- The only overwater spa in the Bahamas
- Direct beach access from all 19 rooms
- The self-serve tiki bar next to the resort’s beachfront freshwater pool
What To Know
- A continental breakfast basket, afternoon cookie delivery, and departing gift are included in the rate
- Each room includes a golf cart and bicycles for daily use
- The all-inclusive Guest of House rate (an additional $200 per person) includes all meals, drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—and an array of aquatic adventures
Beachcombers and fishing enthusiasts will find their bliss on this dreamy, remote Caribbean refuge, named after the shaggy red trees that dot the private island’s powder-soft sands. Limestone cottages are kitted out with stylish wood and host plenty of repeat guests – a testament to the resort’s unmatched warmth, thanks to the Hew family who has owned the atoll since 1994. The ever-ready front desk staff can swiftly arrange a host of customized experiences, including candlelit dinners by the ocean, snorkeling picnics, or sunset cruises. Three miles of private beach offer a range of rather lazier lounging options, from hammocks to covered palapas. For the ultimate taste of barefoot luxury, the juniper-and-cypress oil massage at the resort’s overwater spa (where you can spy sea life through the clear glass floor) is a must.
All 27 rooms and suites have bougainvillea-laden exteriors and are spread across cottages, bungalows, and Balinese-style beach houses. If you’re honeymooning, consider the one-bedroom Cottage Suite (there are four on the property) with its 17-foot ceilings, sea-view soaking tubs, and expansive wrap-around balconies.
The Great House is the only full-service restaurant on the property, but it’s a fine one, with a Bahamian menu that’s chock-full of dishes featuring freshly caught seafood and locally sourced tropical fruit (for a bit of both, try the conch salad spiked with pineapple and mint or the grilled-to-perfection snapper drizzled with mango chutney). The resort also hosts a nightly torch-lit barbecue at the Tiki Bar & Beach Grill next to the freshwater pool.
This heavenly retreat is a mere mile from the world’s third-largest coral reef, teeming with angelfish, stingrays, and nurse sharks. To get here, take a zippy 15-minute flight from Nassau to Andros Island and follow it up with a 20-minute drive to Kamalame Cay.
How to Get There
My husband and I got married in June and decided to go on a delayed honeymoon. We spent a week on Kamalame and it was absolutely perfect!
The whole property was clean, they took great care to ensure that everything was perfect! It was truly a dream place to unplug and relax.
The food was delicious, from the breakfast baskets and picnic lunches to all the meals in the tiki bar and great house. The options were great, especially for my husband who has a shellfish allergy.
The resort managers, Margaret and Ron were the sweetest people! We saw them everyday either in the great house or while we were checking our email in the Pineapple house. They always made it a point to chat and see how our stay was. The whole staff was amazing as well! Everyone was friendly and always waved when they passed by you on the road.
We just got back and can't wait to go back again!
I just returned from 5 nights at Kamalame and am already planning my return. What an amazing destination! The island, the staff, the decor and the food and drinks and ambiance were incredible from start to finish. I stayed in a Beach Bungalow which was perfect for 1-2 guests and next time plan to return to one of the Villas with my family. We did yoga, ran on the beach, snorkeled, rode beach cruisers all day and drove outnumber Sand Chariots after sunset. The overwater spa is so lovely, and the Tiki Bar a dream. The owners style is impeccable and makes me want to redecorate my home ! It is such a peaceful place, and quite quick of a trip from New York (2.5 hours to Nassau) followed by a puddle jumper flight to Andros and a quick taxi to the Cay. The “Guest of House” program which includes a fully stocked mini fridge plus breakfast lunch and dinner and drinks was more than worth the cost, plus you also get daily breakfast baskets delivered at 8am if you just want to lounge in your room and beach. The afternoon cookies were deliciously dangerous to consume daily. I can’t wait to return!
My husband and I planned a last minute get away and were looking for something private and secluded....we found just that at Kamalame Cay! The bungalow we stayed in was right on the beach and an eight minute golf cart ride from the Great House, again very secluded. Morning picnic basket, and afternoon cookies were a great touch. Food, service and amenities all fantastic. Very easy to disappear and go off the grid here.
We visited Kamalame Cay for our honeymoon and it truly was spectacular! You can let go of every care+ worry in the world and just “ BE”! We wandered carelessly through the island and adventured just how we like it! We had such a beautiful time with one another! The service is island time service.... don’t be in a rush because this is the island and that’s not how it goes over there!! Our bungalow was incredible, Impeccable view that you can’t get anywhere in the world for that price! The house cleaning crew visted everyday to make sure our little bungalow was well kept! Everything was clean and the food was delicious! Thank you Kamalame for such beautiful memories that we will have forever!
Chelsea + AT
We absolutely loved our stay in April 2017! Chartered a small plane from Marathon, FL and brought our older dog along. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Went with the all inclusive and would definitely recommend! The food and drink was spectaular. Our dog loved the beach and golf cart. We went deep sea fishing a couple of times on The Tongue of the Ocean and enjoyed catching mahi. Spectaular stars at night with the soft glow of Nassau 18 miles away. This is a great place to disconnect and enjoy the beach and nature - those looking for gambling and party time (although we did have our share of cocktails) should look elsewhere. There isn't much else to see around the area, although we did go to a blue hole in the woods. Depending on the time of year, bring plenty of insect repellant and benadryl - might also want to buy No No-see-um spray before going (I wish they'd carry this in the resort store). This resort gets a big thumbs up from us!