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
Breakfast baskets were the best. Everyone is so friendly and always pleasing. Fishing was excellent . I could go on and on about how wonderful our experience was. Loved the golf carts. We enjoyed the hammocks.
My husband and I recently got married at Kamalame Cay and it was truly the most magical weekend. The location is amazingly lush and beautiful, and private without being pretentious. The food was AMAZING. And the spa is 100% worth a visit! And I can't say enough about how incredible the entire staff was - from planning our trip to the very last moment of the weekend. We met just about everyone on the island, and everyone was so wonderful! They went above and beyond to take care of us and 40 of our closest friends and make every moment so special for us. The entire weekend exceeded all of our expectations and I think everyone from our group will tell you it is a weekend they will never forget. I can see why they have loyal and repeat visitors - and we will definitely be part of that group now. We can't wait to return!
Every bit of this wedding weekend was utter perfection!! The weather was beautiful, the staff was always on it and the setting was divine. I highly recommend a wedding weekend, you will not be disappointed at all. Food all weekend was phenomenal and the settings were breathtaking
10/10 for Kamalame Cay! The service was impeccable. The grounds were perfectly kept. The property was sprayed every day for bugs and especially mosquitoes. They even provided us with perfect weather!!!! Food and beverage service was some of the best we've recieved in the islands, and we've been to A LOT of islands.
We had 40 of our closest friends and family to the small, beautiful, romantic and unpretentious island of Kamalame Cay. The staff was always working hard and very helpful. We had a welcome party that consisted of music, pig roast, and bonfire. For the rehearsal dinner, the founder's of the resort were kind enough to allow us onto their personal property and utilize it for dinner and speeches. The property was gorgeous. The ceremony was set on the beach and reception dinner under coconut trees lined with string lights while a band was playing in the background. The party was then moved to a beach setting where we had a DJ playing with a saxophone man and ended with wish lanterns and fireworks. It was simply magical and completely blew away our expectations. The food was wonderful throughout and the accommodations were absolutely great. Lisan and Donna were always around to make sure everything went smoothly. I cannot say enough good things about the people working there as we met just about everyone.