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
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Romantic Caribbean sleep on its own private island, with a long activity list, splurge-worthy spa and fresh, local fare
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.
North Andros, Staniard Creek, Bahamas
How to Get There
Flights are available to San Andros Airport (SAQ) and Andros Town International Airport (ASD), which is a one-hour flight from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, or a 15-minute flight from Nassau by commercial or charter airline. This is followed by a 20-minute drive and a five-minute private ferry to Kamalame Cay.||Alternatively, a 15-minute charter flight via helicopter, seaplane or prop-plane is available to/from Nassau for approximately $400 to $800 for three to five passengers, each way; luggage limitations apply.||Transfers are also available to/from ASD, about a 20-minute drive away, for $65 for up to two passengers, each way, and to/from SAQ, about a 40-minute drive away, for $65 for up to two passengers (plus a $100 fee per trip), each way.