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The Cricket Pavilion, Harbour Island, Bahamas
years ago, India Hicks and her partner, David Flint Wood, were touring the
Caribbean island of Eleuthera when they stumbled upon a crumbling white
pavilion “with all the charm and romance of the old Bahamas,” she recalls. On a
whim, the couple decided to replicate the building on their home base, Harbour
Island. Hicks has decorated the open-plan, two-bedroom space with spruced-up
flea-market finds; beachy bedspreads created by her late father, interior
designer David Hicks; and mementos from her travels around the world.
Rent It: From $5,600 per week.
Tip: “Head to the Queen Conch (lunch for two $20) for the fresh conch
salad. They say it’s an aphrodisiac, which may explain my four kids.” —India