Hotels in Bahamas

Next to a dockside fish clean-and-grill station conveniently positioned where harmless reef sharks circle for scraps, this marina is the jumping-off point for exploring the northern half of the Exumas and, as the name implies, a favorite anchorage for mariners.

The hulking, coral-pink fantasy castle of the Bahamas’ only megaresort is visible from miles away (by land or sea); the towers don’t just dominate the Bahamian skyline, they are the skyline.

The only eco-resort in the Bahamas, Tiamo is appropriately set on the island of Andros, whose thousands of square miles of unsullied nature are usually visited only by anglers hunting for bonefish.

The short ferry ride from neighboring Andros reveals nothing of this private 96-acre barrier island but thick stands of mangrove trees. Secluded Kamalame Cay is the perfect stage for an updated Robinson Crusoe fantasy.

This destination club (open to nonmembers) supports the local arts. Guests get bicycles to peddle around the cove.

The 12-room Landing has a decidedly patrician vibe. The hotel was conceived by Tracy Barry (whose mother was the first-ever Miss Bahamas) and Toby Tyler, a Sydney restaurateur.

Musha Cay is a private resort on the otherwise uninhabited Islands of Copperfield Bay, owned by famed illusionist David Copperfield. Surrounded by tropical jungle, the 150-acre property is rented to one party at a time and accommodates up to 24 visitors.

Just across the bay from Nassau, this 5½-acre beachfront ashram welcomes visitors of all faiths to participate in all-inclusive yoga vacations. Beginning at 6 a.m., a day at Sivananda includes two meditation sessions and two yoga classes, held on outdoor platforms facing the Caribbean Sea.

Feast on conch and spend your days tooling from beach to beach—all empty, all extraordinary.

Before this luxurious property arrived in the laid-back Exumas in 2004, the only lodging options were modest mom-and-pop operations.

Harbour Island’s “hot” factor spiked with the 2002 opening of this super-stylish, nine-room boutique hotel overlooking the harbor in Dunmore Town. Miami developer J.

Make all the Rasta jokes you want; there’s nothing half-baked about this brand-new boutique resort (which officially opens in July 2008).

This island resort, with six expansive villas and two deserted beaches offers accommodations with white rockers shaded by palmettos and an oversize kitchen where one of the staff cooks breakfast to order.

The oldest and most vaunted resort on Harbour Island (it was first opened by entrepreneur/hotelier J. Allen Malcolm in 1951), the aptly named Pink Sands occupies an enviable spot on Briland’s gorgeous eastern beach.