Hotels in Bahamas
Samuel Thurston has built a guesthouse in the dunes. Sammy T’s, as he calls his modest inn, has seven clapboard bungalows around a main lodge with a dining room that serves conch stew and grilled lobster.
This cheerful little compound of candy-colored beachfront cabanas is the least touristy feeling resort in Nassau/New Providence.
Exclusive and rarefied, the Ocean Club is the resort of choice for visiting divas like Salma Hayek and Sharon Stone.
The earth-conscious hotel, slated to open on Earth Day of 2009, will attempt to be "carbon negative". Developed by Dalu Design and architect David Sklar, the private island will be entirely off the grid.
The only golf course on the island of Abaco belongs to Treasure Cay Resort and Marina. Many rate the 18-hole, 72-par, Dick Wilson course the best in the Bahamas.
Oceanview Club, or "Pip's Place" as it is called by locals, is a nine-room complex transformed into a boutique hotel on the famous Pinks Sands Beach of the Bahamas' Harbour Island.
Located on the island’s northern end, all 26 rooms open onto expansive porches.
What’s It’s Like: There’s nothing flashy on this 3,000-person island situated where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea meet (connections are made via charter plane in Nassau).
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.