T+L Reports: Your Own Private Isle
A stylish retreat for the adventurer, the fisherman, or the happy-to-disappear, Chris Blackwell's latest Island Outpost hotel is actually a 96-acre Bahamas island, just off Andros. In the 11 simple cottages, beds covered with local linens take center stage; French doors open to palm and sea. Days are spent skimming the flats for lucent bonefish and diving one of the world's largest barrier reefs. At night, chef A. J. Johnson prepares freshly caught conch, lobster, and marlin—or turns your own catch into a culinary tribute. Kamalame Cay, The Bahamas; 800/688-7678 or 305/531-8800; www.islandoutpost.com; doubles from $740, including meals, drinks, and some activities.