Bahamas, Bahamas

Kamalame Cay

Rates from (inc tax)$525.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD672.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Bougainvillea-blanketed bungalows

Setting

Soft sand, shady palms

Bright Balinese-style bungalows open up to quiet ocean overlooks at the Kamalame Cay hotel in the Bahamas. With its chic cottages scattered over the entirety of Andros Island, this hideaway offers you perfect privacy among the swaying palms and unspoilt sea shore.

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A bottle of sparkling wine, plus a $50 spa credit.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

19, including 17 suites.

Check–Out

Midday. Later check-out is possible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $525.00, excluding tax at 28 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next {dayrange} days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD672.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room daily, fresh-baked cookies served every afternoon and a departing gift.

Also

Some of the most delicious ingredients in the Bahamas appear on the spa menu. Massages and scrubs use scrumptious ingredients including wild mango, avocado, lemongrass, basil and coconut.

Hotel closed

Mid-August to late October.

At the hotel

Spa, tennis court, pool, WiFi around the reception area. In rooms: CD player, iPod dock, minibar.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are private and have direct access to the beach with two chairs set among palm trees. Of all of them, the one-bedroom Island Villa Suite, Pigeon Plum, is spacious, secluded and ideal for a couple’s getaway. The suite's wraparound veranda is the best place on the island for a sunset cocktail.

Poolside

Surrounded by cushioned loungers, Kamalame Cay’s heated beachfront freshwater pool is next to the self-serve tiki bar.

Packing tips

Pack your scuba certification for exploring the vertical ocean caves. Mobile phones don’t work here, so bring plenty of old-world entertainment.

Also

Float with the fish during your spa treatment. Plunked at the end of a long dock over the ocean, the spa sets its massage beds over glass floors so guests can look down at the kaleidoscopic swirls of ocean life during treatments.

Children

Welcome. Baby cots are free, and rollaway beds are $195 per night. Babysitting can be arranged with hotel staff for $15 an hour. The restaurant has a children's menu.

Best for

Children of all ages will have fun at Kamalame. Older children will love the water sports. Little ones can play in gentle waves.

Recommended rooms

The one-bedroom villa suite is suited for families with younger children (between three and 12 yeas old). One-bedroom beach suites also have a separate living room that can be converted into a children’s bedroom.

Activities

 The island’s 96 acres offer plenty of secluded beaches and gardens for children to explore. There are beach toys, kayaks and fishing equipment available for children to borrow. Though the resort does not offer a schedule of activities, the staff can arrange hermit crab races, nature walks, scavenger hunts and other adventures.

Swimming pool

There is no lifeguard at the freshwater pool, but there is a shallow end. The hotel also offers inflatables and floats for children to borrow.

Rates

More details

Rates include a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room daily, fresh-baked cookies served every afternoon and a departing gift.

Meals

Children are welcome at the laid-back restaurant. High chairs are available and there is a kids’ menu.

Babysitting

Babysitting services ($15 per hour) can be arranged with a day's notice using members of the hotel staff.

No need to pack

The hotel will provide playpens, beach toys and baby cots.

Eco‐friendly

The property champions solar power. The staff also work with a Bahamian eco group to preserve the reef, and serve only mature, in-season fish. The hotel also works with local fishermen to capture the invasive lionfish – which preys on indigenous fish and disrupts the local ecosystem – to serve as a delicious entrée at the restaurant.

Food and Drink

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At the hotel

The casual and communal Great House serves a contemporary Caribbean menu with typical dishes such as a lobster club sandwich with wasabi mayonnaise, mango-and-lobster summer rolls and Southern-style lionfish with grits. The chef exchanges one dish each night, so the menu is completely different by the weekend. Private beach dinners can be arranged.

At the bar

The resort has two honesty bars. The one in the Great House is best for aperitifs; outside, an ocean-facing Balinese hut has a stash of tropical mixers for amateur mixologists’ Bahamian rum punches.

Last orders

Breakfast is served between 6am and 11.30am. Lunch is available 12pm–3:30pm; dinner is offered from 6pm until the last guests order.

Room service

The full menu is available, but only while the kitchen’s open. Snacks are provided at other times.

Location

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Address
Kamalame Cay
Kamalame Cay
Staniard Creek
Bahamas

Planes

Andros Town International Airport is the main gateway. It has service from Fort Lauderdale with Watermakers Air or via LeAir Charters from Nassau. Alternatively, for US$800 you can take a 15-minute helicopter ride from Nassau and land directly on Kamalame Cay.

Worth getting out of bed for

 he island can arrange plenty of water sports and activities during your stay. Hire an instructor for a round of bonefishing lessons to catch the small, speedy local bonefish or dive in the third-largest barrier reef in the world. The hotel can arrange trips to the Sand Bar for snorkelling, swimming and lunch a mile from the shore. A Sunset Cruise is a scenic alternative to dinner at the resort. Explore the island using the available golf carts and beach cruisers.

Local restaurants

The hotel restaurant is your only option on the island. There are no alternatives on nearby Andros, either. The best dining choices are on Harbour Island and in Nassau.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in the Bahamas and unpacked their batik wraps and seashells, a full account of their beach escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Kamalame Cay…

The beaches of Kamalame Cay aren’t the immaculate sandy stretches that adorn travel calendars. Rather, they are lush, wild garden-beach hybrids, where rocking hammocks hang between jutting palms and tall, tropical bushes shoot out of the sand to create private canopies for sunbathers. Privacy is written into this resort’s ethos: there are only 19 rooms, spread across the 96-acre Bahamas island (enough to warrant each couple getting a golf cart to cross the grounds) and the staff try not to intrude on the relaxation. A lavish basket of breakfast goods arrives on the doorstep each morning, and biscuits are delivered each afternoon to ward off hunger between meals or bring along as snacks during island exploration.

The wild surroundings extend into the sea. Beyond gentle waves, the world’s third-largest barrier reef is home to bright fish that dart through twisting coral. Like a scene from Finding Nemo, manta rays, electric-bright parrotfish and blue tang meander around, curious enough to swim up to snorkelers and accompany them on the exploration. Should snorkelling seem too exhausting, the same prime views exist at the over-water spa, where tables are set over glass-bottom floors for soothing sea close-ups that no aquarium could emulate.

Kamalame Cay tames its surroundings with a perfectly civilised main lodge, the Great House, where cocktails abound and bright Liberty of London prints mimic the vivid palette outside. The chef prepares local fish, including lobster and conch, brightened with Bahamian flourishes of coconut, mango and pineapple.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Kamalame Cay’s Guestbook below.

We loved

EVERYTHING !!!!!! It was the nearest thing to paradise ! We had a beach cottage which was so pretty,and the owners and the staff were so warm and welcoming. 10/10

Don’t expect

Organised activities, this is a laid back blissful place, where you CAN fish or dive or snorkel if you can be bothered to move !!! The food was really good too.

Rating

Stayed on 8 Apr 2016

We loved

The 2 bedroom cottage was possibly the nicest 'hotel room' we have ever stayed in, plenty of space for our family of 5 and beautiful dual aspect with sea on both sides.

Don’t expect

Watersports or any activites really other than fishing and tennis

Rating

Stayed on 4 Apr 2016

We loved

Staff were really friendly and helpful; nothing was too much trouble. Stunning beach and beachside cottages. Laid back vibe. Daily breakfast basket was a nice touch.

Don’t expect

Lively night life.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Feb 2016

We loved

Everything was super! We have travelled all around world on different luxury hotels. This is paradise! Take cottage by the beach. 10 out of 10!

Don’t expect

WiFi works only office house, which is good. Service culture is different.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Dec 2015

We loved

The setting is completely stunning and the layout of the guest rooms (with your own golf buggy) affords you incredible privacy and freedom.

Don’t expect

We thought the food was very good but, given prices, some dishes were a little hit and miss. Although the french toast for breakfast was outstanding!

Rating

Stayed on 5 Dec 2015

We loved

A truly romantic oasis, quiet and peaceful and wonderfully secluded. Great for recharging the batteries. We stayed in a cottage suite and often felt that we were on our own private island. Our pink golf cart for travelling around the island was really useful for the hot, hot days and evenings. Being dropped off by boat, with lunch and champagne for a romantic escape on a tiny island was rather magical.

Don’t expect

Activities; could definitely do with more water sport activities for those escapees that want to do more than lounge next to the beach or pool.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Jul 2015

We loved

We loved how pampered and taken care of we felt. We went for our honeymoon, and it was truly magical. Our beach bungalow was beautiful, and we felt like we were on our own deserted island. The staff were wonderful, and the food was delicious. I find myself still daydreaming about reading in our hammock while listening to the gentle waves... heaven.

Don’t expect

It is not the place to go if you're looking for a lot of nightlife. This place is all about peace and quiet and luxury. We are already planning our next trip.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Dec 2014