You yawn, and blink yourself awake, breathing in the scent of fresh coconuts and hibiscus drifting through the open window, along with heavenly views of lapis lazuli blue ocean. Another glorious day awaits on this 96-acre luxury retreat known as Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas. A short ferry ride from Andros Island, it’s a world away from the pulsing thrum of civilization.
You pad to the front door of your private bungalow, appreciating the airy openness of its vaulted mahogany wood ceiling and the distance between you and the other 33 villas. It often feels as if you have the entire island to yourselves—your own personal slice of paradise. You open the front door to retrieve the breakfast basket that magically appears each morning, and carry it back to the bedroom so you and your sweetheart can share mugs of hot coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and homemade breakfast cake in bed.
You reminisce about yesterday, strolling miles of remote shoreline, plucking sand dollars from crystal waters, and snorkeling around the island’s famous barrier reef. You laugh as you remember last night, spending the evening up at the plantation-style great house, swapping stories and fish tales with your friendly hosts and a few other couples over sips of rum punch and vintage port. Today, you’re each doing your own thing. Your darling has scheduled a facial at the spa, and afterwards plans a long soak in the tub that overlooks an incredible ocean view. You, on the other hand, will drive the pink golf cart—your personal chariot during your stay—to the dock for a fishing excursion.
In the late afternoon, you return to find your love lounging in the hammock, devouring fresh-baked cookies along with a romance paperback from the bungalow bookshelf. But the book is set aside in favor of hearing about your thrilling bonefish runs while witnessing sunset colors dancing on gentle waves. Tonight, you opt for a private dinner for two. Seated together at your candlelit, flower-strewn table, you savor delicious curry lobster and endless flutes of Champagne. Afterwards, during a moonlit stroll along the beach, you spontaneously lie back on the sand, snuggling together to watch for shooting stars. Whispers of promise rustle in the palms behind you as you drift and drowse, immersed in the serenity of this tropical luxury retreat.