- Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina (Green Turtle Bay, the Abacos), secluded and private, is a sailing retreat that consists of tastefully decorated rooms and villas (the latter have full kitchens). It opens onto a small private beach with a 35-slip marina, one of the archipelago's most complete yachting facilities. Many rooms open onto the pool, and the dining room is decorated in Queen Anne style.
- Rock House Hotel (Harbour Island, Eleuthera) is a glamorous and stylish inn — really, a glorified B&B. This posh little hideaway is drawing more and more of the glitterati to its shores. Set on a low bluff above the harbor, it is tranquillity itself. No one will find you if you decide to hide out in its whimsically decorated bedrooms.
- Fernandez Bay Village (Cat Island, Southern Bahamas) is home to a dozen or so stone-and-timber villas, the closest thing to urban congestion Cat Island ever sees. There's a funky, thatch-roofed beach bar that'll make you feel like you're in the South Pacific — a great place to enjoy a cold beer each afternoon after you leave the stunning sands and turquoise waters behind for the day. There's only one phone at the entire resort, and your bathroom shower will probably open to a view of the sky.
- Club Med Columbus Isle (San Salvador, Southern Bahamas) was the first large resort to be built on one of the country's most isolated islands, site of Columbus's first landfall in the New World. It's unusually luxurious, and unusually isolated, for a Club Med, and it occupies a gorgeous beach. The sheer difficulty of reaching it adds to the get-away-from-it-all mystique.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.