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Located off the northeast coast of Andros, and accessible only by private ferry or seaplane, the secluded family-owned Bahamian island of Kamalame Cay caters to a comfortable group of guests at any given time. Idyllic and isolated, this oasis of breathtaking natural beauty wraps ocean adventure and island romance in the luxury of a private island experience.A quick flight from major hubs such as New York, Toronto and Miami, yet worlds away from Nassau’s trendy, resort-lined beaches, Kamalame’s utterly private accommodations are tucked into 96-acres of swaying palms and flowering tropical foliage. A lush oasis ringed by three miles of deserted, white-sand beach and colourful coral gardens, the warm, turquoise waters just off shore teem with manta ray, parrotfish and blue tangs.Kamalame Cay is an idyllic escape for those whose idea of paradise is a tropical hideaway where a sarong is all that’s required to be ‘dressed’ for dinner.Modern interpretations of classic Bahamian cuisine combined with sophisticated wines and spirits, comfortable elegant island décor, and one of the only overwater spas in the Caribbean underscore Kamalame’s gracious 'barefoot chic’ character.Traced by white sand pathways, the island’s beautifully landscaped jungle of sea grapes, palms and coco plums is banked by pristine mangrove fields and a pristine coast scattered with conch shells and starfish; the wide variety of birdlife ranges from sandpipers, herons and cranes to finches, pink ibis and pelicans.Sliced into the Silver Palms that embrace the island, the Great House serves as a welcoming social hub for dining and cocktails and is just a few steps from the heated, freshwater pool, sweeping ocean views and al fresco beach bar.With myriad diversions – from spa programs to world-class diving, snorkelling, fishing and sporting excursions – Kamalame takes pleasure in tailoring every guest’s experience to individual tastes.
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Nicholas A wrote a review Aug 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions4 helpful votes
Before I left for Kamalame cay last week I read several bad reviews citing the bad service and poor quality of the island. I was really worried that I had made a mistake booking there. All those worries were washed away upon arriving on the island. The staff was incredibly friendly. Reo got us checked in and helped us get situated into our cottage and showed us everywhere we needed to know on the island. Gerard and Sampson, the bartenders, were very friendly and a pleasure to chat with. Glen was our waitress many nights and was amazing as well. We never had one bad experience with any of the staff our 5 nights there. The cottage we stayed in, Green Finch, was everything we could have wanted and more. It was beautiful, steps from the beach and really had everything we needed to disconnect and really just relax. Walks on the beach and exploring were some of the highlights of our stay. We like our privacy, so walking along a several mile beach and not seeing a soul was very nice. It felt like we had the entire island to ourselves. We saw so much wildlife. Stingrays, crabs, lizards, conchs, starfish while just walking along the beach. It really was an amazing experience. We got massages at the spa which has amazing views. Theres nothing more relaxing than getting a massage while watching fish swim beneath you and hearing the sound of waves. Stacey was friendly and gave a great massage as did the other masseuse whom I can’t recall her name. We went snorkeling at Rat Cay with Joey and Z which was another highlight of our trip. Joey was incredibly informative and fun to talk with. He knew everything there was to know about the wildlife we saw and we saw a ton. It truly was an experience. As great of a trip as this was there are a few things I think Kamalame could improve upon. We noticed on the northern end of the beach there was a lot of washed up trash just strewn about on the beach. Most likely washed up from the ocean, but still, I do think it is their responsibility to clean it up regularly. Also, I felt the pricing of the food was a bit out of touch with reality. Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious. However, I find paying $100 for lunch and $150-$200 for dinner every night for 2 people really a hard sell. I mentioned this to some of the staff and they cited how expensive it is to get ingredients shipped to the island. I get that, but still, with no other options on the island it’s a bit excessive. Cocktails are $21, drip coffee is $8, just seems over the top. Overall, I still felt like this was an amazing experience and one that we will remember forever. I definitely would recommend Kamalame Cay and plan to return in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chris W wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington, DC3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and our 3 kids (12, 10, and 5) traveled to Kamalame Cay the second week of July. We were looking for a true getaway where we could disconnect and enjoy the beach/pool. We fell in love with Kamalame Cay from Day 1. It’s important to keep in mind while you’re there that you are on a remote island and literally everything has to come in via boat. We have traveled all over the world and our experience at Kamalame is up with some of our favorite spots. As soon as you step onto the ferry heading over to the island, your body and mind feels a sense of relief and calm. We stayed at the Rockhouse for the week and couldn’t have asked for a better home base. The backdoor was 15 yards from the water’s edge and the house had great little additions like a scrabble board, drinking water jug, outdoor shower, and even a plunge pool. The house had a kind size bed, a twin day bed, full size bed in a nook, and a full size pull out, so the kids had plenty of sleeping options. The Great House and Tiki Bar are great throughout the day. Great House for breakfast; plenty of fresh options and plenty of things to order to make your own plate. The Tiki Bar/Grill was probably our favorite meal every day. We at poolside most days and the mahi mahi wrap, cobb salad, mini burgers were consumed a lot. The drinks for both adults and kids will hit the spot each day. The kids loved the strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas, while my wife and I sipped various rum concoctions washed down with a local Kalik beer. The pool atmosphere is very chill and depending on who is staying there while you’re on the Cay, there may be kids running around or not. Our kids met a handful of kids and they found each other every day beach or poolside. The food is fresh for each meal and while the menu doesn’t change completely every day, there are specials that pop up and the kitchen is certainly willing to make just about anything they can. My oldest daughter wanted a burger one night and they made it work, even though it wasn’t the menu; same with a grilled cheese. The kitchen is flexible and open to options as needed, depending on what they have. The service was great all around. The staff is very personable and truly want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Each of our requests for items or advice were met timely. We asked for a couple of bottles of wine, fresh milk and juice the first day and it was refilled regularly. There was twice daily turn downs and a quick call to the concierge and they will provide anything needed. The kids looked forward to the daily breakfast baskets with fruit and pastries, as well as the afternoon cookies. As for the beach and island overall, get out there and explore! We jumped on the golf cart every day and drove up to the north end of the island during low tide to explore the sandbars, find sand dollars and starfish and see what we can find. We took the kayaks and SUPs on the backside of the island and saw 4 stingrays swimming around with us. The main portion of the beach goes on for a few miles and while it’s narrow, the water is crystal clear and the sand is clean and soft. Last but not least, I can’t say enough good things about Joey and Anna in the dive/activities shop. We crossed paths with them several times throughout the week and the kids insisted we stopped to say bye as we were leaving. We did a morning snorkel trip with Joey and Z up to Rat Cay and the connected Blue Hole. Our 10 year old daughter was really hesitant to get in because she wasn’t sure what she would see, but Joey was awesome. He stayed with her hand in hand the whole 90 minutes and explained everything to her. After the trip, she said “Joey made me comfortable with everything!” The snorkeling was fantastic and the boat ride was great as well; cool to see the Cay from the water. It’s important to note that the weather is unpredictable at best and changes every single hour depending on the wind, etc. If you have a trip planned, Joey and Anna will work with you around the weather as much as they can to make it work. We also called the conceriege desk and asked for them to set up an inland blue hole tour. They set it up for us one morning and the taxi driver/tour guide was awesome. He showed us around the island, drove us into Blue Hole National Park, explained everything to us and stayed with us while we jumped off the platform into the water for at least an hour. Now that we have experienced Kamalame, we will definitely be back. If you’re going with kids, you may want to stop at a grocery store before getting on the ferry and just stocking up on “snack” foods, like chips, cookies, etc. Our kids ate really well all week, but def missed a couple of things between meals. Note that you shouldn’t expect Michelin level dining or Four Seasons level “at your beckon call” staff; that’s not what Kamalame Cay is about. It’s all about the overall experience…go disconnect with your family/friends/whomever and take it all in. By the end of your stay you’ll appreciate how relaxed you are heading back. The second we got on our plane, the kids asked to stay longer or go back ASAP.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ken wrote a review Jul 2022
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family and I had a wonderful stay at Kamalame Cay. We experienced some inconsistencies in housekeeping that could be improved, however I’m writing a review to express my gratitude towards Joey, the manager of the Marina and Dive Shop. Unfortunately, I experienced some mechanical problems with my boat during my arrival. Worsening weather conditions and a failed steering pump complicated my departure, and Joey was an incredible asset during a very stressful time. His local knowledge, calm demeanor, and boating experience was much appreciated. We spoke daily, and he monitored our departure out of Andros, confirming that we made it safely to our next destination. Joey showed a genuine care for my family’s safety. He made our trip, and his hospitality is the reason I’m looking forward to returning for a less stressful visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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wpl wrote a review Jun 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana3 contributions5 helpful votes
Just returned from Kamalame and have been debating whether it is worth my time (and yours) and whether I have the energy to write a full review, but ultimately decided others deserve to know what they are getting into based on my experience, so here it goes. You should read every critical review you can on Tripadvisor. Some are harsh, but all, even some of the 4 star reviews (which actually read more like 2-3 star reviews) largely paint similar pictures. Expectations need to be managed. I seriously wonder if Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler have ever actually visited the island. This is a very expensive, fairly difficult place to get to and if you are expecting service and facilities to match that trouble, expense, and the website you perused then you will be disappointed. I cannot in good faith recommend Kamalame. If you want the short version, see the uploaded image of the tennis court, which is a completely unusable decaying asphalt mess but which is still advertised on their website including a description under “Real Estate” as “clay tennis courts” (it should be just removed from the website). Then extrapolate from that to everything else on the island and you will pretty much get the picture. If you want the long version read on. Before starting I would say I am cognizant of the issues and expense of bringing supplies onto a remote island and also of the constant maintenance required to keep things in working order in a coastal salt water environment as well as issues staffing a remote island. Also, it should be said, that depending on the house you stay in the condition may of course vary as most of the homes are privately owned. Having said that, I think the most fundamental issue I have is the near complete disconnect between what is advertised and shown on the website and reality. I’ve read back through the website now several times and honestly it is almost a complete joke compared to reality. If Kamalame were marketed as a no-frills, rustic, remote getaway where you can spend an entire day on the beach and probably not see anyone else then that would be an accurate description and you would get what you expected. Instead you will find the island very different than what is advertised. What you will find is a poorly maintained, tired and worn out property, so-so service and nothing at all related to the word “luxury”. The beach is narrow, brown, covered in seaweed and with more than a bit of trash, it is nothing to get excited about or mention at all. The food, although fine, bears no relation to the “fine dining” advertised. While the website implies there are 3+ places to eat there is in fact only one, so you are completely at the mercy of that one restaurant, The Great House. Sugarcane and the Tiki bar “restaurants” seem to exist for dining only in the website’s imagination. No idea what “The Grove” is on the website. I’m not sure that actually exists. The Monkey Bar is barely a closet. Not sure what “The Lounge” is either. Some of these seem to be different areas or different names for the same areas directly connected to the Great House although it is implied they are different venues. Waitstaff was 80% barely passable with a couple of exceptions who were excellent, nice and attentive. String lighting all over The Great House area would look really great if 25-30% of the bulbs weren’t broken or burned out. The pool area is definitely nothing special at all. Our golf cart was literally falling apart, with body panels hanging off the sides. There is trash everywhere on the island, on the ground in the trees, all over the place in locations you would think the grounds crew would see and clean up immediately. Driving to the north end of the island (which is a VERY cool spot actually), you pass what can only be described as an open dump, and there is trash and debris in a dump in the area of the marina and where you take kayaks and paddle boards out into the mangroves and flats behind the island. Not nice to look at at all. The service is hit or miss and very inconsistent. Some nights we got turn down service and cookies. Some nights we got cookies and no turn down. Some nights we got turn down and no cookies. Some days we got towels, hand towels and bathmats, some days random combinations of them, some days no bathmats for example. While every request or issue you report to the staff will be met with a huge smile, the issue may or may not be addressed in a timely manner and you will feel like you are getting the runaround. More often than not requests for activities such as kayaking with a guide were met with a huge smile but an explanation that they didn’t think they could do that today, again leaving you feeling like you are getting the runaround. This quote from another reviewer: “some staff were quite friendly and helpful, others were friendly but not at all helpful, and still others made us feel surprisingly like we were asking for too much with simple requests” is 100% spot on. Our house had innumerable maintenance issues, doors that stuck and could barely be opened, door locks and latches that didn’t work. A/C units that required being recharged with coolant every 2 days (requiring a trip or call to the front desk for something that they should just fix). The safe was partially broken. There were missing drape panels in bedrooms and light fixtures hanging off the outside of the house. Showerheads were so covered in scale they were putting out about 50% of already low pressure. The refrigerator barely cooled (I would have been concerned that it would not keep food fresh, all we had in it was water and drinks). Others with us said they had the same problem. Phones are provided for use on island and as hotspots. But as others have mentioned, no charger is provided, and they barely last a day, so if you don’t have a micro-usb cord to charge it yourself they are basically pointless. I was unable to get better data on their phones then I was on my own. Not sure why they even offer this. It is, like everything else, kind of halfway done. Others have mentioned difficulty getting water. There is plenty of bottled water available so that is not a problem although you will pay for it. Also, there are two cellular towers visible off the south end of the island on the main island of Andros. If you set up an international plan you will not have any problem placing calls, sending and receiving text messages, using email, and doing basic web use with your own phone or iPad. The signal is not good enough to stream video or download anything. I did not fish on this trip, but a friend who travels extensively fly fishing in both fresh and salt water managed 3 bonefish in 3 days, guided and unguided. Others have reported similar, again a disconnect to being advertised as a fishing destination. Bottom line is that Kamalame is not a luxury resort by any stretch of the imagination and is 100% not worth the expense or trouble and expense of getting there. Even if you have your own aircraft to make accessing Andros easier and more direct I would not even consider leaving my own aircraft at either of the two airports. We opted for a seaplane charter directly from Fort Lauderdale and back which was the highlight of the trip (HIGHLY recommend Tropic Ocean for seaplane charter flights in the Miami area, they are excellent). Andros and the Bahamas from 7500 feet are stunningly beautiful and landing off the beach is amazing. But there is too little relation between the poorly maintained marginal service reality you find when you get there and the island and experience presented on the website. If someone said “I’ll pay for your entire trip” I still don’t think I would return. You would be wise to spend your time and money elsewhere unfortunately.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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david g wrote a review Jun 2022
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
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I have traveled extensively and stayed at some of the nicest resorts. This wins hands down. It usually takes me one day to decompress from a hectic work schedule. As soon as you get on the little ferry to the resort you are instantly relaxed. The bungalows are perfect. That’s is you enjoying being steps away from the ocean. The beach is perfect and we felt (group of 8) like it was our own private island. In the bungalow you have an outdoor shower. We never turned on the Inside shower. The staff is amazing and rivals any four seasons / Ritz experience. The food. One word - Amazing. The drinks were fabulous too. This is not a mega resort , so if that is your thing it may not be for you. If you are looking for a laid back resort with amazing service , food, and bungalows this is. We will definitely be back. 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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APTexas wrote a review Jun 2022
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Overall a so so experience. I read all the reviews (of course after we booked) and was nervous. I can say that we could relate to the feedback that has been given by others. Didn’t live up to the expectations nor the price. Starting with the positives, food was great. Although the menu didn’t change they did have great options. We were only there for 3 nights, I can imagine if there longer a change of menu would be nice. Afternoon cookies were a nice touch. Very remote and private. Most of the staff was very nice. The massage was good and had a spectacular view. Travel to/from the island was easy. The property is tired including our house (Magnolia). Our golf cart front headlights were out, so we had to trail the second golf cart to see at night or use our iPhones flashlight. The house is up for sale and we wonder if that is the cause of the “tiredness”? 2 of the girls were shocked in the guest bathroom when they went to wash their hands. We didn’t use the bathroom after that and didn’t want to deal with repairs so we told them during checkout. Light bulbs were out. Outdoor beach furniture was soaked from all the rain and needed repairs. Would have been nice to have the cushions picked up before the rain came in, especially overnight. Perhaps make that part of turn down service? Be sure to bring your own toiletries. No bars of soap and a previous guest mentioned that they just refilled the Molten Brown bottles with unknown products, which is true. Shower water pressure was very low and water trickled out of faucets. Didn’t have enough towels, hand towels or wash clothes. The ones we did receive were old and worn. Only had one bathrobe in the entire house. They did restock the fridge every day and brought baskets in the morning but we had to remind the staff to bring coffee/milk and enough for a house of 7. There was a box of sugar from 2018 in the house. We felt bad leaving dishes in the sink however we had nothing to wash them with. The weather was rainy most days but on the clear day we wanted to go out to do a boat activity but were told no boats were going out. We then wanted to book massages but was told they were totally booked and managed to get two appointments and when I asked the masseuse if they have been busy, she said not really. This goes back to another point someone made about activities and not being able to book anything. We didn’t see any paddle boards or bikes. We did have a kayak parked in front of the villa. The tennis court was dilapidated. No gym. If you drive to the far end of the island there is a trash pile, and even around our property there was trash strewn in the sand. Looked like pieces of construction debris and nails. Bring cards and/or games to play for kids on those rainy days. If you don’t mind paying and arm and a leg for a rustic, on your own, three star experience then this is your place! Otherwise I don’t recommend. Really wanted to love this place!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Caroline D wrote a review Jun 2022
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Really sad to say that I cannot recommend Kamalame and definitely won't ever return. I have stayed at a lot of luxury Caribbean destinations, and I've never left a negative review for any hotel I've visited (luxury or otherwise), but I wish I had paid closer attention to some of these other reviews, so this is my attempt to help and warn others. We came to Kamalame for our honeymoon, so we really wanted to and tried to love it. We were looking for some privacy and relaxation, which I suppose we did find, but the trip fell short in most other regards. Some lowlights: Facilities: The main house, restaurant, and tiki bar are gorgeous and beautifully decorated. The island itself feels like a jungle (in a good way), and a ride to the northernmost beach on the island is well worth it (this was by far our favorite part of the trip). Our room (Casuarina, a cottage suite) was lovely but it had a HUGE leak in the roof. We could fully see the sky through it, and it was genuinely raining inside our cottage on the 3 days it rained there. There was also a smaller hole directly above our bed, which dripped straight onto my husband during heavier rains. We asked multiple times per day, every single day of our trip, to have the roof repaired. No one ever attempted to fix it or apologized, explained, nothing. After housekeeping found out about the leak and our struggle to get help (we asked for 4x the amount of towels anyone could possibly use daily to soak up the water), they were incredibly gracious in keeping us constantly stocked with towels, but that was all the help we ever got. On another occasion, after flushing a bit too much toilet paper, our toilet became clogged. We called and had to call again twice more before maintenance came 4 hours later to unclog the toilet. By that time, I had had to put on a swimsuit and pee in the ocean twice because it took so long for anyone to stop by or call us back. Activities: We were not able to sign up for most of the activities we had wanted to participate in. We went to the spa, which was great, but other activities, like the sunset cruise and group snorkeling trip, we asked about repeatedly but always got the runaround in response and never got to do them. We got to paddle board only because we found one laying on the beach by our bungalow, and that was also lovely. Food: Most of the food is very good, but we were there for a week, and the menu never changed (as they advertised it would). I ended up repeating several meals for both lunch and dinner. Without drinking much, lunch would be a little under $100 per day for a couple, and dinner about $200 per day. For the last few days, it felt like a lot to spend for meals I had already eaten just a couple days ago. Service: some staff were quite friendly and helpful, others were friendly but not at all helpful, and still others made us feel surprisingly like we were asking for too much with simple requests. Things like bread at dinner, water refills, candles for the flies, and promised afternoon cookie deliveries would be repeatedly requested but never received. We usually just gave up after a few tries or found things ourselves. Beach: the beach is lovely as far as all beaches go, but not particularly worthy of awe or a high-priced experience. It is quite narrow, the sand is not terribly fine or soft, it's often covered in seaweed debris, and there are a lot of biting flies. None of these would really matter (except maybe the terrible flies!) in other circumstances, but the beach failed to outweigh the other issues as I'd hoped it might. Throughout our stay, we overheard many other families having conversations at dinner tables near us about similar issues. In fact, everyone we talked to seemed pretty eager to discuss the bizarrely disappointing experience we were all having. Everyone we talked to was surprised, confused, and disappointed. We can laugh about it now because we did have a good time laying by the beach and reading to recover after a hectic wedding week, but the experience was a bummer and NOT a good value. We could definitely have had a similar but better experience elsewhere in the Caribbean for the same price.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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F T wrote a review May 2022
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The Hotel - This is a beautiful spot and very secluded. We really felt like we "got away" from the daily hustle...little if any internet and no television. Walking on the beach, tiki hut cocktails and generally good food. Daily continental breakfast including coffee, a couple small pastries and a bit of fruit was satisfactory. Bedding and towels were nice enough for an island resort. The room itself was pretty rundown. The doors did not open/close properly and the furniture was cheap and hard to use. The bathroom was equivalent to one in a very low end motel. The soap/shampoo/conditioner provided was in Molton Brown bottles that were being refilled with something else (not a big deal, but why??). Overall our bungalow room was nothing like any luxury resort I have ever seen and was a disappointment. The pictures and descriptions make things appear much more luxurious than they are. The Staff - Very pleasant and somewhat attentive. Bed's made and room cleaned daily with 3-4 cookies delivered in the late afternoon then a turn-down service while out for dinner. The Amenities - Upon arrival we asked for two bikes...we asked again the second day several times and were assured that they would be delivered...on the third day we asked that they just bring the bikes to the concierge area...again, promised that they would be there..4 days and we never saw a bike. The same thing happened with the paddle boards...eventually, the staff said "just go find one somewhere and take it"...we never paddle boarded either. I looked at the tennis courts and they are not playable. We also had an issue with the beach chairs...there was only one in for us to use...the staff was not responsive so we ended up dragging one ourselves from an unoccupied Bungalow down the beach. Other Comments - We did not do the "guest of house" option and did not spend as much as we would have had we done so. If you go and plan to eat and drink a lot, the "guest of house" would be a good option. Fogging for bugs around the open air dining area was another problem...only happened one evening.
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DavidH wrote a review Apr 2022
Marathon, Florida4 contributions7 helpful votes
We recently spent 5 nights there—our first visit, and for avoidable reasons, probably our last. PROS: Beautiful setting with very low “guest density,” i.e. secluded and uncrowded. Miles of deserted beach and picturesque tidal flats. Good food, albeit with a stagnant menu. They deliver a continental breakfast basket each morning, which is quite tasty. There’s an espresso machine and a sometimes-stocked mini refrigerator in the cottages. Beach cottages are comfortable and are located very close to the beach. Outdoor showers are good, AC works fine, bedding is nice. Not much in the way of curtains, so the sun comes in early. Great kiteboarding/swimming right in front of the cottage. (We took our own kiting gear.) Good place to disconnect and “get away from it all,” as there is no WiFi in the cottages. The overwater spa is a truly unique and wonderful place to have a massage. Other guests are generally friendly and interesting people. CONS: Property is very spread-out. It’s over a mile from the main facilities to the beach cottages, which takes about 10 minutes at full speed in a golf cart. Consequently, service is slow. It sometimes took over an hour to get ice delivered to the cottage, and 5 hours to get the sheets changed. They do give you a golf cart for your personal use, but make sure to always take the key with you, so inebriated guests or staff don’t “borrow” it. As mentioned above, there is no Wifi in the cottages, but there is good cell service if you have an international plan. NO scuba diving if it’s windy. This was a major disappointment for us—we were unable to dive at all during our stay, however, Joey at the dive shop was great, and felt our pain. Tennis court is unplayable. Described in their literature as “a clay court,” it’s actually decayed asphalt with a makeshift net, partially covered by sand drifts. At checkout, there were over $350 of erroneous charges on our bill. Staff did remove them, but only after a few eye-rolls. They did not apologize and offered no explanation. It’s all about attitude. Our biggest disappointment with Kamalame was that a majority of the staff seemed to resent us as visitors to the island, even when we gave them tips and verbally expressed our appreciation for their efforts. A few of the staff were helpful and cheerful, but most were either apathetic or surly. When you’re paying over $1,000 per day, you expect a more positive attitude. This fundamental problem will unfortunately cause us to have significant reservations about returning to this beautiful place.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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james y wrote a review Apr 2022
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This resort is a beautiful paradise there is no doubt about that, however it is isolated by nature and the restaurants are the only way to feed yourself. My 8 year old is coeliac and can’t have gluten, and unfortunately the choices at each meal we’re very poor. It doesn’t take much to keep some gluten free flour in the kitchen to knock up a pancake at breakfast or provide a few more options on the kids menu. Hopefully this feedback will help guests enjoy their stay more in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$619 - $1,035 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kamalame cay andros, kamalame cay hotel andros
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsAndros
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kamalame Cay
What are some of the property amenities at Kamalame Cay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kamalame Cay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kamalame Cay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kamalame Cay have airport transportation?
Yes, Kamalame Cay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Kamalame Cay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kamalame Cay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.