Kamalame Cay
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4.5
#2 of 2 all-inclusives in Andros
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.6
Value
4.3
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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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Property amenities
Free wifi in the business center
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Fishing
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Charming

Location

Queen's Hwy Andros
Getting there
Nassau Intl Airport
29.7 mi
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Bimini Intl Airport
1 Restaurant
within 5 miles
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles476 reviews
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Kamalame Cay hotel emerges as a private island sanctuary with travelers extolling the beauty of its elegant decor and tranquil atmosphere, complete with vibrant culinary offerings and live music. Guests have called out the hotel's pristine natural surroundings and diverse amenities, including a spa and water sports, as highlights of their stay. While the staff generally receives high marks for warmth and attentiveness, some guests have noted occasional service inconsistencies. Additionally, concerns about billing and the infrequent pool cleaning slightly mar the otherwise fabulous impression of the hotel's value.
Atmosphere
Elegant
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Pristine
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Lavish

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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina56 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time at this jewel was unforgettable. We stayed in a beach cottage at the north end of the cay and loved being so secluded. The restaurants, etc were only a short 8 min golf cart ride away. The food was incredible and imaginative- there was a great selection of fresh vegetables, salads and entrees (pork, vegetarian, chicken, beef, variety of shellfish and fish) for lunch and dinner. We never made it to breakfast and just noshed on coffee and the breakfast basket that came daily with fruit and pastries. The food wasn’t swimming in sauce, butter and olive oil as is typical when dining out at a resort. It was perfectly seasoned. My husband and I never had to wait for a table for lunch or dinner. Service was quick and attentive. Bartender made the BEST spicy skinny margarita on the rocks! The bungalow was impeccably decorated with thoughtful curation of glamorous coffee table and other books and games.(Scrabble and backgammon) The mini kitchen area was well stocked with a Nespresso machine, wine, liquor and a fridge full of mixers and bottled water. The fridge was big enough to hold our ice bucket, a bag of ice and 2 entree chicken Cobb salads that we ordered after lunch one day to have for dinner (so that we could spend that afternoon/early evening lounging and eating in). The daily cookie delivery was a highlight. Details like white fringed beach towels for the beach chaises, in-room bottle of bug spray, and fantastic toiletries made life easy and enjoyable. Bikes, paddle boards (we enjoyed a 2 hour self guided tour one day) and kayaks are readily available, gratis. The cocktail party at Michael & David’s chic beach house (our neighbors!) was swank with fab drinks and food. Don’t miss it! They were very inviting, super personable, and truly gracious hosts for the gaggle of strangers that descended upon their abode. Two staff standouts were Keith and Allison. Keith may be the unofficial mayor of Kamalame (according to me). He had a creative solve and answer for everything and I loved meeting him. I had a 90 minute massage with Allison (overlooking the ocean). Best massage I’ve ever had. She is gifted and my shoulders are finally in the correct place after her magic. Overall, everything in this place was lovingly curated and infused with meaning and flair. We are already planning a return trip next summer. XOXO
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: For bugs - bring baby oil, noseeum spray (Amazon), pants/buff/long sleeve shirt (fishing), itch...
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cdoyno wrote a review Apr 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I have traveled to Kamalame 3 times and can't wait to go back.
If you are looking for that true romantic, white sand, clear water, beautiful reefs and shells then this is your place to be. The staff is amazing, you feel as though you are home and they never forget you. Each time you return, they remember you by name. Our days on the boat with the crew are always fabulous, the snorkeling is beautiful and learning about the island through their stories is a bonus. The food is unbelievable, it is so fresh and menu changes daily according to the seasonal availability. My husband and I also believe that the over the water spa is the best in the world. Open breezes and glass bottom floors make the spa a truly born through nature experience. There are many bungalow and villa choices but if you are looking for that blue lagoon, romantic, only ones on the island feel then I would suggest Pigeon Plum. It is our cottage of choice. I promise you will not be disappointed and will want to return each and every year to this amazing location.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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POz917 wrote a review Dec 2022
Clinton, New Jersey1,418 contribution258 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 glorious nights at this unique and beautiful resort on Android Island. The entire staff was very warm and friendly and provided great service throughout our stay. Our cottage, the Sandpiper was very spacious and nicely decorated with an impressive ocean / beach view. Our bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. With no TV in the rooms, the only sound you hear is of the ocean waves. What a pleasant way to fall asleep and wake up. No matter what cottage you stay in, you pretty much guaranteed to have a slice of private beach to yourself..and what a beautiful beach it is. We purchased the all-inclusive package and ate all our meals at the resort. I highly recommend doing as food and drinks are VERY expensive. I’m not even a big drinker, yet the package was still well worth it. With regard to the food, every meal I had, weather it was breakfast, lunch or dinner was amazing and of very good quality. All guests are given a golf cart to use for the duration of the stat. Driving around in the golf carts to access different parts of the rest was fun and really added to the uniqueness of the resort. Receiving a service at the overwater spa is also a must, if anything just to admire the spectacular ocean views from the spa. I had the 15 minute foot ritual and it was divine! The only negative comments I have is that there is no wifi in the rooms. The only place to get wifi is the main house, The Pineapple house. But given that we were only there 4 days, not having wifi was not a big issue. The other negative is that the only affordable way to get to the resort is via Titan Air and Le Air, that only shuttles passengers twice a day… around 7:9 am and 4:99 on. The other options…private planer and private boat ride are outrageously expensive. Overall, I absolutely loved this resort and highly recommend staying here for a Caribbean experience unlike any other.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Highly recommend purchasing the all -inclusive package
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Luxury Adventure wrote a review Jul 2020
United States4 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had very high hopes for this resort. Given its remote location and glossy site we were ready for an adventurous and luxurious vacation.

We have traveled all over the world and stayed at many 5 star resorts in remote locations and this one missed the mark in a huge way.

Pros- the activities were solid fun. We are avid divers and enjoyed the barrier reef as well as our spear fishing excursion. Special props to our boat captain Marlene who is extremely knowledgeable and gave us excellent service.

Cons- the food, the cleanliness of everything, the staff, and the parts of the facilities were all 2-3 star quality maximum but at very high end prices. Mistake after mistake was made and little was done to correct anything. Ultimately they need more attentive ownership and better managers who are capable of training the staff up. Especially during Covid times, I was appalled at the lack of cleanliness in our room and multiple odd mistakes made by housekeeping like leaving piles of dirty laundry behind that I’m not sure was ours, leaving cleaning supplies behind, and not cleaning part of our villa for three days. Hair and sand and dirt wasn’t cleaned out of the showers when we arrived , stained sheets and towels were common which was all unsettling given how important cleanliness is right now. Not to
mention that most of the staff weren’t wearing masks at all.

At least 50% of the time when we ordered food, they got our order wrong and the wait staff just seemed a bit lackadaisical in general.

Also, you are given a golf cart when you arrive which is necessary for getting around the island and ours broke down 4 times over a 5 day stay. Annoying for sure.

Stunning location but we won’t be back until ownership or management changes.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mary B wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This could be a lovely resort. The resort is beautiful and the staff were all very nice. We have been to some incredible resorts throughout the Carribean and around the world with incredible customer service, attention to detail, and amazing foods and we were disappointed as a resort that was billed as the number one resort in the Bahamas this resort lacked a 5 star factor. The room's door was broken so that it did not shut and when it rained the cleaning staff just put towels down in front of the door to catch the water. I called on the first day to tell them that the shower was broken and we either got freezing cold or scalding hot but no mix could they send someone to fix it. I asked again the next day and then we gave up. The resort was not full at all and so there would have even been other bungalows we could have been moved to. There is a coffee maker in the room but no cream, sugar, or spoons. Again I politely asked for two days if we could get some cream and sugar and we finally got some although were charged $12 for it on our bill. The continental breakfasts were terrible. A cheap Hampton Inn on the side of the highway offers a better continental breakfast . It was a plate of melon, pastries, sometimes one yogurt for two people. No tropical fruits and nothing special. WE loved the beautiful beach and took long walks. As soon as you pass the last house the beach is strewn with garbage. This is their island and every two weeks they could send someone up to the North beach to clean the garbage. The dinner menu remained the same for the full seven days. The fish was always fresh and delicious but the rest of the entrees were not up to the level they should have been. The staff for diving and snorkeling were wonderful, so helpful, and charming. They made sure to do there best with difficult weather to get us a snorkeling trip and the snorkeling was amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Terry2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Waukesha, Wisconsin52 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A short flight from LPIA to Andros and a 20 min taxi ride gets you to one of the loveliest places on earth. The Kamalame Cay staff takes great care of you from the minute you arrive until you are back at the Andros airport. We walked for miles on the deserted beach, played in the crystal clear ocean, paddle boarded, explored the cay in our golf cart, road around on beach cruisers, had lovely massages at the spa and enjoyed delicious food with great wines. We stayed in a Bungalow and watched spectacular sunrises from our bed and at night star gazed from our deck. Really enjoyed the outdoor shower, mini bar and our own palapa on the beach. We attended the monthly wine pairing lunch and it was great fun dancing and enjoying the party with other guests, food was to die for and you can't beat the Caribbean vibe!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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theonoratos wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Kamalame and are already planning our next. We have traveled to a number of Caribbean islands, and to other destinations in the Bahamas, and nothing compares to the location, accommodations, and the employees at Kamalame. The view from every angle or every location on the premises is breathtaking. The cottages are beautifully decorated, well appointed and sit right on the beach. And the golf carts (that is, sand chariots) and bicycles that are assigned to at check-in and are used to get around the Cay give an added boost of charm, whimsy and fun to an already spectacular place.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Roving07182367894 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend being very careful in booking with this resort. While very beautiful and a great remote getaway, it is so poorly managed, I'm afraid they will go out of business soon. We booked the resort with the full level of food and drink all inclusive. On the first night of being there, we ran the bar out of the higher end bourbons that had in stock (only 2 drinks - only 3 bourbons to choose from). It was on day 7 that I was able to get a Pina Colada as they were out of the ingredients the entire week. When we checked out, our bill included over $800 of drinks that were covered on our plan and had to be removed. The swimming pool was only cleaned 1 day and could have used it daily. We sat around the pool with other couples who shared similar experiences. We booked a 100 minute duo massage that only went for 40 minutes and didn't include a foot bath or champagne as listed on their website. Buyer beware.
Highlights of the trip were the wait staff and bartenders. We also had a great experience on a scuba dive with their staff. The dive itself was less than what can be seen in so many other places. The 3rd largest barrier reef does not make it beautiful. Might consider skipping this as a dive site.
The menu didn't change all week so it was very hard to get very much variety. For such a highly regarded resort, it should have some nightly specials (fish anyone?).
I can easily say that I would not go back to this resort.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BajaBound wrote a review Feb 2022
Bali, Indonesia7 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first trip there and we will not be coming back. For the price they are charging we expected more. It seems like management is not overseeing anything. The service is inconsistent. They act like you are bothering them when you walk into the front desk area to ask for anything. It's difficult to get in touch with anyone. The continental breakfast is a joke, it looks like a few scraps of whatever is left over in the kitchen and was served for only one person when we are two. They make you pay for wifi - which in this day in age is bizarre. There is no sustainability program and the staff confirmed that they do not recycle. And for food options you are basically stuck there so they take advantage of that by making sure you spend at least $200 per meal.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mary D wrote a review Jul 2020
Miami Beach, Florida19 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the minute you arrive you feel like you are home! The beautiful views gorgeous accommodations, food and the best service anywhere. Have been around the world and was amazed by this wonderful place 1 hour from Miami. Thank you to Samson and the whole staff at the Tiki Bar and Great House for meals . To the wonderful staff at the marina Joey and Marlene! All I can if you can go -pack your bags you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MDB asked a question Jul 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Is nude sunbathing allowed at Kamalame Cay?
Answer from DebPEI
Toronto, Canada129 contributions64 helpful votes
A three bedroom villa is approx $3000 US/night
Chris L asked a question May 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina207 contributions33 helpful votes
What is the dress code for dinner, if any? Thanks!
Answer from DebPEI
Toronto, Canada129 contributions64 helpful votes
Casual - no jackets for men. Sundresses or pants for women. Either collared shirts or polos for men. Both shorts and pnta
Answer from DebPEI
Toronto, Canada129 contributions64 helpful votes
$600 US/night plus 32% taxes and gratuity ($792US) but worth upgrading to the north beach cottage $725 ($957/night all in). Bungalows are a bit shabby. Food plan is on top of that ($450/day or $594 all in).
Answer from DebPEI
Toronto, Canada129 contributions64 helpful votes
Dinner is approx $250 for two with a bottle of wine. Lunch is approx $100 for two with cocktails. Might be worth it for the teenagers
Excursion260638 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Portland, Oregon9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this resort all together. There are much better places to spend your time and money."
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Miamiguy2003 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Miami Beach, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is an island, its perfectly imperfect, water pressure is not like a regular hotel, nothing is rushed, but everything is taken care of"
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ashakbkaufman wrote a tip Apr 2024
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come for the luncheon and get ready for a lot of fun! It was delicious and awesome. We are, we drank, we danced, and the got in the ocean!"
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Farhana H wrote a tip Apr 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only feeedback is for the low shower water pressure. Breakfast, golf cart, room, view, bed, kitchenette, bathroom, beach, gym, were perfect"
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Peter wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will love every moment!"
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PRICE RANGE
$515 - $625 (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.
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