Kamalame Cay Resort and Villas

Calling the magnificent Andros Barrier Reef its front yard, Kamalame Cay ranks among the premier Andros Island resorts. Here’s an extraordinary Bahamian sanctuary where your every need is attended to so you can genuinely unplug and unwind in tropical splendor.

Remarkably close to Nassau as well as Florida, Kamalame Cay nonetheless feels seductively removed from it all. Some of the most significant protected land- and seascapes in the West Indies compose the backdrop to this luxury resort’s world-class pampering.

In this guide, we’ll talk about the many wonderful forms that pampering takes, plus cover the nuts-and-bolts of transportation to this private island, its accommodations, and much more.

Kamalame Cay Review – Why Visit?

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas, appeals to nature lovers, adventurers, foodies, and any devotee of upscale R&R. It offers beachfront villas and other accommodations in one of the great locations in the West Indies. 

The third-longest barrier reef in the world, the Andros Barrier Reef, beckons offshore with premier diving, snorkeling, and whale-watching. The mighty Tongue of the Ocean plunges past 6,000 feet deep nearby, serving as a productive marine hotspot. 

And the mostly undeveloped wildlands of Andros—with Bahamian pineyards, coppice jungle, mangrove channels, salt marshes, and the world’s most extraordinary collection of blue holes—await on the North Andros “mainland.”

The 96-acre private island of Kamalame Cay would be irresistible even without such natural wonders so ready to hand. Its three-mile beachfront, spectacular architecture and rich amenities tick every box when it comes to a top-tier Caribbean resort. 

In addition, its restaurants, bars, freshwater pool, overwater spa, and other features are amazingly easy to reach from the U.S.—just a hop, skip, and a jump from Miami or Fort Lauderdale.

Highlights & Features:

  • 27 rooms & suites in villas, cottages, and bungalows
  • Maximum capacity of 70 guests
  • Three miles of private beachfront
  • Golf carts available for every guest
  • Four dining establishments (the Great House, the Grove, the Monkey Bar, the Tiki Bar & Beach Club)
  • Watersports: Kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, and more
  • PADI-certified Dive Shop with scuba & free-driving instruction, certification, and guided trips
  • Mongoose Fat Tire Bicycles
  • Tennis courts
  • Freshwater pool
  • Overwater spa
  • On-site boutique selling island wear & sundries

Activities & Experiences on Kamalame Cay

Relishing your breezy West Indian and Balinese-inflected accommodations can happily occupy much of your Kamalame Cay escape. Besides sunbathing and strolling, the Kamalame beachfront makes a convenient jumping-off point for paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and other aquatic recreation. 

Opposite the seacoast, the cay’s mangrove shore opens to a tidal bonefish flat providing fantastic casting. Fishing guides can lead you through the backwaters of Andros, “the Bonefishing Capital of the World.” Then there’s the offshore reef fishing after snapper, grouper, wahoo, and other quarry, with even snorkel-powered spearfishing possible.

Diving and snorkeling on the Andros Barrier Reef serve as quintessential Kamalame Cay ecotourism adventures. The coral gardens, seagrass pastures, and sand flats a stone’s throw from your luxury villa provide up-close looks at parrotfish, tangs, nurse sharks, stingrays, and more. 

The resort’s Dive Shop leads guided dives and also makes available PADI-certified instructors providing a variety of lessons for different experience levels. Kamalame Cay is also one of only a tiny handful of resorts in the Caribbean offering free-diving experiences, which connect you intimately to the underwater realm.

Then there’s hiking and blue-hole snorkeling amid the Andros pine forests, coppices, and palm stands, including guided outings via the highly regarded Forfar Field Station. Rock iguanas, land crabs, and a symphony of birdlife\enliven Andros walkabouts.

Bliss out in the Bahamas’ only overwater spa with its facials, massages, or go on a picnic to your own private islet. Feast your eyes on some of the most glorious sunrises you’ve ever seen. Soak in the resort’s freshwater pool, hone your forehand on the tennis courts (complete with a ball machine available), or go exploring by bicycle.

Villas Available on Kamalame Cay

Wraparound verandas, plunge pools, full kitchens, ceiling fans and A/C, outdoor showers: Kamalame Cay’s villas translate to swoon-worthy beachfront living. Each delivering gorgeous sightlines, the following villas are available in addition to other resort cottages, beach bungalows, and suites. 

The resort’s accommodations lack phones, TV sets, and Wi-Fi to allow for a thoroughly unplugged getaway. (There’s a Wi-Fi lounge available on-site, by the way.)

The WIMCO team can help you call one of these extraordinary abodes your Bahamian home-away-from-home! These one- to four-bedroom villas are privately tucked amid flowering jungle gardens in the southern and central sections of the cay. (Rates are available on request.)

Rock House

 

This 1,100-square-foot villa—perfect for a family of four—offers the Cay's first private plunge pool, an outdoor shower, and stunning views from every window. Outfitted with a king bed and a sleeping nook, it harbors a beautiful living room with vaulted ceilings and nautical decor.

Blue Winged Teal

The 1,400-square-foot Blue Winged Teal villa puts as many as five guests mere steps from the swash. French doors, vaulted ceilings, and elevated decks with splendid prospects both west and east enhance the accommodations. Flooded with natural light and cooled by sea breezes. 

Blue Winged Teal comfortably sleeps four adults and one child with its various king- and twin-bed configurations.

Driftwood & Mahogany 

Perfect for a couple or small group of family or friends. Both of these 1,900-square-foot beachfront villas can be arranged in either one- or two-bedroom setups for up to six guests. 

Their airy layout marries outdoor and indoor relaxation, with palm-canopied hammocks, a shaded terrace, gorgeous gardens, and a spacious interior with a full open kitchen. Each of the Driftwood or Mahogany bedrooms boasts its own private entry as well as access to a veranda and outdoor shower.

Magnolia

Sleeping as many as eight guests, the 2,750-square-foot Magnolia villa comes nestled in a sweet-scented garden and edged by a beachfront terrace looking out to an Atlantic skyline. Kamalame Cay’s owners, the Hews, designed this villa themselves, producing a lovely West Indian building with Balinese and Indian furnishings. 

Relax under the ceiling fans, or enjoy the sea breeze through the wall-to-wall French doors. The Great Room makes a splendid common space that connects to an outdoor deck.

Hummingbird

 

Equally well positioned for unbelievable Bahamian sunrises and sunsets, the three-bedroom, 2,700-square-foot Hummingbird villa accommodates as many as six adults. From the vaulted ceilings within to the view-drenched decks, the villa-cottage provides the perfect Kamalame Cay home base for families or couples.

Cocoanut

The largest villa on Kamalame Cay, Cocoanut encompasses 3,000 square feet of gorgeous open-plan elegance with a capacity for up to 10. Your eye will delight in sweeping from the South Asian furnishings beyond to the Atlantic seascape, perfectly framed by the Great Room’s French doors. Two of the suites connect to the Great Room and come outfitted with soaking tubs, while a lovely veranda links the other two.

Indigo Palm

Striking hues, classy hardwood furniture, French doors: Indigo Palm makes a dreamy, 1,400-square-foot Kamalame Cay villa for up to six guests. This spectacular  villa includes two master suites as well as a pair of sleeping nooks tucked behind floor-length curtains.

Blue Fields

Roofed with cedar shingles, the 1,700-square-foot Blue Fields villa encompasses twin bungalows and veranda, enjoying a lofty, sunrise-to-sunset viewshed. The property can be configured with one bedroom and an indoor living space, or two bedrooms with a beautiful  al fresco  hangout—perfect for a pair of couples, for instance.

To reserve any or all of the above Kamalame Cay villas, get in touch with WIMCO! We’ll handle everything to ensure you’ve got exactly the right perch on this superb Bahamas luxury island.

Dining Options at Kamalame Cay

 

The dining component of Kamalame Cay is another of the resort’s many strong points. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the resort features local, in-season seafood as well as fruits, vegetables, and poultry raised on its own 200-acre Andros Island. (The farm also encompasses a palm grove: source of Kamalame Cay’s refreshing coconut water.)

Among the fresh catches featured here are lionfish: a voracious non-native species threatening Bahamian reefs. Fresh-baked bread and pastries come right out of the resort’s own ovens. 

The finest in imported meats helps round out the rich culinary spectrum. Menus here change daily and reflect seasonal availability for thoughtful farm-to-fork (and reef-to-fork) cuisine.

The Great House , encircled by a lush garden, serves laidback breakfasts and lunches and offers fine-dining in the evening in its fan-cooled dining room and outside on the sand-floored terrace. 

Start your day, perhaps, with Lionfish & Grits, Homemade Bahamian/French Toast, or a Lobster Egg Benedict. Inspired Asian cookery takes center stage at the Grove, meanwhile, an outdoor eatery set within a stand of rustling palms. Its  alfresco  delicacies reflect owner Brian Hew’s Jamaican-Chinese heritage.

Adjoining the Great House, the Lounge —sand-floored, outfitted with daybeds, dazzling with ocean views—makes an inviting place for reading, board games, and anytime cocktail hours. 

Then there’s the Monkey Bar with its specialty cocktails like the Samson Special, or the Passion Fruit Mojito as well as fine wines, champagne, and other libations. Pair these drinks with such tasty eats as Conch & Ginger Wontons and Popcorn Cauliflower.

Finally, the lively Tiki Bar & Beach Club provides beachside and poolside casual dining from its outdoor kitchen, grill, and bar. From Avocado & Edamame Summer Rolls and Flame-Grilled Atlantic Shrimp to Thai-Style Whole Snapper and Kamalame Fried Chicken (KFC—get it?). Then there’s the toothsome fare on tap and a wonderful seashore atmosphere.

The Kamalame Cay hospitality experience also includes daily continental breakfast buffets delivered right to your door. Plus, you can arrange for picnic excursions to North Beach or a private islet!

Is Kamalame Cay Suitable for Families With Young Kids?

 

Kamalame Cay is absolutely ideal for families traveling with young children. From Rock House to Indigo Palm, many of the beachfront villas provide excellent accommodations for kids and adults alike. 

Younger visitors to the resort will love the convenient beach access, the exotic gardens, and other villa amenities. The personal-golf-cart transportation is likely to be a big hit as well.

The resort also offers childcare services to give grownups some alone time or allow for different kinds of adult excursions.

Then there are a wealth of family-friendly activities to enjoy, from paddleboarding and kayaking to snorkeling, hiking, and fishing.

How to Get to Kamalame Cay

You’ve got many options for reaching Kamalame Cay. Andros, Bahamas resorts such as the cay are surprisingly quick to reach from major U.S. airports. 

Numerous international airlines fly into Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport, from which you can hop over to Andros Island (as via Fresh Creek/Andros Town International Airport or San Andros Airport). Then it’s just a short drive and boat ride to Kamalame Cay.

Another option is to take a seaplane directly to Kamalame Cay from Nassau—or even from Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Private boat charters can also make that Nassau-to-Kamalame trip.

Here are some of your transportation choices for getting to Kamalame Cay either directly (via seaplane) or from Nassau:

  • Private Coco Bahama Seaplanes:  20-minute flight from Nassau to Kamalame Cay on an eight-passenger seaplane; $2,200 one-way

  • Private Dove Wings Charter:  20-minute Nassau to Andros flight on eight-passenger plane; $730 one-way

  • Private Boat Charter:  SunUp & SunDown boat charter from Nassau to Kamalame Cay seating up to 25 passengers

  • Private Seabird Seaplane Charter:  20-minute flight on eight-passenger seaplane from Nassau to Kamalame Cay; $2,800 one-way

  • Private Titan Air Charter:  Seven-passenger or nine-passenger private charter flights for $750 or $850, respectively, one-way

  • Shared Titan Air Charter:  Shared flight on seven- or nine-passenger plane; $84 one-way or $148 round-trip

  • Le Air Domestic Flight:  15-minute domestic flight from Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau) to Fresh Creek (Andros); $160 per person

And here are options for flying from Florida either directly to Kamalame Cay or to Andros Island:

  • Tropic Ocean Seaplane Charter:  Direct private charter flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale directly to Kamalame

  • Makers Air:  Charter flights from Fort Lauderdale to Andros Island (Fresh Creek or San Andros); from $709 round-trip

  • Air Flight Inc. Private Charter:  Seven- or nine-passenger private charter flights from Fort Lauderdale; from approx. $4,000 round-trip

What Makes Kamalame Cay Different?

The spectacular location adjacent to the Andros Barrier Reef and Andros’s pinelands, coppices, and waterways set Kamalame Cay apart. 

With the world’s third-longest barrier reef and the greatest concentration of blue holes at your fingertips, this is an ecotourist’s dream come true. (That’s all the more true given such conservation-oriented experiences available as the Reef Rescue dives tending to endangered staghorn coral.) 

Travelers of the angling persuasion also relish the utterly fantastic inshore and offshore sportfishing available, not least in the bonefish flat edging the resort’s lagoon shoreline.

The jungle-garden beachfront accommodations, farm-to-fork, and fresh-catch dining, and exquisite overwater spa add mightily to this private island’s appeal. So does the attentive resort staff ready to fulfill any request, and the nice balance between complete, sumptuous privacy and beautifully maintained common areas. 

For those who desire it, socializing comes easy on the cay: from the Tiki Bar to the monthly Luncheon parties drawing attendees from Nassau and beyond.

The surf- and reef side tranquility and tropical privacy being so close to Nassau and U.S. cities makes Kamalame Cay extra-special.

What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Our Clients Renting a Villa on Kamalame Cay?

A get-away to a private island such as Kamalame Cay is even better when you’ve got WIMCO handling all the details! Our U.S.-based concierge travel team has firsthand knowledge of this amazing Private Island, and how to plan the ideal vacation there.

Our team can review all available villas with you, and what experiences we can arrange for you during your vacation. Once you reserve a villa on Kamalame Cay, our concierge team steps in to take care of the logistics. They can arrange flights to the Bahamas, a boat charter or floatplane to the island, and a VIP arrivals service. 

You may also want to set up some experiences beforehand. Our concierge team can book guided excursions, restaurant reservations, and special events in advance. If you’re looking to hold a family reunion, wedding, honeymoon, or some other special event on Kamalame Cay—good choice!—we’re here to help with the planning.

Whether you want to rent a single villa or multiple accommodations, we can make it happen. The WIMCO concierge services team can also set up a private chef, daily housekeeping, grocery and bar provisioning, and other handy in-villa support. 

Everything we do is focused on freeing up your time, energy, and attention to enjoy full-on tropical luxury on Kamalame Cay!

FAQs About Kamalame Cay

Where is Kamalame Cay?

Kamalame Cay lies right off the eastern coast of North Andros, one of the three main atolls composing Andros Island. At some 2,300 square miles, Andros is by far the largest of the 700-odd islands of the Bahamas. 

The Bahamas, with Turks & Caicos, forms the Lucayan Archipelago on the northern fringe of the West Indies. Andros rises from the Grand Bahama Bank, with the Andros Barrier Reef (more than 100 miles long) and the deep Tongue of the Ocean off its eastern coast.

What Islands Are Near Kamalame Cay?

Andros itself is immediately west of Kamalame Cay, across a tidal flat. Only about 30 miles to the east, across the Tongue of the Ocean, lies New Providence Island, home to Nassau, capital of the Bahamas. 

Kamalame Cay and Andros sit less than 150 miles east-southeast of South Florida, across the Straits of Florida. Bimini is roughly in between Florida and Andros.

How Big is Kamalame Cay?

The private island of Kamalame Cay is about three miles long. This long and narrow island is 96 acres in size.

Ready to Get Started With Your Kamalame Cay Vacation?

If you have any further questions about Kamalame Cay or are ready to book the perfect private-island Bahamas villa, reach out to us! We’d be happy to provide more details, relay special requests, or reserve the ideal accommodations at this extraordinary resort.


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