Pricey but worth the money A review of Kamalame Cay

Recently returned from a 4-night, 5-day stay at Kamalame Cay. The weather was very hot (but to be expected in July). The transfer from the Andros Town airport is about 20 minutes to the hotel. After a long and hot day of traveling (3 connecting flights - last leg was from Ft. Lauderdale directly to Andros Town airport which was great), we arrived at the hotel just before 3:00pm local time, but our room was not ready yet. The staff was very attentive and made us sandwiches while we waited in the "Great Room" open air dining area . Just a short ride to our private cottage (yes, all guest cottages are given an electric golf cart to ride around in which was alot of fun!). The cottage was absolutely beautiful (and the air conditioning was on)! We immediately jumped into our swimming suits and headed for the beach - only steps from our cottage veranda. You do have to be careful of the flies during the late afternoon hours - they bite! The locals call them "doctor" flies because when they bite it's like an injection! Just be sure to bring some bug spray or sunscreen with bug-guard (Avon). What is amazing about this place is only a maximum of 75 people is allowed (I believe). During our week, only 8 other couples were there. If you are truly looking for solitude and don't need to be constantly entertained, this is the place to be. Friday night they have a barbeque and a "rake and scrape" band for entertainment (which we missed since we left on Friday am). The snorkeling was great - saw small fish, stingray, and barracuda. Breakfast was served approx 7:00 - 10:30am, lunch from 12:00 - 2:30pm and dinner from 7:30 - 10:00pm (I think that late). Breakfast was cold buffet of fruit, juices, cereal, breads, toast and the option to choose from eggs made to order, pancakes and french toast. Lunch and Dinner you had the choice of two different entrees. Meals are casual, due to the open air environment. Service was spectacular. Drinks are unlimited, however the only negatives that I would mention would be that the "Great Room" bar and the poolside tiki bar are both self-serve. It would have been nice to have a fully staffed bartender to make your specialty drinks for you (daquiries, margaritas, etc.). The only beer served is Kalik (local Bahamian beer) which is good. The hotel needs to have a bigger refrigerator in the Great Room self serve bar because many times the beer would run out. The same for the tiki self serve bar - they only stocked enough beer and pop in a large cooler for the daytime. By the time night came, the beer would be gone. Presentation of meals was excellent; however dinner portions are somewhat small for American eaters. It would also have been nice if there was a water spiget on the cottage veranda to wash the sand from your feet before entering your room. The hotel should install a hot tub in the pool area - that would be a nice addition. When booking, be sure to let the hotel know (at least 2 weeks in advance) of any special foods you absolutely must have to make your stay enjoyable. My husband and I requested our favorite brand of coffee creamer (we love our coffee!). They made sure to have some on hand in both our room refrigerator and available at breakfast in the dining room. The $770 per night rate is steep, but worth it for the great service and having a private cottage directly on the beach. This trip was for our 15th wedding anniversary - we will definitely go back - maybe in about five years - need to save our money for this one! :)

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