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Bahamas Hotels

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Ocean View Club
Gaol Lane, Dunmore Town
Harbour Island is one of those quick getaways for East Coasters that's ideal for many reasons, the primary one being that there's nowhere to go (unless it's into the water). The life of the island revolves around the ocean: Playing in it, eating by it, drinking by it, fishing in it...add the fact that everyone in NYC seems to vacation there and you've got a pretty sizable social scene, too. Harbour Island is also great for kids, in part because it's sleepy and quaint and there really aren't any cars (except for a few taxis)—you access the island by boat. There are a few fancy resorts that dot the shoreline, but we're into Ocean View Club, a teeny tiny spot where all the rooms are done up individually, to pretty great effect. It also has a small and mighty restaurant, where you'll find significantly better fare than at many of the other spots on the island.
Sivananda Ashram
P.O. Box N7550 Paradise Island, Nassau
As far as ashrams go, Sivananda's approach to yoga is as traditional as it comes. What separates it from the pack, though, is its otherworldly Paradise Island location. Flanked by dense tropical gardens and white-sand beaches, the retreat makes next-level nirvana seem totally achievable. But don't be fooled by the idyllic setting, the yogic lifestyle is fully immersive here: A 5:30am wake-up call marks the beginning of a jam-packed day consisting of two mandatory meditations, two yoga classes, lectures, chanting, and nature walks. Accommodations are humble yet comfortable and range from shared beach huts and dormitories to private tents and garden rooms. At mealtime, the fare is vegetarian and prepared fresh on-site. Be sure to check the schedule as they host really interesting retreats.
The Cove
Queen's Highway , BS, Gregory Town 1548
The only international property from the Enchantment Group (a.k.a. the good people who brought us Mii Amo), The Cove delivers on everything you'd want from a Caribbean vacation, starting with the pristine white sand, which you'll find in spades at the protected, private cove it occupies. The tranquil rooms, decorated in soft, gentle whites and neutrals, feature sliding doors that open directly out to ocean views framed by swaying palm trees. At 57 rooms, The Cove is much more intimate than their namesake resort, though it's unsurprisingly kitted out with an incredible infinity pool and spa. There are two excellent restaurants (and a wonderfully lazy bar) on site, but should you want to venture further afield, the candy-colored town of Harbour Island is a short ride away, and concierge can also organize every adventure imaginable, from kayaking to fishing to sailing.
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