West of Nassau, the 2,300-square-mile Andros Island is the largest landmass in the Bahamas, yet it remains the archipelago’s most sparsely populated island (population 7,800). Hidden among the quiet, coconut palm–laced islets of northeast Andros, Kamalame Cay is a 96-acre private island that is expanding beyond its renowned 34-room resort to include private homes.
Upon completion, "Kamalame Cay will have 90 residences ranging from simple single-room beach bungalows to eight-to-10-room estates complete with their own docks, swimming pools, and solar systems," says David Hew, whose family owns the private island. (Currently one-third of the 90 homesites either have been sold, are under construction, or have been built.) While the interior styling will be at the discretion of individual homeowners (with the option of full interior-design consultation from the Kamalame Cay team), the exterior architecture will fall under one of three design concepts: West Indies Thatch, Island Colonial, or Coastal Cottage. Prices will range from $750,000 to $4 million.
Each homesite sits on a slice of the pristine 3-mile shoreline at the resort, where owners will have access to all of the amenities. Highlights include the communal Great House, with its restaurant serving seafood-centric delights like just-caught crispy salt-and-pepper lionfish and jalapeño-topped smoked marlin; a freshwater swimming pool; alfresco beach bars; tennis courts; a marina; and the Bahamas’ only overwater spa. Kamalame Cay, 305.677.6525, www.kamalame.com