There are over 700 islands and 2,400 cays in the Bahamas and probably just as many variations on the type of vacation you can spend on them, but if low key "barefoot luxury" is your thing, put Kamalamae Cay on your radar.
This is quintessential Africa. As far as the eye can see, burnt yellow and beige prairie grass landscapes punctuated by expansive valleys, buttes and lots of wildlife. Even our jaunt from the dirt runway to the plush Mara Serena Safari lodge was amazing as we passed great herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. During peak season from July 1 to October 1, a double at the lodge runs $575. It’s worth every penny. Guests can take up to three game drives daily in custom-built open-sided six-person safari vehicles with professional guides and refreshments. Tip: Try a cold Tusker Beer on safari.