Club Med Columbus Isle
One of only three hotels on San Salvador, in the Bahamas, Club Med Columbus Isle delivers an amenity-filled escape on an island that still seems as far off the tourist trail as when Columbus came ashore in 1492. Set on one of the destination’s prettiest beaches—a white-sand stretch along Bonefish Bay—the hotel’s 236 rooms open onto balconies with views of the ocean or garden. Travelers have no trouble finding their cottages: each is painted a crayon-bright shade, with wraparound porches and slanted roofs that are reflective of the area’s Bahamian architecture. Activities range from the festive (costume contests and musical-comedy shows) to the adventurous (windsurfing and scuba diving)—and most are included in the all-inclusive rate.