The short ferry ride from neighboring Andros reveals nothing of this private 96-acre barrier island but thick stands of mangrove trees. Secluded Kamalame Cay is the perfect stage for an updated Robinson Crusoe fantasy. There are no televisions in the 19 villas, but latter-day castaways can luxuriate in quarters that combine Indonesian furniture, Oriental carpets, and muslin-draped French doors. It’s as if you’ve been shipwrecked with a staff dedicated to your every desire, whether it’s a snorkeling trip to the nearby reef, dinner on the three-mile-long beach, or a coffee body scrub at the spa, which hovers on stilts above the sea.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.