The breakfast basket at Kamalame Cay.
After my wedding in May, I had a super short, but firm checklist for where we’d have our mini-moon, or our quick, three-night getaway before our longer honeymoon, a safari in Tanzania in October. I wanted someplace close—within a four-hour flight from New York City—and a place where we could do absolutely nothing.
Kamalame Cay, a ridiculously romantic private island resort in the Bahamas, delivered on both. We stayed in one of their beach bungalows, which meant most days, we didn’t even see another guest until dinnertime. We had our own golf cart, which gave us a sense of freedom and let us pretend we were shuttling around our own private island. And Wi-Fi is limited to the resort’s reception area, so we were blissfully disconnected.
But the absolute best amenity at Kamalame Cay was the breakfast basket: A simple wicker basket filled with a thermos of coffee, orange juice, yogurt, fresh fruit like cantaloupe or honeydew, and warm pastries that would magically appear at our door every morning by 8 a.m. We didn’t have to ask for it ahead of time or order it the night before. It would just be there (it’s included in the room rate for every guest of the hotel, whether you’re dining a la carte or on the all-inclusive plan). Read more >>