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Resorts Under the Radar

December 8, 2008 By: Joe Pike Travel Agent
 

Two little-known properties for your clients to discover


It’s not every day you find a property in Jamaica or the Bahamas that are off agents’ radars, so when Travel Agent found one in each destination, we wanted to share them with you.

The Kanopi House

Slated to open this month, the Kanopi House sits on six acres just outside of Jamaica’s Port Antonio. The Living Room (500 feet above ground) at Kanopi is actually one of the property’s most unique features. It is essentially a central gathering place where meals are generally served (unless guests request to be served elsewhere on the property, which can, of course, be arranged). It features ocean views, a trio of carved mahogany daybeds, an open bar and a selection of art, food and books.

Kanopi House offers four one- and two-bedroom bungalows (with a 12-person maximum occupancy).

Each suite offers a lounge that opens onto a sheltered veranda. Small kitchens are stocked with the essentials. There are no TVs on the property, but the rooms are equipped with
Bose docks and iPods.

The four rooms are the Upper Deck, a 432-foot, one-bedroom space with a galley kitchen; the Spanish Elm, a 552-square-foot, one-bedroom suite with a separate living area, wet bar and an outdoor shower; the Almond Tree, a 656-square-foot, one-bedroom suite with a galley kitchen and wet bar; and Sweet Wood, which is a 1,198-square-foot, two-bedroom suite with a living room and three bathrooms. The Sweet Wood is considered the best room, especially for families or large groups. Agents should call David Hew, managing director, at 242-368-6281.

Kamalame Cay

Surprisingly, this property has actually been open for the last 10 years but still remains little known among tourists in the Bahamas. Located on Andros Island, Kamalame Cay is a 17-room resort comprising beachfront cottages with about three miles of beach.

kamalame cay

A Cottage Suite at Kamalame Cay is surrounded by lush greenery and has a view of the sea

All Villa and Cottage Suites are surrounded by Silver Coconut Palms and Sea Grapes and come with soaking tubs with views of the sea. Each morning, breakfast baskets with orange juice, coffee and fresh Bahamian breads are delivered to clients’ rooms. A full breakfast is also available at the property’s Great House for those who wish to get out of their beds.

Although the resort is designed for relaxation as its main purpose, there is plenty of opportunity here for your more adventurous clients, whether they want diving, snorkeling, tennis, sea kayaking or deep-sea and bone fishing.

In fact, diving here is highly recommended for your certified clients, since the resort is right near the world’s third-longest barrier reef just offshore. The spa at Kalalame is situated along a lagoon. The five treatment rooms face out to the surrounding sea with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Signature treatments include a Pineapple Body Bluff and Wrap and a Coconut Body Glow using coconut picked fresh from one of the many trees on the island. Agents should call Margaret Seger, assistant general manager for Kamalame Cay, at 242-368-6281.


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