Compass Point was originally created by legendary music impresario Chris Blackwell, Island Records founder and the man behind the careers of Bob Marley and U2, as a Nassau, Bahamas sanctuary for musicians. The resort is now joining Blackwell's Island Outpost collection of Caribbean properties and is scheduled for a Dec. 1 re-opening. Its 18 huts—brightly colored two-story cottages and single cabanas—sit at water's edge, and have natural wood floors and whitewashed walls. Amenities include a redesigned restaurant, plus flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, wireless Internet and Aveda products. Rates, effective Dec. 1, 2006–April 16, 2007, range from $270 to $460 per room, per night double, not including 20 percent tax. Call 800-OUTPOST or visit www.islandoutpost.com.
Miami-based Gencom Group will develop the Ritz-Carlton
Rose Island, Bahamas, scheduled to open in late 2009 on a 230-acre private
island. Plans call for a 180-room hotel and more than 400 residential options.
Other features will include a 300-slip marina, helipad, ferry from