Rare Caribbean Find: A Stone's Throw Away, Bahamas

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Zach Stovall

A Cliff-Top Oasis

A hilltop hotel may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of vacationing in the pancake-flat Bahamas - unless you know about A Stone's Throw Away, an intimate bed and breakfast perched 70 feet above sea level on a limestone cliff 10 minutes west of New Providence's Cable Beach. On an island better known for mega-resorts, the unique 10-room inn, built in 2004, makes service personal with thoughtful little touches like made-to-order breakfasts and private dinners à deux on the checkerboard pool deck. The Bahamian colonial architecture, including a broad wooden veranda, lazily spinning ceiling fans and wraparound deck, just might lull you into a late-afternoon nap on an antique Indonesian daybed, if you can tear yourself from the lovely view. When you awake, should you decide to leave the leafy grounds, owner Chris Illing and his staff can set you up with anything from dinner reservations to interisland flights. And Love Beach, just down the hill, lives up quite nicely to the inn's name.

From $175 in low season ($200 high); 242-327-7030; astonesthrowaway.com