What's New at the Bahamas' Coral Sands Hotel

Coral Sands Hotel
Check out the newly renovated Coral Sands Hotel on Harbour Island, Bahamas.Courtesy Coral Sands Hotel

Just 55 minutes from Miami on the tiny time capsule of Harbour Island, Bahamas, the loudest sound you'll hear is likely the whir of a golf cart. OK, maybe a falling coconut. And that small-town bliss continues at the newly renovated Coral Sands Hotel — set right on that famous pink-sand beach that consistently tops best-beaches lists, including ours.

Nab a beachfront cottage that feels like it was put there just for you, and walk steps to the sand. Laze away the afternoon under a private thatched tiki hut. Go snorkeling. Wander down to a beach bar. Have dinner at the new Latitude 25, where renowned chef Ludovic Jarland seamlessly blends flavors (try his signature French-Caribbean bouillabaisse).

So yeah, you're less than an hour from the States, but you'll have to keep reminding yourself of that. From $295 per night.