Price From $140
The Seascape Inn, on Andros Island's Mangrove Cay, is within minutes of a 120-mile-long barrier reef (the third largest in the world), making it perfect for diving, fishing, or just dropping out for a week.
Each of the property's five cabanas has a small deck facing the white-sand beach.
Pass the hours bonefishing from the flats in front of your bungalow (catch and release), exploring the reef by kayak, or pedaling along Mangrove Cay's lone road (bikes and kayaks are free for guests).
You'll typically find Brooklyn-born hosts Mickey and Joan McGowan at the inn's bar and restaurant. Gracious and friendly, the McGowans are clearly thrilled with their choice to move to the Bahamas nine years ago. Mickey's a PADI-certified instructor, and takes guests out most mornings on his 34-foot boat for a two-tank dive ($75).
Joan likes to garden and bake, whipping up muffins and biscuits at dawn and tempting dessertssometimes pies made with coconuts from the yardin the afternoon.
Rate includes breakfast.