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Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Bahamas, Caribbean: The clubhouse at the Abaco Club
Winding Bay
Marsh Harbour , Great Abaco Island
Tel: 888 303 2765 (toll-free)'s insider take:

The double-crescent beach, over two miles long, is breathtaking. Ditto the crystalline water. Ditto the golf course, with hardly a blade of grass out of place (it gets only a handful of rounds on an average day). The Abaco Club stays gloriously serene because the 534-acre private peninsula is indeed a club (created by Peter de Savary, the English entrepreneur, sportsman, and visionary). Nonmembers can stay in their choice of 20 octagonal "cottages" (650-square-foot one-room cabanas), each beautifully furnished and richly appointed with a marble-top wet bar, 42-inch flat-screen TV, Italian linens, and a terrace with hammocks secluded behind a bank of shrubbery. In addition to golf, sports-loving guests can indulge in tennis, a fitness center and spa, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bonefishing, and deep-sea fishing. The catch to all this: Nonmembers can stay only once, but for as long as they like. Good—how about forever?

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