Kamalame Cay Escape Essentials

A week from today we’ll be arriving to Andros Island where we will celebrate our honeymoon for five days. At 104 miles long by 40 miles wide, Andros, with its hundreds of small inlets and cays, consists of an area greater than all the other 700 islands of The Bahamas combined. Recognized for having a coastline that hugs the second largest barrier reef in the world, the flats surrounding Andros also regularly beckon the avid permit, bonefish and tarpon angler. However, on this particular visit to the island, a first for the two of us, we intend not to wear the straw hat of recreational traveller, but connoisseurs of rest and relaxation – something neither of us do all that well, so do consider us connoisseurs in training. Other than rotating between the pool and the beach at Kamalame Cay, with a slew of books and cocktails at hand, we’ll regularly find ourselves playing cards or in a heated match of backgammon. In anticipation of such a relaxing vacation, here is a glimpse of some of the escape essentials I would like to bring along. Do note the muted tones are quite reflective of the design style currently taking shape in our home. I’m always delightfully surprised when interior design inspiration influences my wardrobe and vice versa.

1. Joie A La Plage Nice Thong Sandals, $125

2. J.Crew Panama Hat, $58

3. Gold-Dipped Playing Cards, $18

4. Theodora & Callum Savoy Tie-All Scarf, $175

5. Marena Sol Caftan, not currently available online. Purchased from the Sugar Mill on Harbour Island, Bahamas

6. L*Space Dolly Serpentine Taboo Bikini from All Wet Beachwear, $76.50 (On Sale)

7. Moroccan Straw Market Shoulder Bag with Leather Straps, $26

8. Dermalogica precleanse wipes, $18

9. Sun Bum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion, $15.99

10. Mango Chiffon Panel Dress, $39.99

11. India Hicks Exclusive Skull Towel, $78.00

12. Hanky Pank Studded Heavy Metal Bralette, $49 Low Rise Thong, $26 (also available on New Providence Island at Cheek.y Intimate Apparel)

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