The other side – Bahamas

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The Other Side - Bahamas

Possibly the most glamorous campsite you’re ever likely to pitch up at, The Other Side in the Bahamas takes ‘glamping’ to the stratospheric heights.

The Other Side - Bahamas Tent

Rooms.

Each tent has an canopy and hardwood floors, furniture that doesn’t fold away and enough overhead space for even the rangiest residents.

All power comes from the sun, enabling eco-warriors to rest easy – literally, given the plump-pillowed, king-size, four-poster beds.

3 Tents
The concept celebrates a nomadic living style that brings one closer to nature.
Each sleeping tent has hardwood floors, a king sized four poster bed, air conditioning, large open rain showers, 2 sofas and wifi.

3 Shacks
They are a modest size & designed with a simple of sense purpose that says: “Just enjoy the view”.
They each have a large sundeck, a king four poster bed, air conditioning, his and her sinks, WiFi and simply stunning view.

Location.

The hotel is surrounded by beaches and palm trees in the quieter corner of Eleuthera, but if you want to track down the action, set sail for Harbour Island, a short-speedboat ride away.

Place: Eleuthera, Harbour island,= is about 7 minutes away via a 24 hour boat service.

A visit here will contemplate shopping, fine dining and late night discos as well as it’s infamous pink powdery beach.

Style & character.

Breezy, beachy and totally stripped back, kids can go properly Tom Sawyer here.

At the heart of the camp lie four communal tents with a dining room, play room, library and large-scale honesty bar sprinkled with vintage knick-knacks, a wrought-iron chandelier and enough liquor to sink a pirate ship.

Runaway pumpkin plants criss-cross the lawn outside the kitchens, where you can hear the cooks chatting and singing all day, but beware the camp’s dog, Jokey, who’ll bite your ankles.

Designed as a back-to-nature retreat, it’s Out of Africa meets The Blue Lagoon. Ben and Charlie, the couple who conceived it, also run the well-established Ocean View Club on Harbour Island.

Food & beverage.

Dining is communal. Everything is cooked to order and arrives when it’s ready. Breakfast starts with homemade banana cake and sliced fruit followed by whatever you want in the way of a hot breakfast.

They’ll do a head count as to who’s in for lunch and dinner and prepare accordingly. Essentially it’s a set menu, but you’re given choices – for example, jerk chicken with home-cut fries and perfectly cooked filet steak or lobster with creamy lemon spaghetti.

All the salads are grown on-site. If you love something one night, you’re welcome to ask for it again.

TO SUMMARIZE

LOCATION
Place: Eleuthera, Harbour island,= is about 7 minutes away via a 24 hour boat service.

RATES
Double rooms from $673 (£502) in low season; and from $796 (£594) in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.

ROOMS
The tents (King) 1200 sq. ft. Located on the beach with a stunning view of the bay. Each tent has hardwood floors, a beautiful four poster bed, outdoor bathtub, walk-in shower, his and her sinks, and AC.

The shacks (King) 675 sq. ft. Sit on the hilltop overlooking the property. They are designed with a simple sense of purpose, to enjoy the view. Each has hardwood floors, a large sundeck, four poster bed, his and her sinks, and air conditioning.

The sheds (King) 780 sq ft Sit on the ridge overlooking the property. Floor to ceiling views of the harbour, hardwood floors, his and her sinks, a free standing tub and AC.

The huts (2 twins) small but quaint rooms with full bathroom located on the beach between the Tents. Mostly used for families staying in the adjacent Tent that would like the kids in a separate room.

STYLE
Modern sensibility with traditional simplicity, all powered by the sun.

FOOD
Lunch and Dinner are served each day as a set menu but with appropriate warning it’s composition can be negotiated.

X FACTOR
Palm-lined Paradise and footloose dresscode

BOOK TO PACK
“Dr. No” by Ian Fleming

The Other Side
Queen’s Hwy ~ Bahamas
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