Combining all the trappings of a five-star hotel with the intimate environs of a private home, the new Nandana Private Resort on Grand Bahama Island is the ultimate Caribbean hideaway. The resort is designed in the style of a Thai beach mansion and at its centre is a Great Hall with living and dining areas and an expansive veranda leading to a 36m (120’) infinity pool. Surrounding the main house are five one-bedroom suites, including two large beachfront pavilions, two garden bungalows and a large canopy suite — all available for rent. The resort provides golf carts, Wave Runners, a gymnasium, spa, library, wine cellar and the latest communications equipment. The estate also has its own landing strip allowing guests to arrive by private jet (Grand Bahama is an hour from Miami), and a deep-water canal leading to two sheltered berths for yachts over 30.5m (100’).