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This Month’s Hottest Hotels

From London to Shanghai, we round up some of the world's most notable overnights


Andros, Bahamas

WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: Andros is a jigsaw of islands divided by tidal estuaries, mangrove swamps, bays and bights. The main island is about the size of Delaware and is one of the least populated areas in the Western Hemisphere—so you have its barrier reef, bonefishing flats, ivory beaches and 200-plus blue holes almost to yourself.

DESIGN NOTES: The lobby resembles an Austin Powers movie set gone tropical: Andros pine rafters, batik upholstery, handcarved wooden statuettes, 1960s photos (of the founding Birch family), a coral block fireplace, a bar fashioned from a wooden skiff, and every board game imaginable.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: One of two standalone options here, Cabin 1 comes with its own little cluster of palm trees, in the midst of which you’ll find a hammock ideal for kicking back and gazing at the sapphire bay.

BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT: The outdoor bar is the heart of the resort. Dive masters fill in as bartenders when needed, or in a pinch you can mix drinks yourself. The bar menu was compiled by guests and runs two dozen cocktails long. If you drink them all in a week, you get to add one to the list.

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