Only 60 miles due east of Florida, Grand Bahama Island long had location, location, location but little draw for privacy-minded island hoppers. That is until The Inn at Old Bahama Bay carved an upscale enclave into the West End wilds. The new boutique resort encompasses 24 suites that open onto the beach (with another 23 to be completed this summer) amid a 150-acre residential and marina development. Kitchenettes, soaking tubs, and CD players occupy spacious rooms decorated plantation-style. Though small, the inn recreates in a big way with nature trails, oceanfront massage cabana, bonefishing charters, and a whopping seven snorkeling trails. From $290. (800) 444-9469,