"The Other Side is small (it sleeps 12 in total, in three tents and three shacks further up on a promontory). Unless you want to stay marooned in your room, head to the drawing-room tent, with its backgammon boards and prints of Tintin on the walls, for cocktail hour when shakers are passed around between guests. Then it's on to the next tent a few steps away for dinner where you can't help but chat to new friends at the shared table. The bread is homemade and straight out of the oven, the main dishes are sophisticated and depend on whatever came in on the boat that morning. Our high-ceilinged tent was lashed by rain and a fierce wind on one of the nights we stayed, but there was something so romantic about sleeping on a beach in such comfort while the weather roared around us. We awoke to one of those pristine Bahamian days where the sea is every colour of blue and green. For the adventurous, the hotel will organise expeditions down the long, thin snake of Eleuthera. The Other Side is a post to pitch up to when the excitement of Harbour Island gets a little frenzied, particularly at Christmas and Easter, and you can still pop over for dinner as it is so close."