Ooops - that explains the stopover
I've been viewing the Windemere Island area by aerial photo and drooling. My recent flight over the Bahamas turned over Andros after almost directly going over Acklins and Long Island. It's interior flats look amazing, your comments about the guards make sense since this is where royalty stays - and your inflatable kayak strategy is brilliant, I will definitely be packing mine on my trip.
The guys who went to Eleuthera a few years back
did well on Spanish Wells, but it sounds like you have things figured out pretty well around Windemere, or will soon.
Good luck and take plenty of pictures!