Our island expert, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox, dove deep into her little black book of top coastal resorts and found these amazing accommodations. Book now―your beach chair is waiting.
WHY GO? Set into the foothills of Mt. Liamuiga, this 35-acre boutique resort is artfully built into the ruins of a 17th-century sugar plantation. Its hillside location guarantees panoramic Atlantic views and breezes for all 23 English-colonial-style rooms in the Great House and nearby cottages. A 66-foot-long pool ringed by old sugar factory walls provides a romantic, old-world setting. New island cuisine in the Royal Palm restaurant lures gourmands.
HOLIDAY FUN: Christmas dinner, caroling by locals; 800/772-3039 or ottleys.com.