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.