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? You’ll love this gorgeous site on a limestone cliff overlooking a private, pink-sand beach on the island’s south shore. Inside scoop: Every room in this 1947 hotel has an ocean view, but three spacious Point Suites boast utterly private patio hot tubs. The four-month-old sybaritic La Serena Spa features a relaxation room with floor-to-ceiling views of a sometimes-tempestuous Atlantic. Don’t miss chef Philippe Haddad’s signature dishes, which might include pan-fried rockfish on Napa cabbage in the Ocean Echo restaurant, or beef Wellington laced with dauphinoise gratin truffle sauce at Royston’s.
HOLIDAY FUN: Christmas Eve tree-trimming and caroling, Christmas Day presents and eggnog followed by lavish brunch, music and dancing in the evening; 800/742-2008 or thereefs.com