Villas at Oil Nut Bay
Virgin Gorda, BVI
After 10 years of full-time residency, the sun-kissed inhabitants of the British Virgin Islands can apply for a special title:
belonger. But, truthfully, it takes less than one day for visitors to Virgin Gorda's newest resort, Oil Nut Bay, to feel fully
at home. Perhaps it's because guests at the resort's six-bedroom Bella Beach or two-bedroom Jewel Box villas can have the
full-service kitchens pre-stocked with all their favorite goodies. Or maybe it's courtesy of the oversize, infinity-edge pools
on private oceanfront patios.
Either way, these luxury rentals have all the conveniences of home and then some (45-inch LCD televisions, chromotherapy bathtubs, and remote-controlled, adjustable mattresses complete with massage settings). Visitors also get undisturbed bay views and access to dining at The Beach Club. It's the perfect retreat to get away from it all. (Though you can expect some minor construction as part of the resort's rapid growth.) Ferry service to neighboring islands turns this stretch of the Caribbean into your personal playground.
Rates start at $2,850 per night; oilnutbay.com.
—Brielle M. Ferreira