From the funky to the sublime, we have the best spots for putting up your feet and sipping the day away.
Photo: Courtesy of Sandbar
Grand Turk Grand Turk may just be the mellowest spot in the laid-back Caribbean, maybe even on Earth. Not much moves but the wild horses that roam the beaches and streets. But come evening, the Sandbar fills to overflowing. People who've been hanging out since lunch slide over at the teak tables to make room for the evening crowd, yet nobody leaves this simple wooden platform directly above the beach. The "green flash" seems to appear on command each night, and on Fridays, you can hear the rake 'n' scrape band playing across the street.
Signature Drink: The Rum Punch matches the Caribbean standard—rum, juice, bitters—with a marvelous level of mango that hides just how potent the drink really is.
Stay: Across the street, Manta House's beach-view bungalows with one, two, or three bed-rooms start at $1,100 per week. The Osprey Beach Hotel has spacious suites and serves the best breakfast on the island. Rates start at $100. —E.R.