In a secluded residential area, this boutique hotel with its Frette linens and Philippe Starck designs comes as a surprise -- and a pleasant one. Most of the bedrooms are within only 30 feet (9.1m) of the Atlantic with a good white sandy beach. Units open onto a private terrace facing the sea. It's the little things that count here: an honor bar poolside, those Aveda bath products in the bathroom, or the box lunch the staff will pack for you to take to the beach. Rooms are decorated in a minimalist style, effectively using lots of white, draped plantation-era beds, and wicker furnishings. On-site is a two-bedroom cottage, a vision in white, accented by bamboo and mahogany pieces. You can even check your e-mail poolside, or else enjoy Caribbean-inspired tapas served outdoors.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010