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Pinney's Beach, Charlestown
You sure know you&r're at a Four Seasons, though you may forget which island you're on. Still, for service fiends and amenities hounds, this remains the only place to stay—no other property on these tiny isles comes close to these posh 196 rooms on 350 perfectly manicured acres. Impressive facilities include a Robert Trent Jones II golf course, ten tennis courts, a 12,000-square-foot spa, Evian-spritzing beach lounger, and so on… We think you get the idea.
MONTPELIER PLANTATION INN
The grand plantation house where Admiral Nelson was married in 1787 is now a family-owned gem of a boutique hotel. Panoramic views from the 750-foot elevation more than justify the six-mile shuttle ride to the private beach. The dining, service, and colonial-minimal decor are all spot-on. Room rates from $280–$696.
These spacious, Eastern-influenced villas designed by Adam Tihany come staffed with a private chef and butler, and the impressive grounds include private gardens and a beach shared only with fellow villa-dwellers. Aquatic types will delight in the bathroom's deluxe waterfall tubs, not to be confused with the private pool. Entertain yourselves by bedroom-hopping; you get four to play with. Room rates from $5,600 to $14,000 per week.
MOUNT NEVIS HOTEL
Shaws Rd., Newcastle
This homey, family-run hotel's 32 rooms are spread out among a quartet of newly built plantation house-style pavilions, all with the most spectacular views of the Caribbean (located a mile below). Tops for friendliness, quiet country charm, and good food, but for beach bunnies, it's a lost cause. The average room rate is $288.
GOLDEN LEMON INN & VILLAS
The funky-style quotient is high at this 17th-century manor house: 26 color-saturated rooms come outfitted with a quirky mix of antiques and fresh flowers (but alas, no A/C or TV). The villas all feature soaring ceilings and private plunge pools. The vibe is chilled, friendly, and sophisticated, plus no under-18s allowed. Room rates are $208 to $720.
PO Box 340
You'll be living the high life all night: This picturesque ten-room inn is situated 350 feet up Mt. Liamuiga. Surrounded by gardens and sugar fields, the Rawlins Plantation remains faithful to its 18th-century heritage. For such romance, you trade beaches: there's a small, black one nearby, better ones are a 20-minute drive. Why not stay in character with a croquet match or a game of tennis played on the grass court? Day trips can also be arranged. Room rates are $250 to $470.