The personable, attentive Meguid family blends the intimacy of the plantation inns, contemporary amenities of the Four Seasons, and typical Nevisian warmth in this hilltop aerie. The former lime plantation (the wild trees' scent wafts on the breeze) affords sterling views from most rooms. Request upper floors, which also have marvelous sloped hardwood cathedral ceilings. There's a well-equipped business center and a gym with inspiring water views. Upscale touches include
granite counters, Italian-tile baths, ultramodern kitchens in the recently refurbished superior suites, and DVD players. Standard "deluxe" rooms can be combined with the superior suites (whose sofa beds make them good family buys). You can luxuriate in a poolside hammock, catch the free shuttle to the beach club and its worthy tropically hued pizzeria–grill, or take an invigorating hike to the ruins of Thomas Cottle Church, an unusual historic site.