Mount Nevis's sublime open-air dining room by the pool offers a splendid view of St. Kitts. Before dinner, savor cocktails in the distinctive lounge, accented by sisal rugs, mosaic tiles, towering bamboo stalks, and a cool mostly blue color scheme. Maine-born chef Nick Gratton apprenticed with such top toques as Clark Frazier and Justin Walker; he deftly blends local ingredients, many grown in the organic garden, with a cornucopia of Caribbean-Continental cuisines. Sterling starters on the ever-changing menu might include wahoo poke accented by white soy sauce, tobiko, sesame, and cilantro, from which you might segue to duck breast with potato, green banana, and curried pumpkin. Finish with tropical variations on classics such as coconut flan.