Perfect for a honeymoon, rendezvous, or chic escape, this palm-studded resort island offers peace and tranquility, along with five dazzling white-sand beaches, a calm aquamarine sea for swimming and water sports, nature trails for quiet walks, a pool with waterfall, a "pitch-and-putt" golf course, sophisticated dining, impeccable service, and exquisite accommodations. Picture-perfect Casuarina Beach runs the entire length of the western side of the island. Choose a beachfront
room, a palm-view room in the garden, a huge Plantation or Seagrape suite (both ideal for families), or a remote island loft set on stilts that overlooks the sea. All have wicker and bamboo furniture, rich fabrics, and original art created by a resident underwater and marine artist, Patrick Chevailler, M.D. The beachfront rooms all have wooden louvered windows (with screens) on three walls to catch every breeze. A pair of two-bedroom private villas—perfect for two couples vacationing together—are spacious, secluded, and modern. They come with their own golf cart and a lightly stocked kitchen (the all-inclusive meal plan also applies to villa guests). The Royal Palm dining room, for guests only, offers a varied menu; the Sunset Grill and Bar near the dock serves seafood, light fare, and drinks and is open to the public for lunch and for dinner by reservation only. For $50 per couple, lunch will be delivered to a secluded picnic site with hammocks and an ocean view. The resort's own Pink Lady sloop offers daily trips to the Tobago Cays for snorkeling and a beach barbecue for $90 per person.
Hotel Award Winner | 2012
784-458–8824; 866-237–2157-in the U.S.