Best Affordable Beach Resorts
Courtesy of Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
The restaurant at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill has become a destination unto itself, thanks to chef Melvin Laidlaw, who gets most of his produce from an on-site garden (try the coconut-and-garlic soup followed by the orange custard with wild-orange liqueur). The 10-room eco-hotel is nestled in six acres of tropical gardens. A five-minute drive away is the pristine Frenchman’s Cove, where warm salt water mixes with cold fresh water that flows from a spring in the hills, causing a natural phenomenon—vivid layers of color.