The Best Caribbean Hotels 2011

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Six islands, one mission: to uncover the Caribbean’s best, most intimate hotels.

Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

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The former British island of Antigua had a slightly stuffy reputation until hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray opened the sexy Carlisle Bay in 2009. This season, another luxe property is making a splash. Surrounded by two square miles of reef-protected waters, Nonsuch Bay has been designed with the sailing set in mind. Spacious terraces and wood-shingle roofs reflect the island’s Georgian architectural tradition, while the high-ceilinged interiors mix such colonial classics as plantation chairs with contemporary white couches. There’s never a dull moment here, thanks to a range of activities from private sailing classes and kite-surfing school to guided snorkeling trips. But relaxing is encouraged, too: Take a dip at one of three infinity pools, stroll along the private beach, or gaze at the crystal blue sea from the pergola-shaded restaurant. Hughes Point; 268/562-8000; nonsuchbayresort.com; doubles from $327.

T+L Tip: A longtime favorite, the waterside Harmony Hall serves the island’s best Italian-influenced seafood dishes (try the strozzapreti pasta with shrimp and zucchini).

The Best Caribbean Hotels 2011

Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

The former British island of Antigua had a slightly stuffy reputation until hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray opened the sexy Carlisle Bay in 2009. This season, another luxe property is making a splash. Surrounded by two square miles of reef-protected waters, Nonsuch Bay has been designed with the sailing set in mind. Spacious terraces and wood-shingle roofs reflect the island’s Georgian architectural tradition, while the high-ceilinged interiors mix such colonial classics as plantation chairs with contemporary white couches. There’s never a dull moment here, thanks to a range of activities from private sailing classes and kite-surfing school to guided snorkeling trips. But relaxing is encouraged, too: Take a dip at one of three infinity pools, stroll along the private beach, or gaze at the crystal blue sea from the pergola-shaded restaurant. Hughes Point; 268/562-8000; nonsuchbayresort.com; doubles from $327.

T+L Tip: A longtime favorite, the waterside Harmony Hall serves the island’s best Italian-influenced seafood dishes (try the strozzapreti pasta with shrimp and zucchini).

Courtesy Nonsuch Bay
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