Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay
Tel: 264 497 6666
Concierge.com's insider take:
Cap Juluca rambles along a two-mile swath of one of the most beautiful beaches on an island known for beaches. The whitewashed Moorish architecture, with its arches, domes, and parapets, houses 72 white-tiled rooms and six pool villas, all of the tumble-out-of-your-bed-onto-the-beach variety. Rooms are big and airy, with banquettes piled with fluffy pillows, and Moorish touches such as silk carpets from the souks of Morocco. All accommodations have balconies; some units have kitchenettes, and some have private or shared pools. As with all famous respites, Cap Juluca has a following that still has a fondness for the first dozen villas, noted for their proximity to the main house and Pimms restaurant. Special favorites are the junior suites with their enormous bathrooms including sexy double bathtubs and glassed-in showers, flanked by private gardens for sunning in the buff. The hotel has always had great celebrity appeal, so don't be surprised if you see some familiar figures draped in haute beachwear and clustered around the beachfront restaurant, George's. Amenities include water sports, tennis on three courts, croquet, afternoon tea on the main house terrace, and sorbet on the beach.
Closed September through October.