CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Rendezvous Bay
Tel: 264 498 2000
Concierge.com's insider take:
This beachfront hotel brings the Greek islands to the Caribbean with blue-domed, stark white villas cloaked in award-winning botanical gardens with more than 37,000 plants. CuisinArt joined the island's uber-luxury hotels (including Malliouhana and Cap Juluca) in 2000, and it's the one that has best withstood the test of time. Although its 93 generously proportioned rooms and suites are furnished in uninspired rattan and wood furniture, the marble bathrooms are grand, and the restaurants are known for their innovative healthy cuisine. The hotel grows its own vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers in the world's first resort-based hydroponic farm. The Santorini Restaurant has a Chef's Table for up to 16 guests offering regular culinary demonstrations, tastings, and wine pairings with Executive Chef Denise Carr. The poolside Cafe Mediterraneo offers an informal al fresco alternative, and spa dishes are found on all of the resort's menus. The resort is tripling the size of the full-service spa by July 2008 as well as adding six new private pool villas by the end of the year. However, a soundproof wall should minimize any unwelcome noise.
Closed September through October.
From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 87.6
- Activities: 82.0
- Design: 90.1
- Food: 84.0
- Location: 94.1
- Rooms: 92.1
- Service: 83.2
2011 Gold List
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports