Harmony Hall, Brown's Bay, Antigua
Antigua + Barbuda
Tel: 268 460 4120
Concierge.com's insider take:
One of a three-part Harmony collection (Jamaica's is the best known), this inn is on a 19th-century estate overlooking Nonsuch Bay. It attracts hungry yachters, expats, and day-trippers who come for lunch at the Caribbean-inflected Italian restaurant and bar, housed in an old sugar mill. (Diners are also treated to courtesy snorkeling trips to nearby Green Island, and use of the hotel pool and beach.) Reserve way ahead for one of the six always-booked guest rooms in two villas, which have burnt-orange walls, tile floors, canopied beds, vaulted wooden ceilings, and patios. A renowned gallery with works from Caribbean artists and a gift shop filled with artisan jewelry, handbags, and clothing make this the island's unofficial arts-and-crafts center.