Golden Lemon Inn & Villas, Dieppe Bay, St. Kitts
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 465 7260
Concierge.com's insider take:
No lemons here: Each of the 26 individually decorated rooms in this oceanside 1610 French manor house has mahogany armoires and chests, fresh flowers, and enough tropical colors to outfit Jimmy Buffett's boudoir, thanks to Arthur Leaman, the former House & Garden editor who took over the property in 1963. It's romantic without being cheesy, refined without being snooty, and because of its location in a small fishing village, a refreshing escape from the heavily trafficked areas of St. Kitts. Just off the beach, the restaurant exudes old-money Antilles, with a cheery decor, signature breakfast porridge, and a new menu each night. Chilling out among the coconut trees is the main activity du jour, though there's good snorkeling and diving just offshore, nearby nature trails, a tennis court, and a large swimming pool. If you need AC, make sure you request it when booking; not every room has it.
Open October through July.