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Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Charlestown, Nevis

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Caribbean: after the island's traditional plantation houses, Four Seasons Nevis in Charlestown reopened in 2010 after
Pinney's Beach
Charlestown , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 800 819 5053 (toll-free)
Tel: 869 469 1111's insider take:

The Four Seasons Nevis may be modeled on the island's traditional plantation houses, but it's still one of the most modern hotels on Nevis island, even more so now after a $120-million revamp that repaired hurricane damage and allowed the luxury resort to reopen in December 2010 after years of being shuttered to the public. The 196 guest rooms retain their British colonial elegance, with teak furniture and bright lemon-yellow accents in place of the old nautical elements; the updated bathrooms now have glass showers and oversize tubs. For the best ocean views, book the second-level rooms with their large patios. Return guests will be happy to see familiar perks in place, plus some new ones. Lemon-scented Evian spritzes cool down guests poolside, and in high season, a variety of snacks are served each hour (jerk peanuts and fresh coconut water, anyone?). Also new to the pool are four gingerbread-trimmed beach cabanas available for daily rental. When not waterside, guests are teeing off on the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golf course, playing tennis, or perhaps getting a rum-tonic body scrub at the spa. At night, the Mango restaurant is the place to be, for West Indian cuisine followed by a quiet nightcap at the bar. It's a familiar routine that, thankfully, the renovations haven't replaced.—Chanize Thorpe

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.5
  • Design: 88.6
  • Food: 82.9
  • Location: 91.8
  • Rooms: 89.9
  • Service: 91.1
"The seclusion is alluring" at this colonial property that "exudes understated luxury" and was slated to reopen in December 2010 after a $120 million renovation following damage from 2008's Hurricane Omar. From the second hole of the golf course, "the word scenic does not describe the views—better to say heavenly." Beachfront rooms resemble West Indian cottages. Mango's offers local seafood. Service "is first-class all the way."

(196 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

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