Concierge.com's insider take:
Opened in May of 2005, this resort aims to be the anti-Bermuda—a young, hip alternative to the often stodgy, traditional cottage colony. And so the 84 cabanas have not a salmon-pink wall or ridged white roof in sight; instead they're soft-sided bungalows made of sailcloth that sit on an 18-acre property at the western tip of the island. The six Paradise Pier cottages stand Polynesian-style on stilts over the water, and have glass panels in the floor to observe anything that might be swimming by. The resort does have its problems: rust stains, cheap bathroom fixtures and windows that come off their tracks when you try to close them. Also, while the open cabanas let the sounds of the sea in, they also let in the sounds of your neighbors and the heat (only the cottages have air conditioning). But on the plus side, the Hi Tide restaurant, featuring the creative dishes of chef Guillaume Brard, is a good choice for dinner; the hotel indeed has nine beaches for guest use, and there are fun perks like loaner iPods and local cell phones.
Closed January to March.
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