Concierge.com's insider take:
Traffic in St. Thomas often snarls to a standstill, particularly near Charlotte Amalie. But if you stay at this B&B more than 500 feet up Crown Mountain, you'll be happily above the fray and still close enough to grab a taxi into town. The 15 accommodations are clean and bright with impressive views, and range from a simple room with shared bath to a deluxe suite with air-conditioning and a balcony, but even during high season, none cost more than $150 per night. The friendly owners will advise you on where to swim and snorkel; they even host communal dinners several nights a week. In keeping with this hideaway's chilled-out vibe, guests help themselves at the honor bar and tally their choices on a chalkboard.