This hotel is, hands down, the most luxurious, most upscale, most prestigious choice on the island. Even so, discerning travelers have detected a problem or two, especially when conventions dominate or raucous families check in. Located on Nevis's west coast, it's set in a palm grove beside Pinney's Beach, the finest sandy beach on Nevis. On an island known for its small and intimate inns, this low-rise resort, built in 1991, stands out as the largest and best-managed hotel, with the most complete sports facilities (including a fabulous golf course) and even the best children's program. Designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape and an intense devotion to the integrity and well-being of the local ecology, the accommodations offer conservative mahogany furniture, touches of marble, carpeting, and wide patios or verandas overlooking the beach, the golf course, or Mount Nevis. Public rooms are rather formal and more than a bit British in their look and appointments, a kind of Belgravia (London) meets the Tropics, with plenty of deep, comfortable sofas and wide-open views of the gardens. Guest rooms are spacious, with generous closet space, full-length mirrors, luxurious upholstery and fabrics, and king-size or double beds. The Alexander Hamilton and the Horatio Nelson suites are filled with antiques and memorabilia of these two figures.