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Set on three landscaped acres, the Beach View’s 36 large, airy, modern-tropical suites wrap around a grassy lawn centered on a peanut-shaped pool with separate family and adult sections. (Adults will also appreciate the rooftop bar, where the rum punch packs a powerful one.) This is not a full-service resort but rather a family-run hotel with hands-on management by the Walcotts. The name “Beach View” is a hint that it is not directly on a beach but across the road from a small cove from which it is a short oceanside stroll to the wide, popular sands of Payne Bay. Sadly, that road does come with some traffic noise. The on-site café serves only breakfast and lunch—though the hotel does throw a Monday-night BBQ—but there are plenty of good restaurants a short walk away, and you can be in hopping, happening Holetown with just a 5-minute bus or taxi ride (or Bridgetown in 15). Or you can cook in: Every suite is really a mini-apartment with a full kitchen; they’ll even stock the fridge for you.