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This adults-only hotel (children under 17 not allowed) aims for hip luxury, a mix of posh British West Indies refinement and the boutique vibe of a nouveau hotel that doesn’t even have a front desk—an ambassador greets you upon arrival and helps you settle in. It is that kind of high-end, personalized service that keeps regulars coming back year after year—though the included luxury arrival airport transfer, Champagne breakfast, and free "jet-lag revival" beachside massage for every guest certainly doesn’t hurt. The old-meets-new feel continues into the rooms, decorated with teak and tile, white and brown, but along sleek modernist lines, with king-sized feather beds and French doors opening onto your private patio or balcony. The food at adjacent Daphne’s justifiably renowned (though its prices will drive you to sample other island eateries some nights). Perhaps its best secret weapon is its sister property, The Tamarind, next door, to which The House guests have full access with their room cards to take advantage of its spa, larger fitness center, and all sorts of complimentary water sports activities. It’s like getting a small boutique hotel and larger resort experience at the same time.