When this east-end retreat first opened in 2009, it was Bermuda's newest and most expensive resort. In 2011, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts took the reigns and shined up an already glistening property. Because of its relative youth and the attention paid to luxurious details in its guest rooms (and property wide), Rosewood Tucker's Point is the island's finest hotel. The handsome whitewashed manor house exemplifies fine British colonial styling and is furnished with period antiques and island-inspired art. You can nearly get lost in the hotel's 88 oversized rooms, all of which have a similar English seaside aesthetic. Huge bathrooms feature gigantic soaking tubs, standalone glass showers, and his-and-hers pedestal sinks, while the living space boasts plantation-style hardwood furniture and large private balconies that overlook turquoise Castle Harbour.

Expect more of the same at every turn, that is, indulgent amenities and thoughtful design, such as the 18-headed Silver TAG shower in the resort's tranquil Sense spa. Or the Robert Rulewich-designed, championship-caliber Tuckers Point Golf Course—18 challenging holes, many with a harbor view. If sitting poolside is your thing, there are four, and yes, they all have water views. The resort's private pink sand beach is strikingly secluded, even when the hotel is at capacity (although that might be due to the short trolley ride required to get there).

While you'll be at least a 30-minute taxi ride from the restaurants of Hamilton, fortunately you won't have to go far for a good meal. The Point—the hotel's fine dining restaurant, where breakfast is also served—is one of Bermuda's finest for dinner. There you'll eat classic continental cuisine in a dining room that features wall murals, depicting world ports of the 1880s, that once hung in New York's Pan Am building. For a more casual bite, head to Tucker's Bar, a clubby pub with gaming tables and mouthwatering burgers. There are restaurants at the pool and spa as well, but for memorable rustic Italian meal, try Sul Verde, which serves classics such as veal scaloppini and orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage.