- Biras Creek Resort (Virgin Gorda; www.biras.com; tel. 877/883-0756 in the U.S., or 284/494-3555): The only access to this resort is by private launch. The sea air and the views over islets, cays, and deep blue waters will relax you in your charming guest room. The nautical atmosphere will quickly remove all thoughts of the 9-to-5 job you left behind.
- Guana Island Club (Guana Island, B.V.I.; www.guana.com; tel. 800/544-8262 in the U.S., or 284/494-2354): One of the most secluded hideaways in the entire Caribbean, this resort occupies a privately owned 340-hectare (840-acre) bird sanctuary with nature trails. Head here for views of rare plant and animal life and for several excellent uncrowded beaches.
- Little Cayman Beach Resort (Little Cayman; www.littlecayman.com; tel. 800/327-3835 in the U.S. and Canada, or 345/948-1033): The only practical way to reach the 26-sq.-km (10-sq.-mile) island where this resort is located is by airplane. Snorkelers will marvel at some of the most spectacular and colorful marine life in the Caribbean. The resort has the most complete watersports facilities on the island, and bikes are available for exploring.
- Rawlins Plantation Inn (St. Kitts; www.rawlinsplantation.com; tel. 869/465-6221): Surrounded by 5 hectares (12 acres) of carefully manicured lawns and tropical shrubbery, and set on a panoramic hillock about 100m (328 ft.) above sea level, this hotel, with its rugs of locally woven rushes and carved four-poster beds, evokes a 19th-century plantation. You'll be separated from the rest of the island by hundreds of acres of sugar cane, and there are few phones and no televisions.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.