On the secluded East End of the island, this elegantly proportioned 2-story resort has only beachfront rooms. The grounds here are particularly lovely with a long winding pool edged in greenery and natural rock. On the beach a row of palm trees sways over the comfortable lounge chairs, and walkways offer views of the grounds, beach, and sea.

Spacious units range from luxury studios to suites, and have extras from granite counter tops to four-poster beds. Even the studio units have their own balconies, kitchenettes, Wi-Fi, DVD players, microwaves, and fridges. The one-bedroom suites sleep 4 in comfort because of the unusual pull-down Murphy beds that remain completely hidden during the day. Two-bedroom villas are the largest and most comfortable, ideal for families.

Relaxing and romantic, especially on a starlit night on the beach, it’s a great place for a wedding party. Attentive staff offer children’s programs, and the resort partners with the Department of Environment on green initiatives. This beach is a favorite nesting ground for green turtles and, with the help of guests, all the hatchlings from over 15 nests have found their way to the sea since 2009.

Though it’s a 45-minute drive from George Town, you won’t feel left out of the action. There are a variety of activities here and local artisans make regular visits. Pelican Reef restaurant has live music on Mondays and karaoke on Wednesdays. It is a favorite venue for the well-known Bear-Foot Man who sings a Calypso mix on Thursday evenings—you’ll need a reservation. Their own White Sands Water Sports company will take you to Stingray City, and there are also Hobie Cat snorkel trips, paddle boards, and kayaks. Car rentals are also available for the day. The Tukka restaurant nearby is the only place to be on the East End for Sunday Brunch.