Although it's the seat of the TCI government, Grand Turk is in many ways the anti-Provo. You come for the 19th-century architecture, the old-fashioned, small-town vibe, the dogs running lickety-split past flower-draped paths. You come, in other words, to stay in charming places like this one, run with impeccable graciousness by Aussie Katrina Birt, who with her sister, the late Sandy Erb, journeyed here years ago from Key West to renovate this whitewashed 150-year-old Bermudan manse. With high-ceilinged rooms and polished wood floors, the old house is in splendid shape, with four ocean-facing suites and a separate cottage suite (Conch Cottage) just off the house. All are dressed in good linens and offer full kitchens and private baths. The second-floor Flamingo Suite (which can accommodate four) has direct access to an amazing sundeck—with daytime views of humpback whales passing by in winter and glittering night vistas of cruise ships lumbering out to sea. The inn is located on the main stretch of Cockburn Town, separated from the big ole Atlantic Ocean by Front Street and a seawall. When the tradewinds kick up the seas, you can actually feel the waves crashing onto the seawall. If that doesn't rock you to sleep, we don't know what will!