This boutique hotel has been the epitome of gracious luxury since it opened 20 years ago on one of Grace Bay's sweetest stretches. It's now in the capable hands of the folks behind the Grace Bay Resort, which may liven up the place a tad. This small gem of a place, just 28 units, is built for supreme chill, but at times the vibe has felt more starchy than warmly welcoming. The new ownership has made a subtly sophisticated style upgrade, an "elegant, elevated" revamp of the public spaces, poolside cottages, and oceanfront suites (all of which have kitchens).  

The pretty pool is the central hub of the resort, where nightly cocktails and hors d'ouevres give guests a chance to mingle. Superb spa treatments are offered in little cottages on the beach at the Thalasso Spa at Point Grace (daily 9am–6pm). Tucked into an enchanting garden setting, the newly revamped Grace's Cottage (p. ###) serves French-influenced gourmet dinners. Look for terraced seating and contemporary lounging areas in the landscaped garden, as well as a beautiful glass-tile mosaic behind the bar.