Frangipani Beach Resort

Hotel in Meads Bay

With its pale-pink-painted exterior, red-tile roofs and Juliet balconies, this family-owned and run 19-room boutique resort evokes an Italian palazzo-by-the-sea. Rooms, though, have Caribbean flair, with wicker furniture, tiled floors and floral-print bedspreads. Even the cheapest rooms facing the gravel car park have cool 'cave showers' with massage jets. Rates include all water sports (SUP, wakeboarding and snorkeling).

It's home to the popular Straw Hat restaurant.

If money's no object, ask about the private four-bedroom beachfront villa with a private pool, personal chef and butler service (from US$6000 per week).