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Ten luxury hotels worth the splurge: Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Recommended by Associate Editor Sarah Pascarella

For the ultimate Caribbean splurge, it’s hard to beat the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, which topped this year’s Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for Caribbean resorts and the Travel + Leisure Top 500 List for Caribbean hotels. Earlier in 2006 the resort finished a $10-million enhancement, which included the addition new open-air restaurant and a third pool.

Located on Nevis, a West Indies isle known for its natural beauty and lack of commercial buildup, the Four Seasons is the only hotel on Pinney Beach, a half mile of fine golden sand on Nevis’ west coast. “Many people visit this hotel and never leave to explore the rest of the island,” says Associate Editor Sarah Pascarella who stayed at the resort this spring. “It’s a property where you can have everything right at your fingertips—the beach, tennis, spa, pools, golf, and outdoor recreation.”

Guests here don’t need to go far to find recreation or pampering. There’s an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II-designed golf course (which offers complimentary clinics twice weekly), 10 tennis courts, a large sports complex, and an award-winning spa.

There are 196 rooms and suites and 35 villas and estate homes available, with rates ranging from $325 to $5,900 per night. Meal plans may be added for $100 per day for breakfast and dinner or $125 per day for three meals. The resort has four restaurants: the French- and Asian-influenced Dining Room; Neve, which offers a breakfast buffet and Italian dishes for dinner; Mango, the new, more casual eatery; and the Pool Cabana.

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