If you imagine the traditional elegance of an English country house plopped on a beach in the Caribbean, you'll arrive at Cobblers Cove.
Situated on the Platinum Coast, the resort is tucked away in the historic north of the island, away from the tourist trail. Set among lush tropical gardens with tree frogs, monkeys and hummingbirds, the sprawling main house, with its pink bricks and white shutters, was once one of the oldest plantation homes on the island.
Sitting on your balcony in one of the secluded garden suites, you could almost believe you're in a luxury tree house in the rainforest. Tear yourself away from the room and you'll be rewarded with a stunning five-star beach-side restaurant.
Highlights include freshly caught marlin, swordfish and snapper. Meals are served just a couple of metres from the lapping waves; don't miss the daily afternoon tea with an array of warm homemade coconut scones and banana bread.
WOW FACTOR: The sumptuous swordfish prepared by head chef Brian Porteous is touted as the best dish on the island.
FLIGHT TIMES: 9 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter, Spring