If you are looking to soak up the laid- back attitude of the Caribbean, as well as its sunshine, make a beeline for Jakes.
In the untouristy south of the island, a rainbow of brightly coloured cottages are scattered across gardens in the shadow of bougainvillea and palms.
Eclectically decorated in a shabby chic, mish-mashed style, each comes with a terrace or rooftop sun deck from where it's only a few sun-woozy steps to your mini-fridge for a cold beer.
Although not on the beach, the golden sands of Treasure Beach are just a two-minute amble away, and there you can tuck into Caribbean fare (try the curried goat) and fresh barbecued seafood.
This is not the kind of place with slick service or an über-modern spa, but you won't care as you play dominoes or sip a piña colada in Dougie's bar, listening to tales from the local legend himself.
WOW FACTOR: Take a local boat out to the stilted shack of Pelican Bar, marooned on a sandbar a mile out at sea, for a unique spot to sip a cold beer in the sun.
FLIGHT TIME: 10 hours.