On the Waterfront Check in at Rockhouse(doubles from $180) the ultrahip hangout named for its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea. Be sure to cut yourself loose from the comforts of your waterfront nest to explore the island. A 15-minute cab ride from the Rockhouse, the Royal Palm Reserve buzzes with more than 300 types of birds, butterflies, and reptiles. Kayak along the coast to Rick’s Café for a rum punch, a dip in the pool, and a view of the daily cliff-diving show.