The Luxury Set on a hillside overlooking postcard-perfect Gustavia in St. Barts, the Hotel Carl Gustafs 14 suites pamper guests with private plunge pools, ocean views, and elegant furnishings. Find fine French cuisine and an extensive wine cellar at Victorias restaurant, while the Carl Gustaf Lounge is ideal for sunset cocktails. The two-year-old Boutique Spa by Carita (the Paris-based beauty and spa line) offers a range of massages and other treatments.
The Value From January 3-March 31, 2011, an exclusive package for ShermansTravel.com readers offers five nights in a one-bedroom suite, a five-day car rental (automatic compact), one three-course dinner for two at Victorias (drinks not included), and a host of other perks for $5,634 a savings of nearly 30 percent. Able to book a last minute getaway? The same package is available through December 19 for $4,364.
The Catch There are no nonstop flights to St. Barts from the U.S.; you must change planes in St. Maarten.
The Details 866-297-2153 (mention Shermans Travel exclusive offer); www.hotelcarlgustaf.com
For general trip-planning information, see our St. Barts Travel Guide.