Best of Boston

2011 Best Resort Hotel, Nantucket

The Wauwinet

We’re partial to this place as much for its spectacular location (straddling the border between the island’s wild and civilized ends) as for its lengthy menu of perks: spa, private beach, afternoon nibbles of cheese and glasses of port, champagne at sunset. Guests are left with the feeling that they’re staying not at a hotel but a very well-to-do friend’s home.

120 Wauwinet Rd., Nantucket, 508-228-8768,