Best of Boston

2013 Best Resort Hotel, Nantucket

The Wauwinet

What’s almost as unbearable as the slow ferry to Nantucket? The July and August crowds. Get away from it all at the Relais & Châteaux-recognized Wauwinet, perched among the dunes on the island’s sleepy eastern tip. Sunbathe on the resort’s private beaches, sip sparkling rose at Topper’s, or indulge in a basalt-stone massage at the spa. And if you suddenly desire civilization, there’s a shuttle to town that runs daily on the hour.

120 Wauwinet Rd., Nantucket, 508-228-0145,