Best of Boston

2018 Best Resort Hotel, Nantucket

The Wauwinet

If we asked you to close your eyes and imagine your ideal island hideaway, odds are you’d come up with a place a lot like the Wauwinet, where private beaches and sunny guest rooms boasting views of the ocean blue beckon. Grab a lounge chair on the waterfront lawn and soak up panoramas of passing sailboats, knowing that fresh hamachi crudo and cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab—not to mention your choice of more than 1,450 wines—await inside Topper’s, the resort’s foodie-friendly dining room.

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