As well as snorkelling in the warm waters of the Atlantic just outside the hotel, other watersports (stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, sailing…), and fishing can all be arranged in the area – talk to the hotel. Beach lazing is encouraged, but you could also take a time out in the Little Spa, which has a range of massages, facials, wraps and scrubs, carried out in chill-out cabanas. There’s an exercise room too. For more sedate sports, the golf course at nearby Sandy Lane provides a diverting afternoon on the green. Pick up a picnic from the Fish Pot restaurant and head to Crane beach, which frequently makes top 10 lists. Alternatively, see the island by bike – staff can help you to arrange hire. You could pedal to 17th-century plantation house St Nicholas Abbey or Nidhe Israel Synagogue, and World Heritage Site George Washington House. If you’re enamoured of the hotel’s palms and plants – and peaceful nature – find more of the island’s green lungs: Andromeda Gardens, Welchman Hall Gully and Farley Hill National Park – each planted with tropical blooms and graceful trees.