The Pink Cabin A review of Compass Point Beach Resort
Compass Point - Rainbow to Paradise
My six-year old daughter Stella and I just spent a week at Compass Point Beach Resort.
We were the very first guests.
The bright colors had just dried on the clapboard cabins, which are neatly arranged along a winding path by the ocean.
Every guest has an individual cabin, each painted in different combinations of pink, blue, orange, yellow, turquoise, red, and green. Inside the cabins, the eye gets a rest: white and deep chocolate brown are the only two colors, so that the breath-taking vistas of the ocean get the attention they deserve. The rooms are individually appointed with low-key luxury: a desk, enough closet space, wonderful bed linens, a balcony with a view (of course), the latest TV, microwave, safe,... The bathrooms are minimalism at its best - nothing is left to be desired: Travertine marble and natural wood, thick white beach towels and robes, Aveda toiletteries.
The sea is a few feet away. You could be on a boat, except for all the creature comforts you can enjoy at Compass Point: A pristine pool decorated with mosaics, a separate shallow area for children, adjustable chaises lounges to bask in the sun or read under one of the sun umbrellas. A hot tub with a view of the ocean - Stella's favorite spot.
Compass Point has two private beaches at 90 degrees to each other, separated by a break water of rocks. Both have white sand, and we spent hours swimming from one to the other and back through the transparent turquoise water!
The longer one, Love Beach, starts at the far end of the resort and provides opportunity for long strolls, building sand castles, collecting shells and snorkeling.
The tables are set with white linens and again, overlooking the sea. The kitchen offers a refined and fresh version of Island basics, such as grilled grouper or conk salad, but also accommodated Stella's wish for spaghetti with butter, which she said was "the best".
The seemingly effortless perfection is the result of careful planning and meticulous execution behind the scenes. Each and every member of the staff at Compass Point go out of their way to fulfill the guests' wishes and desires and to make the time at Compass Point relaxing and memorable. Linda and Rick Scully, the managers, give the place a sense of a home away from home with their warm yet professional hospitality.
We had a wonderful time in this rainbow-colored slice of paradise!