by Lissa Poirot
This plantation inn, featuring only 36 guest rooms and rooms in 16 Plantation-style cottages and Lanai Suites, is considered a very private getaway. Tennis, lawn croquet, beach and beachside pool keeps guests occupied on its 30 acres, where carving out a place alone with the kids is never difficult.
Our Editor Loves
- Private getaway
- Beach and beachside pool
- Plantation-style cottages and Lanai Suites
Those of you who follow my reviews know that I rarely give a 5 star rating to a hotel or restaurant. I gave the Thursday night buffet four stars After a 3 night stay I have decided to give the hotel operation as well as the food and bar operation 5 stars. Tim (the GM) deserves it. Most of the reviews encapsulate the hotel operation as well as I could. There are only two downsides. I think the raised bed on a pedestal is a danger to all. We missed the step several times. The second is the beach. While beautiful to see the locale attracts sewers. So what makes it a 5 star? Attention to detail and guest comfort and needs that is exceptional. Breakfasts are generous. But there is always someone at the table for special needs. The bar service is generous but the staff makes sure you don’t have to ask for a second round. Dinner is the same. My wife needs some assistance and a cart was always easily available—with a driver who smiled as if it was his privilege to help out. We left for the airport very early one morning. At 4 am a cart was there with a smiling driver. The kitchen left us a small breakfast. Just another instance of service above and beyond. The Four Seasons gives good service. But it’s bought and paid for. The staff is polite but generally sour. At Nisbett the staff serves because it’s their pleasure to do so. So....it gets the fifth star.
Rooms are beautiful. Food is delicious. Service is impeccable. Beach bar is fun and has a great vibe. Thursday night buffet is fabulous. Dinner at Big House is romantic and quiet. We totally loved our experience at this beautiful location.