Francois Plantation

I kept passing this hotel and restaurant on my hikes to Colombier. Every time I passed, I was increasingly curious. Then I read my friend's blog Daytripper365 and knew this was a must. Come for dinner or a late afternoon cocktail. This boutique hotel comprised of 18 bungalows has been completely renovated and the only surviving detail is the name of the acclaimed restaurant. Have a drink by the pool shaded by Palm trees in the lush garden, listen to nature (plus a few McCaws) and you'll feel miles away from the DJ spinning tunes a la the beach party lunches. If you are looking to have a romantic meal, visit Francois Plantation for dinner. This is a hard table to come by, so book early. They are famous for their Bouillabaisse, so this is a must! The style is a mix of tropical Colonial and Caribbean boho chic, which has a very different feel than the other restaurants on the island. Oh, and they have a vast menu of rum (the Caribbean tequila) and Cuban cigars --- so they had me at bonjour!