When New Yorkers Kyle and his wife, Maryam Taylor bought the Sea-U Guest House in February 2018 and rebranded it as a chic, environmentally-friendly boutique hotel a few months later, there was no question what their new ten room inn was going to be called: ECO. "It stands for east coast origin," says Taylor, nodding to their northeastern roots. "Plus, we have strong commitment to our local environment and a pledge to be as sustainable as possible, so for us the name was a no brainer." So was the location. Perched on a lush Bathsheba hilltop overlooking the island's rugged east coast, ECO is a haven for surfers and soul seekers eager to connect with its pristine natural surroundings. True to its mission, ocean view rooms boast upcycled furnishings (think Bajan mahogany headboards), locally commissioned artwork and handsome bathrooms with solar-heated water. Guests can join complimentary yoga classes, catch a wave at nearby Soup Bowl or swing in shady hammocks, tamarind daiquiri in hand. They can also enjoy island-inspired cuisine that's 90 percent locally sourced by a certified plant-based and raw-food chef. "It's a retreat for the mind and body," says Taylor, "and our doors are officially open."