It is with mixed emotions that I see the Hamptons with over a dozen reviews and Block Island with none. Block Island alone (sans Mohegan Bluff) is an absolutely beautiful place. The Bluffs only make it greater. Absolutley majestic. Bluffs like these are just not seen on the East coast of the US. The beach is so unspoiled and beautiful. Too bad there are no pictures on this site. There may be alot of steps down to the beach, but it is worth the effort. Getting to Block Island is half the fun, requiring a boat ride access the island. No riff-raff and crowds like LI or Nantucket or the Vineyard and not over commercial like the Hamptons.
Pros: naturally beautiful, authentic/not commerc, somewhat remote
Cons: somewhat remote, real estate is pricey, ummm..