Nobody ever said you had to desire the beach in order to enjoy a great beach used. At these 11 newcomersall within a few hours of most U.S. citiestheres far more to do than lie in a cabana with a margarita.( But we wont blame you if thats what medical doctors guilds .) This year, you can golf in the Dominican Republic from the solaces of an Aman resort, sleep in a villa in whats been dubbed the Billionaires Playground, and even take cook castes at a
food-focused inn in the Cayman Islands. Whether youre in search of sand, sunbathe, or both, its is necessary to get planning.
A pool with a scene at the Cliff, in Negril .
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For that kick-off-your-shoes, let-it-all-hang-out vibe, theres nowhere better than Negril. And the new place to abide, hands-down, is
the Cliff, a takeover and total remake of the old Moon Dance Resort. Its 22 suites are some of the most spacious in all Jamaica, with floor-to-ceiling spaces that frame the Caribbean Sea. Spend daylights at the natural brine reserve or kicking back Red Stripes at one of three barsjust make it back to the hammock on your private terrace in time for those splendid Jamaican sunsets. From $260.
Playa Grande, Dominican Republic
A casita at Amanera .
The Dominican Republic has just earned its own Aman resort in the form of the
gleaming brand-new Amanera, on a secluded beach that’s an hour’s drive from Santiago International Airport. Here clifftop casitas are dressed up in Amans signature brand of sleek, tatami-inspired dcor, with private sink pools and unobstructed vistums of the ocean. From $1,216.
Zemi Beach House
Dining al fresco at Zemi Beach House .
Photographer: Dylan Cross/ Dragonfly Image Collaborator
Carved wooden headboards and gauzy grey linens. Pearlescent beaches that seem to stretch for miles. A spa in a perfectly rebuilt, 300 -year-old Thai house. Anguilla has no shortage of luxury inns( hello, Malliouhana !) but
this newcomer can compete with the best of themwithout cracking the bank. From $350.
Le Soleil dOr
Expansive open-air cabanas on the beach at Le Soleil d’Or .
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Culinary lovers are typically had little to rave about in the Caribbean.
This intimate owned on Cayman Brac is hoping to change that. It started out as a few exclusive-use villas connected by a farm and reserve and has now expanded with large-hearted desires to become a tropical farm-to- table oasis. Now it has a four-room inn, a culinary school, and two new restaurants that obligate practically exclusive rights of the reward growing on sitethough you can also get private chef service in one of two freshly refurbished villas. From $850.
The Ranch Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, Calif .
On the sprawling grounds of the Ranch Laguna Beach .
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You know proprietor Mark Christy as the owner of Hobie, the ubiquitous producer of sailboats and surfboards. Now the Laguna Beach, Calif ., native is adding a feathering to his cap with the opening of his first inn,
the Ranch Laguna Beach. Its the first addition to the neighbourhood hotel panorama in over a decade, set on 83 acres of valleys and coast. Inside, the vibe is more upscale shack than surfer chill, with batten wood-clad walls, distressed leather chairs, and rope-suspended, wrought-iron lights. Bonus: Theres extensive programming for all ages, including a Ranger Station kids‘ camp, yoga, archery, whale watching, and plein air painting first-class. From $479.
Oil Nut Bay
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
The Great Room of the Reef House, one of the villas available to lease at Oil Nut Bay .
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Its only accessed by helicopter, but
this exclusive pearl in the British Virgin Islands is worth the wander. Its the members of the Billionaires Playground, a nicknamed chain of islets that are mostly private-owned( by the likes of Richard Branson and Larry Page ). Here, 88 villas, some modelling a used and others available for ownership, are spread on a parcel of 300 pristine acres; guests have access to such activities as deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, sail, and pickleballan increasingly popular spin on tennis. From $750.
Faena Miami Beach
A guest room at Faena Miami Beach .
Photographer: Nik Koenig
There isnt always essence behind the glitz and glam of Miami Beach, but thats not the case at
Faena, a brand-new hotel and cultural complex by the namesake Argentine developer. Its home to some of the most playful dcor this line-up of the Atlantic, including sumptuous habit cloths on almost every skin-deep, a mural-covered opening thats literally called the Cathedral, and Gone But Not Forgotten, a gilded wooly mammoth by Damien Hirst that patrols the reserve deck. The meat cred doesnt hurt, eitherafter a months-long pop up of Chicagos Alinea, the first floor now contains the countrys first eatery by South American grill master Francis Mallman; upstairs, theres a place by Austin darling Paul Qui. From $381.
Asbury Park, N.J .
The pool deck at the Asbury .
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Luxury on the Jersey Shore? In a former Salvation Army house , no less? Imagine it. Thanks to a
multibillion-dollar redevelopment, Asbury Park has its first upscale hotel, establishing the long-forgotten end a viable alternative to weekends out East. Among the retro-inspired pump: a rooftop movie theater meant to resemble an old-school drive-in, a rec room with pinball machines, and direct access to the entirely reimagined boardwalk, whose summer musical lineup includes such figures as the Lumineers and the Violent Femmes. From $95.
Four Seasons Lanai
The common cavities at the Four Seasons Lanai are meticulously landscaped .
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iconic resort, known as the smudge where Derek Jeter golfs and Bill Gates proposed, has been given a stem-to-stern overhaul by its brand-new proprietor, tech billionaire Larry Ellison. Now chambers all face the ocean for postcard-worthy attitudes, and the out-of-date interiors have been swapped for a kitsch-free Hawaiian esthetic.( Ponder thatched wallpaper, sculptural rattan chairs, and bamboo-clad bathrooms .) If it matches Ellisons exacting standardsand after a $450 million investment, it doesitll surely meet yours. From $1,075.
Tcherassi Hotel+ Spa
The pool at the original Tcherassi Hotel+ Spa, which is due to be renamed Mansin Tcherassi when the brand-new Tcherassi Hotel+ Spa opens the summer months .
She put Cartagena on the delineate as the eventual stylish flee when she opened her first hotel in a historic residence back in 2009, and now way maven Silvia Tscherassi is at it again. Her follow-up exertion will have 42 impeccably designed rooms when it please open the historical city centre eventually the summer months; itll take the
Tcherassi Hotel+ Spa reputation while the original will be renamed Mansin Tcherassi. Expect whitewashed interiors with tons of textural fascinate.( The pattern proposals are filled with Moroccan wedding coverings, uncovered beams, and chalk-colored stone walls .) Price unavailable at press time.
White-on-white Caribbean dcor at French Coco .
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Martinique shares many things with the French mainlandits language and currency, for starters, along with a affection for style and food. The one thing it needs that its country of origin has in spades? Luxury adaptations. Enter
French Coco, a Small Luxury Hotel opening at the end of June and the first five-star resort to open its doors on this pretty little island in a long time. This is island life done right: private kitties, a seaside cigar area, and French food made from parts grown on site are all the members of the equation. From $675.