Bahama House, Bahamas: Those in the know are beelining to laid-back hotspot Harbour Island for Bahama House, a carefully renovated 19th-century colonial decked out in Bahamian style.
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Pink Sands Club, Canouan, St. Vincent and The Grenadines: If you've never heard of Canouan (pronounced ka-no-wan), it's probably because it's all of five miles long and geared toward the one percent (or honeymooners and anyone looking to splurge).
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SLS Baha Mar, Bahamas: Once the dust settles this spring, guests can expect three hotels adding more than 2,000 rooms, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, the Caribbean's largest casino, the first flagship ESPA spa in the region, more than 30 high-end shopping options, and enough restaurants and nightlife to rival a small city.
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Hodges Bay Resort and Spa, Antigua: Elegant Hotels Group, known for its collection of high-end hotels on Barbados, will be unveiling its first foray into Antigua this summer.
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Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba: Hotel stock hasn't been able to keep pace with demand in Havana, which makes the addition of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski all the more exciting because it's supposedly the first five-star hotel to open in Cuba since the Revolution.
Jewel Grande Montego Bay, Jamaica: Jamaica has experienced a boom of of new hotel openings this past year, but Jewel Grande in Montego Bay stands apart for its all-inclusive, all butler-service rooms - the first of its kind on the island - and all just 15 minutes from Sangster International Airport.
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Park Hyatt St. Kitts: This splashy five-star resort isn't just the first Park Hyatt on St. Kitts, but the first Park Hyatt in the Caribbean.
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Quintessence Beach Resort, Anguilla: The Quintessence Boutique Resort feels like staying in a private mansion, complete with round-the-clock butler service, a five-star restaurant serving locally sourced food, an expertly stocked wine cellar, yoga pavilion and tennis courts.
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The Shore Club: For the moment, The Shore Club holds bragging rights as the only resort on the pristine and less visited Long Bay Beach. The $100 million all-suite property is all about wellness, from comprehensive spa treatments to its four pools.
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Serafina Beach Resort, Puerto Rico: The boutique Serafina Beach Hotel - the first from NYC's Serafina Restaurant Group - combines the best of city and ocean.