Book It: Jumby Bay
Jumby (which means "playful spirit" in Antiguan) completed a $28 million renovation in 2009; the two new restaurants, open-air spa, and accommodations—40 rooms and suites and 14 seaside villas outfitted in soothing tones of sand and cream—feel polished and opulent. Rates start at $1,550.
Dine: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in The Verandah, the buzzy matrix of the resort, with an inspired menu—anything from grilled lobster to house-made mango tarts—that also can be enjoyed on the beach with your toes in the sand.
Don't Miss: Book a stargazing night on Pasture Bay Beach, where the staff will set up lounge chairs for you to spot brilliant constellations and will fill a basket with gourmet treats and champagne.
—Marion Laffey Fox