Location: St. Lucia
Perched on the side of a cliff facing the island’s Piton Mountains, the two-year-old resort is all about panache and privacy. Pack a pareo but forget your Manolos; you’ll beclimbing up to the restaurant and down to the spa and beach transport areas. There are 36 staircases scattered throughout the property. Each of the 24 open-air “sanctuaries” comes with a water view, infinity pool, and bridge leading to it.
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Rates: Double rooms at Sky level start at $900 per night; jademountainstlucia.com.
The Landings, St. Lucia, a RockResort
On the calm waters of Rodney Bay, The Landings spreads out over 19 acres and includes an 800-foot secluded beach. Villa suites have living rooms, kitchens, and spacious terraces. Some suites have plunge pools.
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Rates: Suites start at $335 per night for a seven-night stay; landings.rockresorts.com.
The Inn On The Bay
Stylish resorts are nice, but if you just need an island home as a base for exploring, try this five-room inn. A free shuttle takes guests to Marigot Bay with its shopping, restaurants, and nearby beach. Or lounge at the inn, where a pool and patio provide sweeping sunset bay views.
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Rates: Rooms start at $175 a night; slucia.com/innonbay.