Location: Turks & Caicos
Amanyara is nestled in the vegetation along a secluded white talcum-powder crescent lapped by the Atlantic on the western shore of Providenciales. Choose a pondside, partial ocean, or ocean pavilion, all clustered around a bar, library, and indoor-outdoor restaurants. The Beach Club is the place to while away lazy days. Villas are also available for rent.
Get a deal: Starting June 1, rates drop several hundred dollars a night. Visit amanyara.com for current promotions.
Rates: Pond pavilions start at $1,200 per night and include airport transfers, yoga classes, daily snorkeling trips, and afternoon tea; amanyara.com.
Ocean Club Resorts
On gorgeous Grace Bay, Ocean Club offers plenty of low-impact enticements―like lounging by the pool all day―but more active vacationers can enjoy snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and a round of golf.
Get a deal: Visit oceanclubresorts.com for current packages.
Rates: Studio suites start at $180 per night; oceanclubresorts.com.
Sibonné Beach Hotel
Also located on Grace Bay Beach, Sibonné was one of the first hotels built in the area, which gives it one of the best sites. Guests choose from 29 rooms and one beach apartment.
Get a deal: Forget required minimum stays. The three-day rule is waived from mid-April through December 20.
Rates: The motel-style value rooms start at $89 per night, including Continental breakfast. Or splurge on an ocean-view balcony room at $125; sibonne.com.
(Published May 2009, updated May 2010)