Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 27
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 5
Flight Time: 3 to 5 hours
Ongoing airport upgrades have made flying to this West Indies isle more efficient. Stay at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa (all-inclusive; $$$$), just 20 minutes from the airport, where thatched-roof cottages come with private plunge pools.
Providenciales, Turks, and Caicos
Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: ~60
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 7
Flight Time: 1 1/2 to 4 hours
Next month, Delta launches nonstops to Providenciales from JFK and Boston. The all-suite Regent Palms ($$$), on Grace Bay Beach, is our pick for families: kids under 12 stay for free.
Video: American Island Escapes
Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 95
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 12
Flight Time: 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours
Set just off the coast of Venezuela, this island may seem far away, but it’s an easy jaunt—especially from the East. With two pools, a powdery beach, and a 24-hour casino, the 320-room Ritz-Carlton ($$$$) is the island’s new grande dame.
Sanibel Island, Fla.
Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: ~1,000
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 37
Flight Time: 1 to 3 1/2 hours
An increasing number of flights are heading to Fort Myers, 23 miles from this barrier island. Fresh off a redo, the 1895 Island Inn ($$) is full of Old Florida charm (shell-inlaid tables; screened porches).
Weekly Nonstop Flights From the U.S.: 15
U.S. Cities with Nonstop Flights: 9
Flight Time: 5 1/2 to 7 hours
Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop from San Diego means even more West Coasters can fly to Kauai and check in to the St. Regis Princeville Resort ($$$) by the afternoon. Hike the rugged coast or snorkel off the resort’s quiet beach.
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