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<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

Courtesy of Hodges Bay Club

Antigua

The 114-room Hodges Bay Club (doubles from $624) will open along a white-sand beach on Antigua’s northern shore. With its spare, angular design—courtesy of the architects behind Thailand’s Chiva-Som—Mediterranean-style buildings, and infinity-edge pool, the retreat follows in the footsteps of other über-modern Caribbean hotels, like Carlisle Bay and Parrot Cay.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

Courtesy of Seven Stars Resort

Turks and Caicos

At Seven Stars Resort (doubles from $610) on Grace Bay Beach, the 115 spacious rooms are more like mini apartments, with marble flooring, four-poster beds, and fully equipped kitchens. The beachside scene is just as posh: attendants roam around offering Evian spritzes to lounging guests.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

Courtesy of Nikki Beach Resort

Turks and Caicos

On a smaller scale is the 51-room Nikki Beach Resort (doubles from $600), in a gated enclave on Providenciales’s northern coast. This is the first hotel from the brand known around the world for its clubs (from Miami to Marrakesh); that South Beach flavor is on display here, thanks to an elaborate infinity pool surrounded by daybeds (cheekily called opium beds).

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

Courtesy of The Peninsula House

Dominican Republic

The DR continues to move beyond the all-inclusive market with the help of the Peninsula House (doubles from $520), which debuted early last year in a restored Victorian plantation house on the Samaná peninsula. The six tasteful suites showcase designer Serge Robin’s take on global style and are filled with Louis XV chairs, handwoven rugs from Turkey, and a cosmopolitan collection of objets d’art (African masks; Indonesian marionettes). All have terraces overlooking a remote jungle setting.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

Courtesy of Geejam Hotel

Jamaica

Until recently, former music execs Jon Baker and Steve Beaver rented out Geejam (doubles from $595), their lush 46-acre estate in the hills off Jamaica’s northeastern coast, to musicians like Gwen Stefani and India.Arie to use as a recording studio. Since the two teamed up with Island Outpost, the seven-room retreat is now open to anyone looking to channel their inner Lenny Kravitz—which is easy enough to do thanks to the hotel’s rock-star–cool design (think Juergen Teller prints and Philippe Starck chairs). Guests can even lay down a few tracks of their own at the on-site studio.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

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Jamaica

Nearby is the two-month-old Kanopi House ($5,000, all-inclusive), a six-acre private villa compound that’s a sibling of the tony Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas. A maximum of 10 visitors stay in the five rustic-chic cottages, which have wooden platform beds, high, beamed ceilings, and French doors that open out onto the surrounding tropical forest.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels
<center>The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels</center>

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Bequia

Set on a working coconut plantation, the just-renovated Firefly Hotel (doubles from $495, including breakfast) is the first of a handful of new hotels scheduled to open on this tiny seafarers’ island. Firefly has the requisite luxury touches (rooms with canopied beds and waterfall showers). But the wow factor comes from snorkeling off the hotel’s untamed beach; private picnics on the neighboring island of Isle à Quatre; and insider recommendations from British hotelier Elizabeth Clayton, who has lived in the Grenadines for more than a decade.

—Pamela Edwards and Sarah Kantrowitz



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