Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
The first newly built hotel on St. Bart’s in 20 years, the long-awaited Le Barthélemy made its debut in the fall of 2016. Here’s why it’s a hit so far: the 46 spacious, contemporary rooms, most of which face the sea, all play off of the sights and colors of the Caribbean (note the closet knobs with their sand-dollar motif, and the bright chartreuse and turquoise accent pillows on the beds and couches). Other luxe amenities include massive walk-in-showers and Hermès toiletries. The infinity-edge pool is so gorgeous, you might be forgiven for not sitting by the beach, and the young staff can’t do enough for guests—offering to bring bottles of Evian to your lounger or pack a picnic lunch of Asian beef salad, smoked salmon sandwiches, and homemade cookies for a day of exploring the island.