Grace Bay Club
One of the original resorts to set up shop along tranquil Grace Bay beach is still going strong—especially now that the hotel’s lobby and many of the guest rooms have swapped out their strong, masculine red color scheme for more stylish Caribbean-inspired hues of turquoise, chartreuse, and soft pink. The renovation comes courtesy of designer Thom Filicia, who also decorated the Residences, a collection of freestanding beachfront villas just a short drive away. Guests of Grace Bay Club should know that the resort actually consists of three separate areas—the Estate (22 accommodations), the Villas Suites (38), and the Hotel (22), the latter of which is adults-only. One of the biggest selling points, no matter where you stay in this sprawling compound is that rooms are spacious (for example, Junior Suites in the hotel begin at 1,080 square feet) and all come with marble bathrooms, free phone calls anywhere in the world, and private terraces or balconies. For families, staying in a two-bedroom pad in the Villas wing gives you space to spread out, since they have kitchens, washer-dryers, and open-plan living and dining rooms. The staff is incredibly warm and attentive, whether it’s offering to get extra fruit for your toddler at breakfast or giving out a generous pour of wine at the sleek Infiniti Bar—the place to be for sunset cocktails. Though small, the Anani Spa has wonderful therapists, and you can even request a massage outdoors in a cabana.