(CNN) — The 2017 hurricane season was not sort to the Caribbean, when Hurricanes Irma and Maria barreled throughout Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Antigua, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis and Turks and Caicos had been additionally affected, however all both sustained minimal harm or have already rebounded.
But in a great signal of restoration for the area, a spate of new hotels will be a part of those who have opened throughout the previous yr or which have already reopened their doorways post-storms. Here are 14 of the best new hotels and resorts opening within the Caribbean:
1. Park Hyatt St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis
This splashy five-star resort is not simply the primary Park Hyatt on St. Kitts, however the first Park Hyatt within the Caribbean.
Luckily, the autumn hurricane season spared tiny St. Kitts, permitting the 127-room property to open this previous November in a distant part of the undeveloped island.
Of curiosity is a reproduction sugar mill the place visitors can take health, yoga and meditation lessons, however the true spotlight simply could be the 37,000-square-foot Miraval Life in Balance Spa, from none aside from the famend Miraval model.
Those wishing to enterprise off-site have their choose of outside actions, together with volcano mountain climbing, however the Park Hyatt can even prepare journeys to the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress or present an island historian for a really native expertise.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts, Banana Bay, South East Peninsula, Parish of St. George, St. Kitts; +1 869 468 1234
2. Baha Mar, Bahamas
True, the Bahamas are technically within the Atlantic, not the Caribbean, however we might be remiss to not embrace this large $four billion greenback endeavor that is rolling out in three phases.
Once the mud settles this spring, visitors can count on three hotels including greater than 2,000 rooms, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, the Caribbean’s largest on line casino, the primary flagship ESPA spa within the area, greater than 30 high-end buying choices, and sufficient eating places and nightlife to rival a small metropolis.
The first part debuted final spring with the sprawling Grand Hyatt. This lodge alone encompasses 1,800 rooms, the aforementioned spa, on line casino and golf course, plus six swimming pools, 5 eating places and 9 bars and lounges.
The second part unveiled the fashionable, higher-end SLS this previous November, the place scenesters have their choose of a rooftop lounge, nightclub and VIP pool – with invite-only events, after all.
Good luck getting reservations at Katsuya (trendy sushi) and Fi’lia, Italian consolation meals from James Beard Award winner Michael Schwartz.
The last part is slated for this spring, including Rosewood, the highest-end choice, to the combo.
Its 185 rooms and 5 villas will sport Bahamian décor, whereas on-site eating will even skew native, from a farm-to-table restaurant to a lounge for afternoon tea.
Plus with a spa, health middle, salon and barber store, two swimming pools and a non-public seaside, visitors may have little must entry the remainder of Baha Mar – however that will be a disgrace.
Baha Mar, Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, Bahamas; +1 242 788 8000
three. The Other Side, Bahamas
The Other Side within the Bahamas affords the possibility to remain in upscale seaside “shacks.”
Courtesy The Other Side
On the utterly reverse finish of the Bahamian spectrum is The Other Side, a solar-powered assortment of not-inexpensive tents and shacks on quiet Eleuthera Island.
While not a lodge within the strictest sense, the lodging are way more luxurious than the common lodge room, with three beachfront sleeping “tents” which might be extra like cottages, every furnished with hardwood flooring, four-poster beds, two couches and trendy décor; in the meantime, the “shacks” take it to the following degree with decks and twin sinks.
Air conditioning and WiFi are different indicators that you just will not be roughing it.
As for different facilities, these are separated into 4 completely different tent constructions encouraging communal eating, consuming and socializing.
Even although The Other Side is all about decompressing with actions reminiscent of poolside yoga, visitors needing a change can take a brief boat journey to Harbour Island.
The Other Side, Queen’s Highway, Bahamas
four. Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica
No one would blame you for by no means leaving the Jewel Grande Montego Bay’s swimming pools.
Courtesy Jewel Grande
Jamaica has skilled a growth of of new lodge openings this previous yr, however Jewel Grande in Montego Bay stands aside for its all-inclusive, all butler-service rooms – the primary of its sort on the island – and all simply 15 minutes from Sangster International Airport.
Vying for visitors’ consideration are 11 bars and eating places, serving every little thing from native Jamaican to Asian-fusion, plus two swimming pools and a 30,000-square-foot spa with 14 remedy rooms.
The bi-level spa even homes a Himalayan salt room, juice bar and health studio for yoga, pilates, barre and reggaelates – prefer it sounds, a mix of pilates and reggae music.
For one thing completely different, ebook a tour to go to the 18th-century Great House at Rose Hall, thought of to be probably the most haunted spot (properly, you could go to) on the island.
Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Rose Hall Main Road, Rose Hall, St. James, Jamaica; +1 876 953 8000
5. Serafina Beach Hotel, Puerto Rico
Since vacationers have been torn about whether or not or not they need to go to Puerto Rico in the course of the island’s restoration, Puerto Rico Tourism has lately declared the island formally open for enterprise.
And in excellent timing, the boutique Serafina Beach Hotel – the primary from NYC’s Serafina Restaurant Group – shall be prepared come March.
Combining the best of metropolis and ocean, the beachfront Serafina is present in San Juan’s fashionable Condado part, full with a modern-bordering-on-hipster vibe.
With an emphasis on design, visitors can anticipate rooms which might be minimal but inviting, with heat woods and pops of seafoam inexperienced complementing the stereotypically blue water past every room’s image window.
This design scheme continues all through the lodge, from the espresso bar by day, cocktail bar by night time to the beachfront infinity pool.
And after all no taking place lodge could be full with out providing yoga lessons and loaner bikes.
Serafina Beach Hotel, 1045 Avenida Doctor Ashford, San Juan, Puerto Rico; firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba
Hotel inventory hasn’t been capable of preserve tempo with demand in Havana, which makes the addition of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski all of the extra thrilling.
Why? Because it is supposedly the primary five-star lodge to open in Cuba because the Revolution.
The Gran Hotel can be notable because it occupies what was Cuba’s first shopping center, a putting constructing from the flip of the 20th century.
Inside, visitors will discover rooms decked out in understated luxurious with colourful accents, whereas suites command enviable metropolis views.
There’s additionally a European-inspired spa with eight remedy rooms, an infinity rooftop pool overlooking Old Havana, and six eating places and bars, together with a tobacco lounge.
(Although El Floridita, one among Hemingway’s previous haunts, is simply throughout the best way.)
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Calle San Rafael, La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba; +53 7 8699100
7. Turks Cay Resort and Marina, Turks and Caicos
The extremely luxurious Turks Cay Resort and Marina would be the newest venture from Arik Kislin, co-owner of Hotel Gansevoort in NYC, and as a result of open subsequent yr in Grace Bay.
To be anticipated for this degree of luxurious, there shall be a movie show, three swimming pools, a full spa with a hydrotherapy part and waterfall pool, plus a cigar bar.
And because it’s in Grace Bay, an underdeveloped part of the island, visitors may have entry to probably the most lovely stretches of seaside within the Caribbean.
Turks Cay Resort and Marina, Turks and Caicos
eight.Hodges Bay Resort and Spa, Antigua
Hodges Bay Resort and Spa brings a well-liked Barbaian model to Antigua.
Courtesy Hodges Bay Resort and Spa
Elegant Hotels Group, recognized for its assortment of high-end hotels on Barbados, shall be unveiling its first foray into Antigua this summer time.
Guests can count on the identical degree of luxurious on the boutique Hodges Bay, an eco-friendly entity on the northern coast that may incorporate inexperienced partitions and fluid indoor/out of doors areas.
Its 79 trendy lodging choices will embody suites (together with rooftop ones with water views and non-public sizzling tubs), plus oceanfront villas and homes that embrace butler service.
Those who do not wish to carry a finger can even spring for laundry and grocery buying companies, whereas the pampering continues with pool and seaside butlers on the heated infinity pool and prime stretch of white seaside.
Rounding out the choices shall be three eating places and six bars (a rooftop bar amongst them), and a holistic-oriented spa and cutting-edge health middle.
Hodges Bay Resort and Spa; Sandy Lane, Hodges Bay, St. John’s, Antigua; 888 263 8011
9. Quintessence Boutique Resort, Anguilla
This brand-new addition is a optimistic mile marker for Anguilla, which continues to be recovering from Hurricane Irma.
The Quintessence Boutique Resort appears like staying in a non-public mansion, full with round the clock butler service, a five-star restaurant serving domestically sourced meals, an expertly stocked wine cellar, yoga pavilion and tennis courts.
Of course there is a spa, providing personalized massages and facials, which visitors can even go for in spacious suites or villas.
These are designed to not go away anyway, due to four-poster beds with jaw-droppingly costly Swedish Hastens’ mattresses and marble bogs with Roman soaking tubs.
But it is value rising for Long Bay Beach, an ideal instance of a white sand seaside that stretches lengthy and huge – and not often frequented by anybody past the lodge.
Quintessence Boutique Resort, Long Bay, Anguilla; +1-264-498-8106
10. The Loren at Pink Beach, Bermuda
Like the Bahamas, Bermuda can be located within the Atlantic, however its proximity to Caribbean islands deserves a point out of The Loren at Pink Beach – particularly because it’s Bermuda’s first new lodge in a decade.
The glossy boutique property on the southern coast is a worthy addition to the standard lodging panorama, due to its clear, trendy strains and décor.
As the Loren is parked proper on the seaside (which actually is pink), it takes full benefit with floor-to-ceiling home windows that maximize the turquoise water views.
The drama continues inside, the place a floating spiral staircase makes a terrific first impression; paintings from developer Stephen King’s private assortment, discovered all through the lodge, continues this impression, and does not cease there.
The all-suite rooms comprise non-public out of doors area, marble baths with large soaking tubs and earthy colours and textures.
The two eating places deal with domestically sourced menus, whereas NYC chef Tim Sullivan of Great Performances oversees the extra formal Marée.
The Loren at Pink Beach, 116 South Road, Tuckers Town Smiths HS01, Bermuda; +1 844 384 3103
11. Pink Sands Club, Canouan, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Mandarin Oriental simply assumed administration of the Pink Sands Club, just a little greater than a yr previous, with the renaming coming this spring.
If you’ve got by no means heard of Canouan (pronounced ka-no-wan), a part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it is most likely as a result of it is all of five-miles lengthy and geared towards the one p.c (or honeymooners and anybody trying to splurge).
Maintaining the best luxurious requirements, every of Pink Sand’s 26 suites comprise Frette linens, the uncommon his-and-her walk-in closets, plus separate showers.
In-room tablets enable visitors to bypass telephones with the intention to make dinner or spa reservations, with the previous providing two wonderful eating choices, and the latter delivering therapies in palapa-style suites.
The resort simply added up to date patio villas in December, which had been designed by Italian architects and comprise an infinity pool and sizzling tub.
Venture exterior for the 18-hole championship golf course and the uncrowded, pink-tinged seaside.
Pink Sands Club, Carenage Bay, Canouan Island, St. Vincent; +1 784 4314500
12. Silversands, Grenada
The tiny island of Grenada typically will get neglected in favor of its bigger neighbors (Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago), however that is about to vary when the upscale Silversands opens in March.
This would be the first resort on Grande Anse seaside in 25 years, and, as is the pattern for a lot of new boutique properties within the Caribbean, its low-rise, trendy design will mix into its environs.
The 43 rooms will even mirror the minimal aesthetic with earthy woods, impartial tones and marble accents, whereas playfully trendy touches (hamster wheel-esque poolside seating) may be discovered all through the resort.
The Sisley Spa if of specific curiosity, as is the rum and cigar bar, whereas the primary standout is the Olympic-size swimming pool that seems to stretch proper into the ocean.
Silversands, Grand Anse Main Rd., St George’s, Grenada; +1 473 533 8888
13. The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos
For the second, The Shore Club holds bragging rights as the one resort on the pristine and much less visited Long Bay Beach.
The $100 million all-suite property is all about wellness, from complete spa therapies to its 4 swimming pools.
And even its entry-level suites are conducive to stress-free, what with king-size beds,
comfortable couches and a impartial shade palette.
The Shore Club additionally took its choices to the following degree by including three new villas this January, every providing a whopping eight,800 sq. toes with six bedrooms, butler service, heated pool and unparalleled beachfront location.
The Shore Club, Shore Club Beach, Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos; +1 888 808 9488
14. Bahama House, Bahamas
Those within the know are beelining to laid-back hotspot Harbour Island for Bahama House, a rigorously renovated 19th-century colonial decked out in Bahamian model.
But what units this aside from different hotels is that it is the newest providing from Eleven Experience, an journey journey firm that focuses on customizing native experiences.
For instance, Bahama House can prepare bonefishing, deep-sea fishing, jet snowboarding or horseback driving on the seaside, though it is comprehensible if Harbour Island escapees merely wish to whereas away the hours on the seaside.
Of course there are many causes to hang around at Bahama House as properly, particularly 11 rooms, some with four-poster, king-size beds; two cottages; correct tiki and rum bars; and a freshwater pool with underwater audio system.
Unlike different boutique properties, the nightly price contains pre-arrival planning, personalized itineraries, a connoisseur breakfast unfold, non-public concierge service and, get this – a full day images, assured to encourage Insta-envy.
Bahama House, Dunmore Street, Dunmore Town, Bahamas; +1 970 349 7761