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Sea Escapes: The Caribbean News

Who said there's nothing new under the sun? A warm-weather report on the latest in yachts, spas, resorts, and villas.

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Grenada
Bel Air Plantation
Twenty-four gingerbread-style luxury villas on Grenada.
Why We Like It
Pathways are lined with aromatic nutmeg shells that crunch as you walk.
Details
Opens in January (473) 444-6305; belairplantation.com; Rooms from $250.

Canouan
The Moorings
The latest yacht-charter base is the first in the Grenadines.
Why We Like It
Rent monohulls and catamarans; sail to St. Lucia, Grenada, the Tobago Cays.
Details
Opens in November (800) 368-9991; moorings.com; From $160 per person, per day.

Mexico
Occidental Grand Cozumel
An all-inclusive dive resort in Mexico.
Why We Like It
Includes daily scuba clinics, food and booze, and two free air tanks.
Details
Opened October 1 (800) 858-2258; grandcozumel.com; Rooms from $110.

Belize
Turtle Inn
Francis Ford Coppola's newly renovated Belize resort.
Why We Like It
Balinese-style beach cabanas offer private tropical gardens and outdoor showers.
Details
Reopens in December (501) 824-3878; blancaneaux.com; Rooms from $250.

Virgin Gorda
Little Dix Bay Spa
Cliffside full-service spa at Virgin Gorda's top resort.
Why We Like It
Stunning ocean views from the treatment rooms, dining area, and meditation pool.
Details
Opens in December (888) ROSEWOOD; littledixbay.com; Rooms from $375.


Turks & Caicos
Parrot Cay
Rent Bruce Willis's personal three-villa beachfront complex.
Why We Like It
Comes with Bruce's butler, Bruce's kitchen, Bruce's pool, Bruce's sundeck.
Details
Opens in January (649) 946-7788; parrot-cay.com; Villas from $2,630.

Antigua
Jumby Bay Resort
The cushy private-island resort near Antigua gets a makeover.
Why We Like It
Completely redesigned guest rooms; new private gardens with rain showers.
Details
Reopens December 15 (888) ROSEWOOD; jumbybay-resort.com; Rooms from $700.

Mustique
Cotton House Spa
A two-story beachfront spa and salon at Mustique's only hotel.
Why We Like It
Get rubbed, plucked, slathered, waxed, wrapped, and styled on the beach.
Details
Opens October 29 (877) 240-9945; cottonhouse.net; Rooms from $410.

Caribbean Web Guide
Trip Advisor: Caribbean Vacations
Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
Caribbean Travel Roundup
WheretoStay.com
Caribbean Hotel Association's Travel Planner


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