How to get there: The island is just a 15-minute drive from the Miami International Airport, but some guests choose to arrive by boat and dock at the marina.
• Parrot Cay and COMO Shambhala Retreat, Turks and Caicos. The resort’s three-bedroom villa features its own pool and sexy bathrooms with stand-alone tubs.
The details: This 1,000-acre all-inclusive resort is the definition of tranquility. With an incredible infinity-edge pool, the world-renowned COMO Shambhala Spa, waterfront Balinese-style villas, doting service, and more than three miles of pristine beaches, it’s easily one of the most luxurious and romantic options in the Caribbean.
How to get there: A 30-minute boat ride northeast of Providenciales is all it takes to find the utter isolation of Parrot Cay. Most guests fly into the Providenciales International Airport and take a 20-minute cab ride to meet the boat.
• Conch Key Cottages, Florida Keys. The small beach offers free kayaks.
The details: Who says a private island retreat has to be pricey? The mid-range, 13-room Conch Keys Cottages is located on a tiny private island and offers a laid-back, relaxing vacation at an affordable price. Standard rooms are smallish, but villas and cottages are worth the upgrade, with full kitchens as well as sitting and dining areas.
How to get there: Conch Key Cottages is located on Walker’s Island, a private island along the Overseas Highway. The Marathon Airport and Islamorada are both just about a 20-minute drive away, but you will have to drive over an hour if you’re coming from Key West.