Fans of the W and its chic, urban style will find a glamorous home at the W Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island, a former bombing range that’s been transformed into a national wildlife refuge framed by sumptuous beaches. The royal treatment begins immediately. After being greeted at the W’s own island airport lounge, guests can discover the resort’s two private beaches, the AWAY spa, SWEAT fitness center, a sexy pool scene and restaurants overseen by famed chef Alain Ducasse.
The Waldorf Astoria Resort’s Las Casitas Village offers one- to three-bedroom private villas for oceanfront vacationing, including full kitchens and butler service for those who don’t want to lift a hand on holiday. A branch of the famed Golden Door Spa is housed at this Waldorf, as well as an Arthur Hills Golf Course. The Coqui Water Park, located at the Waldorf’s El Conquistador property next door, offers splashy fun, and a private island beach is just a ferry ride away.
The sprawling St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort opened in late 2010 and has since become a top destination for those travelers looking for a peaceful beach getaway merged with the St. Regis brand of elegance. The glitzy property’s signature restaurant, the Fern, serves the cuisine of renown chef Jean-Georges. The St. Regis’ butler service is also available, golfers can enjoy a Robert Trent Jones Jr. course and, if you just want to chill, you can do so at the hotel’s Remède spa.