5. French Leave Resort
Overlooking The Bahamas’ picturesque Cupid’s Cay harbor, the French Leave Resort provides access to both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean from its twelve 1- and 2-bedroom villas. The boutique-style property decorated with nods to the island nation’s Caribbean and British colonial roots is just steps away from a secluded pink sand beach, and plans to debut two more Oceanfront Villas in 2018.
Rates start at $449 per night. For more information, visit frenchleaveresort.com.
4. Suncadia Resort
Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Suncadia Resort offers the ultimate forest getaway for those who want to detach from their daily routines and immerse in Mother Nature. Clients can take their pick between the Lodge with its 254 suites and penthouses surrounded by greenery and scenic trails or the more intimate 18-room Inn, complete with open-room bath tubs, fire pits, and balconies overlooking miles of forest and mountain views.
Guests on the 6,400-acre property can also enjoy activities like private wine tastings at the resort’s own winery, guided hikes through the 40 miles of trails, and treatments at the Glade Spring Spa, where they can also take a dip in the warm thermal springs.
Rates start at $329 per night. For more information, visit destinationhotels.com.
3. Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
Located in the Peten Jungle of Guatemala, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel offers 19 overwater villa-like bungalow suites, featuring a private deck with a large Jacuzzi and unobstructed views of the jungle and Quexil Lagoon. Guests can relax in their bungalows with sounds of the jungle as their backdrop or explore the Mayan ruins that are only a short drive away.
Rates start at $425 per night. For more information, visit laslagunashotel.com.
2. Hodges Bay Resort & Spa
Opening on the island of Antigua in early 2018, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is the latest addition to the Elegant Hotels Group portfolio. The $100 million resort includes spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas with king-sized beds, in-room yoga mats, a dedicated concierge, iPads, and a private outdoor terrace offering views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests in these villas can also take advantage of priority check-in and a meal specially prepared by a private chef upon request. For those who manage to leave the comfort of their villas, the resort also offers three on-site restaurants, a swim-up bar and rooftop bar, two swimming pools, a spa, and poolside cabanas.
Rates start at $961 per night. For more information, visit eleganthotels.com.
1. Casa Naga and Villa Bonita at The Westin Playa Bonita
Clients looking for a VIP experience at a beachfront property not too far from the city life need not look further than Casa Naga and Villa Bonita, which are both extensions of The Westin Playa Bonita located outside of Panama City. Villa Bonita features 20 guestrooms, a private helipad, an expansive wine cellar, an outdoor patio with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and Turkish spa baths on nearly every guestroom balcony.
Meanwhile, next door is Casa Naga, a 25,000-sq.-ft. villa with views of the Pacific Ocean and Panamanian rainforest. Also included with this mega villa are six suites, a semi-Olympic infinity pool, an indoor koi pond, a master bathroom with a floor-to-ceiling open shower as its focal point, and an indoor garden and terrace with a private plunge pool and cabanas.
Rates for Casa Naga start at $3,000 per night, while Villa Bonita starts at $7,500 per night. For more information and booking, call The Westin Playa Bonita’s banquet department at (507) 206-8888.