It takes some imagination to transcend the ubiquity of Caribbean resorts/ spas, but youve got to hand it to the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos hotel team for choosing the worlds best beach (so say those Best of lists we all love) as the location for their first tropical outpost. The Spot: Turks and Caicoss Providenciales (Provo) island, in a cozy, undisturbed corner of Grace Bay. The scene: Think Santorini meets Bermuda, with lots of whitewashed interiors and exteriors juxtaposed with luxe, dark wenge wood. And the pleasure principle is only heightened by the ocean views from all 91 rooms, the terraces, the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the 400-thread-count sheets. (Bonus : Many rooms come with a full gourmet kitchen.) All this doesnt even take into account the keep-it-cool-and-uncapped Exhale spa, previously exclusive to the United States and known for its holistic approach open-air meditation rooms and Core Fusion workout program. If youd rather just forget it all, though, theres a 7,000-square-foot, mosaic-tiled infinity pool, not to mention that infamous white-sand beach. What you wont want to forget is the food, including Mediterranean fare from Bagatelle Bistrot, a riff off its popular New York Meatpacking District counterpart. From $350. (877) 774-3253, www.gansevoorttc.com
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