CANCUN: FANTINO, The Ritz-Carlton Cancun,
Retomo del Rey 36, 011-52-998-881-0808
The soft ocean breezes are right, so who says you’re not in the Mediterranean? Not Fantino, the fine dining Italian eatery at the Ritz Cancun. Built on the talents of chef Matias Martinez, newly imported from Barcelona, the menu features bread salad, truffle and porcini risotto, and grilled scallops in almond emulsion. Ceiling frescos, Frette linen-covered tables, and silk walls dictate decorum.

CURAÇAO: Astrolab Observatory,
Kura Hulanda, Langestraat 8, Willemstad, 011-5999-434-7700
The ambitious new Kura Hulanda, a reclamation of eight Dutch Colonial blocks, harbors Astrolab, named for the restaurant’s collection of early astronomical instruments on display both inside and outside in the marble garden. The stunning surrounds are happily matched to fine fare under the direction of Austrian chef Harald Klement. Expect creativity with fish and meat, as in tomato-cashew-sauced snapper and tamarind-glazed pork loin.

ST. JOHN: The Wine Room at Turtle Bay,
Caneel Bay, Cruz Bay, (340) 776-6111
Arrange a splurge dinner for up to 10 of your closest foodies at the new Wine Room at Turtle Bay, a private nook in Caneel Bay’s signature restaurant. Housed atmospherically within the walls of a 17th-century stone plantation house, The Wine Room showcases 1,000 wines in mahogany display cases surrounding your table. Seven island-accented courses with wine pairings give you ample time to envy the collection.