After building and primping during low season, here’s a briefing of the results in high.
Hacienda Dominicus, a 496-room all-inclusive from Spain-based Iberostar just opened near La Romana in the Dominican Republic, with a whopping six restaurants and bargain rates. (888) 923-2722, www.iberostarcaribe.com
With a rooftop bar, sleek interiors, and chic lobby bar, the 84-room Water Club in San Juan joins the boutique club of design-
centric hotels. (787) 728-3666, www.waterclubsanjuan.com
In addition to the usual massage fare, European anti-cellulite body treatments buff your bikini figure at the new Serenity Spa at Grace Bay Club in the Turks & Caicos. (649) 946-5757, www.gracebayclub.com
Tee off on Cozumel at the new open-to-the-public Cozumel Country Club, the Mexican isle’s first 18-hole golf course. 011-52-987-29570, www.cozumelcountryclub.com.mx
In the name of stress relief and relaxation, try tai chi in the sea — among several activities at the new Self Centre, headed by a Deepak Chopra follower at Caneel Bay on the ideal isle of St. John. (888) 767-3966, www.caneelbay.com
Three hacienda-style cottages at the Hyatt Dorado Beach house 36 oceanfront rooms in keeping with Laurance Rockefeller’s upscale-but-low-key design for the original 1958 Puerto Rican resort. (800) 233-1234, www.hyatt.com