Only 37 beach and hillside villas, each with private pools, teak furniture, and panoramic window walls, occupy 1,670 acres at MUKUL BEACH, GOLF & SPA on a pristine stretch of the Pacific in Nicaragua. Outsized amenities include a six-casita spa, 18-hole golf course, 7.5 miles of hiking trails, three dining options, and access to surfboards, paddleboards, and kayaks.
The LEED-certified, 297-room ANDAZ MAUI WAILEA AT WAILEA RESORT & SPA will open this summer on 15 acres in resort-centric Wailea with multiple cascading pools, a spa, and two restaurants including one from “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto — marrying Japanese and Hawaiian styles.
Restoring a long-shuttered French Riviera classic, the reborn HÔTEL DE PARIS SAINT TROPEZ channels contemporary tastes in public spaces and 90 rooms filled with furniture by Zaha Hadid, Knoll, and B&B Italia. Expect a glass-bottomed pool on the roof, a Clarins spa, and food by three-Michelin-starred chef Georges Blanc.