From the Caribbean to the Pacific, a wave of new, updated, and expanded resorts hits the shores just in time for spring break.On Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay (kapaluabay.montagehotels.com) replaces the former Residences at Kapalua Bay, introducing an all-suite hotel with 50 rooms ranging from one to four bedrooms, each with a full kitchen. Two restaurants as well as the 30,000-square-foot spa highlight indigenous Hawaiian ingredients.
In Punta Gorda, Belcampo Belize (belcampobz.com), the haute eco-lodge on a 3,000-acre farm, added four new ridge-top suites featuring a dedicated infinity pool and panoramic mountain-to-sea views. The now-16-room hideaway also launched new hands-on classes in chocolate-making, coffee-roasting, and cooking with visiting chefs.
Poised to appeal to the yacht crew, Blue Haven Resort and Marina (bluehaventci.com) on Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos encompasses 78 boat slips and 51 rooms ashore, 35 of which are suites with full kitchens. Guests can charter a range of watercraft on site, or stick around to explore the four-treatment-room spa, oceanfront pool, and pub.
On 28 acres above the Bay of Culebra in Costa Rica, organic, nature-inspired motifs localize modernist design at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo (papagayo.andaz.hyatt.com). Tapping insider knowledge, the 153-room resort hired avid surfers to write a guide for guests, and filled walls with works by acclaimed Costa Rican artist Salvador Odrec. In addition to a nine-room spa, two pools, and the beach, guests have access to an 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course nearby.