When this opulent resort opens in December, guests can opt for pool villas set on the beach (above) or perched on stilts over the Indian Ocean. The restaurant is underwater.
2. Healdsburg, Sonoma
Local winemakers go to its restaurant, Spoonbar, for Scott Beattie's locavore cocktails.
Casas at this eco beach hotel have stone fireplaces and modern art, like Pablo Casacuberta's graffiti.