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The Beach House, Barbuda The tiny island of Barbuda is a scuba paradise, where divers can explore 200 shipwrecks and nearby coral reefs. Afterward, guests can return to the 10-month-old Beach House, which has 21 suites, each with its own butler, and a restaurant where chef Andrea Coppola prepares dishes like roasted spiny lobster. DETAILS Doubles from $470; Palmetto Point; 888-776-0333 or www.thebeachhousebarbuda.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Delayed by Hurricane Ivan, the Ritz-Carlton will open in late spring 2005 as Grand Cayman's first luxury resort. It will include 365 rooms and 69 villas, a La Prairie Spa and a Greg Norman-designed golf course. Chef Eric Ripert of Manhattan's Le Bernardin consulted on the menus at both of the resort's restaurants. DETAILS Doubles from $375; Seven Mile Beach; 800-241-3333 or www.ritzcarlton.com.