Horned Dorset Primavera
This intimate, 33-suite resort, spread over seven beachfront acres on Puerto Rico's western coast, could just as easily exist on the southern coast of Spain. Its whitewashed stucco buildings cascading down a verdant hillside and its central courtyard surrounding a terracotta fountain have a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Though the current duplex suites are plenty luxurious—averaging 1,400 square feet and furnished with mahogany canopy beds, teak chairs, and expansive marble bathrooms complete with soaking tubs—six newer suites are even more so. These have carved arched entryways, Moroccan furnishings, and private plunge pools—the ultimate in casbah chic.
Tip: Take a class in the open-air yoga pavilion with views of the ocean.
Room to Book: Beachside rooms are literally steps from the azure sea.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.