Pascale Gherardi, vice president and chief operating
officer of Island Destinations (www.islanddestinations.com), a luxury tour operator,
ranks the following new resorts among her favorites.
There are those who vacation in St.
Bart’s and those who envy them. Both sides will go green at the
sight of Le Sereno (right), a redesign of the Sereno Beach Hotel by
Parisian architect Christian Liaigre. (011) 590-590-29-8300; www.lesereno.com
Amanyara brings Amanresorts’ platform
beds and stand-alone tubs to the “it” archipelago of the Turks
& Caicos. The 40 accommodations are housed in separate
pavilions along the craggy beach. (649) 941-8133; www.amanresorts.com
The Fairmont Mayakoba,
now open after a Hurricane Wilma-related delay, is
one fabulous focal point of Mayakoba, the master-planned resort
development near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (011) 52-984-206-3000;