Aruba 2010

Posh developments continue to rise along Aruba's Palm Beach, adding more options for staying and playing in this Caribbean paradise.

A $50 million transformation finished last year at the 411-room Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. The project added the Tradewinds Club, an upscale hotel-within-a hotel concept, as well as La Vista restaurant and Ruth's Chris Steak House. The resort has 11,000 square feet of meeting space. Also fresh from an extensive revamp is the 357-room Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino, with more than 12,000 square feet for meetings.

Slated for a late 2012 debut: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, with 320 oceanfront guest rooms.