The Classic Yachting Vacation: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
What better way to escape the cold winter than finding yourself a yacht and a slip at Nelson’s Dockyard in beautiful Antigua? A former port for the British Royal Navy, the well-sheltered harbor is now home to some of the world’s biggest super yachts and classic sailing vessels.
If staying aboard doesn’t suit your style, consider a room at The Inn at English Harbor. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into British colonial times with the dark mahogany floors, a four-poster, voile-draped bed, and sunny balcony overlooking the gardens.
Beach Experience with an Artistic Flair: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
A funky, lively town filled with authentic and nuevo Mexican restaurants, tequila tastings, and a surprisingly vibrant artist community with loads of galleries, San Jose showcases the less touristy and more upscale elements of a Cabo vacation.
You can stay in town or secure yourself a breathtaking ocean-view room at the legendary One&Only Palmilla, located along the Sea of Cortez. Expect stellar service, unparalleled amenities, and a healthy dose of star watching if you know where to look.
Nature’s Paradise: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Sure, you’ll find caviar, champagne, and designer-clad guests. But the real pleasure of visiting this extraordinary South Pacific island is its natural beauty. Fans of the Coqui Coqui Residences and Spa in Mexico will be thrilled that that the concept is leaving the Yucatan for the first time and opening a breathtaking location in Bora Bora. The stunning hotel will celebrate the Polynesian culture and local, tropical vegetation.
Water sports dominate island activity—snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle-boarding and canoeing are popular—and for those with more energy to burn, a hike up the volcanic peak of Mount Pahia is a must.