1. The Ritz Calton, Grand Cayman, Seven mile Beach
At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, you might have a hard time deciding where to start: along the resort’s coral sands or inside your comfy lodgings. Outfitted with private balconies, soaking tubs, Asprey toiletries and minifridges, guest rooms are a point of praise for recent visitors. You can reserve a tee time at the nine-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course, schedule a treatment at the spa or make use of the hotel’s complimentary kayaks, rafts and snorkel gear. Or, park yourself on the sand. The resort offers a prime location, extending 144 acres across the Caribbean to the North Sound, facing Seven Mile Beach’s shoreline. When you’re ready to refuel, head to Blue by Eric Ripert, or try one of the hotel’s other restaurants or bars. What’s more, the Ritz-Carlton falls under the Marriott banner, meaning Marriott Rewards members can collect or redeem points here.