New openings in Anguilla, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Petit St. Vincent.
After a three-year hiatus,
Malliouhana, the glamorous, jet-setting paradise of yore, reopens
in November as an Auberge Resorts Collection property with 44 ocean-view rooms and suites, a restaurant by chef Jeremy Bearman and a two-level infinity pool. Interior designer Todd Avery Lenahan added pops
of color and commissioned local art
for the overhauled spaces but retained some original tiling and Moorish arches from when the hotel was the island’s only luxury escape.
Rooms, from $525; 877-733-3611; malliouhana.aubergeresorts.com.
Spring marks the opening of Nassau’s Baha Mar, one of the largest hotel resort developments in Caribbean history. The expansive property includes the Vegas-style Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, plus three additional hotels with residences: the SLS LUX, Rosewood and Grand Hyatt. The Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course will be just one of
Rooms, from $325; 844-800-2242; bahamar.com.
Just off mainland Puerto Rico on the island of Vieques is the newly unveiled El Blok, a 21-room inn that is receiving raves for its design style. Fuster + Architects’ work—exposed concrete, rounded edges and exterior latticework—was influenced by the country’s postwar modernist heritage. Jose Enrique’s restaurant is not to be missed.
Rooms, from $175; 787-741-6020; elblok.com.
PETIT ST. VINCENT
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary French explorer Jacques Cousteau, opens Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Caribbean Divers
in November as part of the island’s new sustainability efforts. The
dive center will offer scuba instruction and PADI certification, as
well as guided dives with a staff marine biologist.