Six Senses Belize, Ambergris Caye, Belize (pictured above), is a collection of 33 private residences ranging from 3,796-square-foot, two-bedroom homes to 9,207-square-foot, seven-bedroom homes surrounded by 4,448 acres of protected wetlands and mangrove forests. The resort and residences are the result of a collaboration between architects Studio Caban, interior design house Maed Collective, landscape designer Maat Handasa, and sustainability experts XCO2. Slated to open by mid-2025, nine of the residences will be located on the resort’s private island on expansive overwater decks and 24 residences on nearby Secret Beach.

Oceanfront Properties in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos has several luxury developments opening through 2024. South Bank Turks & Caicos is a residential resort and marina destination managed by Grace Bay Resorts. With an anticipated phased opening of December 2022, the collection ranges from one- to six-bedroom residences. Two other properties are currently underway. The Strand Turks & Caicos is a private resort community located along the southern shoreline of Providenciales featuring an array of custom oceanfront residences and is anticipated to open in 2023. Andaz Turks & Caicos Residences at Grace Bay includes 59 hotel rooms and 74 residential condos, with an opening date planned for 2024.,, 

Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

Located among the mangroves on a stretch of Caribbean oceanfront, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection debuts December 2021 within Riviera Maya’s new Kanai development. Seventy-five oceanfront and ocean view studios and suites designed by Meyer Davis feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening to large terraces and private plunge pools. The suites range from 1,400 to 3,900 square feet and include outdoor living space and butler service. Amenities include access to five restaurants, two swimming pools, kids’ club, and one-of-a-kind experiences that explore the Yucatán Peninsula.

O2 Beach Club & Spa, Saint Lawrence Gap, Barbados 

Ocean Hotels Group recently opened the O2 Beach Club & Spa, a new five-star all-inclusive luxury boutique hotel on the South Coast of Barbados. The property includes 130 luxurious rooms and suites. Guest amenities include three pools—including one of the only rooftop pools on the island—six dining venues, seven bars, and spa and fitness center. The all-inclusive experience includes limitless access to the resort’s dining experiences, complimentary non-motorized watersports, full activities program, and daily signature “how-to” classes.

Nantipa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica 

Nantipa is an eco-boutique retreat in the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The property, which officially opened in 2019, will unveil a new NUMU wellness center and four additional Ninta Garden View Bungalows this month. Scheduled for completion in early 2022, Nantipa’s new 1,800-square-foot two-story beachfront three-bedroom villas have spacious outdoor terraces with a private infinity edge pool. Each luxury villa is equipped with full kitchen and dining areas, concierge service, and 24-hour support. Popular additional services include private chef, cooking and mixology lessons, spa and wellness treatments, and curated tours.