Perched on bluffs overlooking two beautiful coves near Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Esperanza Resort is the locale’s sole retreat with its own private beach. The resort recently emerged from a major revitalization led by interior designer Mary Alice Palmer of HKS Hospitality Group. The new look evokes a romantic seaside sanctuary decorated with warm shades of natural grays, faded blues and coastal whites. The guestrooms and suites have a calm, inviting feel, and the rustic woven linens, natural leathers and metallic tile finishes draw in the beauty of the outdoors. esperanzaresort.com
Sabbia Beach is the first ultra-luxury residential development in Pompano Beach, Fla., in almost a decade. Designed by Miami firm Arquitectonica, the development is set to break ground in 2016 and scheduled for completion by 2018. The interior design of the social spaces reflects an organic and exclusive feel, created by the award-winning Interiors by Steven G. Private residences of two, three and four bedrooms are priced from the low $900,000s up to $3.5 million, with penthouses starting at $5 million. Sources say half of the 68 residences are already reserved. sabbiabeachcondos.com
The Bristol, a 25-story luxury residential tower in Palm Beach, Fla., breaks ground in early 2016. The project boasts modern architecture by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Revuelta Architecture International and stunning interiors by top New York designer Amir Khamneipur. The private residences of three, four and five bedrooms range from 3,700 to 14,000 square feet in size, with flow-through floor plans and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that capture the dramatic ocean views. Prices at The Bristol start at $5 million. thebristolpalmbeach.com
Renowned for its excellent bonefishing, Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas has evolved into an ultra-exclusive, private island sanctuary. An initial phase of real estate development is now complete, featuring two three-bedroom private homes currently for sale, and an additional 50 lots are available for purchase. Owners can build custom homes or use Deep Water Cay’s architectural and interior plans to create a fully furnished Bahamian waterfront cottage. Lots are priced from $450,000 to $800,000; homes are priced from $850,000 to more than $2 million. deepwatercay.com
The newest luxury hospitality offering on Kauai’s South Shore, The Lodge at Kukui‘ula offers guests the personal service and privacy of a club with access to an array of amenities. Now in its first phase, the new program features Club Cottages, Club Villas and a super-private Club Bungalow, with additional accommodations set to be completed and fully furnished in 2016. The latest addition, a four-bedroom Club Villa, offers a contemporary interior design by Colorado-based Slifer Designs, with a plunge pool and a one-bedroom guesthouse that opens to a private lanai. lodgeatkukuiula.com
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