One thing that didn’t stop for very long during the pandemic was hotel construction, particularly in the Caribbean. The region’s hotel pipeline continues to grow, with both large resorts, all-inclusives and boutique hotels of every shape and size continuing to pop up across the islands of the Caribbean. That will continue in 2023, with a wave of new hotels opening their doors from development powerhouses like the Mexican Caribbean (where new hotels seem to pop up just about every week) to classic beach destinations like Cable Beach and Punta Cana.
Goldwynn Resort Nassau, The Bahamas
This sleek new resort is a stunning addition to New Providence’s famous Cable Beach, with a luxe, residential layout that’s a new kind of property for the north coast of the island. The highly anticipated project by The Wynn Family is billing itself as a new destination: the “Riviera Bahama,” and looks to be sufficiently chic to justify it. It’s targeting an opening date of early February.
Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres, Mexico
This is part of the AMR Collection’s new “Impression” sub-brand, one that offers a more luxurious, elevated experience than the traditional Secrets; and it’s opening its doors in a boutique-style, adults-only, all-suite resort on tiny, fabulous Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun. It’s opening March 15.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya, Mexico
The third product of the alliance between Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels and Resorts (the other two are in Cap Cana and the Riviera Cancun), this is the first Margaritaville Island Reserve all-inclusive resort that will be strictly adults only. Set to open April 1, it will feature Margaritaville signatures like JWB Steakhouse and the pizzeria called Frank & Lola’s, along with new room categories and what the company bills as the first-ever beachfront Landshark Brewery, a concept that made its debut at the Cap Cana resort.
Sunset Reef, St Kitts
St Kitts’ newest boutique hotel, which is already open, is a spectacular cliffside retreat with just seven rooms in a vibrant, boutique gem of a property. All of the seven rooms are unique, with large, residential-style concepts and terrific views. Notably, the hotel also offers full buyouts.