Word of Mouth: St Barths

Our favorite ritzy and relaxed places on the Caribbean island

The Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy—better known as St Barths—is truly bouncing back two years after the devastation that Hurricane Irma inflicted on the Caribbean island. Many hotels that call this small island home didn’t just rebuild; they regrouped and reimagined their properties, creating entirely new and luxurious experiences that are difficult to match. Yearly events like the West Indies Regatta, St Barth Film Festival and culinary …

Retro Charm at Negril’s Skylark Hotel

With a decidedly laidback atmosphere, this property encourages guests to take it easy

Located on Negril, Jamaica‘s iconic Seven Mile Beach—between moored glass-bottom boats and palm trees—sits Skylark, the sister property to the town’s beloved stalwart, the Rockhouse Hotel. With a decidedly retro and tropical design, the 28-room resort proves more casual and more affordable than its sibling property, but still provides plenty of delights that the Jamaican town offers. Skylark certainly encourages guests to take it easy: …

Montauk’s New Oceanside Sanctuary, Marram

Mindfulness and considerate design send soothing waves through this boutique hotel

Many assume that the serenity that once defined Montauk, the former fishing village at the easternmost tip of Long Island, has been usurped by throngs of individuals in search of a wild summer social scene. Rarities like Marram, a beautiful new beachfront property, are a reminder that peace, quiet and mindfulness were once the hamlet’s primary draw. Visitors to the hotel will recognize its bones …