A mere 25-minute boat ride from St. Maarten, Cap Juluca offers escape on 179 beachfront acres. Just steps from the water, 18 freestanding Moorish-style villas — complete with exotic domes and archways — house no more than six guest rooms or suites each. Better yet, every accommodation features a sea view. Think One Thousand and One Nights meets Beach Blanket Bingo. Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll likely find it: a relaxing game of croquet, a leisurely afternoon snorkel, a refreshing yoga class or a round of golf on the nearby Greg Norman-designed course. You can also savor absolute privacy since everything from complimentary continental breakfast to spa treatments can be enjoyed on your own terrace.