A $100 million renovation of a former sugarcane plantation on the dramatic west coast’s choicest spot—the steep mountainside and small white-sand beach between the island’s famous volcanic Pitons. All rooms have private plunge pools and butler service. Amenities include two kids’ clubs and a well-equipped water sports and PADI-certified dive center. A cool riff on tropical colonial-style architecture, terraced amid rain forest greenery. Guest rooms are pure white (slip covers, built-ins, mosquito-netting-swathed four-posters) with dark wood floors; the sleekly modern Cane Bar would be right at home in New York’s SoHo. The Great Room restaurant and its adjacent bars and lounges are dramatic stage sets for unconventional Caribbean evenings.