Home to some of the most unique and elegant resorts in the Caribbean, this gorgeous island is your ticket to R&R—that's "rest and reggae."

11. Jamaica Inn
At this deliciously atmospheric hotel, the formal cocktail hour on the main terrace is like stepping back in time, with waiters wearing jackets and ties—pop round to the library and you'll see photos of Ernest Hemingway visiting back in the '50s. The 700-foot-long secluded beach is drop-dead gorgeous, and all 48 of the plantation-style rooms face it. Talk to Teddy at the beach bar: He's been there 53 years and has seen it all.

Rooms from $310; Jamaica Inn Photo: Courtesy of Jamaica Inn