From Punta Cana to Belize, all eyes are on the Caribbean as it becomes bigger and stronger. Boasting fine architectural features, these six projects in the Caribbean are playing an integral role in the region’s growth.

Punta Cana


After closing to undergo extensive enhancements, the adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana is undergoing a soft launch as of September 1st and will celebrate its grand opening come November 2018 with the completion of the resort’s two new towers. Situated on the coveted eastern tip of the island, Sanctuary Cap Cana spans more than 20 tropical acres, including 2,100 feet of pristine oceanfront. The renovation, overseen by Carrillo Projects Co., will introduce completely reimagined guest rooms, enhanced public spaces, and two new towers with 140 additional suites.

Sanctuary Cap Cana 

Oil Nut Bay

The British Virgin Islands


One year after Hurricane Irma, Oil Nut Bay will unveil seven new villas available for rent, a complete Marina Village, a new boutique spa and a redesigned welcome pavilion featuring a new resort pool, bar and lounge. Available for rent this December, The Bay Suites are one-bedroom villas that sit mountainside and feature private terraces and outdoor showers. Soon after the Bay Suites launch will be the highly anticipated opening of Oil Nut Bay’s Marina Village. Come 2019, The Marina Village will also be home to three new villas available to rent.



Set amidst the beautiful and culturally rich southern part of Ambergris Caye island, Alaia Belize is the newest boutique community resort and residential property debuting as the first Marriott International Autograph Collection property in the country. An ideal balance between high-end living and barefoot luxury, the idyllic beachfront resort will sit on 20 acres and feature 112 hotel room, 56 two-bedroom condominiums and eight oceanfront villas available for purchase. Conceived by visionary developer Andrew Ashcroft to embrace the Belizean spirit, Alaia will boast world-class amenities.

Alaia Belize

Rock House

Turks and Caicos


Inspired by the glamorous beach resorts of the French Riviera, Grace Bay Resorts’ Rock House is creating its own version of a Mediterranean rendezvous. Overlooking the glittering sea, this residential resort will be tucked into the rugged, untouched limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore. Interior designer Shawn Henderson and local Coast Architects will design each space with nature in mind  — whether it’s using spa-like outdoor shower gardens, walls made of the limestone, or floor-to-ceiling glass windows.


Altamer’s Antilles Pearl Villa, set to open November 2018, is an uber-exclusive resort comprised of three villas on Anguilla’s secluded West End. Developed by New York City-based real estate firm Time Equities, the resort’s villas have spacious layouts and can accommodate up to 40 guests. Altamer’s key amenities range from a 24-hour butler service and onsite personal chef to boat charters to neighboring islands and in-villa massage and spa treatments.

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Baker’s Cay Resort

Key Largo


Baker’s Cay Resort, a new upscale beachfront oasis carved into Key Largo’s most lush and secluded region, debuts this fall. Located on the Gulf side of the Overseas Highway, this beachfront resort is tucked away on 13 acres of lush tropical groves and provides exclusive access to one of the most secluded white-sand beaches in the area. Situated on a former pineapple plantation, the retreat is also supporting the local environment through a vast list of initiatives like coral restoration with the world’s largest coral reef foundation and collaborative efforts with Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Responders to rehabilitate dolphins in the wild.