Tucked away on Belize’s Ambergris Caye, Matachica beach resort is fresh from a multi-million dollar expansion. Improvements include luxurious new casitas and an infinity pool (above). Guests can enjoy white-sand beaches, easy access to the world’s second-longest living barrier reef and a spa offering an array of services—including banana and papaya body wraps. Rates from $250. matachica.com
Four Seasons Resort Vail debuted in December, bringing to the slopes such luxuries as a ski concierge and a spa focusing on high-altitude therapies. Guests at the 121-room property can also take après-ski soaks in the heated outdoor saltwater pool (left, top)—the perfect elixir for muscle fatigue. Rates from $475. fourseasons.com
On the Fringe
Part of Bottega Veneta’s Cruise 2010 collection, the Sfrangiato Shiny Calf Knot (left, bottom) boasts double-sided fringe (sfrangiato in Italian) that lends the woven leather clutch a unique texture. It’s available in a colorful spectrum: Magma, Assenzio, Empire, Lagoon and Matita. $1,980. bottegaveneta.com
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