A view from Oil Nut Bay's penthouse. Oil Nut Bay is a resort in Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands.
Capella Washington, DC.
An interior view of Capella, Washington, DC.
Hotel Maria Cristina.
A bathroom in the Hotel Maria Cristina opens to a sunny balcony.
The Quadski  from Gibbs Sports.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.
The McIntosh MT5 turntable.

Summer Fun

The good life in travel and toys

Oil Nut Bay, a resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, tapped FENDI Casa to design and furnish its 1,334-square-foot Penthouse Suite at The Cliffs. Its living room opens to a waterfront wraparound terrace. Pale sofas in champagne leather and a Murano Via Lattea chandelier in Porcellana create a tranquil foreground to panoramic Caribbean vistas. Rates for the penthouse suite start at $1,750 nightly; oilnutbay.com

The recently opened Capella Washington, DC promises to deliver a new level of luxury to discriminating travelers. German firm Peter Silling & Associates designed the interiors of the 49-room property. Amenities include round-the-clock personal assistants, complimentary laundry pressing and programming tailored to each guest’s interests, from backstage passes to after-hours shopping sprees. Rates from $595 per night; capellahotels.com

Fresh from a $25 million restoration, Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, Spain, celebrated its 100th anniversary in style. Built for Queen Maria Cristina in 1912, the Luxury Collection property boasts 107 elegant guest rooms and 29 suites. In the Royal Suite, a bathroom is appointed with onyx details and a terrace with magnificent views. Rates from $225; theluxurycollection.com/mariacristina

Calling it the world’s first “high-speed personal sports amphibian,” Gibbs has created the Quadski. Equipped with a BMW motor, it is capable of reaching 45 miles per hour on land and water. Its jet units are lighter than traditional marine-industry water jets and provide high levels of thrust and maneuverability. $42,000; gibbssports.com

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray combines style, performance and technology. The new model features a seven-speed manual transmission, a carbon-fiber hood and a Bose nine-speaker audio system. An optional, competitive sport seat caters to the racing set. Coupe from $51,995; convertible from $56,995; chevrolet.com

The McIntosh MT5 precision turntable grabs your attention with its illuminated platter. But there’s much more to this award-winning model than a light show. A precise belt drive motor, tone arm and high-output coil cartridge combine to deliver high-performance playback every time. Price on request; mcintoshlabs.com