Who: The Family with an Infant
Why: A new baby means serious sleep deprivation—so this is probably not the time to go on that trip to Japan you’ve been dreaming about. Instead, book a beach vacation that requires virtually zero planning and no strenuous activities. Skip the all-inclusive resort filled with other loud families, and settle in to a lavish beachfront villa with staff included. As the Caribbean returns after last year’s hurricanes, St. Barts’s numerous ultra-luxe homes have everything you could ever need to truly relax. The recently built Villa Neo is part of St. Barth Properties’ Grand Cru Collection, and boasts one of the island’s largest heated pools, a fitness room, hammam, media room, and night club—you know, for when baby finally dozes off.
Or, you can try Villa Ixfalia, part of the Ultraluxe category of Eden Rock’s villa collection, which includes everything from chefs to butlers, along with a pool, wine cellar, and fitness room. And although Eden Rock hotel is still closed, starting December 22 the property will be reopening their immaculate beachfront to villa guests only with a new sunbathing deck, beach bar with food by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and a spa cabana with Ligne St Barth treatments. Perhaps most important: Babysitting services are available as well.