Large sweeps of the Caribbean took a beating last year – the second most catastrophic on record, in fact – at the hands of hurricanes. (It’s unlikely many hotel owners in these parts are climate-change deniers.) So it’s good to see a couple of the region’s grandes dames back in the game. On Anguilla, there’s Cap Juluca (belmond.com; from $725), now flying the Belmond flag and completely refurbished to the tune of $121m, with crisply designed suites and a lavish spa; and just off the northeast shores of Antigua is Jumby Bay Island (oetkercollection.com; from $1,899), which Oetker Collection has taken over, ratcheting up the design and food factors. The villas – vastly different in style, uniformly fabulous, ranging from two to nine bedrooms – are the boltholes to book.