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Where Cap Juluca's domes and arches say Morocco, CuisinArt’s whitewashed villas whisper Greek isles. Centered by a sprawling Mediterranean-style tile terrace of flowering gardens and a big swimming pool, CuisinArt is all sunsplashed warmth and color. It's a welcoming place, residing on a long stretch of beautiful Rendezvous Bay beach, and home to the island's only golf course, the 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course.

Refreshed 24 hours a day with an air purifying system, CuisinArt's suites—from junior (doubles) to one-, two,-, and three-bedroom units—are some of the roomiest on the island. Beachfront one-bedroom suites measure some 1,800 square feet, while beachfront two-bedroom suites are 2,800 square feet. The marble bathrooms are simply massive, most with indoor and outdoor showers. Rooms have sand-toned tile floors and striking blue accents throughout, mirroring the enveloping blue sea and sky. For the ultimate in private luxury, each of the six Villas by CuisinArt on the resort’s eastern flank has its own gated courtyard. Some have private beach access; others, a private pool. All resort suites are outfitted with nice touches like Nespresso machines and writing desks.

Food figures large at CuisinArt, with the island's only hydroponic farm on the premises (a vast greenhouse growing cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuces, and herbs; free tours are offered regularly) and five wonderful restaurants. Don't miss the Tuesday-night World Delicacies Barbecue [S], where guests are treated to live music and whopping buffet tables of grilled lobster and ribs, spit-roasted chicken, and homemade sides and desserts (7–10pm; $95 per person) . The Venus Spa is one of the best on island, with 16 treatment rooms and a Thalasso pool of heated seawater. Yes, this resort is the property of the appliance giant CuisinArt—and you have it to thank for the complimentary brushes and combs in the bathrooms.