Opened in 1967 on a hill above the harbor, this hamlet of pastel-hued, Provençal-style houses is opulence personified. Inspired by the legendary Phoenician city of the same name, Byblos is decked with bubbling fountains and ancient olive trees, and is favored by visiting celebrities, rock stars, and aristocrats. Rooms range in size from medium to mega; some units have such special features as four-posters with furry spreads or sunken whirlpool tubs. The breakfast is superb: Served up around the swimming pool, it’s a cornucopia of chocolate fountains, hand-baked pastries, organic granola, and unique teas from across the globe. Later on, guests can while away an afternoon at the hotel's Spa by Sisley, indulge at super chef Alain Ducasse's onsite restaurant, Rivea, or dance among the world's über-rich and famous at nightclub Caves du Roy.