The country's most illustrious resort, which set the benchmark for luxury travel in the Caribbean, has had a dramatic renovation of its public spaces, rooms, and suites. Guests who have stayed here before are dazzled by its striking beauty; its minimalist design and decor and the use of rich woods and open spaces set off by splashes of jewel tones from glass objets d'art. The pool complex and its popular swim-up bar was transformed with shaded areas of natural wood and white canopies. Overlooking the pool from the open-air terrace is the restaurant La Cana by IL Circo, the resort's second partnership with New York's Le Cirque. A state-of-the-art fitness center borders it; trellised platforms for yoga classes are on the sundeck. Rooms are outfitted with fine European linens with intricate gold embroidery and cuddly duvets, rich mahogany, live orchids, 42-inch LCD TVs, and high-tech lighting. Each room (and villa) comes with a golf cart; there's also an efficient shuttle. Private luxurious villas are also available. Booking just a room at Casa is possible, but most go for the inclusive plans or golf packages. The spa, with its private water-treatment section, is a pleasurable place to relax and revive.