Fulfill your Swiss Family Robinson fantasies when you book a bungalow or villa at Secret Bay. The two-bedroom zing-zing villa was designed for two couples or one couple with two kids (over the age of 12). There’s no restaurant. Instead, room kitchens can be stocked; a chef delivers meals of mahi mahi and creole shrimp; and guests can learn to make yam pie during cooking classes. Dominica’s topography makes it a hiker’s paradise. Tackle the six-hour trek to the world’s second-largest hot spring. For something less strenuous, take a boat tour of the Indian River, a nature reserve featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. From $488. This appeared in the November/December 2014 issue.