South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's 30 colorful, funky cottages in Treasure Beach lack phones, Internet, and TV, and sprawl along a rugged coastline, connected by meandering stone and tile mosaic pathways. A canopy of trees and lanterns arches over the romantic outdoor dining area, bar, and charming saltwater pool. This trendy Island Outpost resort bills itself, accurately, as "the chicest shack in the Caribbean," and Driftwood Spa, on-site painting and yoga classes, and excellent food make it a particular favorite with loyal guests. For those who need to cheat on their tech-free trip, Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, in the restaurant, and poolside.

What to Do When You're Off the Grid: The ruggedly beautiful South Coast, also known as "Treasure Beach," is home to vast farmland -- peppered with tiny, colorful cottages and shacks -- and black-sand beaches. Travelers here spend a lot of time gazing at the sea, sampling local produce at roadside stands, and filling up on fresh fish at casual beach shacks. One of the coolest watering holes around here is Floyd's Pelican Bar, a rickety shack on the ocean reached only by boat and serving fresh fish cooked over hot coals.

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