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The article is talking about an off-the-grid tropical hideaway to a reef-side diving resort, these new hotels will take far from anything that resembles snow and cold. If your idea of a winter vacation means trading snowmen for sand castles, it`s time to make your Caribbean escape. From Anguilla to Turks and Caicos, new hotels have sprung up across the region, including an off-the-grid, eco-chic hideaway, a getaway beside one of the largest reef systems in the world, and a resort steps from what's being billed as “the first world-class theme park in the Caribbean.” Some properties are even offering opening discounts. On them you'll find a farm with the ebb and flow hydroponics that can grow dozens of varieties of vegetables; a 27,000-square-foot spa offering massages, body treatments, facials, and manicures and pedicures; and a new nine-hole short golf course by Greg Norman, who also designed the resort's 18-hole championship course with views of St. Maarten and the Caribbean Sea. When not on the green or swimming in the turquoise water, you can go hiking, try kitesurfing, take a steel pan class, or swing by the fitness studio for guided meditation. On Dec. 22 the resort will begin offering charter flights to Anguilla from Westchester County Airport in White Plains.