Palapa-style thatched roofs, floating day beds on the beach, and cobalt-blue water make up the dreamy backdrop of this one-of-a-kind resort that opened in 2004 after a $90 million dollar renovation. So it's no surprise that the to-die-for setting and intuitive, world-class service has lured countless celebrities and high rollers, many of whom take advantage of the proximity to Los Angeles to descend for the holidays. With offerings that span an enchanted tropical forest-like spa with treatment rooms giving way to private gardens, and complimentary perks like sunglass cleaning and foot massages by the Vista pool, it's clear this is a rare destination. One thing is for sure: it will be hard to pack up and leave. Luckily, there's 24-hour butler service to take care of that for you.
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