Well away from the crowds, the discos, and the oft-crowded beaches are Banyan Tree's romantic luxury villas, each with its own small infinity pool overlooking the bay. The architecture is Asian inspired, but there are plenty of Mexican touches. A glass wall faces the bay, providing stunning views from both the bed and the bathtub. The hotel spa, which is open to both guests and nonguests, is exceptional: massage therapists here must train for 300 hours in Thailand. Ninety-minute
treatments run around $170. The dinner-only Saffron restaurant is a standout, with Thai food and incredible sunset views. Note that although families are welcome, the facilities seem designed with adults in mind, and some areas overlook cliffs (including the private room pools), making the property downright dangerous for small children.
Blvd. Cabo Marqués, Lote 1, Acapulco, Guerrero, 39907, Mexico