This sprawling resort offers a wide range of activities and a good (albeit expensive) spa. Guest rooms look lustrous, from the contemporary Mexican decor to the marble bathrooms; first-floor accommodations have private plunge pools and direct beach access. Preferred Members ($70 upgrade) enjoy a private beach area and VIP lounge, plus ocean views and Jacuzzis. By day you can enjoy volleyball, yoga, Spanish classes, and cooking courses, and, by night, live performances, theme parties, and movies on the beach. Windsurfing, diving, and fishing are available for an added charge. While parents relax poolside, kids can play at the Mayan-themed Explorer's Club, which has a pyramid-shaped climbing wall, a planetarium theater, and nature excursions.