The elegant, curvy building on the beach at Indigo Beach Club is a collection of stylish condo rentals, with bells and whistles starting at Indonesian lamps and spacious stone showers and going all the way up to private Jacuzzis and sea views. A cascading pool fed by two vase-wielding statues is a great photo op. In the second building, a lap pool set off by tree-trunk columns imported from Bali winds through a green and quiet courtyard. Although there's no restaurant,
the beach club's breakfast buffet is reasonably priced, or you can make your own meals in each condo's well-equipped designer kitchen. Sister property Maya Villa, down the block, has many of the same accouterments for about $50 less. Even if you don't stay there, stop by to admire the Italian-tiled pool and Jacuzzi, whose gecko shape becomes apparent only from the second-floor balcony. Guests can use the neighboring fitness club free of charge.
Calle 14 at the beach, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
984-879–3919; 866-479-2738-from U.S.