The sprawling, all-inclusive Meliá, on the beach and close to the golf course, is popular with families. The breezy lobby houses an eclectic collection of Mexican art and memorabilia. The plazas beyond have still more artwork as well as garden areas, fountains, ponds, and bits of whimsy such as a supersize chessboard with plastic pieces as big as a toddler. There's a huge pool, an outdoor theater with nightly shows, and elaborate children's programs and amenities—including
a climbing wall and a batting cage. Rooms are quiet havens in subdued blues, creams, and sands. Considering it's an all-inclusive, prices are very reasonable.