Best of the Best 2018 - 582
LOS CA B OS (SA N JOSÉ DEL CA B O), MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Los Cabos
A sublime place to rekindle romance or simply reconnect with yourself, One&Only Palmilla
presides over one of the region's few swimmable beaches. Hemingway and Harlow loved the
escape for its privacy, and today's guests are equally smitten with the luxurious suites featuring butler service and pre-Hispanic architecture. Dining is masterminded by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and indulgent spa treatments are offered in the privacy of a spa villa with an
open-air garden, daybed and rain shower. Take time for a round or two on the signature Jack
Nicklaus golf course, and for deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or diving.
A DV I S O R T I P
Two 30-minute Virtuoso Exclusive Spa
Experiences (one per person) per stay; set
of his and hers aromatherapy candles; and
two rounds of golf, one per person (including
green fees and cart rental), once per stay.
Ask for a room with a private plunge pool
and watch the ocean from your balcony's
daybed. From December through March, you
may see whales!
Distance from San José del Cabo Airport (SJD): 20 minutes
Size: 174 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
MÉR IDA , MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Hamlet Close to the City
Hacienda Xcanatún is a beautifully restored, owner-operated, 18th-century sisal hacienda.
Conveniently situated near Mérida, this hideaway features spacious and unique accommodations with handcarved furnishings and antiques, as well as marble bathrooms with either a
hydrotherapy tub and shower or a handcarved coral stone bathtub. At the pampering spa,
traditional Mayan treatments utilize the restorative powers of local plants, herbs and flowers.
One of the top 50 restaurants in Mexico, Casa de Piedra, the hacienda's gourmet restaurant,
showcases Yucatecan fusion cuisine with Mayan, European and Caribbean influences.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
The hacienda's owner is the son of the
archaeologist who discovered King Pakal's
tomb in Palenque; his knowledge of Mayan
history is endless.
Distance from Mérida Airport (MID): 20 minutes
Size: 18 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MEXICO, D.F.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Financial District
Housed in a hacienda-style building with a fountain courtyard, the fully refurbished Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. is an oasis within the busy city it calls home. The 240-guestroom hotel,
near the upscale Polanco neighborhood, features peaceful gardens with a fire pit area and
singing birds; book a Premier Room with a balcony or terrace for more tranquillity. Slip away
to Fifty Mils, one of the top bars in the city, where locals gather for extravagant cocktails in a
sophisticated lounge ambience that opens to the central courtyard with dramatic views.
You're within walking distance of Chapultepec Park and Castle and top museums.
Lunch or dinner at Zanaya or Fifty Mils for
two (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity),
once per stay.
This is a great home base for families; there
are age-appropriate amenities for kids of
every age, and babysitting can easily be
Distance from Mexico City Airport (MEX): 11 miles/18 km
Size: 240 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated