Best of the Best 2018 - 594
VILLA DEL SOL RESORT ZIHUANTANEJO
ZIHU A TA N EJO, MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Playa La Ropa
Villa del Sol Resort Zihuatanejo has emerged as the region's most romantic hideaway. A tropical paradise of garden waterfalls, verdant jungle and sparkling lagoons, the resort offers 46
guestrooms and suites in traditional adobe-inspired casitas. Each features a private terrace or
balcony, and many have outdoor infinity plunge pools. Settle into a teak lounge chair along the
600-foot-long private beach, or rejuvenate with paddleboard yoga. Everything from tennis
and golf to scuba diving and deep-sea fishing is available. Later, dive into award-winning Mexican Pacific cuisine at one of the two gourmet restaurants.
$100 value hotel credit per stay.
Take a boat ride to pristine Manzanillo
Beach for fabulous snorkeling, then stop at
Chez Arnoldo on Las Gatas Beach for grilled
Distance from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH): 7 miles/11 km
Size: 46 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
CAPELLA IXTAPA RESORT & SPA
ZIHU A TA N EJO (IXTA PA ), MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
With every one of its 59 suites featuring a master bedroom and a living area with a terrace
overlooking the sea, Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa is an enviable address in Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa.
Here, modern must-haves like Wi-Fi and LCD televisions combine with traditional Mexican
touches; handmade clay and stone meet sleek marble and polished hardwoods. Book a session in the 4,000-square-foot spa, which features outdoor treatment areas and locally inspired therapies using native herbs. Then retire to the private plunge pool on your terrace to
contemplate the blue Pacific rolling toward the cliffs below.
$100 resort credit per stay.
Sample a variety of fine tequilas in the hotel's
special tasting room, then learn to make
perfect margaritas in the Terrace Bar.
Distance from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH): 19 miles/30 km
Size: 59 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
LAS TERRAZAS RESORT & RESIDENCES
A MB ER GR IS CA YE, B ELIZE
N E I G H B O R H O O D 3.5 Miles North of San Pedro
The only Virtuoso property on Belize's largest island, Las Terrazas is one of the Caribbean's
best-kept secrets. Some of the region's finest snorkeling and diving lie off the resort's white
sands, including Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley - and an on-site, five-star
PADI dive center lets you take full advantage. The look is comfortably chic; the ambience, discreet and low-key. Choose from a variety of layouts among the 37 roomy, residence-style accommodations, each featuring full-size kitchens and free Wi-Fi. The colorful, inviting O restaurant serves up the freshest of food in Ambergris Caye's premier dining experience.
$100 value resort credit per stay.
Enjoy free use of bicycles and water
toys, including kayaks, Hobie Cats and
paddleboards. Rent a golf cart - the island's
preferred transportation - and visit the
colorful town of San Pedro.
Distance from San Pedro Airport (SPR): 3 miles/4 km
Size: 37 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated