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mexico’s LuxuRy TRAIL mexico Quinta Real Huatulco offers only 28 suites with spectacular views. While generous in extravagant hotels and hedonistic choices for an unforgettable escape, some of Mexico’s destinations and properties stand out from the rest. H sarah muñoz Here’s our pick of decadent stays in some of Mexico’s most beautiful locations, all hard at work blazing new trails in culinary adventures, innovative packages and luxurious touches galore. huatulco When it comes to needing absolute R&R, there’s no one the Quinta Real Huatulco can’t re-energize. With just 28 suites looking out to the natural glory of the area, this resort combines the best of Mexico—its warmth, beauty and delectable flavors—with great value. Architecturally, it marries the style of its native country with Moorish domes, latticework and other details. “What I most love is the color palette—white on cream with polished stone details—and sinewy lines that are clean and sexy. The food is first-class, surpassed only by the privileged views of Tangolunda Bay,” says Mexico Boutique Hotels (MBH) director Sylvie Laitre. “The hotel feels regal, yet inviting. Posh, yet relaxing. It’s simple sophistication that perfectly mixes with the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the hotel.” Suites come with hand-crocheted hammocks built for two, private plunge pools, in-room hot tubs and plush beds with ocean views, no less. Days here are spent on the infinity pools and Pacific waters, horsecontinued on page 98 96 october 2011

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Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Coworth Park, London
Tour Talk: Cox & Kings
Paws Up Ups "Glamping" to New Heights
"Alpine" Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Vail
Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
Out & About in New York City
Adventures on Hayman Island
It's the Good Life at The Leela Kovalam Beach
Peninsula Shanghai & Hong Kong
Silversea's Silver Spirit
Thailand Travel Planner
Luxury in the Wilderness, by Best of Patagonia
Savoring St. Vincent & the Grenadines
CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla
Luxurious Egypt
A Good Turn for Bern, Switzerland
Mexico's Luxury Trail

Recommend October 2011