Indulge as you unwind at these pampering, no-expense-spared getaways...
The 25 contemporary cottage suites on this 140-acre property feature garden showers, private plunge pools, wraparound verandas and complimentary minibars. From $700 per room in low season ($900 high).
With only 42 rooms and suites (half of them beachfront), this 135-acre outpost delivers desert-island privacy with elegant touches such as afternoon tea and croquet, plus snorkeling off five private beaches. From $725 per room in low season ($855 high).
Mexico and Dominican Republic
Guests staying in Royal Service accommodations enjoy elegant dining in specialty restaurants, a private beach and pool, and around-the-clock butler service. From $364 in low season ($476 high).
No bland buffets or crowded cafeterias here; expect fine dining in sumptuous restaurants at these resorts...
Grand Velas All-Suites & Spa Resort
Diners at this new arrival just outside Playa del Carmen can make a meal of it at a dozen restaurants and bars or eat en suite with 'round-the-clock room service. From $380 in low season ($450 high).
Elegant afternoon tea, a lavish caviar-and-champagne bar, and private dining are some of the culinary come-ons for Royal Plan guests at this tranquil and sophisticated Ocho Rios retreat. From $1,330 per room in low season ($1,921 high).
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
Five restaurants featuring seafood, Pan-Asian, Italian and Mexican cuisine get rave reviews from guests at this Playa del Carmen resort. Torchlit dinners at the water's edge are perfect for special occasions. From $252 in low season ($357 high).
Enjoy fun in the sun at a price that's right at these budget-friendly hotels...
Bahamas, Curaçao, Dominican Republic and Jamaica
Airport transfers, golf, unlimited premium alcohol, even tips are included in the package at these casual playgrounds. From $129 in low season ($199 high).
RIU Hotels & Resorts
Aruba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico
European guests add big-city flavor, but the rates are decidedly small-town at this Spanish-owned chain. From $96 in low season ($118 high).
Starfish Trelawny Resort & Spa
A host of activities for toddlers to 'tweens, plus circus school, a rock wall, waterslides and four pools offer family-friendly fun at this 350-room north-coast resort. From $86 in low season ($116 high).
Action-packed programs and activity-oriented amenities make these resorts ideal for up-and-at-'em types...
Couples Swept Away
Unlimited golf and a 10-acre sports-and-fitness center with aerobics studios, a 25-meter lap pool, outdoor jogging track and exercise classes galore ensure that you won't get out of shape at this couples-only Negril resort. From $635 per room in low season ($714 high).
Choose one of the Ultimate Escape all-inclusive packages at this classic 400-acre Montego Bay estate, where a private equestrian center, 13 tennis courts, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course and four squash courts are at your disposal. From $489 in low season ($609 high).
Note: LaSource announced it was closing in October 2012.
A vacation at this recently renovated 100-room retreat on Pink Gin beach includes yoga, tai chi and meditation classes; tennis, archery, golf and fencing instruction; plus sailing, diving and windsurfing. From $330 in low season ($419 high).