Nizuc, Cancún Christmas with your toes in the sand? There’s still space at Nizuc, a sleek, secluded resort (originally planned as an Aman). It’s a ten-minute drive from the airport, but miles away from the Cancún scrum.
Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico This Ritz-Carlton Reserve is legendary—concocted by a Rockefeller, it was a favorite crash pad for everyone from JFK to Amelia Earhart to Beyoncé. Join the epic guest list for the holidays.
Half Moon, Jamaica The tried and true resort of Jamaica has activities to keep the entire family occupied, a gorgeous beach on Montego Bay and one of the best restaurants in Jamaica.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico It’s an all-inclusive—but not what you think: a plethora of restaurants, a huge kids’ club, and margaritas by the pool.
Andaz Maui The Andaz nailed the tricky balance between local and luxury: a 70’s Hawaiian vibe plus a great spa and food by Morimoto.
Belle Mont Farm, St. Kitts One of the best culinary experiences in the Caribbean is at this farm-to-table, eco-conscious resort with secluded, luxe guest villas.