OK! TRAVEL: Mexico's Hottest Beach Towns
For romance, family time or an all-girls getaway, Cabo, Acapulco and Cancun offer much more than just sun, sea and sand.
GET ROMANTIC IN ACAPULCO
Frank Sinatra used to love its wild nightlife, but today’s Hollywood stars — including Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds — choose Acapulco for romance. Many secluded and luxurious new resorts have opened along the area’s dramatic Pacific coast cliffs, such as, most recently, the Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués. Built into the cliffs of Punta Diamante, the Asian-inspired resort has 40 private pagodalike pool villas. Each has a heated infinity pool and floor- to-ceiling views of Acapulco’s famous crescent-shaped bay. Try the two night Romance Getaway package, which includes a Sukhothai massage for two and a chance to sample international cuisine at the resort’s four restaurants (banyantree.com).
CHILL OUT WITH FAMILY IN CABO
When the Kardashians need some time away from the cameras, they hit Cabo, on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Kris Jenner takes her daughters to the luxe Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort, just 20 minutes from SJD Los Cabos International Airport. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have also enjoyed the resort’s high-end suites, which include wood-burning fireplaces, telescopes for stargazing and views of the Sea of Cortez. Tennis, spa treats and sunset cruises will keep everyone happy (lasventanas.com). For a fun night out, Kim Kardashian and sisters Kourtney and Khloe hit the famous pool parties at Nikki Beach in Cabo San Lucas (nikkibeach.com).
TAKE A CHIC GIRLS TRIP TO CANCUN
Cancun isn’t just for the spring break crowd. See another side of the world-renowned beach town with a stay at the stylish ME Cancun. The resort has recently hosted stars like Lady Gaga and Fergie, and was the home of MTV’s The Real World: Cancun cast. The perfect choice for an all-girls getaway, guests can party at the Rose Bar or luxuriate on the Balinese daybeds at MAXIM Beach. Check out “The Girls” ME Celebration Package, which includes welcome champagne, dinner at Silk Asian Bistro and a Water Ritual at YHI Spa (me-cancun.com).