Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico
Though known for its party-hearty atmosphere, Cabo should not be overlooked for a relaxed vacation. Some of our favorite hotels on the Baja Peninsula are intimate boutiques where the focus is not so much on the partying (though it's never inaccessible) and more on the quiet natural beauty and authentic charm of the region. Check out these wonderful boutiques here: The 66 rooms at the super luxurious Capella Pedregal all come with fireplaces, private terraces, and plunge pools, along with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and rocky cliffs. Interior design is nearly flawless, with Spanish-Colonial-inspired touches such as beautiful dark wood French doors and beamed ceilings; and the service is impeccable -- expect thoughtful extras such as afternoon deliveries of beer, chips, and guacamole to the rooms. And as far as on-site amenities go, it's tough to top the Capella Pedregal's impressive list: an infinity pool overlooking the coast, the organic Auriga Spa, and a restaurant situated on a cliff with killer views.