Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
The snowstorm that buried cities up and down the Eastern Seaboard this week served as a blunt reminder that winter has yet to exhale its last breath. For those suffering from sunshine deficiency, now may be the time to squeeze in a trip to someplace warm, and Condé Nast Traveler has come up with a host of affordable destinations.
The March issue of the magazine features a guide to 28 hotels and resorts in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean that offer idyllic settings at reasonable rates. Most of them can be reached by direct flight and don't require a rental car.
Here's a sampling of the correspondents' choices: Tres Sirenas Inn (pictured above; doubles, $175), an intimate beachfront B&B in Rincón, a surfing town on the west coast of Puerto Rico; hammock-equipped Ranguana Lodge (cabins, $80–$88) in "the sleepy Creole fishing village" of Placiencia, Belize; and, in the hip town of Tulum, Mexico, two hours south of Cancún, a "boho-chic" collection of thatched huts and stone villas called Amansala (doubles, $175–$225).