Seclusion factor: Within an upscale residential neighborhood, Agua Azul la Villa is close to town―but not too close.
What makes it special: Canadians Brooke and Rick Gazer’s quiet B&B has just six bedrooms and sweeping Pacific views. You’ll find restaurants and diversion nearby in the still unspoiled town of Huatulco. Or just stay here and enjoy the beach. See Huatulco’s nine bays from the sea on the Luna Azul, a 44-foot sailboat offering private tours.
Cost: from $89 per night; 011/52/958/581-0265 or