The Best Spots for Beach Holidays

Our island expert, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox, dove deep into her little black book of top coastal resorts and found these amazing accommodations. Book now―your beach chair is waiting.

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Las Brisas, Acapulco
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Las Brisas

WHERE: Acapulco

WHY GO? With more than 50 hotels in the area, Acapulco is a veritable vacationers’ playground. When you’re not browsing local markets or teeing off on verdant courses, watch the world-famous La Quebrada divers leap from sheer 100-foot-high cliffs. At Las Brisas, you’ll check into casita-style rooms with private plunge pools.

HOLIDAY FUN: Charming lobby displays of decorations made by local artisans, festive holiday menus in Bellavista restaurant; 866/221-2961 or

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