Ceiba Del Mar Beach & Spa Resort
WHERE: Cancun, Mexico
WHY GO? Only 20 minutes from Cancún Airport, this 88-room resort is nestled along a powder-sand beach at the edge of a picturesque fishing village. Sleep in the luxurious ambience of Mayan and Mexican architecture; each room has a balcony or terrace with water views.
HOLIDAY FUN: Caroling, piñatas, and a Mexican feast on Christmas Eve, traditional American Christmas dinner and special gifts at beachfront Arrecife Grill on Christmas Day; 877/545-6221 or ceibadelmar.com