Bristol Buenaventura, Panama
IN THE SWIM This ocean-view infinity pool was designed to blend right in with the beach, complete with towering palms built into its
landscaping. Located west of Panama City, the resort is just steps from a white-sand beach; rooms have ocean, lagoon, or private
POOL SCHOOL Why bother leaving the water for lunch? The 157-foot-long pool has a swim-up bar serving mojitos and light fare such as sandwiches and salads.
BEST TIME TO DIVE IN December through May, with temperatures in the high 70s.
AFTER DRYING OFF Ask the concierge to arrange a rain forest tour, where you can watch monkeys, exotic birds, iguanas, and sloths in their native habitat.
RATES Rooms start at $395; thebristol.com/buenaventura.