Stick your toes in the sand this winter.
The Tides, Zihuatanejo, Mexico: Lush gardens, modern suites finished in traditional Mexican hues, and the mighty Pacific a few steps away. Doubles from $330; tideszihuatanejo.com
Cayo Espanto, Belize: Six new five-star villas, but with an intact pastel Caribbean soul. Bonus: You get the bonefishing (and beach) to yourselfit's a private island. Doubles from $995; aprivateisland.com
The Moorings Village Resort, Islamorada, Florida: The quick fix: a long weekend at this luxe Florida Keys resort, which fronts more than a thousand feet of white-sand beach. Doubles from $250; mooringsvillage.com
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand: Sea-kayak or snorkel on the Andaman Sea, or relax in your suite's freestanding stone tub at this swanky spa and resort. Doubles from $185; khaolak-hotels.com/sarojin
Maho Bay Camps, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Allergic to all-inclusives? This rustic camp's 114 tent cottages dot the hill above a secluded white-sand beach. Propane stove, cooking utensils, and bedding provided. You bring the rest. Doubles from $80; maho.org