Don’t Miss An outdoor yoga class on a lakeside redwood deck. Napa Valley; 707/254-2800; www.calistogaranch.com; doubles from $725.
The Regent South Beach
Most Unusual View The bar at Table 8, with skylights looking up on the pool above. 305/672-4554; www.theregentsouthbeach.com; doubles from $375.
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Prime Location Après-ski drinks beside the outdoor fire pit. 970/748-6200; www.ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $375.
Best Features Balinese-inspired cabanas, private decks, and outdoor showers. Belize; 800/746-3743; www.turtleinn.com; doubles from $275.
Parrot Cay & Como Shambhala Retreat
Rooms To Book The beach villas with homey screened porches overlooking private plunge pools. 649/946-7788; www.parrotcay.como.bz; doubles from $535.
Favorite Find Hand-embroidered bags and dresses at the on-site shop. Jamaica; 876/957-4373; www.rockhousehotel.com; doubles from $95.
Three Sisters Hotel
Don’t Miss Taking a bath in the claw-foot tub, right in the center of the room. The tile floors are heated—a nice touch in Estonia in the wintertime. Tallinn. 372/630-6300; www.threesistershotel.com; doubles from $484.
Prime Location The city’s best drinks spot is the bar adjacent to the hotel’s pool and gardens. Hanoi 84-4/826-6919; www.sofitel.com; doubles from $220.
Mahua Kothi, Madhya Pradesh
Best Feature Enormous showers are practically the size of hotel rooms themselves: open on one side, with generous benches on two facing walls.India; 91-7627/265-402; www.ccafrica.com; doubles from $760.
Great View From the terrace, the Johannesburg Zoo below is carpeted in jacaranda blossoms; all you hear are the birdcalls and the occasional roar of a lion. Johannesburg; 27-11/481-6000; www.westcliff.co.za; doubles from $439.