World's Most Romantic Hotels
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
No. 20 (tie) Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The candlelit tables of the award-winning Cocina del Mar hover on a stone precipice above the crashing surf. Staff ferry indulgent plates from the restaurant’s tasting menu: short-rib cannelloni and Baja lobster tail followed by parrot fish in lime butter or lamb loin beside a sweet potato macaroon. Each Thursday, fireworks light up the balmy night as a strolling quintet croons. Esperanza’s poolside amenities are equally fabulous, from hand and foot massages to fresh fruit skewers and spritzers. Villa-like rooms sprawl from 925 square feet and up and have thoughtful extras like hammocks, personal concierges, and deep-soak tubs. Many also have terraces with infinity-edge hot tubs. It’s easy to see why celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Leonardo DiCaprio flock to this cliff-side Cabo retreat.