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El Secreto, Ambergris Caye, Belize

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Sip a chilly coconut mojito poolside at this mellow beachfront property, which quietly opened in October 2012 and delivers a relaxing punch of “barefoot luxury.” Thirteen thatched villas use a combo of Central American tropical woods and concrete to disguise luxurious extras like iPad-controlled air conditioning, personalized plunge pools, hammocks, and outdoor showers. elsecretobelize.com

—Adam H. Graham

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El Secreto, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Sip a chilly coconut mojito poolside at this mellow beachfront property, which quietly opened in October 2012 and delivers a relaxing punch of “barefoot luxury.” Thirteen thatched villas use a combo of Central American tropical woods and concrete to disguise luxurious extras like iPad-controlled air conditioning, personalized plunge pools, hammocks, and outdoor showers. elsecretobelize.com

—Adam H. Graham

Courtesy of El Secreto

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