Puerto Vallarta, México
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort
What it is
A hideaway on the sand, outstanding gastronomy with 6 restaurants (including a 4 Diamond Rewarded Restaurant) 4 bars; and a New spa with hydrotherapy circuit inspired by an ancient Mexican goddess.
What it isn't
Cramped. Rooms have generous floor plans, and many come with private terraces fitted with hammocks.
What we think
Welcome to paradise. When you want to truly unplug, Sheraton Buganvilias has it all, and then some—whether you want to dip your way through the spa’s four-circuit jacuzzis or swim up to a thatch-roofed pool bar for cocktails and ultra-fresh ceviche. Guest rooms begin at a generous 430 square feet, with marble-lined bathrooms, plus a curated mini-bar, 24-hour room service and downy feather beds for lounging away the evening in the resort’s robes. Here to celebrate? Book a Club Level Junior Suite; they have sweeping upper-floor views and deep whirlpool tubs that peep out on the turquoise Pacific Ocean, plus (hallelujah!) butler service.
You're here because
You’re bringing the family, and the resort’s Sheratoons program will have them laughing—and painting pottery or even taking ecological beach walks.
Did someone say it’s time to “sparty”? Yes, the resort’s Maiave Spa did...and you find it’s your kind of party, indeed, as you take your turn darting from the chilly plunge pool to the sauna to the steam room.
A 1,000-foot stretch of beachfront just a 12 minute drive from the airport. While you’re here, it’s worth stopping by the nonprofit Vallarta Botanical Gardens to wander 64 manicured acres and ogle rare Mexican orchids.