The Luxury: Los Cabos has morphed from spring-break central to luxury beach-resort town in recent years, with plenty of big-name hotels emerging to entice well-heeled travelers. We like the small-scale Casa del Mar, an intimate 31-room, hacienda-style resort neighboring the award-winning Cabo Real Golf Course. Each room consists of a junior suite with oceanview balcony, a 42-inch plasma TV, and 450-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens to ensure a plush stay. The resort also has a superb on-site spa with beachfront palapa-roofed rooms and enticing signature treatments. The Value: For the best rates of the spring season book a room before March 30. Rates climb in April and dont go down until the end of the month.
The Catch: Dont be tempted by alternative packages that bundle in a round of golf; guests already receive 25 percent off golf fees (per day). The Details: For more information, call 888-227-9621 or visit www.casadelmarmexico.com .
From the Feb/March 2009 issue of Sherman's Travel magazine.