Casa Salles Hotel Boutique
Fans of authentic tequila may want to consider heading to the liquor’s namesake city in Mexico and booking a weekend at the 25-room Casa Salles Hotel Boutique, which is owned by El Tequileño. The hotel sits right next to the brand’s distillery, so it’s evident that tequila is an integral part of guests’ stay. With highly curated dining experiences, bespoke tastings, private distillery tours, and horseback riding through the agave fields, the activities on offer at Casa Salles are unique, to say the least.
On Isla Mujeres, tucked within a unique cove that you’d only see if you were actively looking for it, Hotel Secreto is exactly what its name implies: A secret oasis on the ocean with a 65-foot pool. Designed to feel like a private beach house, Hotel Secreto has only 12 guest suites, giving the spot a super intimate feel, which, of course, was the goal. Plus, each one is complete with a spacious living area and a large balcony overlooking the pool and beach below.
Near the southern tip of Mexico, close to Guatemala, Hotel Bö is a design-centric spot that’s reason enough to head to San Cristobal de las Casas in the southern state of Chiapas. And from the decor to the cuisine, it’s all about the elements—specifically water. The hotel’s emphasis on warmth, though, is unparalleled, and it’s most obvious in the guest rooms. The Bo suite, the biggest of the charming accommodations, is a two-story haven that prioritizes authentic Mexican design. The private terrace—with panoramic views of the Cerro de Huitepec mountain, a fireplace, water mirror, breakfast area, and sun deck—is perhaps the most relaxing area at the hotel.