Situated between a two-mile stretch of beach and a rain forest, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort gives guests the option to play in the property’s canals, ponds, and lakes, or in the ocean. Sunfish sailboats are available to take out on the resort’s lakes. For those who want to hit the high seas, the hotel arranges Beneteau sailboat charters.
Rooms from $930. (787) 809-8000. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.