Puerto Vallartas superlative colonial-style Hacienda San Angel comprises multiple villas with commanding views of the muddled village and bay. The owner of the 2008 Smart Luxury Winner spent six years collecting fine colonial furniture and artwork (from quirky folk pieces to intricate religious art) to fill the spaces. A Mariachi band or a quartet serenades guests every evening in the courtyard where guests can enjoy sweet mojitos and complimentary snacks (be sure to sample the spicy guacamole). All rooms at the hacienda are charming, but the royal and master suites are divine. This summer through October, you can book three of the villas prize suites for a fraction of the cost only $195/night. Rates come December shoot up to $535/night!
THE VALUE: This offer will save you a whopping 63 percent off typical winter suite rates.
THE CATCH: Sale rates do not include the usual complimentary breakfast, tax, or gratuity.