It's quite a ride to the lost world of Las Alamandas, but worth every hairpin bend when you reach this cluster of sorbet-hued casas in a paradise with orange and fuchsia bougainvillea. With a maximum of 42 guests in 1,500 acres, this is the place to unwind and be pampered in seclusion. Each room has its own style and an enormous bathroom. The candlelit restaurant serves fresh fish, guacamole and huevos rancheros for breakfast, but any wish is the kitchen's command. The hotel can organise anything from horse riding and hiking to an ocean-side massage. It's the most relaxed you'll ever be. WOW FACTOR: In response to anything you request, the hotel staff will simply say, 'Of course, this is your home.' If only… GO: Package from £2,272 per couple. Includes six nights in a double room, a cocktail, champagne, beach picnic, dual massage, fruit platter and bouquet (alamandas.com). British Airlines (britishairways.com) flies to Mexico City from £990 return.