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Slip away to paradise in Cancun. (Photo: Marriott international)

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Make a Splash at 7 Hot New Hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America

Sand between your toes. A refreshing dip in the salty ocean water. A frozen cocktail in one hand, a book in the other. Laughing your way through a surfing lesson with the kids. Doesn’t a tropical vacation sound good right about now?

Spread out across beloved locales in the Caribbean and Latin America, the following new hotels make for luxurious base camps with easy access to all of the sun and relaxation you’re craving. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen!

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone

Surrounded by nature and tucked in the Nizuc channel reserve in Cancun’s hotel zone area, Residence Inn by Marriott Cancun Hotel Zone is close to the airport but feels world’s apart. Take in sunsets from the sprawling rooftop terrace, or cool off with a plunge in the outdoor pool. Get your workout in with hotel-provided mapped runs so you can explore while you exercise.

Start every day with a complimentary American breakfast in the lobby. Then stock up to prepare meals in the suite’s full kitchen. Separate sleeping and living areas let families bond and have their own space. Win-win.

JW Marriott São Paulo

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Indulge your sights and senses with Brazilian design, and architecture at JW Marriott São Paulo, a five-star luxury retreat. Rest your travel-weary body in the hotel’s all-season pool, or relax with a massage, facial, scrub or steam room session in the spa.

Instead of dining out, savor fine Italian fusion pastas, panzanella and polenta at dazzling Neto Restaurant, or celebrate the day’s end by clinking glasses in the hotel’s happening Caju Bar.

Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection; Belize

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Calling all snorkelers and scuba divers: The beachfront Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection is adjacent to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve, the second-largest reef system in the world.

Located in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, the hotel has plenty of impressive features: Belize’s only suspended rooftop pool (one of three spots to splash around in on the property), an art gallery, a piano bar, three restaurants and seemingly endless views of the Caribbean Sea.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort; Mexico

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Just north of Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit — and its 200 miles of coastline — is quickly becoming the destination for beachgoers. So it’s no surprise that Delta Hotels chose the area for its maiden all-inclusive (and first location in the Caribbean and Latin America).

Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort is nestled into the verdant hills near the fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Its classic but upscale design mimics the jaw-dropping natural surroundings, and the outdoor pool was built into the lushness, amplifying the sense that you’re truly getting away from it all.