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Left to right: A stop on the ultimate TEQUILA

An air of romance hovers over the FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA , on a spectacular peninsula on Mexico’s west coast. With 173 rooms and suites furnished in shades of the sun, sea, and sand, the resort’s beachside ambience seems to inspire a sensual languor in everyone. Honeymooners, however, will find Punta Mita particularly attuned to a romantic getaway, with activities tailored especially for them. For example, they can savor a private sunset dinner for two on the Rock, a natural promontory overlooking the Pacific, with a dedicated waiter at their service. Or a couple’s delights at the Apuane Spa might range from treatments poolside or in a tropical garden setting to a scrub, wrap, facial, and warm stone massage capped off with champagne and chocolate fondue. And what could be more exhilarating than a horseback ride on the

TOUR ; an ocean-

front CASITA TERRACE ; a

festive familystyle WEDDING DINNER on

the beach.

beach? Perhaps it’s a day trip aboard Punta Mita’s private yacht to a secluded beach, where the only footprints in the sand are your own. Rates: From $930/night, plus taxes and service charge. Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico, 866-280-9490. F O U RS E A S O NS .C O M / PUNTA M I TA

Top to bottom: The art deco-inspired BEAUMONT ;

a luxury mosaic marble bathroom.

Sometimes it’s an urban vibe that fulfills honeymoon fantasies. Surely the art deco-inspired decor of THE BEAUMONT , in London’s stylish Mayfair district, will do just that. Established a little over a year ago by noted restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, the hotel occupies a protected, gorgeously renovated and redecorated 1926 building on a garden square near art galleries, exclusive shops, and Hyde Park. Original art and antiques furnish the elegantly pale 73 rooms and suites, all with sleek marble bathrooms. The Old World ambience extends to the grand yet comfortable public spaces and, especially, the restaurants. The wood and leather Cub Room is an intimate residents’ lounge that welcomes hotel guests from early until late for all-day snacks or quiet cocktails. Diners can enjoy more formal meals in The Colony, a classic grill with vivid 1920s-style murals of sporting venues on the walls, while the American Bar is a sophisticated take on the legendary bars of the Roaring Twenties, complete with photographic portraits of notable British and American figures who frequented Mayfair in that era. For honeymooning guests who seek special pampering or relaxation, there’s the Hamam and Spa, inspired by a great Turkish bath in Pall Mall. And when the couple is ready to set out and explore the city, The Beaumont has a vintage Daimler waiting. Rates: From

$495/night, including breakfast and taxes. Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London, 011-44-20-7499-1001.

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