These nine thatched huts, hidden on the jungly Pacific shore, make for real out-of-the-way refuge. First fly from LA to Puerto Vallarta, then you’ll be driven out to the beach, for a short hop in a boat to Yelapa, before taking the last leg by mule. There are fun things to do – couple’s massages, horse trekking up to the waterfalls – but just hanging out at sunset, over ceviche and premium tequila cocktails, is pretty sensational.
A little secret : Smitten lovers have taken to scratching romantic messages onto the wall of one of the stepped terraces. Huts from $380 a night; verana.com
New York, USA
This André Balazs hotel is famed for take-me-now corner suites with glassy walls affording vertigo-inducing views over Manhattan and the Hudson (the Liberty Corner King room is a real exhibitionist’s delight). It also has its own ice rink in winter and, in summer, a rooftop crêperie next to the nightclub, Le Bain, where stars such as Questlove and Louie Vega play.
A little secret : Scenes from sex-addict drama Shame, starring Michael Fassbender, were shot here. From $325 a night; standardhotels.com/high-line
FAR AND AWAY
Hide out in this
rustic refuge overlooked by lush mountains
Get the Manhattan experience with cool, contemporary décor
and Hudson River views
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