There's no town, no landing strip, no noise, and no pretenses on this 1,000-acre private island. You feel like you're on the other side of the world, yet you're just a 70-minute flight from Miami. Perched over a grassy estuary, the Como Shambala Spa sets a calm, serene tone for the entire resort. You can indulge in Eastern therapies like tui'na massage or take yoga with visiting instructors like Rodney Yee. Meals consist of fresh seafood and vegetables, so you may not feel the need to spend much time in the airy fitness center. Even the guest rooms have a soothing vibe. No wonder Jennifer Garner (with Ben Affleck), Penelope Cruz, and Donna Karan have hidden out here.
Book it: Rooms from $485; 877-754-0726; www.parrotcay.como.bz