Less than an hour from Cancún International Airport, tucked away from all the sceney-ness and the hype, floats a 26-mile long gem and Mexico's best kept secret, Isla Holbox. A perfect place to unplug and relax, the car-free island boasts everything from flamingos and pelicans to whale sharks and sea turtles. And the best place to stay? A gorgeous family-owned and operated hotel called Punta Caliza.

The property's entire concept revolves brilliantly around an interior, triangular pool. It's basically as if they flooded the place on purpose! Each of the hotel's well-appointed 12 rooms faces onto the pool, with water coming right up to the doorframe. There's little else you'll need to pack other than a bathing suit - and really, that's how vacation should be, no? 

Oh, and did we mention that it's annoyingly affordable? Guest rooms start at $240 per night, so there's absolutely no reason to let yourself freeze to death in New York this winter, or waste away your work vacation days!

Click through for a peek around the sunny escape!