If you prefer to stay right on la Ropa, there's the elegant Villa del Sol, whose rooms are spread out in low-rise casitas amongst a landscaped oasis of palm trees, tropical flowers, and lagoons. The one-bedroom lagoon suites feature an open living room that gives way to a large deck with an infinity-edged minipool. Air-conditioned bedrooms with king-size beds and Frette linens, inlaid pebble floors, and marble baths add to the opulence. Guests, who hail mostly from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, are unabashedly pampered: Why not have that piña colada in a hollowed-out coconut delivered to you in the pool? The staff will set a table with linens and china on the sand behind your chaise so you won't even have to leave the shade of your thatched umbrella when you're ready for an alfresco lunch (lobster tacos, perhaps). The concierge can arrange a round of golf in Zihua's more built-up neighbor resort Ixtapa (15 minutes away by taxi), a sunset cruise, or even a trip to Las Gatas, a pristine beach across the bay that's accessible only by boat. But for many guests, daytime activities - other than reading and dozing - are simply wishful thinking.