Some of the nicest lodging options are the privately owned villas and vacation homes spread throughout the several luxury communities that comprise Palmas del Mar. Prices start as low as $175 nightly but can range all the way up to $1,000. Weekly rates range from $1,375 to $5,000, with a typical resort and cleaning fee of $75 per stay. The studios and villas at Oceana Beach Resort at Palmas del Mar (tel. 787/850-0042;, have long been favorites of vacationers with their resort-level accommodations. But other equally attractive rentals are available at the Marbella Club, Los Lagos, Aquabella, Costa Verde, and The Views and can be arranged through Palmas del Mar Properties (tel. 800/285-2700;

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