This is filmmaker-turned-hotelier Francis Ford Coppola’s poshest property in Central America, and that’s saying something (as all his hotels are luxe). All guests stay in roomy one- or two-bedroom private villas here, each of which has a large living room and a spacious bathroom that lets out onto a private interior rock garden, with its own open-air shower. Tons of beautiful woodwork and a heavy dose of Indonesian decor and furnishings dominate the rooms. The front desk can be contacted via an in-room “Shellphone,”  made from a  conch shell, which is as amusing as it is functional and serves as a great reminder that you’re in the hotel of a creative legend. All the villas are set on the sand just steps from the beach, but not all have ocean views (so ask to move if that’s important to you). For those really splashing out, the Coppola Pavilion is a two-bedroom unit set on the beach a little off the main resort, with its own pool and a kitchen, wine cellar, and steam bath/shower in each of the two bathrooms. Finishing off the amenities here is a small spa and a full-service dive operation across the street on the lagoon side of the peninsula, as well as their private island, Coral Caye, a quick 25-minute boat ride away.