As Central America comes into its own as a luxury holiday destination, Nicaragua is staking a claim with this exclusive 1,670-acre resort. With four miles of private white sand beach on the Emerald Coast, this eco-friendly destination wows guests with its decadent amenities. The spa consists of six freestanding themed mini-spas, assuring the ultimate in privacy, and a range of dining includes the upscale La Mesa serving organic farm produce and catch-of-the-day seafood. The 37 accommodations range from Oceanfront Villas with their own swimming pools to hillside Bohios with glass walls and private plunge pools. While all of this is certainly appealing, what truly sets the resort apart is the 18-hole Guacalito de la Isla Golf Course. Designed by David McLay Kidd, it features hardwood bridges, a sustainable irrigation system, ocean bluff views and fairways designed to preserve the local tamarind and mango trees.