The Fairmont Mayakoba, Mexico, is a massive resort built around a lagoon. Kids love the golf buggies that ferry you around between the beach, the restaurants and your room; plus the pool area is magnificent, with slides and jacuzzis. Best of all, you don’t need to leave your room to get up close and personal with the wildlife. This (harmless) crocodile paid our terrace a visit one afternoon. Let’s just say, we closed the door behind us!