This sprawling resort boasts a 7,500-square-foot pool and a 47,000-square-foot spa in a Romanesque building with a dramatic waterfall façade. In addition, guests can enjoy state-of-the-art tennis courts and three golf courses, including the Tom Fazio-designed Green Monkey, carved out of an old limestone quarry. Culinary experiences range from romantic L'Acajou serving European cuisine beneath a canopy of mahogany trees to hands-on classes with expert chefs at the on-site Culinary School. The addition of catamaran sailing, banana boat rides and swimming with the turtles makes Sandy Lane among our top picks for families. Despite the superlative facilities, numerous activities and vast size of this resort, Sandy Lane manages to feel intimate. Much of this has to do with the fact that there are only 112 colonial-style guest rooms and suites, as well as one private villa, which ensures that the resort is never overrun.