Because sand and surf aren't always enough, here are a ton of beach resorts that offer no-fail, keep-everyone-happy activities for a perfect beach vacation-and then some.
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1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
The black sand beach is great for snorkeling, but good luck leaving your private pool at your mountaintop suite ($1,125).
2. Amanyara, Turks and Caicos
Reflecting pools, private pools, infinity pools: The only question is which to pick first. Just leave time for the nearly deserted beach ($1,450).
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4. St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
Contemplate life while staring at the dramatic Na Pali Coast from the resort's 5,000-square-foot, oceanside infinity pool ($415).
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