The minute you pull up to the Setai, it’s obvious from the gorgeous old Art Deco building that this is a place with history, and it’s true that the original hotel (called the Dempsey-Vanderbilt, for boxer Jack Dempsey) was designed and built in the 1930s. 80 years later, the old-school hotel is best known for over-the-top service: think beach attendants who move your beach chair to the perfect angle, bring just-cracked coconuts, and keep loud partygoers from other parts of the beach away. The temperature-controlled infinity pool setup, which includes a 75-degree lap pool, 95-degree family pool, and 85-degree central pool, all looking out over the private beach, is a major part of the draw.

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