We've covered the most beautiful pools in the world and shared some awesome beach destinations. Now, it's time to shine the spotlight on the best lakeside escapes. Here, our top three—and what to pack, like the versatile Reece coat above—no matter your vacation speed.
Founded by Robert Redford and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Sundance Mountain Resort is as dedicated to the arts as the actor's other great Sundance venture: the film festival. Here, instead of paparazzi and glitterati, you'll enjoy an outdoorsy, off-the-grid retreat. Activities include biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, lift rides and zip-lining as well as pottery, watercolor and print-, jewelry- and journal-making classes.
Soak up la dolce vita in this haute haven that's equal parts glamour and supreme serenity. The region itself is filled with great wonders, like botanic gardens and stunning architecture—there's a reason George Clooney and Amal Clooney have made it a second home—but you could never leave this resort and still have a A-list getaway. Among the highlights: Mandarin Oriental's massive floating swimming pool in the middle of the lake.
Can't decide between a safari adventure and lakeside leisure? Then head to Robin Pope's Pumulani Lodge, which offers various private villas tucked into the lush landscape. There are incredible experiences on both the surf and turf sides: snorkeling and diving, boat rides and beach days, waterskiing and wakeboarding as well as scenic hilltop hikes and, of course, safari exursions.
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