You'll drive 75 miles east of Atlanta and finally turn on a road called Linger Longer to get to this Georgia retreat. How fitting. After spending a few days here, those two words will become your motto.
At this luxurious resort, plan your entire stay around the water, which seems to be everywhere you look. From the glorious lakeside infinity swimming pool to the indoor pool in the spa to the waters of Lake Oconee, you can spend your entire vacation staying cool and wet. On the lake, guests water-ski, fish, kayak, and canoe.
Left: The infinity pool at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge looks as if its water spills into the lake.