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Seventy-nine thatched overwater villas, outdoor showers, a fleet of butlers, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, and a spa are among the amenities at this glamorous resort. Book the 13,000-square-foot Royal Estate for a private beach, pool, chef’s kitchen, and spa. For families, the humorously named Lagoonarium is filled with native fish and is ideal for snorkeling, while staff babysitters are on hand to occupy little ones with Polynesian arts and crafts, sandcastle building, and storytelling.