Private . . . romantic . . . remote . . . the adults-only Royal Davui Island Resort occupies its own ten-acre island in Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon and is host to just 32 guests at a time. Each of the 16 vales (homes) that dot the landscape features a large deck and a private plunge pool. Despite its petite size, the resort offers myriad on-island activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking or attending a traditional kava ceremony. In the center of Banyan Restaurant is a towering Pacific banyan tree that shelters guests as they dine on fresh seafood and other Fijian delights.
On one of the world’s best beaches, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa offers an outer island experience on the mainland. Relax on your daybed or in your Cleopatra bath as the sun sets over Natadola Bay in any of the superbly appointed guestrooms and contemporary suites. Seasoned travelers are treated to an elevated standard of hospitality in the luxurious and secluded one- and two-bedroom club suites, enjoying exclusive privileges and personalized service at Club InterContinental. Choose from five restaurants and bars. Enjoy the championship 18-hole golf course or luxuriate at the spa.
One’s first impression of Laucala Island is that it must be a dream. This 3,000-acre private isle offers refuge to the privileged few in just 25 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences. Sprinkled across the property and decorated in the most fashionable Fijian style, these thatched-roof accommodations welcome with private pools and indoor/outdoor lounge areas. Amenities are extravagant — from five restaurants, a golf course and a hilltop spa to an equestrian center and glass-cube pool — while the staff is friendly and discreet. Let them create a private picnic for you on one of the isolated beaches.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour defines coastal living in Bal Harbour, where pristine sands stretch into the Atlantic. The all-glass hotel dazzles with lushly landscaped gardens and elegantly appointed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling ocean views and expansive balconies. It covers nine acres, where you’ll find elegance, quiet unwavering taste and seductive amenities, which include two pools, the renowned Remède Spa, a children's program, discerning butler service and J&G Grill, a restaurant concept created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This exclusive enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and mere minutes from South Beach.
This upscale beachfront hotel is a minute's walk from Collins Avenue bus stop, a mile from the bustling Lincoln Road and 1.4 miles from Miami Beach Architectural District. The sophisticated airy rooms have reclaimed driftwood lining the walls and feature ocean views, organic cotton sheets and live edge wood desks, plus free Wi-Fi, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms add balconies and full kitchens. The property has a high-end restaurant and a rooftop bar, as well as 4 outdoor pools, a fitness center and direct beach access with umbrellas.
With 15 acres of prime beachfront in one of Hawaii’s most luxurious resort communities, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is more a lifestyle than a hotel. You can take a kayak tour, do sunset yoga or try stand-up paddle boarding. Then again, lounging by one of the four cascading infinity pools may be as active as you get. The 297 guestrooms are chic and airy with balconies, rain showers and complimentary amenities with no resort fees. Savor the delights of world-class dining at Ka’ana Kitchen and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's namesake restaurant or satisfy midnight cravings at the 24-hour market. Relax and blend a custom creation at ‘Āwili Spa & Salon.
The MODERN Honolulu introduces cosmopolitan chic for leisure pursuits in Hawaii. Deftly combining sexy and sophisticated, every element is original; authentic or custom-designed to enhance the experience. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto plates international fare at Morimoto Waikiki and Executive Chef Scott Toner delivers organic, local and house-made culinary pleasures for poolside and in-room dining. Intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments, vibrant nightlife and all that Oahu has to offer — luxury shopping, beaches, nature — blend to create a feeling of progressive luxury, as refined as it is relaxed.
On five prime oceanfront acres, Halekulani has been a Waikiki Beach landmark for more than 100 years. Each tropically elegant guestroom sports a large lanai that opens to views of the gardens, the Pacific Ocean or Diamond Head. Sunbathe or watch the surfing action on famed Waikiki Beach; relax by the dreamy swimming pool, made up of 1.2 million mosaic tiles; or indulge in the Pacific Islands–inspired treatments at Spa Halekulani. Three cocktail lounges and three distinctive restaurants are available, including La Mer, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Award-winning restaurant featuring neoclassical French cuisine.
The Royal Hawaiian, opened in 1927 and affectionately called the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” is a haven of luxury and grandeur. The resort offers unprecedented amenities, unrivaled accommodations and exclusive services — all designed to provide a unique luxury experience. From first-class accommodations to world-class dining, the 528-room resort is guaranteed to charm. Guests are invited to enjoy award-winning Azure Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar, Waikiki’s only beachfront luau Aha Aina, a Royal Hawaiian Luau and private beach area decorated with pink-hued umbrellas to match the resort’s signature color.
Wake up to memorable views of Kauai's sheer cliffs and Hanalei Bay at The St. Regis Princeville Resort, The Address for Life's Celebrations. For an uncompromising experience, reserve one of the 51 suites, featuring upgraded amenities and award-winning butler service. The championship Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed golf courses rate among the nation’s best. Sensory delights: swimming in the resort’s magnificent infinity pool, experiencing exotic treatments enhanced by local products in the Halele'a Spa and enjoying exceptional cuisine during an elegant Hawaiian dining experience at the top-rated Kauai Grill or any of the five dining venues.
At Sunset Key Guest Cottages, you'll enjoy all the fun of Key West from your cozy cottage on this serene 27-acre island. The mainland is just a ten-minute launch ride away, yet you'll feel drawn to remain in this welcoming oasis, with its white-sand beach, spa, Latitudes restaurant, tropical pool and fitness room. Choose an oceanfront, oceanview or gardenview one- to four-bedroom Victorian-style cottage (four-bedroom cottages have private plunge pool and washer/dryer). A breakfast basket arrives each day, with freshly baked muffins and other treats, orange juice and a newspaper.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa and Casino is an elegant 12-acre resort situated right on the beach and offering every water sport imaginable. Each of the 357 modern guest rooms has a tropical touch; book a room with an ocean view or one of the 24 magnificent oceanfront suites. The luxurious ZoiA Spa features experiences for purification and detoxification, which are inspired by Aruba’s red mud and seaweeds. Four restaurants offer something for everyone; Sunday brunch at Ruinas del Mar is an island must. At the casino, grab a hand-rolled cigar and shake the dice — and your hips, to the live music and dancing nightly.
The smallest of the developed U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is renowned for its gorgeous, pristine scenery and wealth of recreational opportunities. The Westin St. John Resort is perfectly positioned to make the most of this bounty with a splendid setting on Great Cruz Bay, just steps from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and moments from Virgin Islands National Park. Nestled among hibiscus and bougainvillea on the resort’s 47 lush acres you’ll find 96 guest rooms and suites. The resort offers water sports, tennis, nearby golf, children’s activities, great dining, a spa and meeting facilities.
Set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the lush beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park and seven picturesque beaches, Caneel Bay is one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations in the Caribbean. This luxury hideaway is accessible only by boat or ferry and its beaches are widely considered to be among the best in the world. Modern distractions are kept to a minimum as you relax in your charming accommodations, which incorporate the wood and stone of the island and a color palette of blues and greens that complements the natural environment. You're met with a diversity of flora and fauna and a peace and quiet that sets the tone for your "disconnect" from a harried lifestyle. Don't miss the elegant Turtle Bay Estate House.