This oceanfront resort offers breezy sophistication in a serene setting.
This luxurious, 463-room Ritz-Carlton is perched on a knoll overlooking the splendid D.T. Fleming Beach. Multi-million dollar renovations not only added residential suites, but also treated the guest rooms to new furnishings, dark wood floors and marble bathrooms. Six excellent dining venues include The Banyan Tree for organic, sustainable produce and fresh seafood, and Kai Sushi, serving creative Japanese fare from chef Tadashi Yoshino. A blissful spa features 17,500 square feet with private couples cabanas and outdoor gardens. Active travelers will appreciate tennis and scuba diving, as well as golf with a choice of two exceptional 18-hole courses, both of which are Audubon-certified sanctuaries. The Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program puts guests in touch with Hawaiian cultural traditions and natural environment. This program also offers activities for children. Vast indoor and outdoor spaces cater to social events, conferences and weddings. An ancient Hawaiian burial ground called Honokahua was discovered during the hotel's original construction in 1991; it has been preserved and contains more than 900 burial sites.