A luxurious alternative to casual Kauai style.
This is one of Kauai's top resorts and is located about an hour from the Lihue Airport on the cooler, greener and wetter North Shore of the island. The regal non-smoking hotel boasts one of the most stunning settings in Hawaii, with breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay and the mountains visible through nearly every window. The resort reopened in 2009 after a monumental renovation that added a luxurious spa and a few more Hawaiian accents. Accommodations are spacious, and the showers have liquid-crystal windows that allow you to gaze at the scenery --- for privacy, click a switch and the window clouds over. Bathrooms also feature marble with oversized tubs and double vanities. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities such as challenging golf courses, health club, resort shops and a beach bar. The splendid restaurant offerings include a poolside eatery and Jean-Georges Vongerichten signature restaurant overlooking Hanalei Bay.