Secluded and sun-drenched, the private island of Lana'i has long lured jet setters to its enchanting highland forests and white-sand beaches. Discover an endless supply of calm, peace, and adventure on a luxurious Escape to the pristine, exclusive Hawaiian island.
Unwind for three nights at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, a luxe resort perched in the mountains of chilled-out Lana'i, Hawaii—a pineapple plantation turned private island—and a staple for years on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List. Whether you choose a Garden View room ($660), a Garden View Deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens, croquet courts, or reflecting pond ($730), or a bigger Koele Deluxe corner room with a balcony ($830), you'll be treated to plantation chic décor—poster beds carved with pineapples, floral fabrics, paintings by island artists, and marble bathrooms with L'Occitane toiletries and plush robes. And if you need a longer trip, combine vouchers to stay for up to six nights.
You'll find the Four Seasons' legendary top-notch service wherever you go, whether it's by the pool, where attendants spritz you with cool Evian and keep your glass filled with ice water, or at the three tennis courts, where Wilson rackets are available to demo. After all, the resort has been named one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure for numerous years. Get a true taste of Lanai culture through the resort's Hookipa Cultural Program, which offers complimentary lessons in hula-dancing, lei-making, and ukelele-strumming.
"Old-world charm is plentiful, down to an orchid-house conservatory and a croquet lawn," says Concierge.com. "Guests can decompress on a Turkish daybed in the Great Hall, slip into a lounge chair on the expansive veranda, or head for the Greg Norman-designed golf course, horse stables, or shooting range."
At The Lodge at Koele's Private Spa Treatment Room or the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay's spa, enjoy a $25 spa credit and book an appointment for a restorative banana-coconut scrub, a cooling ti-leaf body wrap, or an array of Hawaiian massage techniques.
When lunchtime rolls around, put a $50 resort credit to good use at the elegant, laid-back Terrace, which offers such dishes as housemade salt-and-pepper chips with Maui onion dip, a mahi mahi BLT with lemon aioli, and strawberry salad with guava sorbet. Later in the afternoon, check out the extensive hot chocolate menu at the Great Hall. And for dinner, go all out with a chef's tasting menu at the Dining Room, where courses may include Kobe beef seared on a lava rock or Hawaiian goat cheese ravioli with lobster.
The next day, explore the island and go off-roading along the 12.8-mile Munro Trail, where you'll encounter a rainforest canopy and breathtaking views of Oahu, the Big Island, and other neighboring isles. And when you're ready for a day at the beach, the white sands of the Pacific are only a 20-minute drive away (a shuttle will take you there).
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 15, 2012
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
A Three-Night Stay for Two ($660 to $830), $50 Resort Credit, and $25 Spa Credit
- from $660