Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast
Kona coffee beans, grown exclusively on Hawaii Island, feature in many of the treatments at Fairmont Orchid’s Spa Without Walls. Book services in outdoor hales (huts) overlooking pristine beaches, lush gardens and hidden waterfalls. A Kona coffee exfoliation session, for example, employs ground beans to gently scrub away impurities and soften the skin.
The hotel can help organize a tour of one of the island’s top coffee plantations like Greenwell Farms. Aside from coffee-themed activities, Fairmont Orchid offers complimentary beginner snorkel classes, guided hikes and the 10-court Tennis Center. Attend a Saturday-evening luau featuring hula dancers, musicians and a massive feast incorporating poke, miso-glazed Hawaiian butterfish and pineapple pie.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona
Serene, secluded and sensational, Four Seasons Hualalai is an island within Hawaii’s Big Island. The resort’s 243 expansive rooms, suites and villas are nestled in clusters of one- and two-storey bungalows. Louvered wooden doors let the sound of the ocean drift from your private lanai (patio) to your amenity-laden, full granite bathroom with extra-deep soaking tub. Bliss.
You can scan the horizon for whales at the adults-only Palm Grove Pool and try a signature cocktail made from peppers that grow poolside. Meanwhile, kids will love The King’s Pond that shelters more than 3,000 colourful fish, rays and turtles. In the evening, the ‘ULU Ocean Grill reinterprets Hawaiian fare by torchlight.
Hotels for Coffee Lovers
For true coffee lovers, these three hotels offer thoughtful programs that energize as well as pamper. Treat yourself to a coffee exfoliation at Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii, relax at Le Méridien Versailles's coffeehouse in Montreal or order artisanal coffee room service at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.
Experience the Family-Friendly Activities at Oahu’s Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa
This is how Disney does Hawaii. Located on the island of Oahu, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, offers tons of family-friendly amenities and activities, many of which are included with your stay including tubing in a lazy river, snorkelling and nature tours.