: The Big Island, Hawaii
Outrigger canoeing is a tradition in our fiftieth state. The Four Seasons resort uses local experts, Alaka’i Nalu ("leaders of the waves"), to teach proper technique on the crystal waters off the Kona Coast; you can even learn to paddle standing up. Along the way, they’ll share the traditions and culture of the islands.
Don’t miss the traditional Lomi Lomi massage, best enjoyed in one of the spa’s hale
or outdoor pavilions. The apothecary custom blends beauty products for guests, using island ingredients such as ginger and coconut.
There’s swimming, extraordinary snorkeling on the coral reef, tennis and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course on site. Island options include rainforest walks, mule rides, and excursions to glimpse red lava at the active volcano, Mauna Loa, or the mountaintop observatory.
$785 (including breakfast for two) and up. 808-325-8000, fourseasons.com/hualalai/