Photo courtesy of The St. Regis Princeville Resort
St. Regis Princeville Resort
Tucked among the pristine rain forests of Kauai’s remote North Shore, St. Regis Princeville’s lush 9,000 acres feel like they’re straight out of South Pacific. In fact, the classic musical used neighboring Mount Makana as a stand-in for Bali Hai. The peak’s verdant slopes are visible from many of the resort’s 251 rooms, which are clad in ocean- and floral-inspired hues and outfitted with custom wood furnishings and marble baths, but the real draws lie elsewhere on the property: in the private snorkeling beach and massive infinity pool overlooking the cerulean waters of Hanalei Bay, an 11,000-square-foot spa that specializes in traditional Hawaiian clay treatments, and a world-class golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
St. Regis Princeville: The Pinnacle of Kauai Sunset Drinking
To finish your tour, you might as well go all-in and circle around to watch someone saber the top off a fancy bottle of champagne—at sunset with perhaps the best view of Hanalei Bay. 5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville, 808-826-9644.