THE FOUR SE ASONS , LANAI, HAWAII
n a 90,000-acre secluded island just nine miles from Maui, the Four Seasons Lanai is a paradise of old Hawaii. Untouched by fast-food restaurants and traffic lights, the island is a lush and natural oasis, where relaxation and luxury meet natural beauty and the rich traditions of island life. Set atop a red lava cliff, the resort has just reopened after comprehensive renovations. The newly refurbished interiors are inspired by Hawaiiâ€™s diverse and storied influences, with details like walls lined with artisan-produced lokta paper from Nepal and mahogany floors covered by hand-woven wool rugs. Rooms offer an incredible level of technological comforts, from fully integrated intuitive lighting, temperature, service, and privacy controls to 75-inch platinum-bezeled televisions and an in-room iPad Air.
RELAXATION, LUXURY, AND THE RICH TRADITIONS OF ISLAND LIFE
Relaxation is the top priority of this island oasis. The spa offers Hawaiian rituals, including kalu au pai, a mini treatment that begins with the exfoliation of the feet followed by tapotement, or pai, on the soles of the feet to stimulate the flex points with kala au, small sticks made from guava wood that grows on the island. The oceanside paradise borders a marine preserve that teems with colorful reef fish and protected species like spinner dolphins and green sea turtles. Laze on the white sand beaches or play a round of golf on the award-winning golf course, which offers a happy hour during sunset. Guests can enjoy the beautiful ocean vistas off the back nine while sipping a specialty cocktail. Travel 15 minutes upcountry, and you can enjoy horseback riding and lessons in a dramatically different environment of lush vegetation and high views. PAGE 105
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