If you're looking to relax and unwind in an idyllic setting, consider a trip to Hawaii. This fall and winter, The Aloha State is offering an array of incredible, splurge-worthy indulgences — from a healing spa treatment to a truly once-in-a-lifetime meal.
1. Visit a Sandalwood Farm and Get Pampered
Prepare to be pampered in a whole new way — at an iliahi (sandalwood) farm. On this Four Seasons' “Only at Hualalai” experience, you’ll visit Haloa Aina, an organic sandalwood farm on the Big Island to see how iliahi oil (which is said to have anti-inflammatory properties) is made. Afterwards, you'll enjoy a gourmet picnic and return to the resort's spa for an indulgent Iliahi Forest Spa Treatment. Price: $2,300.
2. Attend the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The 9th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, which was co-founded by James Beard Award-winning chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi, takes place October 5 through 27. The festival spans three islands and features weekend events with more than 120 chefs, 40 winemakers, and 14 resort partners. This year's main event is the Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. The six-course dinner will take place on October 27 at Halekulani, a five-star hotel in Waikiki. Events are individually ticketed and prices vary.
3. Stay at the Recently Renovated Mauna Lani Resort
Be among the first to experience the newly renovated Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, which is located on Big Island’s Kohala Coast. This luxe enclave is comprised of guest rooms, suites, and bungalow residences, along with several restaurants and lounges, three pools, and a signature spa. Mauna Lani will debut in January 2020 following a $200 million remodeling. From $499 per night.
4. Book the Member for a Week Golf Experience at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Be a VIP of the greens when you book a golf experience at Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The package includes unlimited access to the stunning Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Bay Course (and all golf facilities), along with a shared, GPS-enabled golf cart, transportation to and from the course, complimentary rental clubs, and a club fitting session. From $1,305 per night.
5. Enjoy a Stay at Halepuna Waikiki
Opening October 25, 2019, Halepuna Waikiki is one of Waikiki's newest luxury boutique hotels. It's also aligned with one of Hawaii’s most renowned properties, the five-star Halekulani. Halepuna (which used to be known as the Waikiki Parc) features 282 spacious rooms, four stunning ocean view suites, an eighth-floor infinity pool, and artwork sourced in collaboration with the Honolulu Museum of Art. From $423 per night.
6. Indulge in a One-of-A-Kind Dining Experience
Four Seasons Maui Resort at Wailea and Yeshua Goodman, a sommelier and open-fire cooking expert, have partnered to create Fire & Wine — an unforgettable multi-course feast of local fish, game, and produce paired with some of the world's finest wines. Everything is cooked over an open fire at the historic Haiku House. This bucket-list-worthy experience will set you back $23,500. To complete the indulgence, stay in the resort's Elite Oceanfront Suite.
7. Book Princeville Resort's Suite Romance Package
The stunning suites at Princeville Resort are complete with postcard-worthy views of Hanalei Bay and the lush mountains of Kauai’s North Shore. Book the property's Suite Romance Package to enjoy a complimentary fourth night, a $300 credit to the Halele’a Spa, a welcome amenity (a split of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries), and romantic VIP turndown service. From $540 per night.
8. Embark on a 19-Night Crystal Cruise
If you love to cruise and want to experience some lesser-known isles in the South Pacific — as well as a trio of classic Hawaiian Islands — this San Diego-to-Guam itinerary is the perfect option. The luxurious, 848-passenger Crystal Symphony departs Jan, 13, 2020 and stops in Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai. Afterwards, the ship sails to the Marshall Islands, Phonpei (in Micronesia), and Guam. Fares from $11,199 per person.
9. Live the Suite Life at ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki
This brand new, nine-floor, nine-suite oceanfront property features amazing amenities and accommodations. Each suite takes up a full floor is outfitted with artwork from around the world, marble tables from Italy, and handwoven bedsheets from Japan. Be sure to visit the on-site restaurant, Mugen, which receives fresh seafood flown in from Japan each day, truffles from Europe, and caviar from Denmark. Plus, the wine collection is valued at over $5 million. From $5,000 per night.