Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast
WHERE: Big Island, Hawaii
WHY GO? Chill out or partake of the beach, water sports, and special Big Island cultural activities. Don’t miss the resort’s amazing Spa Without Walls, where treatments are accompanied by ocean breezes.
HOLIDAY FUN: Santa arrives in a koa canoe, tree-lighting ceremony, decadent buffet menus, New Year’s Eve Beach Boy Bash held at Coconut Grove, wondrous Candy Village in the lobby with creations by executive pastry chef Jamon Harper including his “sushi” made out of rice cereal and gummy bears; 800/845-9905 or fairmont.com/orchid