Kaanapali Beach Hotel
WHERE: Maui, Hawaii
WHY GO? The three-mile golden-sand beach is hard to beat at Kaanapali, recognized by the Waiha Foundation as “the most Hawaiian hotel in Hawaii.” Hula dancers perform free shows nightly.
HOLIDAY FUN: Lighted Christmas trees and masses of poinsettias, Christmas brunch, spontaneous caroling and hula dancing by the staff; 800/262-8450 or kbhmaui.com