Set on 9,000 acres of lush landscaping along the shores of Kauai’s Hanalei Bay, none of the rooms at the St. Regis are far from the water. The resort’s 251 rooms and suites have views of the gardens, mountains, and bay, and the sleek, comfortable accommodations are outfitted in ivory and taupe with splashes of color. The 300-thread-count linens make naps a priority, but the infinity pool is hard to resist, as is the afternoon tea ritual served poolside. Dine in one of four restaurants, and visit Halele’a Spa for treatments infused with local flowers and fruit. The on-site Young Voyagers Program for 5- to 12-year-olds offers daytime activities.
DON'T MISS: an exclusive Princeville Ranch Adventure through the resort to try kayaking, hiking, or zip lining through private acres on the North Shore; 877/787-3447 or stregisprinceville.com.
EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Book four nights and get the fifth night free, free breakfast daily for two, and a family-oriented welcome amenity: Rice Krispies sushi with local tropical sodas, or the signature St. Regis Aloha Mary cocktail for two. Rates start at $625. Offer valid until March 31, 2012. Mention the Coastal Living Getaway and promo code LCPKG1 when booking.