on the ceiling fan while heading home from
the golf course. Rates start at $960.
• EATS Four dining options on site include
Nobu Lanai, where famously creative
Japanese cuisine is infused with local ingredients and served with sweeping panoramic
views of the sea. For a casual cocktail with
world-class views go poolside at Kailani.
• EXERCISE Snorkeling and scuba are
popular here; the property fronts the largest
marine preserve in the state. For landlubbers,
the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele
Golf Course is a must-play.
• DON’T MISS The new pool area features
an adults-only space with private sanctuaries
and a lagoon-style pool ideal for recharging
cross and i’s to dot, the lobby-to-roof renovation includes guest rooms, seating areas, spa
and golf pro shop. Famously the elite getaway
for those with no budget limit and high expectations, the property has its own lounge at the
Honolulu Airport to ensure guests have the
ultimate experience from the moment they
arrive on the islands.
• BEDS Aiming for wow factor, guest room
interiors boast details such as teak, zebra
wood and artisan-produced Nepalese lokta
paper. The floors are mahogany with wool
handwoven area rugs. High-tech execs will
feel comfortable with the fully integrated
and intuitive lighting, temperature, service
and privacy controls, available via wearable
key wristbands just in case they want to turn
Marquis de Cabo
Cabo Real Los Cabos, Mexico
WHILE CABO CERTAINLY has its share of sprawling beachfront resorts with dramatic views, this hotel,
after a recent $10 million refresh, trumps
the lot with its wow factor — a chic white
minimalist lobby sits under a soaring arch
that frames an ombre of blue sea and sky.
Underneath it, a serene reflective pool flows
into a 40-foot cascading waterfall. Arresting
to say the least. Not to mention the infinity
pools, white sand and a French top toque.
• BEDS This romantic all-suite, all-inclusive, adults-only retreat, just 15 minutes
from San Jose del Cabo, has 235 ocean-facing guest rooms, some with private
plunge pools and all with dreamy views,
crisp linens, hydro-massage tubs, luxe
L’Occitane bath amenities and outdoor
terraces for lounging and whale sightings.
Rates start at $650.
• EATS Michelin-pedigreed executive chef
Thierry Dufour oversees all five restaurants
with finesse, but the true expression of his
talents appears at Canto del Mar during
a four-course, French-inspired feast for
the senses. There’s also fresh seafood and
romance at Dos Mares, poolside grilled eats
at Marlin Grill, Asian fusion at Sakke, and a
grand buffet at Vista Ballenas. Thoughtful
culinary touches include the Marquis Wake
Up, featuring en-suite daily delivery of fresh
coffee and pastries, as well as poolside treats
like churros and Mexican-style corn on the
cob throughout the day. You also won’t want to
miss the requisite tequila tastings.
• EXERCISE Whether you want to hit the gym
to work off those margaritas, lap around the
two infinity pools or try salsa dancing lessons,
archery, water aerobics or pool volleyball,
you’ll find plenty of creative ways to burn calories. Or let the concierge drum up an off-site
adventure like scuba diving or camel riding.
• DON’T MISS You’re sure to fall under a
spell of relaxation at the Spa Marquis with
its shimmering sea-view treatment rooms
and skin-quenching therapies incorporating
Natura Bissé, the luxe line from Barcelona.
Try the Diamond Rose Ritual, an aromatic
body scrub and massage with diamond dust
and damask rose oil for radiant skin.
Sunset sail along
Coast. This page
from top: Tables
are ready at Hotel
Wailea’s award-wining Capische
lobby awaits at the
Marquis de Cabo.