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Issue: Nov 2
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ASTON WAIKIKI BEACH TOWER
Enjoy one of Waikiki’s most luxurious and private resort condominiums with elegant
designer suites, gourmet kitchens and private balconies. Personalized service delivered
with true island hospitality. 855·482·8793 | astonwaikikibeachtower.com
• EXERCISE New Zealand is a hands-on place
that encourages both looking and touching.
The Harris Mountains will please the adventure seeker in your family; horse riding and
mountain biking can be easily arranged.
• DON’ T MISS “Marin residents will appreciate the similarities to Lake Tahoe,” says
co-owner Pauline Tusher, but on top of that,
“being on a large alpine lake, you have spectacular mountains, glaciers and a national park
on your doorstep.” Blanket Bay is also known
for the four New Zealand chefs of the year who
have worked there, so the cuisine is a must-try.
Outrigger, Fiji Beach Resort
IT’S TIME tO get the whole family out of the country and into a bure. Outrigger Resorts, the newish, luxury branch of the
Hawaii-based hospitality company, has just
the spot. Situated on the balmy blue Coral
Coast, this 40-acre beachfront resort with a
golf course, hilltop spa and award-winning
restaurants resembles a traditional Fijian
village. Enter the thatched-roof Fijian bure.
Guests can opt for this experience or the more
familiar four-walled hotel suite. Either way,
the resort is ideal for families with onsite
meimei (nannies), kids-eat-free programs and
plenty of teen and tot activities.
• BEDS The property offers two types of lodging options. Guests staying in the bures will
also get the VIP talai (butler) service, which
includes complimentary welcome drinks,
guest escorts, personalized tours, access to
resort facilities and champagne and canapés
delivered every afternoon. Rates start at $429.
• EATS With more than half a dozen options
on the property (not counting the bars), the
offerings range from the white-tablecloth
elegance of Ivi Restaurant (leave the kids with
the meimei for the evening) to family fare at
Tub with a view at New
Zealand’s Blanket Bay.