A conch shell’s trumpeting call announces your arrival at this oceanfront retreat, where everyone magically knows your name—even the computer screen in your bathroom mirror. Every inch of this opulent oasis reflects the latest in tech-savvy luxury, from the wristband room keys to the Toto toilets. Service is impeccable: The concierge texts you when dolphins or whales appear in the bay. Beach attendants set up umbrellas in the sand for you, spritz you with Evian, and deliver popsicles.
Guest rooms are large and luxurious, with blackout shades that you can control with a flick of your hand. Suites have Japanese cedar tubs and views that stretch on forever. The resort’s two wings overlook Hulopoe Beach and are lushly landscaped with waterfalls, koi-filled lotus ponds, and artwork tucked into every corner. Rare Polynesian artifacts purchased from the Bishop Museum decorate the main lobby’s lower level, which is home to two fantastic restaurants: Nobu Lanai ★★★ and One Forty ★★★. Other amenities include a first-rate adventure center, shuffleboard tables in the chic sports bar, and an exercise room with a view so grand you’ll forget you’re burning calories on a stationary bike. Inspired by indigenous healing traditions, the resort’s Hawanawna Spa offers traditional lomi lomi Hawaiian massages, seaweed body wraps, facials, and salon services in serene treatment rooms. Guests have free access to the spa facility’s saunas and steam rooms. The “Kids for All Seasons” childcare programs activities are excellent, but you’ll probably have trouble pulling your youngsters away from the beach and tide pools.