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The Great Escape

Summer is here, meaning it’s the perfect time for a little vacay. If you don’t want to deal with the five-hour flight to the mainland, you get still make your getaway right here in the islands. Here, our fave places to relax in style.

Take that much deserved break at The Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay.

1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
WHY This posh seaside property recently spruced up its act, thanks to new decor and furniture, a private art collection and the new Nobu Lana‘i. WHERE 1 Mānele Road, Lāna‘i City, Lāna‘i, 565.2000, fourseasons.com/lanai

2. Hualālai Resort
WHY Truly, this is one of the most spectacular resorts in Hawai‘i. And now, you don’t need to be a homeowner to enjoy one of Hawai‘i Island’s most exclusive communities. To experience the laid-back Hawaiian elegance, just book a stay in a villa or one of the amazing private homes. WHERE 100 Kaʻūpūlehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island, 325.8400, hualalairesort.com

3. The St. Regis Princeville Resort
WHY The spectacular view of Hanalei Bay alone is worth the stay here. Add to that the top-notch service and delicious cuisine. (We’re a fan of Executive Chef Leanne Kamekona.) WHERE 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kaua‘i, 826.9644, stregisprinceville.com

4. Hotel Wailea
WHY
What’s not to love about this chic property, which happens to be the only luxury boutique hotel in Wailea? Besides the intimate vibe, there’s the excellent Italian eatery Capische, one of Maui’s best restos. WHERE 555 Kaukahi St., Wailea, Maui, 970.4167, hotelwailea.com

5. The Modern Honolulu
WHY One of the sexiest properties in Waikīkī, The Modern Honolulu exudes cool. Add to that the revamped cocktail lists, which should add fuel to the fun at both day and night. WHERE 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikīkī, 943.5800, themodernhonolulu.com