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By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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Hawaii

St. Regis Princeville, Kauai

This oceanside enclave near the rain forest is "definitely a destination to visit." The "great interior ambience" reflects the "magnificent setting" on the 9,000-acre grounds. "Superb rooms" with Makana Mountain, garden, or Hanalei Bay views have embroidered linens, custom furnishings, and marble bathrooms, and many have private terraces. "The buffet at Makana Terrace is great, but the rest of the restaurants need improvement." Kauai Grill has zebra-wood floors, curved leather banquettes, and cocoa, ruby, cognac, and bronze hues. Surfing, kayaking,and snorkeling are just steps away. "Service is to die for, but you pay a premium for it."

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