Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort

Situated in a “beautiful location” fronting the beach and surrounded by gardens and lagoons, this low-rise Keoneloa Bay resort has an open-air design reminiscent of Hawaii in the 1920s and ’30s. “It’s heaven on earth.” R

Rooms have white-marble–tiled entryways and rain showers, and terraces are furnished in mahogany with traditional Hawaiian-print linens. Dine on pan-Asian at Yum Cha, or surf and turf at Tidepools, which was built to resemble huts floating in a lagoon. Anara Spa offers treatments in open-air bungalows. “The staff make you feel so welcome.” Pools connected to waterfalls, courtyards, and gardens dot the 50 acres.