Get Away To...Be Pampered
Aloe and coconut milk, papaya-pineapple scrub. The native ingredients used in the 26 treatments offered at the 10,000-square-foot Abhasa Waikiki Spa at the luxurious Royal Hawaiian are downright decadent. To soothe sore muscles and relieve stress, opt for a Lomi Lomi massage ($110 to $160) in one of the eight open-air cabanas, where the therapist's deep strokes and the sound of lapping waves will lull you into something akin to a spa coma. Top off your experience with a light meal of gazpacho with crab, and fruit at the adjacent Surf Room Restaurant.
Change out of your terry-cloth robe and jump into your bikini to turn up the adrenaline. Ask the concierge to set up a surfing lesson at the Hans Hedemann Surf School ($78 per hour; hhsurf.com), or go parasailing 1,200 feet above the white-sand coast (starting at $42 per outing). Landlubbers can join a five-hour, beginner-friendly mountain-bike tour through the lush, 1,000-acre Kaaawa Valley on Oahu's northeast shore, where Jurassic Park was filmed ($96; bikehawaii.com).
DETAILS Rates start at $420 a night. Go to royal-hawaiian.com for more info.