At last! A part of Hawaii open to visitors that doesn’t take the golf courses of Miami as its major influence. Maui has finally gotten wise to the idea of embracing more traditional influences in its hotels and the Montage Kapalua Bay exudes a more natural feel, without succumbing too much to the hippie vibe. Organic farming, sustainable living and a homage to Hawaiian traditions that extends a little beyond the hula is the top line here. It’s manifested in the lomilomi massages, the pool that looks like a fairy tale grotto straight out of a CS Lewis novel and extends all the way to the welcoming drink of an orchid leis with fresh pineapple. The atrium is home to the Cave and Canoe restaurant which sources its ingredients impeccably from the nearby Napili Flo farm.