Need to know
353 rooms, including 31 suites.
12pm, but flexible for US$100. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $269.25, excluding tax at 13.96 per cent.
Rates exclude à la carte breakfast (from US$12).
The spa has four treatment rooms, and separate mani-pedi stations. Everything is natural and neutral, including the plant-based Éminence Organic Skin Care products. Book in and have a muscle-calming Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, which simulates the movement of ocean waves.
At the hotel
Spa, nightclub, gym and free WiFi throughout. In rooms, flatscreen TV, iPod dock, iPad and bath products by Lather.
Our favourite rooms
Room 911 (an Ocean Front Suite) is on the hotel’s eastern sea-facing corner, and this means two balconies: one above the pool, another looking out to sea. It’s another wonder in white, with earthy shades and a huge teak sliding door. If you’ve got it, spend it: the impressive Penthouse may come with a hefty price tag, but it’s super-sized inside and out, with a wraparound terrace, as well as panoramic Pacific views from the bedroom.
The marina-facing Sunrise Pool is surrounded by teak decking and sunloungers, with giant squashy day-beds in a tropical garden, picnic tables and a cocktail bar. The oceanfront Sunset Pool is a lantern-lit adults-only plunge with an adjacent cocktail bar.
You’ll find essential Hawaiian gear (sarongs, a ukelele) in your room, but don’t forget binoculars for whale-watching, as well as heels and look-at-me clothes for dressing up after dark.
Lightweight doggies (25lbs or less) can stay for US$50 a night.
Cots for babies are free; cost for extra guests and extra beds is US$65 a night. A local nanny can babysit if required.