|LA Confidential: Aloha, Hawaii!
This sprawling 865-acre resort community, which includes a Four Seasons property and beautiful homes and villas to rent or purchase, is located on the awe-inspiring island that gave its name to the whole archipelago: Hawaii. The resort is nestled in the dramatic landscape carved by volcanic eruptions and recently underwent a $40-million renovation that includes 20 new suites, an expanded Hualalai Spa, a new beachfront restaurant and an outdoor adventure program with surfing and fishing called Voyages. No wonder it’s the first and only hotel on the Big Island to score Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings. The resort’s other unique features include three restaurants and two lounges, a Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole private golf course, a half-dozen pools and a lava-rock outdoor "aquarium".