Maui's newest luxury (and eco-friendly) beachfront resort has the world talking about its sleek island style, five infinity pools, and hyperlocal approach to everything from its cocktail program to the designer clothes worn by iPad-toting staff. Walk down the water-hugged entry hall, with the ocean framed in the distance, into a universe where everything seems set up to accommodate you. Whitewashed rooms are on the small side, but just about every plantation-shuttered
wall leads to some treat—a deep soaking tub, a rain shower, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary goodies. Expect all the most high-tech amenities, including some set up to conserve energy (LEED certification is pending at time of writing). Four eating establishments include an outpost of the Morimoto empire and a 24-hour market with grab-and-go options, bars with live music nightly, a kids' club, beach concierge, an apothecary spa, and complimentary activities.