Trust us: One island is not enough. Get a taste of three epic ones—the adventure-lovers' Big Island, beachy Maui and lush Kauai—over the course of 10 fabulous days. Your itinerary starts here.
MORNING The Big Island's got 11 of the world's 13 climate zones, and the way to see them is from a helicopter. Fly over tropical rainforests; snowcapped Mauna Loa; and Kilauea, an active volcano with incredible red rivers of molten lava; Blue Hawaiian.
AFTERNOON Decompress with a traditional lomi-lomi massage in an outdoor cabana at the Fairmont Orchid's Spa Without Walls. (P.S.: This resort (left), a little more low-key than the Four Seasons, sits on a small, lovely beach. Rooms from $329; Fairmont.)
EVENING Split the kalua-pig quesadillas, warm local goat cheese, and signature Original Wok-Charred Ahi at Merriman's, a hyperlocal restaurant in tiny Waimea—the heart of Hawaii Island's emerald green ranch country; Merriman's.Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Orchid