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 Your best chance of spotting Laird Hamilton is at Colleen's at the Cannery, a café in Haiku with hearty breakfast burritos, healthy tofu wraps, and strong espresso drinks. The surfing icon pops in after riding "Jaws," the monster break, nearby; Colleen's At The Cannery.
AFTERNOON Inspired by Laird's abs? Take a surf lesson at Kalama Park in Kihei, where the waves are more manageable than "Jaws"; Maui Sports Unlimited.)
EVENING It's a little touristy, but oceanfront Lahaina (left), a historic whaling village close to the Ritz, has some standout restaurants. Order the scrumptious Kona-coffee roasted rack of lamb at upscale Lahaina Grill; Lahaina Grill.Photo: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) / Linda Ching