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.

Maui

Day 5
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