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 Hop a 40-minute flight to Kauai, nicknamed the Garden Isle. If you've seen The Descendants, you'll recognize the wildly lush, mountainous landscape; Rooms from $545; Kauai. Stay on the north shore and splurge on the St. Regis Princeville (left). While shooting the film, George Clooney loved this cushy resort with butler service and a pool overlooking Hanalei Bay. Rooms from $1,000; The St. Regis Princeville Resort. (For a more affordable option, go the condo route at the nearby Hanalei Colony Resort and cook in. The cozy units are actually two-bedrooms—it's like having a suite. Rooms from $255; Hanalei Colony Resort.)
AFTERNOON Try stand-up paddling, the core workout that's got Rihanna hooked, in Hanalei Bay; Hawaiian Surfing Adventures.
EVENING Back in colorful Hanalei town, strong mai tais (followed by karaoke on Mondays) are the favorite at super-casual Tahiti Nui; Tahiti Nui.Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis Princeville