Five-Star Cuisine and a Luxury Spa Make for an Unforgettable Escape at the Fairmont Kea Lani
The fifth hour of our day-long Maui snorkel adventure felt longer than the four previous ones combined. Our bellies, full after having eaten an on-board barbecue, tightened against the bopping and swaying of the boat. Our sunglasses were blasted with sea spray every few minutes, making them useless beneath the dense gray sky. None of the passengers was basking in the sun. Instead, many focused on the horizon, hoping the Pacific Whale Foundationís vessel would finally find a smooth path along waters roughened by 30-mile-an-hour winds.
Caviar Facials at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Find pure bliss at one of wine country's most luxurious resort spas
With a small-town atmosphere spread across acres of vineyards, Sonoma is a bit like modern-day Tuscany. The buildings arenít as old and ancient vines not as widespread, but the cuisine and landscape beckon relaxation in the same way. At The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, refuge is true to Old World formórelaxation begins with a bathing ritual in mineral pools and ends in a tub filled with lavender.