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JUL-AUG 2018

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On property there are two pools, including one reserved for adults. Pool attendants regularly make rounds offering house- made fruitsicles and agave lemonade. On call is Dr. Shades, who is available to perform emergency procedures on sunglasses in need of some TLC, and to provide complimentary loaner shades in cases of dire emergency. A unique offering of the knock-your-socks-off Hāwanawana Spa and expansive fitness facility is a new Yoga Studio with gorgeous views and a dynamic spread of ten aerial yoga hammocks. Spa treatments are customized to each guest and incorporate ingredients sourced from both the sea and surrounding landscape, such as a three-hour body treatment ritual that uses wild seaweed and Undaria algae oil. A focus on local extends to the culinary program, with the resort supporting more than 100 local farmers and fishers across an impressive array of dining options. Headlining the on-property dining is NOBU LĀNA'I, which showcases the new-style Japanese cuisine made famous by Chef Matsuhisa, and infuses it with local creations under the direction of Executive Chef Christopher "Tex" Texeira, who worked in the kitchen at Nobu Waikiki before heading to Lāna'i to help open the resort's restaurant in 2012. Named to reflect the island's 140-square-mile radius (and the ideal temperature of a medium steak), ONE FORTY is the resort's main dining room, serving breakfast and dinner in its ocean-view space. A highlight of my meal was a perfectly cooked bone-in ribeye accentuated with maple-braised chestnuts, apple- smoked bacon, bone marrow, caramelized Maui onions and roasted mushrooms. It was paired with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon produced and bottled exclusively for the resort by Buccella in Napa Valley. ONE FORTY's breakfast buffet is extensive. I enjoyed sampling international favorites from Korea and Japan alongside typical American breakfast fare. 62 Hulopoe Presidential Suite NOBU LĀNA'I

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