Kona Kai Resort & Gallery
With a private white-sand beach, a pool and Jacuzzi, a tropical fruit garden, and 11 guest rooms and suites named after tropical fruits, Kona Kai Resort & Gallery sets a junglelike atmosphere for swinging in a hammock. Bright rooms are stylish with simple furnishings and horizontal wooden blinds, but it is the lush grounds that are the real showstopper. French doors open onto hardwood decks and tiki huts shaded by palms, and paths lead to tennis courts and areas for massage or yoga.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.