The North Shore of Kauai has long been considered among Hawaii’s most breathtaking areas, but until recently there were no first-class accommodations worthy of its rugged beauty. That changed when St. Regis took over the old Princeville Resort and reopened it last October with 252 revamped rooms, an infinity pool, a 10,000-square-foot spa, and a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant. Rooms, from $850; 808-826-9644; stregisprinceville.com.
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