THE TAB: From US$1,500 per night
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A spa experience as customized and private as it gets — whether you want to be pushed (lose weight and jump-start a fitness regimen) or pampered (lose yourself in romance and relaxation). Pure Kauai's bespoke packages include accommodations in condos and estate homes, some as large as 31,000 square feet, around Kauai's lush north shore; first-class private guides and instructors for outdoor adventures; en-suite or outdoor spa treatments from expert healers; one-on-one workouts; a private chef who whips up delectable meals; and a personal assistant who chauffeurs you around, manages your schedule, and fulfills just about any (reasonably healthy) request. It adds up to a feeling of having this heavily touristed area all to yourself. Programs can include surfing in Hanalei Bay, hiking the Na Pali Coast, horseback riding, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing — or snorkeling trips and torch-lit dinners on the beach. They're rounded out with well-taught weight training, yoga, and Pilates, and topped off with spa treatments, ranging from basic massages (ask for therapist Ashley Siebring Jones) and facials to specialties like four-hour lomilomi and chakra balancing. — A.A.