Princeville reclaimed its spot as Kauai’s top resort when it reopened under the St. Regis banner. Great hiking, surfing, and other outdoor sports make Kauai the best Hawaiian island for adventurous types, but Princeville balances the area’s rugged reputation with more leisurely offerings such as a new spa and two golf courses. Accommodations need Dining The six Dining options include the Kauai Grill, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten signature restaurant. Facilities Spa with 12 treatment rooms, fitness center, hair and nail salon. Rates Rooms start at $480 per night.