Snorkeling with a prescription
Being nearsighted is a pain on land, but try going in the water when, without the aid of glasses or contact lenses, it's nearly impossible to see a foot in front of you, often forcing one to avoid the water altogether.
Guests of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay are in luck. In order to help anyone enjoy snorkeling the waters off of Hulopoe Bay, the resort provides prescription snorkeling masks, from bifocals to negative corrective lenses.
Once outfitted, you'll see eye to eye with vibrant yellow tangs or electric blue parrot fish. You might also be lucky enough to spot playful spinner dolphins, no longer mistaken for fuzzy gray blobs.
For reservations, call (808) 565-2000.
2 earn guide's best-spa honors
Two Hawaii spas are profiled in a new guidebook, "Best Spas USA, the Guidebook to Luxury Resort, Hotel and Destination Spas," a 264-page, full-color guidebook ($24.95) with a Web site, www.bestspasusa.com.
The book provides detailed accounts on 40 spas in 17 states. The Hawaii spas are the Spa at the Westin Maui in Lahaina and the ANARA Spa Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu. Visitors to the Spa at the Westin Maui can enjoy an Eminence Organic Cucumber facial or Sunburn Relief Massage. Guests at ANARA Spa Grand Hyatt Kauai can enjoy a Lomi Lomi "Hawaiian Style" massage or Polynesian Noni Wrap.