Chef Glenn Chu of the Indigo Restaurant in Honolulu's Chinatown draws from both his Hawaiian upbringing and his Chinese family roots. One result: fried sesame balls filled with roasted duck and dried apricots.
Happy Chocolate Heritage Month! This October, St. Lucia will be celebrating these delicious days by commemorating the role cacao and its sweet byproduct has played in its history. But we have to ask — can you really live off chocolate? We sent a writer to St. Lucia's Hotel Chocolat to find out.
(Ready to indulge? Check out St. Lucia's Facebook page, where you'll get the scoop on hotel deals, chocolatey spa treatments and more.)
The expert ISLANDS editors answer this very popular question with this interactive map that shows Hawaii and our favorite places.
Google has just launched underwater Street View in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. You can now use Google Maps to swim with sea turtles, chase a manta ray or watch the sun set over a reef. You can drift dive Maui's Molokini Crater, or snorkel Oahu's famous Hanauma Bay. All of this without ever getting wet or leaving your desk.
Head to the north shore of Molokai for a spa treatment the way nature intended it.
How hard could it be to out-hoof and outwit an ass on Molokai? Our writer finds out the hard way.
At Celebrity Chef Alan Wong's restaurant The Pineapple Room in Honolulu, they call this cocktail the "Locavore Mai Tai" because it's made with Big Island macadamia nuts, locally distilled Maui rum, fresh local pineapples, organic Poamoho Farms limes, and Maui sugar. We've adapted the recipe slightly, so that you can enjoy the flavors of Hawaii no matter where you are.
For your romantic getaway, these six island spaces are designed with couples in mind — a table on the beach in the Turks & Caicos, a table by the fire on Sardinia or one at the end of a wooden walkway over the water and under the stars in Maui. Read how each place combines intimate atmosphere with innovative cuisine for amazing meals and unforgettable moments.
Would you snorkel in a lake filled with jellyfish, or swim inside a volcano? Jad Davenport lists his top five island adventures.