Shangri-La, Big Island
On the Big Island, you feel that energy — a combination of sun, surf and seismic activity — from the moment you get off the plane till the moment you leave, swearing you’ll come back to stay and soon. And living here brings the energy home, even if it’s only for a few weeks this time. Nestled among the coconut trees, Shangri-La captures that almost indescribable, easygoing Big Island feel. The villa’s several structures sit right on a thermally heated natural lagoon filled with native tropical fish — and you snorkeling among them. Beyond the rock walls, sea turtles swim in the open Pacific Ocean. The funky town of Pahoa lies a few miles west for -resupply runs and to share life with the locals — until you become one.
Sleeps 6; rates from $375.