Tropical Jewel: Can You Guess the Resort?

Tropical Jewel-Can You Guess the Resort

 

This Tropical Jewel is a short flight away from much larger and busier resorts, but a world apart. Sunny, calm days lend themselves to great snorkeling right off the beach, and you may be lucky enough to see dolphins or even whales, in the winter. There's a large free form main pool great for families, but couples aren't forgotten–there's a serene adults-only pool with waterfall and a hot tub/jacuzzi.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Waterfall and Hot Tub Jacuzzi

 

We loved the understated elegance and residential feel of our room, with its wooden floors and very comfortable bed–it was hard to get out of it in the morning.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Bed

 

There's even a Toto toilet in the bathroom, which our son, who likes all things high tech, was excited by–it reminded him of Japan.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Toto Toilet

 

But you don't want to oversleep too much; for one, there's a great breakfast buffet, with fantastic ocean views.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Breakfast Juice

 

I headed straight for the fresh sashimi, where both tuna and hamachi were featured, in addition to smoked salmon:

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Breakfast Buffet-Sashimi-Hamachi-Smoked Salmon

 

I also couldn't resist a piping hot and very tasty bowl of spicy Korean bibimbap:

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Breakfast Bibimbap Bowl

 

Naturally you can also order eggs and griddle favorites such as pancakes from the menu, to be made to order:

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Breakfast-Ricotta Pancakes

 

Once fueled, you can take to the ocean for some snorkeling or sailing, or go inland for some horseback riding, as we did one day. We were happy to do some slower, gentle riding, as it was only our second time, but experts will want to go private so as to be able to ride at a faster pace.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Horseback Riding

 

Don't miss the chance to see and pet the adorable miniature horses:

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Miniature Horses

 

There's also tennis, golf, and even archery among other sports, and kids have their own dedicated (and complimentary) kids' camp.

In the evening, we enjoyed an excellent Sauvignon Blanc while gazing at the sunset, some sushi, and some off the menu hamachi kama, which was the best I've had in recent memory.

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Sunset

Tropical Jewel-Guess the Resort-Hamachi Kama

 

Can you guess the resort and where it's located?

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8 Comments on "Tropical Jewel: Can You Guess the Resort?"

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Peggy
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The Four Seasons in Lanai (Hawaii)?

Monica
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Four Seasons Lanai!

John
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FS Lanai! Both the Bay and the Lodge @ Koele 😉

Evan
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Def Hawaii… given the horses and seclusion, FS Lanai?