10. A feel of the islands
Everything from the authentic décor and theming to the ever-present enticing tropical aroma that lingers in the air speaks of the South Seas. Discover the pleasing touches of paradise all around, from the island-themed architecture and design, nonstop Hawaiian-style musical loops playing in the background, and the lush plants and vegetation throughout the resort grounds. What’s more, there’s even an actual live Kukui Nut Tree growing just outside the Great Ceremonial House! It was transported here directly from its native Hawaii, where it is renowned for being the official state tree. Also called the “Candlenut,” this plant of paradise stands as an important historical and cultural symbol, as it denotes peace, protection, and enlightenment. Through the ages the nuts have been used in many ways, serving both medicinal and aesthetic purposes, such as being made into leis.