Story by Shannon Wianecki
The sound of the surf complemented by live violin and guitar, hand-cut pastas, and a rich risotto loaded with succulent lobster—sigh, this must be paradise. No wonder Ferraro’s snagged this year’s ‘Aipono Award for “Most Romantic” dining spot. The view alone is worth the admittedly steep price of admission. Arrive early to enjoy lightly fried calamari and a spectacular sunset. Sophisticated touches like the Natura flat-and sparkling-water system (reverse osmosis, bottled onsite for zero waste) remind you why the Four Seasons regularly ranks among the world’s best. Meticulous servers detail the table, discretely offering mini-flashlights when the post-sunset glow proves too dim to read the aperitif menu. Before leaving, steal a kiss from your date in a poolside cabana.
Four Seasons Resort, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 874-8000. Italian. RR. D. $$$$