Slip into a cabana at the Fairmont Kea Lani’s lobby lounge for a holiday martini, island-style: muddled ginger and mango, lemonade, and organic Maui Ocean Vodka, garnished with chocolate-dipped dried fruit in an origami boat. It’s the signature Wanna Luana—and who doesn’t? (Luana is Hawaiian for “relax.”) The bar’s fresh cocktails, biodynamic wines, and single-malt whiskeys are backed by satisfying appetizers. Try the Maui onion and Hamakua mushroom flatbread, laden with cheese, or the crab-and-asparagus sushi wrapped in sesame rice paper. A guitarist sings soulful standards nightly beside the bar’s antique martini-shaker collection. The sunset view is impeded only by a few palms.
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea. Pacific Rim. D, N. $$875-4100.