Sensory Indulgences


Compiled by Conn Brattain

Sweet Paradise Chocolates1 Edible Baubles

A jeweler turned master chocolatier, Melanie Boudar has created an ensemble every chocolate lover will treasure: 48 tropical and classic truffles in an embossed jewelry box sturdy enough to keep. $160 at Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Pi‘ilani Hwy. at Wailea Ike Dr., Wailea; 808-344-1040;

See the chocolate making in action:

Niihau shell lei necklace2 Timeless Strands

The lei makers of Ni‘ihau spend years gathering the tiny shells that they transform into works of art once reserved for royalty. This triple-strand kipona lei by the late Lama Kaohelauli‘i is $9,875 at Maui Hands, 84 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia; 808-579-9245; To learn more about Ni‘ihau shells, visit

Matteo bedding

3 Sweet Dreams

The Tat bedding collection by Matteo comes in 100% cotton percale (shown) or vintage linen, with torn-ruffle details for soft, understated elegance. Shams $115-$195/pair, duvet cover $345-$595. Flat & fitted sheets $115-$245 each, pillowcases $95-$145/pair. At Pearl Butik, 71 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia; 808-579-8899;

4 Golden Eye

Gold Ray Bans MauiRay-Ban’s Aviator Solid Gold has pure 18k gold, and polarized lenses. Each pair in this limited edition of 1,200 is numbered and engraved, and comes in a brown leather case with certificate of authenticity. $3,200 at Ilori in The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea; 808-875-1188;

Four Seasons Maui deals

5 Extend Your Getaway

For the person who has everything, the ultimate luxury can be getting away from it all. One of our favorite escapes is to the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay on Lana‘i. Its Ali‘i Suite converts from one to three bedrooms, 3,600 to 5,228 square feet, with commanding views of Hulopo‘e Bay. From $11,659 per night. Top it off with dinner at One Forty or Nobu Lana‘i. One Manele Bay Rd., Lana‘i City; 808-565-2000;

Couples massage package Maui

6 Spa de Deux

Legend tells of two young lovers who are forced to part. If ever they reunite, the half-flower of the naupaka will become whole. This tale inspired the Hawaiian Love Story — two distinct spa experiences woven into a luxurious package that includes lomi lomi massage, exfoliations, bath and lunch for two. $575 at the Kapalua Spa, 100 Bay Dr., Kapalua; 808-665-8282;

Mama's Fish House

7 Go Upscale

What could be more romantic than a table for two at Mama’s Fish House, Maui’s iconic North Shore restaurant? Sip a signature cocktail spiced with the scent of salt spray . . . dine on whatever bounty the ocean yielded that morning . . . or choose Mama’s Valentine’s Day’s special tasting menu. What’s not to love? 799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au; 808-579-8488;


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