I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 40th birthday so I invited some dear friends to join us on our umpteenth trip to the Big Island. The more I visit the Big Island, the more I fall in love with it. I wanted to share my love for it with my chosen family. I also wanted a change of pace from staying in a resort. Staying at the Halekailani was exactly what I envisioned and more. From the moment we set foot into the house, we knew that we had made the best decision. From the luxurious accommodations, the breathtaking 180 degree view of the ocean, the home-cooked meals by Angela and Arrow, our own private luau complete with fire spinners, to the glorious sunsets altogether comprised a truly magical experience. Every day I woke up to the beautiful chorus of the ocean and birds chirping, I just had to pinch myself. It all seemed like a fairy tale dream. We are all so grateful to the staff at Luxury Retreats for facilitating a wonderful vacation for us all. Thank you!