The Champagne Passport, priced at $125 including
tax, allows guests to extend their celebrations
by purchasing one bottle from a selection of
six sommelier-selected brands, or six glasses of
different Champagnes that can be enjoyed at any time
and at the dining venue of their choosing whether
this be poolside, at sunset on the terrace, in the bar,
or even to enjoy with an elaborate and exquisitely
prepared dinner at the popular Kauai Grill.
The quintessential celebration is the Romantic
Dinner for Two where personal wait staff wine and
dine you in a perfectly private oceanfront location
that is lit up with tiki torches. This elegant four-course
dining experience features an amuse-bouche (small
bites) an intermezzo (between courses), an entrée
and to complete the experience, a delectable dessert.
Special dietary requests are accommodated and a
private Champagne sabrage can also be arranged.
Reservations are required 48 hours in advance.
For those looking for a more casual end to their
day, nothing beats the ultra-luxe cabanas designed
by world-famous designer, Trina Turk. The colors
and patterns on Turk’s fabrics complement the
natural setting of the sun, sea and sky. A chaise
lounge with Turk’s signature throw pillows is the
ultimate invitation to relaxation. The cabanas come
equipped with a mini-fridge stocked with everything
from bottled water to Champagne (of course) and an
iPad personally loaded by Turk including her favorite
magazines, games and apps. Cabana guests can enjoy
personally delivered menu items from the resort’s
Perhaps the best way to end the day is to retire to
the bar, still enjoying the view through the enormous
picture windows. Sample delicious püpü (appetizers)
or savor a light meal. The superbly congenial beverage
manager boasts an entertaining story about the
invention of the Bloody Mary in 1934 at The St.
Regis’ King Cole Bar and Salon in New York. The
famous drink is given a local twist, appropriately
named the Aloha Mary, served in a glass rimmed
with guava wood smoked sea salt and served with sea
asparagus for garnish.
There’s no denying that The St. Regis Princeville
Resort is unmatched in being ceremoniously yours.
-By Mary Troy Johnston