Best Breakfasts in Bed
The Breakfast: A traditional Polynesian morning meal is delivered by canoe to your over-water bungalow. The highlight: poisson cru—a famed local dish that mixes raw, superior-quality red tuna, coconut milk, and chopped fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Just-baked pastries and tropical-fruit salad in a ginger-lemongrass broth counter the pert brininess of the poisson. Breakfast here is served with great ceremony: attendants arrive bearing flower necklaces and playing ukuleles, and before you eat, your table is adorned with fragrant local frangipani blossoms.
The Bed: Although over-water bungalows are the most luxurious lodgings at the Four Seasons, the hotel has 121 different rooms scattered along the beachside and lagoon of its motu (small private islet). Walls throughout are made of volcanic stone, roofs are palm-thatched, and interiors are decorated with teak and merbau-timber furnishings. All have extraordinary views over the turquoise-blue, coral-filled South Pacific, as well as the majestic black-rock peaks of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia.