In few places are the contrasts as bold as on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here, crystal waters crash against a shore of black lava and white coral. Lush rain forests dotted by 400-foot waterfalls lie only miles from the barren molten landscape created by the daily eruptions of Kilauea. Such raw beauty is the dramatic backdrop for the 539-room Orchid at Mauna Lani, formerly the Ritz-Carlton Mauna Lani and a member of ITT Sheraton's Luxury Collection since last March.
At the Kohala Coast