Yes, it's a St. Regis. Yes, it's a luxury resort. But what makes it special? The view! The view of the Na Pali coast from the glass-enclosed lobby is just incredible. I got a partial ocean room view on the second floor which was close to the pool and I could see the beach and the bay from the window. Service is impeccable. The only "complaints"? Not really, but I had stayed at the same property years ago, before the renovation. There was a swim-up bar with metal stools in the pool (the bar stools were underwater), but they got rid of it with renovation. There's still a decent poolside bar though, but no longer a swim-up bar. Also, my room does not have a balcony or lanai, which is usually among Hawaiian resorts. Otherwise, the resort is perfect, or as perfect as any resort can be.