If you flocked to the theaters over the weekend to peep the release of Snatched — that's Amy Schumer's new Mother's Day-friendly movie alongside Goldie Hawn, her first movie in 15 years — you laughed your way through some pretty epic comedy.
You also might have squinted at the "South American" filming locations, nominally Ecuador, and wondered — where is that?
Well, guess what? It's actually in America.
Indeed, Hawaii stars as Ecuador in the film.
And specifically, one luxury hotel lent its pool, bar, and other areas to the story: The Four Seasons Oahu, located on the island's southwest coast. (Fun fact: It's just adjacent — by merely steps — to Disney's Aulani resort!) Access it (no passport required) with a flight into Honolulu, followed by about a half-hour drive.
The bar at the hotel's seafood restaurant, Fish House, set the scene above. It's actually the place to go for enormous seafood towers and buckets of iced fresh catch (not to mention a serious version of a Bloody Mary, loaded up with spicy grilled shellfish and pickled veggies).
Here's the real-life view from the other side of the bar:
Now let's consider that infinity pool: It's actually the resort's grown-folks-only pool, located on the western side of the property, with endless ocean views.
Make like Amy and Goldie and try this on for size when your travels next take you to Hawaii:
The pool is also surrounded by posh, stocked cabanas that are favorites among Real Housewives.
Right, Shannon Beador?
As well, the hotel also has an insane, multi-story 35,000-square-foot spa, where such luxuries include traditional Hawaiian massage therapies, both indoors and out.
Plus, there's feng shui-inspired beauty from celeb stylist Billy Yamaguchi, and now the brand-new offering of painstakingly placed eyelash extensions from Kristin Wood, Hawaii's leading practitioner of the service.
You might call it a chance to keep your eyes camera ready, even when you've been through a lot on your travels (though not as much as Amy and Goldie's characters, we hope).
And now you know!
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