Hawaii is an incredibly popular destination for tourists, including families, those on a honeymoon, friends going on a relaxing vacation, and everything in between.Whether you are in Hawaii for business or pleasure, there are dozens of amazing hotels to choose from.

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1.The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
© The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a luxury resort favored by royalty, presidents, and stars, sitting on pristine white sand beach. Enjoy an Aloha Lei greeting and a welcome cool towel. There is internet access in public areas and guest rooms. Rooms receive complimentary water bottles at turndown, free lock-safe systems, in-room amenities for tea and coffee, flat-screen LCD TVs, phones, dressing tables, Toto washlets, hair dryers, bathrobes, slippers, luxury toiletries, dressing rooms, air conditioning, and more, with custom mini bars on request. The spa has nine private treatment rooms and dozens of treatments. Those who have time before check in or after check out can enjoy the hospitality suite. Guests have 24-hour access to the workout facilities at CHI Health & Fitness Center, the sauna, Jacuzzi, and the steam room. Use the beach-front swimming pool, the 800-foot-long beach, and the ability to rent water gear and interact with the resort’s dolphins. Your kids will enjoy the Keiki Club while you relax. There is also a resort shopping shuttle and business center with computers, twice daily maid service, intro surfing lessons plus stand-up paddleboard clinics, and daily papers. Grab tea or coffee in the lower lobby in the morning. Dine at one of five restaurants at the resort.

5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, HI, Phone: 808-739-8888

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2.Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
© Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort


The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort delivers Hawaiian hospitality with stunning ocean views and a location along Waikiki Beach. The 635 rooms and suites have air conditioning, direct-dial phones with voicemail, Wi-Fi internet access, plus LCD TVs along with your choice of ocean view or premium oceanfront rooms. Other standard amenities include coffeemakers, cable internet, fridges, lighted cosmetic mirrors, blackout drapes, and alarm/clock radios featuring MP3 players. Some also have balconies and upgraded rooms can add sofa beds, whirlpool baths, and access to the Voyager 47 Club. Enjoy cultural activities like learning to play the ukulele. Use the 24/7 fitness center, take advantage of valet parking, use self-laundry, swim in the pool or whirlpool, or book an appointment at the Waikiki Spa Resort. Visit the Reef Bar & Market Grill, for a fresh catch or enjoy a grill-your-own steak along the beach. Or just order a drink while you sit by the pool. The Kani Ka Pila Grille has Hawaiian music every night along with drinks and appetizers.

2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, Phone: 808-923-3111

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3.Travaasa Hana

Travaasa Hana
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Travaasa Hana used to be known as Hotel Hana Maui and sits on the eastern tip of Maui. Guests can opt for an a la carte experience or an inclusive one. Choose from an Ocean Bungalow, Garden Junior Suite, or Waikoloa Family Suites with amenities like outdoor and indoor seating areas, wet bars, complimentary welcome banana bread, a fridge with bottled water, ceiling fans plus panoramic sliding doors, and family-friendliness. Bungalows add in private lanais while the family suites add cable TVs, full kitchens, large dining areas, and coffee/tea. Inclusive experiences include “authentic Hawaiian pursuits” like making leis, playing the ukulele, throw net fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying local guides and gardens. The resort also has a pool with an amazing ocean view, outdoor yoga, and a spa for pampering and healing. Go on adventures like stand-up paddling, trail rides, or canoe adventures or have a culinary experience where you learn to make smoothies or cocktails. Fitness experiences include yoga, private boot camps, tennis, and coastal walks. Visit the Spa at Travaasa Hana or engage in guided meditation. Dine at the Preserve Kitchen + Bar in the open air for delicious food plus live hula and Hawaiian music.

5031 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI, Phone: 8808-248-8211

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4.Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
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Aulani is a Disney Resort & Spa perfect for families or anyone who wants to enjoy the magic of Disney. Standard Rooms come with flat-panel TVs, Blu-ray players, in-room safes, Wi-Fi, and Pack ‘n Play playard, iron with ironing board, iHome and charger dock, ceiling fan, private balcony or porch, small fridge, tea service, coffee maker, shower toiletries, robes, and tub/showers. Or consider a one-bedroom suite or Signature One- or Two-Bedroom Suite. There are also villas as studios or up to three bedrooms. Included with every stay at Aulani, you will find a range of activities for the whole family, including Mo’olelo Fire Pit Storytelling, a guided walking tour of the nature, a guided walking tour of the resort’s art collection, and access to the Pau Hana Room filled with games, crafts, and movies. Other included amenities include ‘Ukelele lessons, the two pools, the stream with tubing adventures, four whirlpool spas, the grotto, a splash zone, and a kids’ pool area plus beach access, Disney movie nights, a kids’ center, live entertainment, and more. Have a buffet meal at Makahiki, contemporary island cooking at ‘Ama’Ama, or something smaller at Ulu Café, the cocktail bar, pool bar, snack shop, shaved ice stand, and more.

92-1185 Ali’inui Drive, Kapolei, HI, Phone: 866-443-4763

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5.Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
© Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui


The Fairmont Kea Lani sits along the Wailea Coast and is the only luxury oceanfront resort in Hawaii that is all suites and villas. The one-bedroom suites have separate living and bedroom areas, full entertainment systems, two flat-screen TVs, oversized marble bathrooms, foyer pantry areas complete with microwaves and compact chillers, and large private lanais for outdoor lounging and dining. The villas can have two or three rooms with a full gourmet kitchen, dining area, two master bedrooms with their own oversized marble bathrooms, full entertainment systems, and private furnished courtyards with barbeque grills and plunge pools. Guests have access to three different swimming pools, including an adult-only one plus two activity pools linked together via a 140-foot waterslide in addition the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, a 24-hour fitness center with Inspire Your Energy wellness and fitness classes, a Kids Club, beach activities and watersports, and more. The spa has locally-inspired experiences that combine ancient Hawaiian tradition and Maui-sourced products. Get a drink in one of the four lounges, including Luana for music and cocktails. There is a gourmet bakery and deli, relaxed poolside fare, an extensive breakfast buffet, and the award-winning signature restaurant named Ko. There is also a children’s dining program.

4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI, Phone: 808-875-4100

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6.Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid
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This luxurious resort and spa sits on the majestic Kohala Coast with 32 acres of oceanfront property filled with lush tropical gardens, tranquil white sand beaches, a lagoon, and cascading waterfalls. There are a total of 540 spacious rooms and luxury suites. Consider an Executive Suite for amazing views, separate living rooms with French doors, queen sofa beds, extra half baths, and second writing desks. Or consider the 45 rooms and suites on the Fairmont Gold lounge with its evening canapes and deluxe breakfast. Guests can relax in the award-winning Spa or go for a dip in the oceanside pool which covers 10,000 square feet. There is a children’s program year-round so adults can have some alone time. You can also enjoy golfing, the tennis pavilion, the fitness center, and the beach club. Guests can also use the 24-hour fitness center, learn to make leis, go on a cultural hike, go stand-up paddle boarding, do Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling, go snorkeling, and more. In the evening, watch the sunset torch lighting ceremony followed by blowing the conch shell to the winds. There are six restaurants to choose from, including AAA Four Diamond dining at Brown’s Beach House, the buffet breakfast at Orchid Court, Norio’s Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, and Brown’s Deli.

1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, HI, Phone: 808-885-2000

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7.Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea
© Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea sits along Wailea Beach, perfect for exploring the island or staying on site. Stick to a Guest room with two queen beds or a king bed, customizable mattresses, a sofa bed in the king room, 600 square feet of space plus a lanai, and your choice of view. Or go with a small suite with 840 square feet plus a lanai, a king bed, and sofa bed. Large suites can be one or two bedrooms and have 1,400 square feet plus a lanai. There are also residential suites with three bedrooms and 4,000 or 7,200 square feet in addition to a lanai. Consider a club floor room for access to the club. There are no resort fees. The Four Seasons Maui offers an outrigger canoe program, golf courses, an adults-only infinity pool, three saltwater pools in total, complimentary cabanas throughout, the spa, a games room, daily complimentary activities, and two Nova’Pro tennis courts. For convenience, enjoy the Kids for All Seasons Program, the resort shuttle and car, tennis lessons, and complimentary intro scuba lessons. You can also enjoy full poolside beverage and food service, scooter snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboard yoga. Dine at the Beachwalk Café or one of the four restaurants and lounges.

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI, Phone: 808-874-8000

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8.Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
© Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai features 243 guest rooms plus suites, spread among intimate bungalows with two stories. Throughout the property, you will find native Hawaiian art, island-inspired décor, and open-air living spaces. 125 of the guestrooms have outdoor lava-rock garden showers and there are 51 luxurious suites and villas. All accommodations have Superclick wireless internet, KEF and Bose wireless Bluetooth speakers, 65 or 75-inch LED TVs, lightweight cotton yukata robes, Kawili bath amenities, hair dryers, personal illy espresso machines, Qi botanical tea, filtered water, in-room safes, and irons. There is twice-daily housekeeping service, including turndown with ice delivery, a beach tote to borrow, overnight shoeshine, and self-service washers and dryers. There is no shortage of water access at this resort with seven swimming pools, beach access, and five whirlpools. Enjoy 24-hour business services, standard wireless internet, activities for kids and teens, complimentary self-parking, a spa, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and a multilingual reception desk and concierge. Go on an adventure with one of the resort’s ambassadors, golf, or go shopping. Dine at one of the three Kona restaurants or the two oceanside lounges.

72-100 Ka’upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, Phone: 808-325-8000

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9.Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
© Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

On the sunny western coast of Oahu, you will find this Four Seasons Resort with 370 accommodations to choose from. Of these accommodations, 315 are guest rooms, 51 are suites, and 4 are specialty suites. Expect a coffee maker, tea set and kettle upon request, pre-set mood lighting, in-room laptop safe, Customizable Four Seasons Bed, down pillows and duvets, available orthopedic pillows, bedside reading lamps, hair dryers, scales, thick terry robes, lighted shaving and makeup mirrors, deluxe locally-inspired toiletries, at least 65-inch flat-screen HD TVs with on-demand options, Wi-Fi, multi-line phones with voicemail, bedside charging outlets, clock radio/alarm clocks, and automatic lighting. There is twice daily housekeeping, complimentary overnight shoeshine, and complimentary international papers. The resort has its own beach for water sports and sunbathing or enjoy the lively lagoons and pools. Go snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, or canoeing. The property has golf and tennis on-site along with the Spa that is ideal for relaxation. Let your kids enjoy the activities for teens and children, visit the fitness center, use the complimentary standard Wi-Fi, or go sailing and fishing from the marina. There are five restaurants and bars to choose from with choices like contemporary American, fresh seafood, and modern Italian.

92-1001 Olani Street, Kapolei, HI, Phone: 808-679-0079

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10.Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
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The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa sits surrounded by Poipu’s white sands and lush mountains. The 604 spacious rooms and suites have private lanais in the Hawaiian style, plush pillow-top beds, free Wi-Fi, complimentary refillable water bottles, and large flat-screen TVs. Suites have sitting areas, dining tables for four, private lanais, and wet bars. Guests are welcome to explore the property’s 50 acres of oceanfront property with lush gardens, pristine pools, open courtyards, and manicured lawns. Explore the multi-level pools with a lazy river, 150-foot waterslide, and seating nooks plus an adult-only area and cabanas. Get pampered at the resort’s open-air Anara Spa or play all 18 holes at the championship golf course. There is also a long list of outdoor activities on the property, including scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, zip-lining, and surfing. For some alone time, leave your kids at Camp Hyatt for a day of fun. Other amenities include a traditional Luau with entertainment, the 24-hour StayFit fitness center, hotel shops, lei making, ukulele lessons, laundry service, and dry cleaning. Get contemporary Hawaiian meals at the award-winning Tidepools or dine at Dondero’s, Ilima Terrace, Hale Nalu, or Stevenson’s Sushi & Spirits. Grand Club rooms get access to the private lounge with continental breakfast plus evening hors d’oeuvres.

1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI, Phone: 808-742-1234

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11.Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea
© Grand Wailea

The Grand Wailea resort delivers luxury for the guests to enjoy, including high-end amenities and private patios or balconies. Guest rooms also have mini-fridges, Wi-Fi, walk-in showers, tubs, and 55-inch HDTVs. Suites add spacious living areas with gorgeous views. Napua Tower is a private tower with dedicated concierge and check-in, two private lounges, and all the amenities of other accommodations. Or opt for a private, two-story villa, Ho’olei Villas, with private elevators, modern kitchens, private lanais with grills, laundry rooms, and dedicated concierges. Enjoy a Hawaiian Luau in the evening after a day of golfing, shopping, browsing art, or relaxing at Spa Grande. When you want a swim, try out the new 3-story Lava Tube slide, the 25,700-square-foot Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, or the adults-only 4,850-square-foot Hibiscus Pool made of mosaic tiles. Reserve a cabana or Lawn Casabella or head to Wailea Beach, steps away. Go on a kayak tour, botanical tour, cultural tour, scuba diving, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or do beach yoga. Those in Napua Tower get complimentary continental breakfast plus hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the evening. Get award-winning meal service at Humuhumunukunukuapu’a, a light meal at Bistro Molokini, breakfast at the Grand Dining Room Maui, or visit one of the other four dining and drink options.

3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI, Phone: 808-875-1234

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12.Halekulani

Halekulani
© Halekulani

Halekulani has a beachfront location and aims to give guests an oasis-like experience. There are 453 rooms and suites, each with a feel of spaciousness with contemporary conveniences and many with memory-making views of the ocean. All rooms include over 15 personalized amenities, glassed-in showers, soaking tubs, cotton robes, complimentary Wi-Fi, 50-inch flat-panel LCD HD TVs, twice daily housekeeping, in-room electronic safes, and welcome fruit bowls with specialty cookies. Suites can add living rooms, dining areas, wet bars, extra bathrooms, entertainment centers, full-size lanais, private entrance foyers, private butler service, and private patios. When you don’t feel like heading to the beach, stop by the heated pool for a dip in its space that is 82 feet long.. Or take the few steps to the beachfront, perfect for watching the daily surf demos. Get a Hawaiian or Polynesian treatment at SpaHalekulani. When you want a workout, you will find the most extensive equipment selection in the hotel’s fitness room. There is also a Business Center, along with a hospitality room designed for those who arrive prior to check-in. Dine at poolside during the day. Have a relaxed meal at House Without a Key, casual elegance at Orchids, or fine dining at La Mer.

2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, Phone: 844-873-9424

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13.Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
© Honua Kai Resort & Spa

The Honua Kai Resort and Spa is on Kaanapali North Beach and offers luxury studios as well as suites with one, two, or three bedrooms. You get the privacy of a condominium resort with luxury hotel services, such as housekeeping every other day, a full-service concierge, and check-ins at the front desk. All 600 accommodations have full gourmet kitchens featuring Bosch appliances, in-room washers and dryers, granite countertops, fine linens, flat-screen TVs, direct dial phones, safes, irons with ironing boards, and large lanais. Guests are welcome to make full use of the resort’s amenities, such as the aquatic playground and fitness center. Or visit Ho’ola Spa to get pampered. The full property is 38 acres of tropical beachfront. Get a meal at one of the two full-service restaurants, Aina Gourmet Market Café or Duke’s Beach House.

130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI, Phone: 855-718-5789

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14.Hotel Wailea

Hotel Wailea
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Hotel Wailea is an adults-only hotel with 72 one-bedroom suites and 15 tropical acres of land for an ultra-private experience. There is free Wi-Fi in the suites, by the pool, and in the lobby. Rooms also have Nespresso that is replenished daily, along with still and sparkling water. Use the in-suite phone to make unlimited toll-free and local calls. Expect 720 square feet with separate living and bedroom areas, deep soaking tubs, iHome alarm clock radios, double-sized sofa beds, flat-screen TVs, luxury linens, plush bathrobes, and private lanais complete with chairs and chaise lounges. The hotel has Tesla Model X house vehicles for guests to use along with beach valets at Wailea Beach. Other amenities include a 24-hour Fitness Studio complete with Technogym equipment and Peloton bikes, eco-friendly electric bicycles, laundry and dry cleaning, free magazines and newspapers via Foli, a concierge, and self or valet parking. Or you can utilize one of the cabanas furnished like a living room. There are daily resort activities, such as aerial yoga, full body fitness, morning yoga, and tropical mixology. Consider in-room spa services as well. Dine at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea to enjoy creative cuisine featuring local ingredients. Or have a private meal in the Treehouse.

555 Kaukahi Street, Wailea, Maui, HI, Phone: 808-874-0500

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15.Kaua’i Marriot Resort

Kaua’i Marriot Resort
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The Kaua’i Marriot Resort delivers beachside fun and captivating sunsets in a luxury hotel with modern rooms and top-tier amenities. There are 345 guest rooms plus 11 suites to choose form, all of which, robes, slippers, air conditioning, living/sitting areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, pillow-top mattresses, tub/shower combos, bath amenities from Bath and Body Works, hair dryers, irons, alarm clocks, safes, coffee makers, mini-fridges, phones with voicemail, and at least 25-inch TVs. Some rooms also have balconies and ocean views. Make use of the heated outdoor pool that is family-friendly and among the largest in the state. Or get a beauty treatment or massage at the Alexander Day Spa & Salon. Keep up with your exercise plan with the 24-hour fitness center while the 24-hour business center lets you stay connected, as does the Wi-Fi in public areas. Use the property’s Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. The hotel has a free shuttle to the airport for convenience. There are five restaurants and bars to choose from, including international, Japanese, American, and Italian dishes. Monday nights feature the Hawaii Alive Luau. Opt for buffet breakfast or use the convenience store and BBQ/picnic areas.

3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI, Phone: 808-245-5050

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16.Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po’ipu Beach

Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po’ipu Beach
© Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po’ipu Beach


Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort has 121 luxurious guestrooms with modern furniture that uses the sea as its inspiration. Accommodations have touches like Serta “Presidential Suite Pillow Top” mattresses, custom Frette linens, FRESH bath products, custom robes, custom bath linens, individually-controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, irons, in-room safes, flat-screen HD TVs featuring streaming services, work spaces with chairs, Nespresso espresso machines, marble showers featuring dual shower heads, and branded flip flops. Or choose a room with a private lanai, extra space, a deep soak tub and TV in the master bathroom or a living area with sofas and marble guest baths. The Spa at Ko’a Kea focuses on indigenous, natural ingredients with a couple’s suite, candlelit treatment rooms, and an outdoor seaside cabana for another treatment area. Put the tropical pool with its panoramic ocean views to good use or use the lava rock hot tub. There are also outdoor fire pits with oversized Adirondack chairs, a fitness studio, and an Onsite Hoku Watersports hut for equipment rentals. Choose to enjoy a locally-sourced meal at the award-winning Red Salt, where you can find a sushi bar on select nights. Or enjoy snacks, lunch, and cocktails at the Poolside Bar & Grill.

2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI, Phone: 877-276-0768

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17.Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
© Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows


Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers a range of accommodation options, complete with Pacific Ocean views or those of the tropical gardens. Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome lei and fresh tropical beverage. Rooms feature amenities like coffeemakers, tea, Kona coffee, newspapers, bathrobes, fridges, irons, 47 to 60-inch HD TVs, safes, and daily maid service. Cribs are available for request. Choose to stay in a luxury bungalow instead with 2,700 square feet inside plus 1,300 square feet in an outdoor lanai with BBQ, private pool, and Jacuzzi. Other bungalow amenities include custom carved headboards, two master baths, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems that include 65-inch LED HD TVs. Guests are welcome to use the guest laundry room or take advantage of the shuttle service throughout the resort. There is parking on site as well as internet. Enjoy hula lessons, a jogger’s amenities station, bikes for use on the resort, educational turtle and fish feeding tours, historic tours of the petroglyphs, Hawaiian weaving classes, floral lei making classes, ukulele lessons, Twilight at Kalahuipua’a, and sand volleyball. The property has two golf courses, the Mauna Lani Spa & Salon, the Tennis Club, and the Sports & Fitness Club. There is a kids’ camp year-round. Choose from at least four dining options.

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI, Phone: 808-885-6622

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18.Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay
© Montage Kapalua Bay


The Montage Kapalua Bay sits on 24 acres of gorgeous land that lets visitors enjoy authentic culture and genuine island hospitality. There are 50 residential-style accommodations and six grand residential-style accommodations. Choose from one, two, or three bedrooms and a garden or ocean view, with four-bedroom premier accommodations available. All have lawn access, private furnished lanais, in-residence laundry, separate living rooms, plush Turkish cotton robes, separate zone temperature controls, Antica Farmacista bath products, DirecTVs with DVRs, and a full gourmet kitchen. You can also select accommodations with deep soaking tubs, walk-in closets, and private underground parking. The property sits on 24 beachfront acres of land. Relax in the full-service Spa Montage. Use the resort’s pool, rent a day bed, or take advantage of the Beach Crew for towels and beach chairs. Visit the Kapalua Bay golf course, play tennis, go on a hike, go on a food and wine tour or a snorkel tour, go horseback riding, go sport fishing, zipline, attend a luau, or go on a catamaran or helicopter. In addition to private dining at Cliff House and in-residence dining, you can enjoy a Hawaiian meal at Cane & Canoe, something light at Hana Hou Bar, or get a snack or souvenir at Mahana Market.

1 Bay Drive, Lahaina, HI, Phone: 808-662-6600

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19.St. Regis Princeville

St. Regis Princeville
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The St. Regis Princeville prides itself on delivering unparalleled sophistication and luxury within Princeville at Hanalei. Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome refreshment and a lei greeting. Rooms have free access to Press Reader, high-speed internet, domestic long distance and local calls, two queen or one king bed, marble bathrooms with double vanities, home theatre systems, 42- and 52-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, iPOD sound docks, Remede bath amenities, hair dryers, irons, complimentary bottled water, safes, mini-fridges, evening turndown service, and transparent glass reveals that you control electronically. Some rooms have terraces and seating areas. Suites can also include whirlpool tubs, foyer entrees, formal dining areas, spacious living areas, full kitchens, and separate butler’s entrances. There are daily cultural experiences, daily fitness classes, and daily sabering classes plus discounted golf at the Princeville Makai Golf Club with preferred tea time. The on-site spa has more than 10,000 square feet with 12 treatment rooms, including a VIP room and couple’s room. There is a 24-hour athletic center with state-of-the-art equipment and hair and nail salon. Enjoy sophisticated casual dining at Makana Terrace, light Hawaiian meals at Nalu Kai Grill and Bar, elegance at the Kauai Grill, coffee at the Napali Café, or a drink at the St. Regis Bar.

5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kaua’i, HI, Phone: 808-826-9644

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20.The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu
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The Modern Honolulu is the only full-service lifestyle hotel in Honolulu. Every room and suite has custom fabrics on custom-designed furniture, custom teak sliding window screens, and custom light fixtures plus bathrooms featuring glass-enclosed showers (with tubs optional), Terrazzo counters, and Teak louvers for natural light. Other amenities include 46-inch LCD TVs with cable, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, data port connections, Keurig coffeemakers, tea kettles, 24-hour room service, robes, slippers, and safes. Take a dip in the Sunrise Pool or Sunset Pool, visit the fitness center with cardio and strength equipment plus state-of-the-art entertainment, easily-accessible running options, and yoga classes. LATHER Spa has body treatments and massages using LATHER products. Try a signature dish from The Grove and Passageway which is open for every meal and has signature cocktails and curated wines. Or visit the MODERN Players Club at Sunset Beach, an outdoor bar.

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, Phone: 808-450-3396

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21.The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
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The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a secluded resort in Maui with luxury amenities for guests to enjoy. There are 463 rooms and suites with island-inspired vibrant décor, dark wood floors, and marble bathrooms. All rooms have furnished balconies and marble bathrooms, with some also offering separate soaking tubs, Club Level Access, separate living rooms featuring sofa beds, an extra outdoor lanai balcony, and/or a private dining room. During your stay, you get to make use of the two golf courses and locally-inspired spa. Or just explore the 54 acres of land that includes the Honokahua Preservation Site, a sacred site. Between the property itself and immediately adjacent areas, you can use the basketball or tennis courts, surf, go boogie boarding, kayak, sail, swim, go stand-up paddling, or go outrigger canoeing. The Ambassadors of the Environment Program lets you watch whales, hike, and snorkel. The resort shuttle can take you to nearby areas. There are six restaurants to select from when it comes time for a meal, all with local sustainable ingredients. Options include the farm-to-fork Banyan Tree, the breakfast-only Ulana, and the Burger Shack.

1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, HI, Phone: 808-669-6200

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22.The Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian
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The Royal Hawaiian has been serving guests since 1927, developing a rich history along with its natural island beauty. Receive a fresh flower lei upon arrival and in your room, find high-speed internet, Malie Organics bath amenities, an LCD TV, and more. You can add more amenities, such as food, beverages, and floral arrangements or choose a room with a private balcony featuring a table and chairs or a larger suite. Enjoy hotel amenities like 24-hour room service, pool and beach service, multi-lingual staff, wireless internet in public areas and rooms, dry cleaning, laundry, Japanese concierge, currency exchange, florist, doctors-on-call, and valet parking. The Young Guest Program includes children’s menus, children’s TV programming, and booster seats. Everyone can enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi, Kipsu 2-way messaging, and live Hawaiian entertainment. Make use of the in-house day spa and salon and the Starwood shuttle bus. Have a casual bite at the outdoor Mai Tai Bar, an upscale meal at Surf Lanai or Azure Restaurant & Bar, or enjoy the Aha’aina Luau. You can also grab a bite at the Royal Hawaiian Bakery.

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, Phone: 808-923-7311

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23.Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort
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The Turtle Bay Resort sits on a majestic outcropping for panoramic views of the shore on 800 acres of land. The main hotel rooms all have air conditioning, Keurig coffeemakers, mini-fridges, Beats Pill speakers, blow dryers, irons, ironing boards, phones with free local calls, private bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, 40-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with cable, sitting areas, smoke detectors, and electronic safes. Those who want extra room should consider an Ocean Villa with a private pool and Jacuzzi, barbecue area, courtyard, and gated parking lot. There are also beach cottages and Vista Level floors with a dedicated VIP concierge, North Shore breakfast bites, beach towels, slippers, plush robes, spa bath products, all-day snorkel usage, and express seating. Guests are welcome to attend salsa nights, trivia nights, karaoke nights, and Kanikapila “open jam sessions” at Surfer, The Bar plus nightly live entertainment at The Point: Sunset & Pool Bar and local live music plus DJs on weekends. There is also a coffeeshop, concierge, ATM, beauty and nail salon, gift shop, luggage hold, safety deposit box, stable, and the ability to sign out a GoPro for free. Enjoy the fitness center, rental bikes, fishing, horseback riding, moped rentals, kayaking, tennis, fitness classes, golfing, pools, and running/hiking trails. The property has six restaurants and bars, plus the lobby lounge and luaus.

57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI, Phone: 808-293-6000

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24.Andaz Maui at Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea
© Andaz Maui at Wailea


Andaz Maui sits on 15 acres of beachfront property, letting you get in the island spirit. Enjoy a room with a tropical view so you never forget where you are staying. There are 300 rooms to choose from, including luxurious rooms, suites, and villas. There are even 10 villas with multiple rooms and private plunge pools. All rooms have minibars that are restocked daily with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks plus private balconies. Choose a room with a view or one of 35 suites. Guests get direct access to the Mokapu Beach. The hotel provides easy access to the Pacific’s turquoise waters and one of four cascading infinity pool. You can also take hula lessons or learn how to weave coconuts. Get pampered at the oceanfront Awili Spa & Salon, complete with full salon services, massages, and a tranquility pool. The property also has Kayak tours, sunset yoga, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. During the Feast at Mokapu, enjoy cocktails and an authentic meal in the ‘ohana style. There are four different restaurants and bars to sample authentic island cuisine, including Ka’ana Kitchen’s Bitters & Bites tasting and chef’s table. Upon arrival, receive a complimentary welcome beverage. Or get something at the 24-hour grab-and-go Mokapu Market.

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI, Phone: 808-573-1234

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