Staying in an inn is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii without sacrificing any creature comforts. You can find an inn or bed and breakfast in a remote area of the state for privacy and the chance to connect with nature or opt for one that is closer to a major city for easy access to attractions. The range of options on the islands mean that you can find an inn with as many amenities as you need and in whichever type of style you prefer.

1. Holualoa Inn

Holualoa Inn
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This inn is within the Kona Coffee Belt, giving you access to fresh caffeinated beverages and beautiful scenery. There are four guest rooms, two suites, and a historic cottage, each with its own style. Common amenities include private baths, sitting areas, and original artwork. They also have Turkish Casarovea bath towels, luxurious bed linens, down pillows and comforters, daily housekeeping, hair dryers, ceiling fans, iPod docking stations with clock radios, high-speed wireless internet, pocket flashlights for walks at night, Island Style Noa Noa fleece socks and cotton robes, handmade coconut or lavender oil lemongrass soaps, irons with ironing boards, EO shampoos and conditioners, luggage racks, filter water carafes, beach towels, and air dry racks. You can also rent the entire house for a group of up to twelve people.

There are private nooks, gazebos, and verandas to make the most of the gorgeous weather and scenery plus ocean views. Go outside and visit the walking trails or the immaculate gardens. Enjoy the fireplace, dining room, living room, fireplace, kitchenette, BBQ, piano, TV with DVDs, hot tub, and swimming pool. The breakfast is made using ingredients right from the property and estate-brewed Kona coffee. In the afternoon, you can enjoy homemade sweets.

76-5932 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI, Phone: 808-324-1121

2. Garden Island Inn Hotel at Kalapaki Beach

Garden Island Inn Hotel at Kalapaki Beach
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The rooms at the Garden Island Inn are hand-painted and in the island style, or you can choose to stay in a suite or condo. There are twenty-one rooms and suites, all with original artwork, air conditioning, ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, DVDs, fresh cut tropical flowers, and kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, small sinks, and kitchenware. Two rooms also have private lanais featuring partial mountain and ocean views. Guests can choose from a room with a queen bed, two twin beds, a queen and a twin, or a queen and two twins in a handicap room. Suites can also have a king bed by itself or with a queen or three twins. The Hale Kalapaki Vacation Condo is a duplex with 1.5 baths, two bedrooms, and a full kitchen.

The inn staff can give you plenty of advice along with beach chairs, snorkel sets, fins, beach towels, golf clubs, coolers, DVDs, and boogie boards to borrow. The inn also has wireless internet so you can stay connected if you want, and there is free parking. Those in condos also have access to outdoor kitchen facilities, a Weber BBQ, pool, and hilltop tennis court. More Hawaii beaches

3445 Wilcox Road, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI, Phone: 800-648-0154

3. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Mermaid Dreams Bed & Breakfast

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Mermaid Dreams Bed & Breakfast
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Right in the Kona coffee belt, Mermaid Dreams provides an escape in Hawaii that is truly perfect for romance, personal retreats, connecting with nature, adventure, or getting in touch with your inner mermaid. There are five bedrooms in the bed and breakfast surrounded by luscious gardens. There is wireless internet throughout the property, but the inn encourages relaxation and connecting with nature. Every room also has a private bathroom and bathrobe with double occupancy.

The common living area has a cable TV and a DVD player. The property is located near Kaawaloa Trailhead, which leads to Kealakekua Bay’s protected reef, making it a 1.5-mile hike to reach the ocean. To make life easier, the inn has plenty of beach gear, boogie boards, snorkel gear, and towels for guests to borrow. You can also rent a mermaid tail and get private coaching or walk through the orchid garden. There are aquatic healing sessions available. The included breakfast changes daily and can accommodate dietary restrictions. It includes 100 percent Kona coffee, tea, a smoothie and tropical juice bar, high-quality granola, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, toast and local jams and honey, bagels, English muffins, and at least one warm entrée.

81-1031 Keopuka Mauka Road, Kealakekua, HI, Phone: 808-649-9911

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4. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Halana Vacation Rental Collection

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Halana Vacation Rental Collection
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Instead of a traditional inn, the Halana Collection is a group of private, unique vacation rentals spread out over 60 acres of tropical rain forest. Halana Hale has five bedrooms, each of which has a private bath. Hauoli Hale has two baths and three bedrooms plus wheelchair access. Halakea Hale has two bedrooms, a shared bath, and wheelchair access. You can typically book an entire Hale or the rooms individually.

The amenities vary slightly based on the rental property, but you should expect things like irons and ironing boards, cable TVs, a library of books, games, high-speed wireless internet, CD players, DVD players, fireplaces or wood stoves, hair dryers, and space heaters. There are also fresh flowers and private hot tubs. Common areas in Halana Hale include the Great Room, Dining Room, deck, kitchen, and Family Room. Hauoli Hale guests can relax in the living room, dining room, front deck, back deck, or kitchen. Halakea Hale also has a living room and dining area, deck, and kitchen.

19-4789 Amaumau Road, Volcano, HI, Phone: 808-854-7654

5. Romantic Resorts in Hawaii: Paradise Bay Resort

Romantic Resorts in Hawaii: Paradise Bay Resort
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Paradise Bay Resort truly puts you in the middle of paradise in Oahu surrounded by Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountain Range. Its location on the rural peninsula of Wailau Point gives you a residential experience in a boutique hotel right on the waterfront. Every guest room has a full kitchen or a kitchenette and the majority of suites also have private covered lanais complete with panoramic views of the mountains and ocean. Rooms also have flat-screen TVs with cable, sitting areas, hairdryers, wood flooring, ceiling fans, air conditioning, iPod docking stations, fridges, microwaves, cook tops, kitchenware, and coffeemakers.

When you aren’t in the mood to walk the few steps to the beach, you can relax in the pool on a floating dock. You can also have a massage on your private lanai or in your suite. The staff can assist you with planning activities and making reservations for things such as buffet dinners, fire knife shows, and more. With the minimal daily resort fee, you also get access to the outdoor whirlpool and pool, fitness center, floating docks, BBQ rental, rentals for snorkel and kayak equipment, a safe access, beach towels, wireless internet, deluxe continental breakfast, and the guest laundry room.

47-039 Lihikai Drive, Kaneohe, HI, Phone: 808-239-5711

6. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Marjorie's Kaua'i Inn

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Marjorie's Kaua'i Inn
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This bed and breakfast was built to maximize privacy for guests with private lanais attached to all the rooms, complete with panoramic views of Lawai Valley, the Valley of Compassion. There are three rooms in the Kauai Style with private baths and private entrances along with coffee makers and mini fridges. Some also have full-size couches in addition to queen-sized beds, private hot tubs, and private gazebos.

The inn has 1.2 acres filled with tropical flowers and plants along with birds and other wildlife. Guests can use the washer and dryer on site, borrow beach fins and masks, use the hot tub, swim in the 50-foot saltwater pool, or use the barbeque. The inn is just ten minutes from Po’ipu Beach and five from Old Koloa Town. Breakfast is always included in your stay, which is fresh and made from local ingredients, including those right from the inn’s property whenever possible. The menu varies seasonally but can include things like frittatas, quiche, French toast, and hot cereal in addition to fresh juice and delicious fruit.

P.O. Box 866 Lawai, Kauai, HI, Phone: 808-332-8838

7. Fern Grotto Inn Kauai Cottages

Fern Grotto Inn Kauai Cottages
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Fern Grotto Inn aims to give guests access to Hawaii as it has always been: peaceful, romantic, and lush. The inn features old-style plantation cottages with modern amenities mixed with island-inspired furnishings. Ohana House is great for families, as it comes with air conditioning, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a full kitchen and room for six adults. The Coco Cottage sleeps three guests with air conditioning, a kitchen, and a private yard. The River Cottage is ideal for honeymoons with a queen four-poster bed, air conditioning, a small lanai, a full kitchen, and extra privacy. The Garden Cottage sleeps two in a king bed and has a kitchenette, river views, and air conditioning. The two Canal Cottages are studios with room for two and a full kitchenette. One of these cottages also has a private lanai.

Explore the private garden and enjoy fresh fruit like mangoes and star fruit right from the trees. The inn is only a block from the beach and a few minutes from numerous shops, restaurants, and stores. The inn has bikes and a two-person kayak for guests to borrow while exploring the area. Some of the cottages also have dining tables, breakfast bars, lounge chairs, outdoor dining, and BBQ gas grills. All cottages have wireless internet, and there is a washer and dryer available for free.

4561 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, HI, Phone: 808-821-9836

8. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Kona Hawaii Guest House

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Kona Hawaii Guest House
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This guesthouse is a few short miles from Keauhou Bay, giving guests easy access to the beach, restaurants, historic locations, shore diving, snorkeling, and more. Each of the four studios is lockable and has private access and its own bathroom. They all have cooking utensils and electric or gas stoves along with fruit displays, free drinks, fresh towels, king-sized beds, futon double couches, 1800 thread count sheets, wireless internet, ceiling fans, and plenty of serenity. Some rooms can also be combined with each other and/or the central room with its living room, kitchen, and couch futon bed.

When you arrive at the Guest House, you will receive a complimentary drink and get a tour of the property. At an elevation of 800 feet, the deck has great views of the sunset and ocean. The grounds feature tropical herbs and fruits that you can pick or get in a package. There is also homemade jam, jelly, ice cream, and local honey and plenty of wildlife. There is a clothing-optional dipping and wading pool and a hot tub as well. Free parking is available, and guests can take advantage of the micro spa in their room or by the pool. Available packages can add fruit, breakfast, and more.

77-362 Paulina Place, Kailua Kona, HI, Phone: 808-557-1420

9. Hale Ho'ola Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast

Hale Ho'ola Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast is a plantation style home surrounded by Kona coffee farms and tropical gardens. Many rooms have private lanais for romance and excellent scenery with a touch of privacy. Couples will appreciate the Plumeria Suite with its queen size bed, private lanai, and private bathroom. The Hibiscus Suite has similar amenities while the Palm Suite adds a second queen size bed and a refrigerator, making it perfect for families.

The oversized lanai is ideal for gazing out at the ocean waters. All rooms have wireless internet access so you don’t have to lose the comforts of home. The common sitting room is perfect for relaxing, reading, and getting to know other guests. Go outside to enjoy the fruit and flower gardens. You can also meet the other guests for breakfast in the morning on the oversized lanai for a delicious meal.

85-4577 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook, HI, Phone: 808-328-9117

10. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Hana By The Sea

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Hana By The Sea
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These Hana Oceanfront Cottages are an elegant ocean side hideaway for seclusion and serenity. The rooms are designed to sleep two guests, making them perfect for romantic getaways. The Hamoa Beach Cottage is less than 50 feet from the water and has amazing views from a private lanai along with a kitchen, bedroom, and living room. The Hamoa Beach Villa is more spacious with 1,000 square feet of interior room complete with a 400 square foot lanai, skylights, and high ceilings. It also features a living room, bar area, kitchen, and bedroom overlooking a banana grove.

Both accommodations have cable TVs with DVD players, private phones, high speed wireless internet, ceiling fans, oceanfront dining tables, and fresh flowers. The kitchens are fully equipped with gourmet amenities. Just outside the doors of the cottages, you will find plenty of areas to relax on the beach, swim, snorkel, boogie board, or body surf. Guests have access to laundry facilities, books, DVDs, games, post cards, an outdoor gas BBQ, romantic tiki torch lighting, binoculars, and exotic tropical gardens. Opportunities for hiking are just steps away. There are also beach supplies like insect repellent, sunscreen, coolers, boogie boards, beach chairs, and beach towels.

522 Haneo’o Road, Hana, HI, Phone: 808-248-7558

11. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Hale Huanani Bed and Breakfast

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Hale Huanani Bed and Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast is in a quiet residential neighborhood just a five-minute drive to either the Keawakapu Beach or shopping. There are three accommodations to choose from. Niu studio features a large closet, private bathroom, large shower, kitchenette, a king or two twins, HD TV with DVR, DVD/Blu-ray player, wireless internet, and gas BBQ grill. Mai’a Studio is similar but with a queen bed. The Manako Cottage takes comfort to the next level with a bedroom featuring a queen bed, a bathroom, a private lanai featuring a grill, a driveway, a fully-stocked kitchen featuring an oven and stove, a washer and dryer, and unlimited Netflix in addition to the studio amenities.

Guests of this bed and breakfast can borrow beach mats, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach bags, snorkeling equipment, umbrellas, coolers, and more. There is also access to laundry facilities. The property has more than half an acre of lush tropical vegetation for guests to explore, including fruit trees from which you are welcome to pick fresh fruit. Breakfast features muffins or bread and fruit right outside your studio along with juice and coffee in the studio.

808 Kupulau Drive, Kihei, HI, Phone: 877-423-6284

12. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Old Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Old Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast is on the Big Island, giving guests a tropical paradise with plenty of charm. It is a short drive to downtown or the airport along with the coastline and Volcano National Park. The three rooms are by the rear of the building and have private entrances. Rooms have body wash and shampoo, hairdryers, and wireless internet. Some also have two-person showers, oversized sunken bathtubs, and large closets.

Guests can relax on the spacious covered lanai that has comfortable chairs as well as a table with chairs, making it perfect for savoring a meal. Guests are invited to use the refrigerator and microwave. There are umbrellas and beach towels available and a give and take library. Breakfast is served on the lanai and features fresh fruit, fruit smoothies, tea or coffee, homemade pastries and bread, yogurt, and hard-boiled eggs. You can also enjoy this meal in your room or packed to go.

1492 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, HI, Phone: 808-961-2816

13. Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed and Breakfast

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed and Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast received the honor of the Most Romantic Hideaway Award and for good reason; the location is private and secluded, making it ideal for honeymooners, families, business trips, or special occasions. Guests can use their private lanai to watch the sunrise. Deluxe Studio rooms have twin, king, or queen beds, private entrances, kitchenettes, and private bathrooms. The Peacock Suite has a bath and spa, private entrance, queen canopy bed, private outdoor whirlpool spa, garden view, and large lanai along with a single-person sleeper sofa. The units can all interconnect inside for groups.

The inn is just five minutes from the town of Kailua and about a half hour from Waikiki, Honolulu. You can go on an amazing hike starting right behind the bed and breakfast. You will also be quite close to opportunities for horseback riding, golf, skydiving, parasailing, and more. The suits share a deck, and there is an outdoor shower area. The inn also has free wireless internet, a library, beach items, CD player, ceiling fans, ironing boards, hair dryers, and coolers. Each unit is stocked with fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, tea, coffee, pastries, and other items for breakfast.

1369 Mokolea Drive, Kailua, HI, Phone: 877-443-3299

14. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls is very close to the falls, giving guests easy access to gorgeous scenery. There are guest rooms in the Residence and Harmony with two single-family homes available as well. All rooms have private bathrooms with marble, soaps, shampoo, and toiletries. Most also have private sitting areas and private balconies. You can also choose one with a writing desk, end tables, king size bed, ocean views, sitting room with a fireplace and leather furniture, large screen TV, views of the waterfall, a walk-in shower, wet bar, coffee maker, and fridge.

The single-family homes also have living rooms, dining rooms, and room for more guests. You are welcome to use the kayaks and paddle boards by the large pond at the bottom of the waterfall, and there are massage services available. Of course, you can also just go swimming at the Kulaniapia Pond, which is 50 feet deep and therefore requires good swimming skills. When you arrive, you will find Private Label Macadamia nuts, fresh fruit, and fresh flowers in your room. The full breakfast includes the inn’s signature macadamia nut waffles.

P.O. Box 646, Hilo, Hawaii, Phone: 808-935-6789

15. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Volcano Rainforest Retreat Bed & Breakfast
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Just a few short miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Rainforest Retreat has casually elegant lodging. The retreat is divided into four private guest cottages surrounded by native Hawaiian rain forest and giant tree ferns. The accommodations have rich wood interiors, floor to ceiling windows, and private hot tubs. Other amenities include a delicious breakfast, 100 percent Kona coffee, small refrigerators, gas fireplaces, private bathrooms, private decks, robes, slippers, hair dryers, irons with ironing boards, whirlpool hot tubs, soaking tubs, DVD players, access to DVDs and CDs, wine glasses, bottle openers, iPod docks with alarm clocks, flashlights, headlamps, and safes. Some rooms also have kitchenettes.

Massage services are available in the serene grounds. Breakfast is delivered in a basket the afternoon before, filled with island orchids, fresh fruit, and fresh baked goods. The cottages are stocked with hardboiled or fresh eggs, crustless quiche, homemade granola, local honey, soy/rice and regular milk, assorted spreads, peanut butter, local jams, cream cheese, tea, and Kona coffee.

11-3832 Twelfth Street, Volcano, Hawaii, Phone: 800-550-8696

16. Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Volcano Forest Inn

Romantic Getaways in Hawaii: Volcano Forest Inn
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The Volcano Forest Inn is on Hawaii’s Big Island in the heart of Volcano Village, giving guests easy access to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The four spacious guest rooms each have thick curtains, full walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and private bathrooms with soft rainwater, granite countertops, baths, and showers. There are also private decks in every room with rainforest views plus a mini fridge. Rooms have a single king bed to sleep two people or two queens to sleep four along with ceiling fans to keep the room at the perfect temperature.

The inn features cable TV, a dining room, and wireless internet access. The property itself spans five tropical acres of land with plenty of space for guests to explore. In the morning, guests can enjoy a light continental breakfast and Volcano Forest Coffee grown right on the estate.

19-4034 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI, Phone: 800-481-0450

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