Hawaii

Hotels in Hawaii

No amusement park necessary at this resort: the fun is in the breathtaking Hawaiian backdrop of lush rainforests and turquoise lagoons. Like all Disney ventures, guests of all ages are well-attended and entertained.

Bordered by black volcanic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay is among the most affordable, family-friendly resorts on the Kona Coast.

Kaanapali's first resort claims Maui's best ocean setting. And that means beach activities from morning dives to astronomer-led stargazing.

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Oahu classic—fresh from a three-year, $52 million renovation—with thoughtful in-room details (Egyptian-cotton linens; chenille robes; oversize rainfall showerheads). This 1964 colossus benefits from having about it a whiff of retro glamour.

Based in the center of Haleiwa, this real estate company has a modest listing of rental properties scattered along the famous North Shore of Oahu. All condos, cottages, and villas are located on or near the beach, usually within a few hundred feet.

Turtle Bay is one of the most prized resorts on Oahu’s North Shore thanks to Pacific Ocean views and access to championship golf courses, and the Estates gives people the opportunity to live there.

Tucked among the ohia trees and huge ferns of a mountain rainforest, the extensive woodwork and windows of the Bamboo Guest House, Guest Cottage, Forest House, and Sanctuary enhance the one-with-nature aesthetic.

On Maui’s southwest shore, a sprawling 40-acre resort with a 2,000-foot lazy-river pool and the largest spa in Hawaii. Art Highlight: Seventeen bronze sculptures by Fernand Léger, one of the largest collections outside the Musée National Fernand Léger, in Biot, France.

343-room eco-friendly hotel and five bungalows constructed on a 16th-century lava flow, currently the nesting ground for endangered sea turtles thanks to the hotel's rehabilitation program.

With its arrival in 2009, the 121-room Koa Kea Resort made a splash on the area’s beloved Poipu Beach.

At the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, director of astronomy Eddie Mahoney ushers couples to the rooftop, where a 16-inch reflector telescope is set up next to strawberries and Château Michelle champagne.

Situated along the Hamakua Coast, this small bed-and-breakfast is housed in the former residence of a sugar plantation superintendent. Built in 1932, the secluded house is surrounded by a lanai with hammocks, a tropical garden filled with fruit trees, and a gazebo overlooking the ocean below.