Hawaii

Hotels in Hawaii

On the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai is arguably one of the best hotels in Hawaii. It has large rooms with warm touches, a white-sand beach, and access to crystal-blue water. Several restaurants and bars, poolside lounges, and a spa set in the lush botanical garden round out the amenities. On Oahu, the Royal Hawaiian is set in a garden and has rooms with four-poster beds. In Maui, the remote Travaasa Hana consists of freestanding villas along a gently sloping cliff. On Lanai, the place to stay is the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Keole, while the St. Regis Princeville Resort is a spectacular palace on a steep cliff. If you're looking for even more adventure than afforded by the hotel's activity programs, consider Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, located on the Big Island. You can choose to stay in the rooms of this Hawaii hotel or just take one of their tours. Excursions include trekking up the side of Mauna Loa, stargazing, or rafting through caverns filled with fire lava tubes. Each tour is limited to 25 guests.

Just a short walk from the town of Kamuela, the Jacaranda Inn is located on the 1847 Parker Ranch, one of the largest cattle ranches in the nation.

Two isolated cottages sit on the eastern side of Molokai, a remote location that provides an abundance of quality “alone time.” Pauwalu and Pu’unana are the names of these green-and-white houses on the water’s edge, and each features interiors with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and simple, islan

A former oceanfront sugar plantation on the western side of Hawaii's "Garden Isle" is a perfect base-camp for travelers who want to explore Kauai's natural wonders, including the nearby Waimea Canyon and the geologically magnificent Na Pali Coast.

Meticulously restored 1901 Beaux-Arts property—the first hotel on Waikiki Beach—with an Old Hawaii vibe (afternoon tea is de rigueur), plus one of Waikiki's only beachfront spas.

“Perfect,” “heaven,” and “the best vacation of my life” are just a few ways guests describe this understatedly gorgeous, isolated resort where most of the 243 rooms, in low-rise bungalows, have ocean views.

Formerly the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

Contemporary, convention-friendly hotel with Hawaii's largest single-level swimming pool—plus a central location between the north and south shores.

The hotel, centrally located near shops and restaurants on the south shore, has 72 streamlined suites—all of which are 900 square feet, with soaking tubs and private lanais.

Pure Maui, a luxury travel agency, assists clients in planning customized vacations. The company has a selection of more than 25 private residences, ranging from an eight-bedroom estate on the beach to a bungalow with a private pool.

With direct access to Waikiki Beach, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach resort has a decidedly Hawaiian feel, from historic canoe art at the reception desk to a sitting room library stocked with Hawaiian literature and artifacts from the Bishop Museum.

Formerly Hotel Hana-Maui & Honua Spa

Unveiled in September 2009 after its conversion from a Starwood Luxury Collection property, this resort on Kauai’s North Shore borders two of Hawaii’s most famous golf courses (the Makai Golf Club and the Prince Course, which were both designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.).

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.

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.

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.