Hawaii

Hotels in Hawaii

For a sprawling resort, the Westin Ka’anapali manages to exude calm. This is in part due to the lone (though large) pool—a marked contrast to the aqua-playground of sister property the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

Surrounded by 60-year-old botanical gardens and just a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this property makes use of a circa-1931 home and outbuildings.

Along with spectacular views of natural blue Pacific and Diamond Head, the hotel showed its eco-commitment with heat pumps and exchangers to recover waste heat for hot water (which saves 50% in gas usage), as well as low-flow toilets.

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, a 351-room resort, shares 1,839 acres of white sand, palm trees, and lava-rock outcroppings with its sister hotel the Mauna Kea.

A recipient of the 2009 Hale Aina Award from Honolulu Magazine, Kilauea Lodge in Volcano lies only a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

All the classic resort amenities, plus koi ponds, old-growth banyan trees, and other authentic Hawaiian details are par of this mahogany-and-rattan chic property on Maui's ruggedly beautiful south shore. The luau here is one of the island's most authentic.

Located on the North Shore of Kauai, the Hanalei Bay resort is surrounded by beaches and mountains and offers beautiful sunset views. The property is landscaped with tall fruit trees, waterfalls, and gardens.

Maui’s Lahaina Town area provides the setting for these house-style rental condos. Offering an alternative to the “big box” hotels, these private locations range from studios to a two-bedroom, two-bath suite.

The main draw at this 226-room budget hotel is its exceptional views of both the ocean and Diamond Head (a massive volcanic ash ring that was long ago consolidated into what geoligists call tuff.) Slight upgrades have been made to the oceanfront rooms, but the other standard rooms can have

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A favored hideout for Hollywood types in search of a Polynesian interlude, the 380-room resort caters to every pleasurable whim. The rooms are decorated in tropical Hawaiian patterns and face the Pacific or the dramatic Haleakala volcano.

A traditional lei greeting accompanied by Hawaiian punches and treats sets the tone upon arrival at Wailea Beach Villas, an exclusive island retreat on Maui.

At this newest resort on the Wailea coastline, which opened in 2013, the modern, posh, and comfy villas have the feel of your own private beach house.

Every room in this whitewashed resort is a large, comfortable suite, and the fusion of Hawaiian and Mediterranean ambience creates a classy feel throughout.

There isn’t a moment on this Ritz-Carlton property where you aren’t made to feel like royalty. Everything, from the resort’s spacious rooms to its opulent spa to its enormous pool, has an exquisite air of grandeur.