Hawaii is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, and it’s easy to understand why. From pristine beaches and towering mountains to lush rainforests and crystal-clear waters, Hawaii boasts some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty. If you’re planning a visit, one of the key factors in selecting an accommodation should be accommodation – with so many hotels available, it may seem overwhelming to determine which are truly the best hotels; therefore, we have put together this article which explores some of Hawaii’s finest offerings so you can make an informed decision when making this important choice.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on Hawaii’s Kona-Kohala Coast is widely considered one of the finest hotels in Hawaii, boasting seven swimming pools, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a private beach and spacious rooms featuring hardwood floors and custom furnishings with breathtaking ocean views. There are also multiple restaurants and bars at this 32-acre property, such as a sushi bar and beachside grill; guests can also partake in activities like paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling while at Hualalai.
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua resort on Maui’s northwest coast is known for its luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views, with 466 rooms and suites offering private balconies or patios with panoramic ocean or garden views. Activities offered here include golfing, tennis playing and hiking – not forgetting six restaurants and bars like its farm-to-table restaurant and beachside bar!
Halekulani Hotel of Waikiki has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years, boasting 453 rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views from their private balconies. Renowned for their outstanding service, the Halekulani is well known for their friendly staff that goes out of their way to ensure guests feel welcome at this luxury hotel with several restaurants and bars, such as award-winning La Mer (one of Hawaii’s best French restaurants).
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is situated on Maui’s southwest coast and is renowned for its picturesque ocean views and luxurious accommodations. Boasting 383 rooms and suites with ocean or garden views from each private balcony or patio, guests can indulge in golf, tennis, snorkeling and much more at this resort which also has three restaurants/bars – Spago being among Hawaii’s premier eateries!
Montage Kapalua Bay
Situated on Maui’s northwest coast, Montage Kapalua Bay is an exclusive luxury hotel that provides breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Comprising 50 residential-style suites – each with its own balcony or patio overlooking the water – featuring full kitchens, living rooms and dining areas, as well as several restaurants and bars, including a beachside grill and lobby lounge services, Montage Kapalua Bay also provides many opportunities for adventure.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai’s north shore is famed for its breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay and luxurious accommodations, boasting 252 rooms and suites, each boasting its own balcony or patio with ocean or garden views, offering guests access to activities such as golf, tennis and hiking – not forgetting numerous restaurants and bars, including Mediterranean-themed dining options as well as sushi bars!
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is a luxurious hotel situated on Maui’s southwest coast, boasting stunning ocean views and an authentic Hawaiian design. Boasting 297 rooms and suites – each of which has access to its own balcony or patio overlooking either the ocean or lush gardens of the resort – each room also comes equipped with its own dining option (farm-to-table restaurant or poolside bar) or activity, including paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkeling!
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Situated on Kauai’s south shore, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is an award-winning luxury hotel known for its breathtaking architecture and breathtaking gardens. Boasting 604 rooms and suites, each featuring its own balcony or patio offering ocean or garden views. Activities available here include golf, tennis and hiking, as well as various restaurants/bars such as a Japanese restaurant and seafood grill.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an iconic luxury hotel on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island, built in 1965 and renovated to offer modern amenities while maintaining its classic charm. Boasting 252 rooms and suites – each boasting its own balcony or patio offering ocean or garden views – guests can take part in various activities, such as golfing, tennis and snorkeling – while dining options at Mauna Kea include a beachside restaurant and tapas bar!
On the Kohala Coast of the Big Island lies the Fairmont Orchid Hotel – renowned for its breathtaking ocean views and exquisite gardens. Comprising 540 rooms and suites with their own balcony or patio offering views of either the ocean or gardens – guests can take part in numerous activities such as golfing, tennis and hiking, not to mention enjoying various dining and bar services like a seafood restaurant and poolside bar!
Hawaii offers some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, featuring breathtaking scenery, impeccable service, and plenty of activities to keep visitors occupied during their stay. If you’re seeking a romantic retreat or family fun vacation options in Hawaii, there’s sure to be one to suit every taste; Four Seasons Resort Hualalai or Fairmont Orchid are amongst some of the top picks offering the ideal balance of comfort and luxuriousness.