1. FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI, BIG ISLAND
The perfect place for honeymooners, this luxury hotel is situated on Hawaii’s picturesque Kona-Kohala Coast. Featuring stunning open-air living spaces with lush island-inspired décor, the hotel perfectly captures the essence of Hawaiian culture and tradition. The 243 guest rooms and suites are located in two-story bungalows which give off an aura of authentic Hawaiian luxury. You don’t have to feel isolated when you’re a guest of Four Seasons Hualalai. With three restaurants, two lounges with ever-changing seasonal menus and weekly specials, an award-winning sports club and spa, not to mention a private golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus himself; you might never want to leave. You can enjoy the best Hawaii has to offer including delicious dishes like Tuscan cucina rustica as well as beachfront barbecues while sipping on Asian Pacific cuisine or Polynesian pupus (appetisers) mai tais.
2. ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA RESORT, MAUI
Looking for a luxurious vacation destination? Look no further than Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. With 290 guest rooms and suites, as well as seven residential villas, you’ll have plenty of space to relax and enjoy your stay. Andaz resorts are known for their non-traditional style, so you can expect something different from your average hotel experience. But don’t worry – the modern touches like private lanais and ocean/garden view showers will more than make up for it! You’re sure to love the luxurious body products in each room too. The resort offers two unique restaurants–Ka’ana Kitchen, which provides traditional island-style cuisine served family style; and Morimoto Maui, supervised by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto. If you’re feeling adventurous, spend some time experiencing Hawaii’s natural beauty. Or if you’d prefer to relax, grab a drink from the poolside bar.
3. FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI, LANAI
For an escape to a serene and unspoiled private island, look no further than Four Seasons Resort Lanai. With plenty of chances for both exploration and rest, this southeastern Hawaii haven has everything you need for the perfect getaway. After a multimillion-dollar transformation, this ultraluxe resort reopened in 2016 and provides picturesque views of Hulopo’e Beach’s gold crescent as well as stunning waters beyond the protected marine preserve. Within the hotel, you’ll find beautiful Nepalese lokta paper on walls of teak wood and zebra wood with mahogany floors covered in hand-woven wool area rugs. You won’t be disappointed by the intricate level of detail present throughout each room!
The lush, botanical gardens are perfect for a nature stroll, and if you’re looking to take a dip, there are two lagoon-style pools with cascading waterfalls. If you appreciate outdoor art ,you’ll be glad to know that this resort has plenty of sculptures on the premises. As far as accommodation goes, the hotel offers 217 over-sized guest rooms & suites— each room comes complete with its own private lanai so that you can enjoy some fresh air without having to leave your comfort zone. And if you get hungry during your stay, fret not! There are two restaurants (including NOBU) on site that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Relaxation is key while on vacation ,so make sure to schedule an appointment at the full-service spa . Lastly, avid golfers will be pleased to know that there are two world renowned golf courses in close proximity to the resort. A stay here can be combined with a stay at its sister resort, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai The Lodge at Koele. You’ll feel like royalty when you’re being pampered at these resorts!
4. HANA-MAUI RESORT, MAUI
Hana-Maui Resort (formerly Travaasa Hana) is a one-of-a-kind hotel located in the small town of Hana on Maui’s eastern tip. Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s rich culture with activities like throw-net fishing and lei making, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning views of Hana Bay from anywhere on the property. As an added bonus, you’ll get to experience Maui’s famous sunrise first hand! Hana-Maui Resort’s private suites and large cottages create a calming ambiance, with some of them featuring beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean waves from their personal lanai. You can indulge yourself in this electronics-free environment that is surrounded by natural beauty and serenity. Hana-Maui is located at the end of a long but breathtaking three hour drive along Maui’s rugged eastern coastline—known to be one of the most scenic routes worldwide.
5. 1 HOTEL HANALEI BAY, KAUAI
If you’re looking for stunning views of Hawaii, look no further than 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay. Located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville on Kauai’s northern shore “Garden Island”, this hotel offers visitors breathtaking vistas of Hanalei Bay. With its lush tropical hillsides, bright blue skies and misty clouds framing the scene, it’s easy to see why this spot is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. The former St. Regis property, now transformed into a luxurious resort, boasts 252 rooms and suites in three buildings situated on terraces from the upper plateau of Princeville down to the semi-private beach at Hanalei Bay. The contemporary Hawaiian accommodations at this resort reflect the calming colors of the sky, sea and earth. The Makai Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that opened in 1971 and was redesigned and reopened in 2010. The course winds its way around serene lakes, native woodlands and the spectacular coastline with views of Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay.
6. FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA, MAUI
Resting on 15 acres right in front of the ocean, with a stunning view of crescent-shaped gold sand beach, The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is situated in Wailea. This enclave for luxury and vacationing boasts 3 championship golf courses, upscale shopping, and easy accessibility to a 2 mile (3 km) long beach walk along the coast. The hotel property possesses 376 rooms and suites total, spread out over 8 floors in a convenient U-shaped building. As for the room features, each one has a private lanai or terrace attached as well as a luxurious marble bathroom with a refrigerated mini-bar that can be customized to your preference. If you take a stroll through the public areas, which are also decorated with fragrant plumeria trees and lovely art pieces, you’ll get an idea of how truly relaxed and elegant this place is. It’s no wonder Hawaiians consider it a classical palace resort! The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea strives to make your stay as carefree and enjoyable as possible by providing a wide range of complimentary services, activities, and facilities that other hotels on the island charge extra for. The exceptional staffs are dedicated to providing 5-star service and attend to every detail so you can relax and have an unforgettable experience.
7. FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA
The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is a luxurious hotel option situated on the western coastline of Oahu. The area around the hotel is well known for being sunny with a wild and rugged landscape, but it’s also conveniently located near Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. At this luxurious Hawaiian beach resort, all 371 accommodations are chic and light-filled with plenty of ocean views. On average, the rooms are 640 square feet (59 square meters), featuring traditional local woods and banana leaf headboards. Each room also comes with a Four Seasons signature bed, HD flat-screen television, marble bathroom, spacious private lanai with modern furnishings, and other tropical living features designed to blend indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. At the Four Seasons Resort Ko Olina, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious restaurants and bars that have taken on the magnetic energy of Ko Olina. They invite guests to make a splash in one of their many pools and lagoons or enjoy numerous water sports right off the resort’s beach. If you’re feeling more active, play a round or two of tennis or golf. Lastly, don’t forget to relax in the spa – wrapped in Four Season’s effortless elegance, of course.
8. THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA, MAUI
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is situated on 54 acres of picturesque land on the northwestern tip of Maui. The resort takes its name from the Hawaiian word “Kapalua” which means “arms embracing the sea” – a message that has resonated with locals for centuries. In addition to honoring Hawaii’s rich culture and history, The Ritz-Carlton also works to preserve important sites like Honokahua Preservation Site which is recognized as a wahi pana (sacred site) by Native Hawaiians. After a $180 million transformation, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort features refined organic architecture inspired by Hawaiian culture. With 463 newly-renovated guestrooms and 107 Residential Suites, visitors can enjoy dark wood floors, new marble bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian artwork in their room. In addition to six on-site restaurants, the resort also offers a fitness center with ocean views, spa services, meeting space for events or conferences and even kid-friendly amenities like a children’s pool and Ambassadors of the Environment program for kids ages 5 to 18 years old.
9. GRAND HYATT KAUAI RESORT & SPA, KAUAI
This breathtaking resort, situated on the stunning white sands of Poipu Beach on Kauai’s southern coast, will make you feel at one with nature. With 602 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, as well as 37 exclusive Grand Club accommodations scattered among lush mountains and azure seas, this is a place where you can truly unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Giving a luxurious experience while conserving the environment is one of the missions of this resort. At this resort, most guest rooms come with their own private balcony overlooking either the ocean, pool, or gardens. The furniture is made of rich mahogany and each room has elegant tropical décor that stays true to Hawaiian classics. The resort provides plenty of recreational facilities for visitors, including an expansive saltwater swimming lagoon with kayak and flotation rentals, two freshwater outdoor pools with connecting ‘river pools’ and sundeck, three tennis courts, pro shop and tennis professionals, mountain bike rentals for back-road adventures, a 45,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor ANARA complete health and fitness spa. In addition to all these amenities on site at the resort , 18- hole Poipu Bay Golf Course is just next door.
10. THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN RESORT, HONOLULU, OAHU
Located on world-renowned Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian has been an icon of luxury travel since it opened its doors in 1927. The hotel’s rich history and Spanish-Moorish architecture set it apart from any other property in Honolulu, while its close connection to Hawaiian culture provides visitors with the perfect base for exploring all that Honolulu has to offer. When you book a room at The Royal Hawaiian, you can pick from 528 modern rooms and suites, each with its own distinct style. If you stay in the Royal Beach Tower, every room comes equipped with a private lanai where you can take in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The Historic Building at the resort has beautiful, modern guest rooms that are furnished with custom dark wood furniture, crisp white bedding, and boudoir pillows. The walls have a warm paint palette that is accented by a bold fuchsia pink and platinum silver headboard. Azure Restaurant is the resort’s signature restaurant and it offers an incredible view of the Waikiki beachfront. Not to mention, it serves some of the best seafood in Honolulu!