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With its incredible tropical beauty from lush greenery and waterfalls to idyllic beaches framed by brilliant blue waters, Hawaii is a no-brainer when it comes to romantic destinations. While you might think that any resort here would provide an ideal setting for romance, there are some that do a far better job than others. If you’re looking for the trip of your dreams to enjoy with the one you love, you’ll want something that goes above and beyond, with these options sure to provide the getaway you’re looking for.
Formerly the Travaasa Hana, the Hana-Maui Resort is a Hyatt property overlooking Hana Bay on Maui’s east coast. One of the most popular resorts among couples, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for privacy and seclusion that make it easy to leave stress behind. The luxurious rooms intentionally don’t include TVs, radios, or clocks, designed to help you disconnect from the chaos of the outside world and reconnect with each other. It features a lavish spa with indoor/outdoor services, two beautiful pools, a yoga pavilion, and wellness center. The staff will be happy to arrange for a variety of activities, including surfing and tours of a tropical fruit farm.
A gorgeous 24-acre property, Montage Kapalua Bay offers residential-style accommodation in one- to four-bedroom villas while offering a wealth of activities and romantic experiences, including private dinners on the beach, helicopter tours, snorkeling, and zip-lining. Every villa has access to a spectacular three-tiered pool that overlooks a beach. along with an ocean-view lanai, extra-large flat-screen TVs with a DVD player, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen. When you don’t want to make your own meals you’ll find multiple restaurants and bars on-site.
Located along white sandy beaches on Kauai’s south shore, The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort offers one of the most luxurious stays in a spectacular setting with ocean views, tropical gardens, and sand-bottomed pools. The Anara Spa is sure to melt every last inch of stress away while dining includes everything from Hawaiian to Italian at multiple outstanding restaurants, plus 24/7 room service. Traditional luaus are hosted here too. Rooms feature a long list of amenities, including private balconies, some with ocean views.
The Four Seasons Resort on Lanai offers a secluded oceanfront retreat on what’s widely regarded as Hawaii’s last unspoiled island. You’ll feel as if you’re on your own private island while staying in large and spacious suites that offer 1,200 to 4,000 square feet of living space. They come with many luxurious amenities, from plush bathrooms and 75″ flat-screen TVs to beside iPads for ordering room service. All sorts of activities and excursions can be enjoyed too, like off-road trips in a Jeep to explore hidden corners of the island where you won’t see anyone else for miles.
A beautiful luxury resort, Koloa Landing offers villa-style rooms that are some of the most spacious in Hawaii, with everything from one-bedroom apartments with 1,300 square feet of living space to 3,600-square-foot four-bedroom penthouses. All come with large, private lanais, kitchen, living, and dining areas. The grounds have three pools, including a 13,000-square-foot lagoon pool with a poolside bar and grill and all sorts of activities from snorkeling to volleyball.
The natural and man-made beauty at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is stunning and highly Instagrammable. It offers a four-tier infinity pool, with the top providing a spectacular beach view, along with access to Mokapu Beach. Canoes, paddleboards, kayaks, and surf lessons are all available right on-site. Enjoy the lavish spa and salon spa and when you order treatments you’ll get to enjoy the plunge pool, steam, sauna, and tranquility pool too. There are two lounges serving artisan cocktails to help you get into the tropical vibe, a farm-to-table eatery, and a Japanese restaurant. Rooms all include private furnished balconies, some with beach views, 40″ flat-screen TVs, and minibars stocked with free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Couples will find lots to do at Turtle Bay Resort along with a breathtaking setting along Oahu’s North Shore. It’s also the only resort where you can watch the sunrise and the sunset. Plus, romance packages are available that include special experiences like romantic picnics for two and a couples coconut lava shell massage along with a bottle of champagne. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, including standard rooms, beach cottages, and ultra-luxurious villas with jaw-dropping ocean views. Most have lanai doors that open onto a patio and all come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers. Look forward to adventures by canoe, kayak, or moped, and trails for horseback riding, hiking, and biking too. There are two ocean-view pools, two hot tubs, a spa, and various restaurants and bars spread throughout the grounds.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort is located near the picturesque Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai’s tranquil north shore. A cliffside resort on 20 acres, accommodation is in one-bedroom, suite-style “villas” with nearly full kitchens, luxe bathrooms, and washer/dryers. There’s an active main pool and waterslide, but you’ll also find tranquil pools that are tucked away for a more romantic dip. Some of the top dining options for couples include the sophisticated Makana Terrace while the Princeville Bar offers fabulous views to enjoy with cocktails. Couples rituals are available at the spa, combining massages and body scrubs.
The romantic Fairmont Orchid is a luxurious oceanfront property on the Big Island. It includes a private beach with a beach bar, watersports such as snorkeling and paddle boarding, and a large oceanfront pool. The highlight may be the outdoor Spa Without Walls which sits around a cascading waterfall with open-air treatment rooms that overlook the Pacific. There are six restaurants, including Brown’s Beach House, which serves regional Hawaiian fare for dinner plus live music and private dining on the beach. Rooms and suites all include free Wi-Fi, mini fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and 42″ flat-screen TVs.
The historic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel lies on a gorgeous crescent-shaped shoreline with the beach extending the length of the property, bordered by beautifully landscaped hills. On-site activities include watersports, manta ray viewing, and regular Hawaiian cultural activities. There’s an outstanding 18-hole golf course and tennis facilities along with a spa and small pool. All rooms feature spacious lanais and there are multiple restaurants that serve island-inspired fare. Weekly luaus can be enjoyed too. Rooms and suites all include private furnished balconies, some with picturesque ocean views.
One of the best hotels in Honolulu, the Surfjack Hotel has attracted plenty of VIPs over the years, including Mark Zuckerberg and the Obamas. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it has a hip retro design, a swim club with incredible cocktails and movie premieres, and a restaurant helmed by top chef and Oahu native Ed Kenney. The vintage-style rooms are all impressive, with standard amenities like Wi-Fi, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, and designer toiletries, but the mid-century penthouse suite with a large outdoor terrace for relaxing with a cityscape view is arguably the best choice.
The luxurious beachfront Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island offers lush, beautifully landscaped grounds with seven pools, including an Insta-worthy infinity pool, a full-service spa with a garden, and wellness therapies on offer, including Reiki. High-quality dining options await, such as a beachfront restaurant, a steakhouse, and a sushi lounge. Snorkeling, with eagle ray and frequently green turtles too, is a popular pursuit, and there’s an 18-hole golf course for golfing enthusiasts. The bungalow-style rooms and suites all come with large tubs, outdoor showers, and furnished outdoor living spaces. Plus, from here it’s easy to reach iconic Volcanoes National Park and black sand beaches.
A stunning resort popular among honeymooners, the Wailea Beach Resort sits along the shores of Wailea Beach. It includes a series of pools, including an adults-only serenity pool and two oceanfront pools with hot tubs and cabanas. The dining options are particularly impressive, including the signature eatery Humble Market Kitchin with a menu of Hawaiian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh ingredients. There’s a food truck with poke bowls and other local favorites and a coffee house serving smoothies made with local produce and cold-pressed juices. The Te Au Moana Luau show is a signature event that includes the chance to join in on the dance moves. All rooms have outdoor patios or balconies, most with a glimpse of the ocean.
The Fairmont Kea Lani is a beachfront property on 22 acres that includes three pools, one that’s adults-only with cabanas. It offers a luxurious assortment of romantic dining options, including Nick’s Fish Market while the Luana Lounge offers live entertainment and specialty rums. Daily activities, an award-winning spa with a menu that includes oceanfront couples massages, and a 24-hour fitness center can all be enjoyed too. The oceanfront suites and villas are some of the largest in Maui, all of which come with furnished outdoor spaces, flat-screen TVs, and marble bathrooms.