Last Updated January 25, 2022 1/25/2022

7 Best Resorts in Hawaii

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The only U.S. state to be surrounded entirely by water, Hawaii is an idyllic paradise filled with lush landscapes. Consisting of six main islands from Maui to Kauai to the Big Island, visitors to the Hawaiian islands will find an array of luxury resorts that await them nestled into some of the state’s most beautiful natural wonders. From romantic retreats to family getaways, these resorts are a perfect home base for exploring everything Hawaii has to offer at any time of year. Elegant rooms, decadent dining, and stunning beach locations, these top resorts in Hawaii are sure to provide you with vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Boasting luxury touches at every corner, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort entices guests with a unique cultural experience and its sparkling crescent-shaped shores. A perfect combination of gorgeous grounds with attentive service, this 15-acre oceanfront resort is for guests who want to find the ultimate relaxation experience. With an apothecary spa and four outdoor pools, guests are spoiled for choice. More than half of the property has breathtaking water views, and after a day exploring the island you’ll be greeted with cozy rooms and a range of delicious cuisine served in the on-site restaurants. Dine on locally sourced farm-to-table dishes at Ka’ana Kitchen, enjoy island bites at the poolside bar, or attend the Feast at Mokapu lu’au with dancers and storytellers.

Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Five-star luxury at its finest, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai is filled with picturesque waterfalls and tropical gardens high above Manele Bay. Located on an unspoiled stretch of land on the tranquil Hulopoe Bay, guests are in a prime location for exploring the island. Whether you’re up for swimming, snorkeling, or a 4X4 adventure, guests will be treated with impeccable service and all their needs tended to. The property boasts an award-winning Jack Nicklaus golf course, a large spa with outdoor cabanas, and offers an abundance of family-friendly amenities. Dining options are in abundance with plenty of choices in the multiple bars and restaurants, while guests are encouraged to find tranquility at the multiple pools and lush spa offering luxury salon services.

Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay

A gorgeous 24-acre property, Montage Kapalua Bay boasts residential-style accommodations, multiple restaurants and bars, and over 50,000 square feet of event space. Packing in as much as possible into your Hawaii getaway, this popular honeymoon resort on Maui offers adventurous perks such as zip-lining, snorkeling and helicopter tours, romantic dinners on the beach, and an array of relaxing body treatments in their spa. Spacious one to four-bedroom villas all have easy access to a dramatic three-tiered pool overlooking a crescent-shaped beach where you’re able to alternate in where you want to soak in the sunshine. You’ll feel at home with the resort’s added touches that include a full-service kitchen, washer and dryer, and cozy in-room couches.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

A five-star luxury property on the Big Island, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has lush landscaping and beautiful grounds. Guests will find bungalow-style rooms and suites peppered around the property nestled amongst an impressive seven pools and five whirlpools. Each room has a stunning view, where you’ll wake up to the sight of either the ocean or the resort’s famous golf course. You’ll be hard-pressed to run out of activities here, with eight tennis courts, two ocean-side lounges, a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course and a large spa with a long list of body treatments. Bright and modern rooms with elegant decor and high-end artwork are a perfect respite for relaxation after filling up at elegant on-site restaruants.

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Nestled on 54 acres, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is an exclusive property boasting stunning views of Molokai Island. Here guests will find stylish rooms and suites with classy decor and wood floors in addition to multiple restaurants that source local ingredients from the resort’s organic garden. The recreational facilities are perfect for those looking for an adventure, while an array of body treatments, massages, and facials are available to help you unwind from a day of fun. Guests can choose from a long list of adventures, including golf, tennis, basketball, swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling, whale watching, snorkeling, and so much more. Its location on Hawaii’s largest nature preserve also means families can learn about the surrounding culture and ecology with interesting expert-led programs.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Situated on the picturesque white sandy beaches of Kauai’s south shore, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa offers guests a feast for the eyes. Sophisticated rooms with modern decor and walk-in showers, guests will enjoy a long list of fantastic amenities. Boasting tropical gardens, sand-bottomed lagoon pools, and views of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find an open-air design lined with marble entryways and luxury touches. Several pools offer plenty of spaces to relax after indulging at the on-site Anara Spa or a round of golf at Po’ipu Bay Golf Course. Come dinnertime, you can choose from Hawaiian, Asian, and Italian cuisine at the on-site restaurants or join in the fun and participate in the resort’s traditional luaus.

Turtle Bay Resort
Pool deck at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort

Home to one of the best surfing spots in the world, Turtle Bay Resort is one of the best places to stay on Oahu’s North Shore. Ideal for both families and couples alike, the resort is nestled on five miles of sun-kissed beach space where you’ll find laid-back vibes and an abundance of surfing lessons, kayak excursions, and spots that are ideal for a day of lounging. If you’re up for some adventure, book a trip to the hiking trails, splurge for a helicopter tour, or trot along on the Pony Experience. Boasting spacious rooms and suites, private beach cottages, and luxury villas, you’ll find spacious living spaces, full kitchens, and private chefs that are available to whip up something spectacular for a memorable dinner. With an 11,000 square foot spa, multiple restaurants and a bar, guests have plenty of opportunities to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

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