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With international travel extremely limited during the pandemic and lots of people craving fresh air and sunshine, many are looking to enjoy a tropical vacation in Hawaii. If you’re one of them, you can currently visit the islands by bringing proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Of course, you’ll want to stay as safe as possible while limiting risk to others too. That makes booking a penthouse suite or another type of luxe multi-room suite at one of these hotels and resorts particularly ideal, with more privacy, space to stretch out and all sorts of additional amenities.
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The Penthouse Suite at ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki offers it all, overlooking one of the world’s most popular beaches, Waikiki. This full-floor suite sits on its own private floor with personal elevator entry and boasts an ocean-facing balcony with a Jacuzzi, an in-suite dry sauna and a designer kitchen, making it easy to dine in. It includes white-glove butler service as well as exclusive services like contactless personal styling through Neiman Marcus and private rooftop dinners at the hotel’s elegant infinity pool.
Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach offers stunning beachfront beauty and premium suites that are as large as 2,000 square feet, complete with fully equipped kitchens that include top-of-the-line appliances, and private lanais. The penthouse suite has two bedrooms, views of the West Maui mountains, the Pacific and Molokai Island from the lanai, while the living room area even includes a baby grand piano.
Enjoy exclusive condo living and high-end resort-quality service at the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower. Located near the center of all the attractions across from Waikiki Beach, the one- and two-bedroom units have a private residential feel complete with fully-equipped chef-inspired kitchens and grocery delivery service. Other highlights include cable TV, game consoles, in-room washer/dryers, and unbeatable ocean views.
Enjoy a secluded oceanfront retreat on what’s pretty much the last unspoiled island in Hawaii, Lanai. You’ll feel as if you’re on your own private island while being able to enjoy revamped beach activities with social distance considerations in mind at Four Seasons Resort Lanai. That includes thrilling private excursion off-roading in a 4×4 Jeep where you’ll see no one else for miles. Suites offer anywhere from 1,200- to 4,000-square-feet of living space with a long list of over-the-top amenities. You’ll have a bedside iPad for ordering room service, custom-built 75-inch platinum LED TV, plush bathrobes, and much more.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club hosts a retro-inspired, mid-century penthouse suite with a spacious outdoor terrace right in the heart of Waikiki. You can even bring your four-legged friends with canines of all sizes welcome, a rarity here. Complimentary dog-walking and dog-sitting services are provided too. It includes 480 square feet of living space plus an oversized private lanai with cityscape views, a bedroom and a separate living area.
For unparalleled privacy and luxury, book the Koloa’s spacious, one-of-a-kind penthouse. The largest villa on the island of Kauai, it’s spread over 3,600-square-feet and offers stunning ocean views along with a nearly endless list of exclusive amenities. It includes four bedrooms, five baths, and three private lanais, one of which has a barbecue and beverage fridge. The huge kitchen has two wine fridges plus dual dishwashers while the dining area seats 10 and overlooks the Pacific.
The Four Seasons Resort Maui is offering the Complete Suite Experience at two three-bedroom suites, the largest suites in all of Hawaii. The Lokelani presidential suite offers 6,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space while the penthouse-level Maile is spread over 4,750 square feet of space overlooking Wailea Beach. Among the many highlights are 180-degree ocean views, a full-sized private dry sauna, and an entertainment center with game consoles, an Apple TV and a Sonos sound system. The “experience” includes round-trip airport transportation, attention from a dedicated personal assistant, daily breakfast, unlimited laundry and much more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers a suite with jaw-dropping ocean views and more than 2,550-square-feet of elegantly appointed indoor living space. The Royal Pacific Residence Suite has two lavish bedrooms, both with their own luxurious marble bathroom featuring a large soaking tub and separate shower, a living room and 750-square-feet of balcony space overlooking the ocean. There’s also a gourmet kitchen and dining area with ocean views. Guests enjoy exclusive access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, which includes continuous culinary offerings, concierge service and special experiences just for Club Level guests. The resort also has an impressive lagoon-style pool where guests can enjoy tropical cocktails and poolside bites.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island includes a two-bedroom pied-à-terre up on the 17th floor with an expansive private terrace boasting breathtaking ocean views. It has an extra spacious living room and formal dining room as well as a service kitchen and fully stocked private bar, along with many other high-end amenities from thick terry bathrobes to a 65″ flat-screen HD TV with wired and wireless connectivity.
The Mauna Lani Resort offers stunning ocean view penthouses with high vaulted ceilings on the top floor. You’ll be able to look out over the lagoon and royal fish pond, as well as cook your own meals in your own fully equipped kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. There are two- and three-bedroom options, with comfy king-size beds and highlights like wet bars, flat-screen TVs and DVD players.
The Andaz Maui offers a spectacular three-bedroom beachfront villa with 3,400-square-feet of space, a gourmet Miele kitchen and four bathrooms. It also boasts a private lanai with a plunge pool, Viking outdoor grill, and a magnificent ocean view. Among the many amenities included are a dedicated personal VIP Concierge service and private 90-minute stand-up paddle board lessons for up to eight registered villa guests.