If you’re after a true luxury vacation, you’ll find it in Hawaii. It’s always warm, the breeze is always blowing through the palm trees, and it’s never hard to find a mai tai. But mostly, no matter what island you’re on you’ll be able to find a true 5-star luxury resort.
So whether it’s an award winning spa, plus poolside amenities, luxe guestrooms, or world class dining you’re after, here are 10 of the best luxury resorts in Hawaii:
Maui: Maui is the island that’s most easily associated with luxury. You’ll find dozens and dozens of fantastic beach resorts lining the island’s golden sands, but if you’re after true luxury…
Four Seasons Maui: Nobody does luxury like the Four Seasons (obviously, since half of this list are Four Seasons properties). Sitting on Wailea beach in south Maui, this is one of my favorite places to wile away a day. The pools are gorgeous, the hotel itself is first class, the staff is friendly, the restaurants are all stellar, and yet the overall vibe is comfortable and not stuffy. Pricing starts at $549/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua: The Ritz exudes luxury and a big bonus for this property is how secluded it is. Nestled in the private resort/golf community of Kapalua on west Maui, you’ll feel worlds away from the crowds in nearby Ka’anapali and Lahaina. Kapalua is a golfer’s paradise, but the Ritz also boasts a spa, six restaurants, and a gorgeous pool. Beach access is at D.T. Fleming beach. Pricing starts at $499/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Kauai: Kauai is where you go when you want to get off the gird and be surrounded by natural beauty. If your idea of “off the grid” still includes turn down service…
St. Regis Princeville: While not as large or lavish a property as some of its Four Seasons counterparts, the St. Regis Princeville (on the north shore of Kauai) has THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP OF ANY RESORT IN HAWAII. Sure, it only has one pool, but while you’re sitting by it you’re gazing out not just on the ocean (so unimpressive ; ) but also those gorgeous green jagged mountains Kauai is famous for. Pricing starts at $515/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort: This contemporary luxury resort in south Kauai sits on what may arguably be one of the best beaches in Hawaii (I’ve regularly seen turtles and Hawaiian monk seals sunning themselves here). The spa and restaurants are top notch and you’re steps away from bustling Poipu beach and all of the water/beach activities available there while still being able to retreat into the resort grounds and amazing pools. Pricing starts at $449/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.