With lava spewing volcanoes, lush valleys, glorious waterfalls, towering coastal cliffs and black, red and white palm-lined beaches, the Hawaiian Islands have some of the most spectacular scenery on earth.
Despite their isolation, 2,000 miles (or 3,000 km) in the Pacific Ocean, the islands belong to the United States of America: Hawaii, a kingdom until 1893, was the 50th and most recent state to join the U.S. The archipelago offers accommodations for all budgets, including ultra-luxury resorts with elegant suites, excellent restaurants, spectacular spas and stellar beach locations.
We leave you with our selection of the top 15 luxury hotels on the six main Hawaiian Islands. And while it will be difficult to leave these sanctuaries of maximum relaxation, be sure to enjoy the natural splendor of Hawaii by taking a helicopter flight , exploring the scenic trails and doing (many) hikes.
The Top 15 Hawaii Accommodations
1.Four Seasons Resort Hualalai ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Beachfront, luxury bungalows with a decor inspired by nature. Spacious rooms, suites and villas are available, all with balconies and many with outdoor lava rock showers.The grounds feature seven swimming pools, including one full of wildlife for diving. The resort is located on a stunning white sand beach with artificial coves. Six restaurants and lounges offer casually elegant meals and sunset views.
2.The Modern Honolulu ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A cosmopolitan and contemporary skyscraper on the harbor.just outside Waikiki and downtown, the Modern is just steps from the beach, as well as some of Hawaii’s best shops.the elegant rooms and suites are available here, with beach textures worked into their design: weathered wood, sand colors and sail rope.There’s a bar hidden behind a shelf in the lobby, Iron Chef Morimoto has a restaurant here, and the Ian Schrager-designed nightclub serves until 3 a.m.
3.Holualoa Inn ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This elegant plantation house in the Kona Mountains offers a variety of accommodations, from rooms to suites and cabins, in an elegant fusion of Polynesian and Southeast Asian décor.The establishment includes a mosaic swimming pool and a whirlpool bath overlooking the Pacific. The farm grows thousands of coffees, nuts and fruits, all of which become part of the daily gourmet breakfast. An intimate experience with first class service. Within walking distance of art galleries, coffee farms, local fruit stands and a short drive from the coast.
4.Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
In this modern, adult only, Relais & Chateaux suite complex, guests can borrow a roadster for an Island Safari in search of secret beaches or dine in a private tree house. Electric bikes and Mercedes limousine services transport guests around town or to the beach. On-site classes in mixology and aerials are offered regularly.The suites are all one-bedroom and well equipped with coral fossil walls and ohia forests.
5.Montage Kapalua Bay ⭐⭐⭐
The Montage, a luxury suite and beachfront complex, offers modern elegance with subtle island details.The elegant suites range from one to four bedrooms and all include full kitchens, private lanais and marble bathrooms.
6.Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
This expansive oceanfront resort combines classic design with plantation accents; chandeliers hang from vaulted ceilings with exposed beams; cozy rooms feature coral and jewel-toned accents with marble bathrooms.Lush flowers bloom around freshwater pools and saltwater lagoons to the bright, white sands of Shipwreck’s Beach. Some of the island’s best restaurants are available on site.
Subtle luxury for the educated traveler, with quiet, spacious rooms and white-pallet suites.Halekulani is an exquisite, high-rise beachfront resort on Waikiki Beach, with fine cuisine and luxury boutiques, located near Honolulu’s best shopping and nightlife. Guests receive free admission to various artistic and cultural events, including the Honoululu Museum of Art, Iolani Palace and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
8.Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Neoclassical luxury with tropical touches, perfect for families. Each generous room, suite and villa has a private balcony and luxurious furnishings. Located on a sandy beach, perfect for swimming, it also houses a pool complex that includes nine pools connected by a slow river and complimentary diving lessons.Great food and drinks here, especially at their signature restaurant Humuhumu’s.
9.Travaasa Hana ⭐⭐⭐
Exquisite accommodations at a remote spa retreat. The suites and bungalows are serene, beachfront and windy, and rely on trade winds and panoramic sliding doors instead of air conditioning.Located at the end of the road to Hana, the enclosed grounds make Travaasa popular with families, as children can run around freely without worrying about the only luxury resort in Maui that offers all-inclusive packages with meals, spa services and activities.
10.Koa Kea Hotel & Resort ⭐⭐⭐
The comforts of a huge luxury resort, reduced to the size of a boutique. Ko’a Kea’s décor carefully combines modern sophistication with beach textures. The rooms and suites showcase the island with transparent curtains and private outdoor spaces.This small beachfront resort is home to Red Salt, one of the island’s finest restaurants, as well as an organic spa, pool and hot tub.
11.Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
New luxury resort, combining classic sophistication with modern Polynesian style.Rooms feature fun details such as banana leaf headboards. This opulent beachfront property has artificial lagoons, four swimming pools and two Jacuzzis. Free beach services include Sunfish sailing boats.The food here is excellent and plentiful, with Fish House offering a great happy hour and La Hiki serving six different types of Asian cuisine.
12.Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
This historic plantation-era resort is the embodiment of classic luxury.With majestic columns, rich hardwoods and elegant arches, the Moana Surfrider stands in striking contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers. Built in 1901 and located in the heart of Waikiki, this distinctive jewel is just a few feet from the ocean, within walking distance of Honolulu’s best shops, restaurants and nightlife.
13.Hilton Waikoloa Village ⭐⭐⭐
Luxury resort ideal for families with a busy environment. With three waterfall pools, a giant water slide and a slow river, this spacious beachfront hotel is ideal for water lovers.The four-acre ocean-fed lagoon has its own private beach, protected from the waves and safe for novice swimmers. interactive dolphin swims are offered on site, and boats and trams serve as transportation for guests within the resort.
14.Princeville Resort ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Princeville Resort features stunning sunset views of Hanalei Bay in a luxurious setting built on three levels.the rooms and suites are spacious and feature marble bathrooms, but not all include outdoor space; be sure to reserve an ocean view room with a terrace to take advantage of the scenery.