We don’t use the word “luxury” lightly, and Hawaii – America’s spectacular island paradise – offers up the kind of luxury that is truly unmatched. These resorts are the shining stars of their respective islands. Let’s take a quick tour.
Oahu: The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Host to world leaders and Hollywood icons for decades, this Oahu jewel makes impeccable service a priority, with an old-school grace perhaps organic to the culture within the resort’s walls. Many of the staff have been tenured for over 20 years.
The rooms will immediately embrace you with warmth the moment you walk in, whether with an oceanfront look out or onto the dolphin lagoon, where you can watch the playful dolphins from your own private balcony or patio. Unwind to new heights of relaxation at the spa, and indulge in high-end cuisine, from contemporary island fare to Italian to seafood. Nightly entertainment always caps off a day of blissful luxury, Oahu-style.
Maui: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Needing no added hype, the collection of Ritz-Carlton Hotels is synonymous with pure luxury, and in Maui it’s no exception – and possibly even a step up. This resort is nothing short of breathtaking, with luxury amenities that include two golf courses, a rejuvenating spa, six restaurants, and plenty of outdoor activities in a natural environment that sits beside the Honokahua Preservation Site, a recognized sacred area to the native Hawaiians.
The words “unspoiled sanctuary” take on new meaning here. Hike through the rainforest, take to the golden sands, relax in luxurious accommodations with ocean views, and dine in paradise on organic cuisine from the sustainable garden, plus fresh seafood and other Pacific fare. This is 54 luxury acres of Maui you’ll want to explore.
Kauai: Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa
This is the grandest way to experience Kauai. Make your way along soothing white sands, gorgeous gardens, open courtyards, and glistening pools, all to the tune of all-out luxury. The spacious rooms offer incredible views, and the open-air Anara Spa will get anyone into a purely Zen state of mind. This stunner of a spa is all about incorporating nature and natural healing techniques to inspire “lokahi,” or balance of body and spirit.
Needless to say – serenity is guaranteed. Plus, tee off on a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and take on outdoor activities in the stunning landscapes of Kauai, like zip-lining, surfing, hiking, kayaking, or scuba diving to spot rare sea turtles and colorful fish.
Big Island: Fairmont, Orchid
The Big Island obviously is equipped with some big-time luxury. Look no further than Fairmont, where your authentic Hawaiian vacation experience gets lifted into a whole new realm of amazing with stunning landscapes, powdery sands, lagoon, and service truly embracing the “aloha” spirit.
Old-school grace and classic Hawaiian culture intermingle with modern amenities like the award-winning spa, 10,000-square-foot oceanside pool, six restaurants ranging from classic Hawaiian to Japanese cuisine, championship golf, tennis, and live entertainment. This is classic luxury in a classic island paradise.