Pristine beaches, incredible scenery, tropical rainforests, incredible surf spots and the perfect year-round climate, are some of the many things you have to look forward to on your vacation to Hawaii.
Planning a vacation to Hawaii can be overwhelming. Other than the abundance of activities to do, you have to decide what area you want to visit and what resort you want to stay in. Do you want to stay in a laid back resort, with spas and tranquil surroundings? Are you looking for a resort that offers adventure, water sports and fun activities for the family? Or are you looking for a little bit of both?
From infinity-edged swimming pools, to outdoor lava-rock garden showers, luxurious spa treatments, award-winning restaurants and 24 hour fitness facilities, these are just some of the many over the top resorts in Hawaii.
Hawaii: Most Over-The-Top Resorts
St Regis Princeville
Enjoy the ultimate luxury in one of the most sophisticated resorts in all of Hawaii. The St Regis Princeville is located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei. Enjoy private candlelit dining, an ocean-side massage and incredible drinks. Swim in their and incredible drinks. Swim in their 5,000 square foot infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Hanalei Bay. Bonus: Guests are provided with snorkeling opportunities without having to leave the resort.
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach
If you are looking for a relaxing escape, look no further than the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po'pu Beach. They have five spa treatment rooms, one of which includes a romantic couple's suite. They also have an on-site fitness center, a swimming pool, whirlpool and a variety of outdoor adventure activities to choose from. Enjoy snorkeling, surfing, sailing and scuba diving in the clear waters. Also enjoy incredible views on their zip line, bike tours, helicopter tours or hiking trails.
Montage Kapalua Bay
The Montage Kapalua Bay offers the ultimate family package – children can eat, stay and play for free. They have a variety of rooms to choose from and a unique spa experience. This resort takes pride in honoring the wellness traditions of the ancient Hawaiian culture. They offer indoor plantation style spa suites and private outdoor treatment rooms. Buy a Fitness Class Weekly Pass and receive access to all of their scheduled classes.
Located in Maui is the incredible Travaasa Hana resort. Go stand up paddle boarding, throw net fishing, participate in outdoor yoga and guided meditation. Swim in their spectacular pool with amazing ocean views and make sure you choose your room wisely. They have a variety of cottages, private suites and even your own personal ocean bungalow to choose from.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
This hotel is known for special packages. Choose from a package including free nights and breakfast, to those offering resort credits and Manta swim sessions. There is an endless amount of recreational activities -- Big Island golf, yoga, fitness classes, spa treatments and tennis, just to name a few. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel also has a variety of kids programs. Bonus: The Beach Club is now offering stand-up paddle boarding.
Fairmont Kea Lani
Located in Maui is the luxurious Fairmont Kea Lani, the only all-suite villa oceanfront resort in Hawaii. It sits on 22 acres of tropical landscape and features the award-winning 9,000 square foot Willow Stream Spa. There is an adult-only pool and two activity pools connected by a waterslide. Stay fit in their 24-hour fitness center, take up a new watersport and even participate in their golf and tennis nearby. End each day with Hawaiian culture – drink cocktails and listen music.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
If you are looking for adventure and relaxation, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is for you. Take up a new water sport – go scuba diving and snorkeling. Even participate in land sports – hiking, mountain biking, golf and dancing at a Luau. The hotel also features two freshwater pools with a connecting "river pools" and a 1.5-acre saltwater lagoon. The 45,000 square foot Anara Spa was honored as Top Resort On Kauai In Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Reap the benefits of paradise; relax on clean beaches, watch the sunrise over the ocean, take a nap in your cabana, and sip on a cocktail by their beautiful pools. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows won’t allow you to gain weight on vacation. They have a state-of-the-art fitness center with a lap pool, fitness classes and personal training options.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
This resort is perfect for the whole family – especially the little ones. The Alulani Disney Resort & Spa offers incredible activities for all ages. Participate in family happenings, nighttime entertainment and spa services. Its variety of pools. include The Waikolohe, which is 8,200 square feet with a tunnel body slide. Join the resort for Disney Movie Nights and Celebrate Starlit Hui in the evening for a taste of traditional and modern entertainment.
Four Seasons Resort Maui
The largest resort suites, guest rooms and the island’s largest hotel bathrooms are all in the Four Seasons Resort Maui. They have a few options to choose from, two of which include the couples and family experience. Couples enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach, a massage, a midnight stroll on Wailea Beach, and relaxing in a Missoni Cabana. Families appreciate the white sand beaches and water sport activities.