The Best Hotels in Hawaii

From rain forests to lava-rock deserts to snowcapped volcanoes, Hawaii is truly a paradise. There is a hotel in this paradise that can make your dream vacation come alive! Whether it’s a secluded resort on the Big Island that’s popular with Hollywood celebrities or a Moorish-inspired hideaway on Maui with a big water slide–there is something for everyone. Discover the best hotels in Hawaii.

1. Four Seasons Resort, HualalaiBig Island

This isolated resort has 228 rooms, in low-rise bungalows with ocean views. What could be better than that? It’s popular with Hollywood celebrities because the five-star service is absolutely wonderful. The resort borders the volcanic rock coast with seawater and freshwater swimming pools. Fitness classes, yoga, personal training, and an open-air spa are all offered daily.

2. Travaasa HanaMaui

In 1946, it began as a six-room inn. Now it has completely transformed into an elegant resort with 69 rooms in sprawling plantation-style bungalows overlooking the ocean. This resort emphasizes the culture and tradition of Hawaii, from the way it’s decorated to the hula and ukulele lessons to the staff who have been with the hotel for four generations. You can see amazing views of the Hana Bay from the spa, which includes an aquatic therapy pool and lava-rock whirlpool.

3. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The Ritz-Carlton recently underwent a $180 million renovation, adding chintzy curtains, a fireplace in the library, and faux Renaissance artwork, There are 460 rooms that look out on the island landscape.

4. St. Regis Princeville ResortKauai

Unveiled in September 2009 after its conversion from a Sheraton, this resort on Kauai’s North Shore borders one of Hawaii’s most famous golf courses. The 252 rooms are all new and soothingly upholstered in soft seashell colors. Sea-view rooms and suites overlook Hanalei Bay to mount Namolokama and, in the distance, Mount Makana. The hotel has a 5,000-square-foot infinity pool and a sheltered beach perfect for snorkeling and families!

5. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Moorish-inspired hideaway (domes, dramatic archways, and whitewashed walls) on 22 manicured acres. Brave a 140-foot waterslide, string orchids into leis, and golf with a view of mountains and ocean. The 413 suites and 37 villas are on a calm cove, which is safe for kids, so bring your family here!