The 3 Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – 2018

The 3 Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii – 2018

Hawaii is one of the most gorgeous places in the world to visit.  There are 6 islands you can visit in Hawaii, they are:  Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

All of the islands are full of palm trees, wonderful soft sandy beaches and some of the best surfing around.  The islands offer a plethora of fun, excitement, activities, adventures, hikes and time to relax and enjoy the most spectacular sunsets.  Truly, the Hawaiian islands are paradise.

They are quite a distance away, but Hawaii is well worth the trip! 

Hawaii Beach

There are many places to stay in Hawaii.  I will share with you 3 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii.  Each place is more magnificent than the other.  This was not an easy task, but the results are in!  And each resort is located on a different island, so you can go and enjoy all 3 resorts on your next visit to Hawaii.

The Halekulani (House Befitting Heaven) is an elegant luxury resort located in the midst of busy Waikiki, Oahu.  The five star hotel is conveniently located amidst the shops and Luxury Row along Kalakaua.

A “Leading hotels®”, Halekulani offers all the fine and exquisite amenities surely to please even the most discerning traveler.

The beachfront location offers an unobstructed view of Diamond Head and also the opportunity to walk right out into the blue waters.  But, be ready to share the beach with several others. 

At the resort, you can enjoy their iconic oval heated pool; don’t miss the bottom of the pool which has a mosaic of a Cattleya orchid, comprised of 1.2 million pieces of glass tiles.  It’s pretty impressive!

In addition to the pool, the resort offers a wonderful full-service spa, fitness room, and a business center.  For dining, you have several choices:  La Mer (fine dining), Orchids (casual elegance), or House Without A Key (relaxed ambiance).

If you are looking for a luxury five star hotel in Waikiki, Halekulani is it.  There are no other hotels that even compare or come close to Halekulani.

The St. Regis Princeville is located on Hanalei Bay in Princeville, which is at the furthest northern tip of Kauai. 

The mountains in Kauai are breathtaking.  Be sure to venture out in a boat to see the Kauai mountains.  Choose a slightly larger boat because the seas can be quite rough when you circle around the back end of the island to see the spectacular cliffs.

Guests are treated like royalty here.  If you are looking for activities or things to do, be sure to ask the Concierge and they will make all of the arrangements for you.   

The resort offers wonderful amenities, from the 11,000 square-foot Halele’a Spa to the fully equipped 24-hour Fitness Facility.  There is a business center and plenty of facilities for meetings and events for all sizes and occasions.

The Pu’u Po’a Beach offers a destination for relaxation.  It also offers a wide variety of ocean sport activities.  Arrange to go snorkeling and see the beautiful coral reefs and very colorful tropical Hawaiian fish or learn how to surf, paddleboard or windsurf.

The splendor of this Kauai island resort beckons past visitors to return year after year. 

And the winner is:  The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, one of the most luxurious, secluded, five diamond resorts in the world.  Hands down, this oceanfront retreat wins.  This is paradise on earth.

Enjoy lounging by the lagoon-style pools (yes more than one), stroll the botanical gardens, pamper yourself at the Hawanawana Spa, and afterwards, delight yourself in Japanese cuisine at the cliff-side NOBU LANAI.

Built on lava outcroppings, the Jack Nicklaus-signature golf course features three holes perched on cliffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The course offers some of the most spectacular views of the ocean.

All of the beaches on Hawaii are public, but because the resort is the only hotel nearby and the way it sits along the oceanfront, the beach is very quiet and does not attract non-resort goers. 

The beach is about a 5-10 minute walk from the main resort, down a relatively steep path, but there are golf carts available to shuttle those who prefer to ride. 

The service at the hotel is unparalleled, enhancing your visit even more. 

There are several restaurants to experience:

Nobu Lanai Restaurant

An intimate sushi bar and fresh-caught fish at the cliff-side terrace.  Innovative Japanese cuisine of world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

Malibu Farm

A poolside restaurant above Hulopoe Bay offering fresh, organic and locally sourced food from the farm.

One Forty American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood

Sit outside and enjoy Prime and Wagyu beef, seasonal Hawaiian grilled fish, and an assortment of fine wine.

And to end a perfect evening, be sure to visit the Lobby Bar or Nobu Bar.

The Four Seasons is in a class of its own.  It simply takes your breath away, a treasured moment.  This is by far, one of the most captivating hotels and resorts to discover.

Hawaii sunset

I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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