Hawaii is a dream place for many people. It’s the place where couples go to have their honeymoon. It’s the place where people visit just after retiring. Some even call it heaven on Earth. There are many ways you could experience Hawaii, but the best way to go about is with a touch of luxury. If you are willing to splurge on your accommodations in the islands, you’re likely to have some of the best experiences of your life. Hawaii is home to many luxury hotels and experiences, but we’ve compiled a list of the best ones for you. Here are the five best 5-star hotels in Hawaii.
1. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
The views alone are to die for. But that’s a given going to Hawaii. What the Four Seasons at Wailea offers is perfection in its accommodations and amenities. Everything in this resort is new. The rooms are large; the décor is elegant. The spa is rated as the top spa in all of Wailea, and it’s also one of the best in all of the islands. You can visit here with the entire family and have plenty of activities for the entire crew. It’s also the top beach hotel in Wailea, so you can guarantee that the beach is well maintained. You can spend your days just lounging in one of the hotel’s cabanas, and you could probably claim to have had the best experience ever. The hotel staff here is friendly and warm and completely representative of the famous Hawaiian hospitality.
2. The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection
This hotel is one of Honolulu’s most iconic locations, considering the building was built in 1928. This hotel is right at the heart of Waikiki, and it offer full service amenities and unique sights as well. While the rooms may not be as large compared to more modern hotels, the views the rooms offer are quite special. The architectural details of the hotel are also something to admire. Whether you want to walk the grounds, stay at the beach, or explore the neighboring areas, the Royal Hawaiian is one of the best places to be in all of Hawaii.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
When you think of the Ritz, you automatically think luxury. The very same goes for this particular Ritz-Carlton resort at Kapalua. The resort sits on 54 acres of ground, giving you plenty to explore when you’re not by the water. Everything here is fully renovated, including each and every single one of the 463 guestrooms and 107 residential suites. The hotel also offers activities on site both for land and sea enthusiasts. You can also enjoy eating at any one of the 6 restaurants on site. The resort has two championship golf courses and a century-old pineapple plantation that’s definitely worth a visit.
4. The Kahala Hotel and Resort
If there were one place in Waikiki where you could spot celebrities and powerful people, it would be at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. This hotel is actually Hawaii’s currently most luxurious resort, and it’s probably due to its exclusivity and location. The beach here is secluded, as this hideaway resort is perfectly concealed in the Kahala district. Get ready to be blown away when you stay at this resort because everything about this place is impeccable. If you do decide to visit the city center, the complimentary shuttle will take you anytime you want to go. Upon your return, you’ll appreciate just how secluded this hotel is away from all the tourists that visit the islands constantly.
5. Halekulani Hotel
Tucked away on a quiet spot in Waikiki, the Halekulani Hotel has been wowing visitors for nearly a century now. There’s not a single bad view from any of the rooms in this property, and all the amenities they offer define luxury as it should be. The first-class service here is what sets Halekulani apart from all the other luxury hotels. Make sure you take the time to order Halekulani’s Signature Mai Tai cocktail from one of the restaurants. That recipe has been the same since the hotel opened in 1984. Apart from that, you can also take the time to enjoy all the other amenities they offer including one of the best spas in all of Honolulu.
Written by Garrett Parker
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