The 5 Best Luxury Hotels on the Island of Hawaii in 2022
Known for its volcanoes and black-sand beaches, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands is also a great place to unwind and experience true opulence. Surround yourself with tropical beauty while soaking up the sun in the comfort of one of these luxury hotels – your picks in our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
1. Hilton Waikoloa Village
There is so much to do at this 62-acre oceanfront resort that trams run daily to transport guests around the property. Relax on the white-sand beach by the saltwater lagoon; interact with dolphins during an up-close live experience; or treat yourself to a quiet, relaxing visit to the spa. 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, hiltonwaikoloavillage.com
2. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Private pools, spacious balconies and custom-designed Hawaiian furnishings create a relaxing oasis at this idyllic retreat. The resort also offers unique, curated island experiences available exclusively to hotel guests. Join a master freediver in Hawaiian waters, visit a boutique coffee farm or spend the day with a famous local blacksmith. 72-100 Ka’upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, fourseasons.com
3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller to be the island of Hawaii’s first resort hotel, Mauna Kea features a calendar of events curated to help guests make the most of their visit to the Aloha State. Gaze at the stars, enjoy live music and hula, or participate in the hotel’s myriad of activities including tennis, bocce ball, golf and more. 62-100 Kauna’oa Drive, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, maunakearesort.com
4. The Fairmont Orchid
Immerse yourself in a lush resort experience surrounded by 32 acres of tropical oceanfront gardens, cascading waterfalls and a serene white sand beach and lagoon. Plunge into the 10,000-square-foot pool, book an appointment at the award-winning spa, or sign up for unique marine and cultural activities. 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, fairmont.com
5. The Mauna Lani Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection
Nestled in the middle of five massive mountains, Mauna Lani offers beautiful ocean views and 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living spaces with private swimming pools. Play golf on the lava bed grounds, experience the art of ancient spearfishing, or relax at the surf shack with a fresh bowl of poke while enjoying the sounds of live musicians. 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Waimea, Island of Hawaii, aubergeresorts.com
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