Looking to take an unforgettable family vacation without breaking the bank? Well, for one, you’re going to want to stay in Hawaii to avoid crazy expensive flights – why not stay close to home and explore one of the other magnificent Hawaiian Islands? Here are fifteen of Hawaii’s best resorts for maximum relaxation and fun.
1) Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu
Located what feels like worlds away from the bustling capitol of Honolulu is this North Shore Resort. Set on 850 acres overlooking Kuilima Cove, this upscale resort features beautiful pools, two golf courses, and a variety of activities and events year round.
2) Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai
Located on Poipu Beach, near Kauai’s southernmost point is this beautiful Hawaiian resort. Can you imagine a better morning than sipping a coffee on your private balcony?
3) The Fairmont Orchid, Big Island
Located on 32 acres of beautiful white sand and turquoise waters, the Fairmont Orchid encompasses all things luxurious. Even the oceanfront pool is an impressive 10,000 square feet.
4) The Grand Wailea, Maui
A Waldorf Astoria Resort, this resort is as close to utopic as you can get – with a huge, multi-level pool, grand spa, opulent gardens and an art gallery.
5) The Royal Hawaiian, Oahu
Thanks to its palace-esque grandeur and signature bright pink color, the Royal Hawaiian is a Waikiki landmark. When the hotel was built in 1927, it was the most luxurious spot in Hawaii, and that tradition has continued throughout the years.
6) St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai
The St. Regis topped Hawaii Magazine’s reader choice award for the best luxury hotel in Hawaii, and it’s no wonder why. The picturesque resort is everything you imagine when considering a vacation to Hawaii – mountains, ocean, and palm trees.
7) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Big Island
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture at Mauna Lani, where you can take hula lessons, ukulele and lei making classes, and even a fish and turtle feeding tour.
8) Napili Kai Beach Resort, Maui
Unlike many Hawaii resorts, the Napili Kai Beach Resort does not charge guests a resort fee, and extra money in your pocket is always appreciated. With a plethora of resort activities, and free beach gear, you don’t ever need to leave the resort!
9) Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is situated about the breathtaking Hulop’e Beach, and is the perfect locale to get off the grid,enjoy quality time with your loved ones, and get some much-needed relaxation.
10) Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu
Located on Oahu’s west side, away from the big city in the small resort area of Ko Olina, is a Disney resort. With character breakfasts and pool parties, movie nights, and a variety of kid’s entertainment, your children are sure to be in absolute bliss – and so will you, with an adults-only pool bar.
11) Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
This family-friendly resort has got it all – from the kid-centric Camp Hyatt and golf course to a day spa and multiple swimming pools, to a variety of exploration activities and an on-site luau.
12) Hotel Molokai
Styled after a Polynesian village, the only full-service hotel on the island of Molokai offers oceanfront and garden suites and bungalows with island charm.
13) Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Maui
Deemed “Maui’s Most Hawaiian Hotel,” this resort features all of the amenities you could want from a beachfront resort, but also offers a feeling of “ohana” and complimentary Hawaiian cultural activities seven days a week.
14) The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu
With the only swim-with-dolphins experience on the island, this family-friendly hotel has been a celebrity retreat since 1964.
15) Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island
Rated as the best hotel or resort in Kailua-Kona by Trip Advisor, the Four Seasons Hualalai is perfect for a family vacation. There are a variety of activiites catered towards children and teens, including King’s Pond, a unique swimming “pool” made from lava rocks where kids can learn to snorkel.
Aren’t these some of the most breathtaking spots in all of Hawaii? Where is your favorite place to get away from it all in Hawaii?