There is no doubt that Hawaii is a major tourist destination and, as such, there are countless hotels, resorts and lodging options to choose from. These nine places aren’t your typical beachfront resort and provide guests with a completely unique experience.
1) Haleakala Wilderness Cabins, Maui
If you want to sip mai tais on the beach, look elsewhere, because these cabins are so remote that guests have to hike miles just to get there.
2) Manoa Valley Inn, Oahu
Located in a quiet residential district near the university, this bed and breakfast has been restored to its former Victorian glory.
3) Volcano House, Big Island
Sitting on the edge of a volcanic caldera inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is this historic hotel. Beachfront resorts are wildly overrated.
4) Waimea Plantation Cottages, Kauai
Built to house sugar cane plantation employees in the early 1900s, these cottages now serve as a peaceful vacation retreat.
5) Hotel Lanai, Lanai
Built in 1923 by Jim Dole to host VIP guests to his plantations, the 10-room country inn has since been fully renovated.
6) Kaanapali 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.
7) Hotel Molokai, Molokai
Styled after a Polynesian village, the only full-service hotel on the island offers oceanfront and garden suites and bungalows with an island charm.
8) The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu
With the only swim-with-dolphins experience in the island, this family-friendly hotel has been a celebrity retreat since 1964.
9) Travaasa Hana, Maui
Described as rustic and luxurious, there are only 77 rooms across 14,000 acres of Maui’s lush and secluded east coast.
Tell us, which of these stellar places would you like to stay at during your next vacation?