Hawaii is a top destination for travelers seeking cerulean blue waters, pristine beaches, and luxury hotels and resorts. Add to that impeccable hospitality, beautiful sunsets, outdoor activities galore, and a laid-back vibe, and it’s easy to see why Hawaii is also a popular destination for those seeking island living.

While Hawaii’s resorts all vary by location, some of the top resorts offer all-inclusive packages or top-notch perks and amenities that can make a stay feel more all-inclusive. If a trip to paradise calls you, we’ve rounded up nine idyllic resorts in Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and the island of Hawaii that are worth checking out.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Upscale amenities make the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa one of Kauai’s most desirable resorts. Guests who stay here can enjoy a protected saltwater lagoon perfect for snorkeling and kayaking, multiple pools with waterfalls, a 150ft waterslide (the largest on the island) , a spa, a multi-room fitness center, restaurants, and daily activities like ukulele lessons. , yoga classes and garden tours. The resort even offers Camp Hyatt, a kids’ camp with full-day or half-day sessions.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is one of Kuai’s most desirable resorts.

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Each of the suites and traditional rooms has a private balcony or veranda with views of the resort’s beautiful gardens, the ocean or the lush mountain. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the resort even hosts a traditional luau with an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, and live entertainment.

Find it: 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii, 96756 (808-742-1234)

Kauai Beach Resort and Spa

Travelers looking for a Kauai oasis with a beautiful beach just steps away should consider the Kauai Beach Resort and Spa. Along with 25 lush tropical acres located between Kauai’s north and south shores, the resort offers a walkable beach that stretches for miles.

One of the pools at Kauai Beach Resort and Spa.

One of the pools at Kauai Beach Resort and Spa.

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Guests who stay here will have access to four swimming pools, a swimming lagoon, a spa, and three restaurants serving some of the region’s freshest seafood and local dishes. Throughout the year, the resort also offers packages to make your stay feel more like an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii, such as a couples package that includes breakfast for two, a sunset dinner cruise, and a couples massage.

Each of the resort’s guest rooms and suites offers views of the beach, ocean, or pool, allowing you to take in all the outdoor beauty that Kauai has to offer.

Find it: 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766 (888-805-3843)

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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii with young children, one of Hawaii’s most family-friendly resorts is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. While the resort isn’t truly all-inclusive, with its slew of amenities and activities included in the cost, it’ll definitely feel like one of them.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the beach at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai'i.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the beach at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i.

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Every Aulani guest has access to six swimming pools, a lazy river, water slides, a private beach, a lagoon, a kids’ club, movie nights, nature tours, crafts, and daily activities like lei making and hula lessons and, of course, the opportunity to see Mickey, Minnie and their friends.


Find it: 92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707 (866-443-4763)

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

When it comes to luxury vacations, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina sets the standard. Located northwest of Waikiki in the resort community of Ko Olina, the Four Season Oahu has immaculately manicured grounds, rooms and suites with beautiful ocean views, restaurants serving everything from Italian to Hawaiian cuisine and an abundance of activities. From nature hikes at Ma’ili Pillbox, to snorkeling experiences where you can encounter dolphins and turtles, to swimming and snorkeling in the resort’s pools and lagoon, and on-site golf , the resort has something to keep everyone busy for days.

The main pool at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.

The main pool at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.

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When staying at the Four Seasons, guests can take part in free daily activities like hula and ukulele lessons and yoga classes or take advantage of the free kids’ club for ages 5-12. The resort is also home to the Naupaka Spa which offers a variety of signature treatments and services as well as steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool and relaxation areas.

Find it: 92-1001 Olani St., Kapolei, HI 96707 (808-679-0079)

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Four Seasons Lanai Hotel

Travelers looking for an exclusive resort that feels like worlds away from civilization should consider the Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The resort – one of only two accommodations on the island of Lānaʻi – is located on the southeast coast, where many of the island’s most scenic spots are located.

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is one of only two accommodations on the island of Lānaʻi.

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is one of only two accommodations on the island of Lānaʻi.

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Guests who stay here have access to the hotel’s lagoon-style pools, botanical gardens, and notable restaurants like Nobu Lanai by celebrity Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa which serves sashimi tacos using some of the freshest fish on the island. . Guests can also take advantage of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course, considered one of Hawaii’s finest courses, and pamper themselves with a variety of ocean-inspired treatments at the resort’s on-site spa.

Find it: 1 Manele Bay Rd, Lanai City, HI 96763 (808-565-2000)

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The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua

At the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, guests are often surprised by the resort’s topography because it differs from the island’s coastal landscape. Nestled within the 22,000 acres of Kapalua Resort on the northwest shore of the island, the area is marked by towering trees and miles of hiking trails. Golf enthusiasts will want to book a stay here because of the two pristine golf courses: the Bay Course and the PGA Tour-host Plantation Course, the former of which has a hole that plays over the ocean.

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua sits on the northwest shore of Maui.

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua sits on the northwest shore of Maui.

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Since the hotel is surrounded by exclusive private residences, it has a more secluded and remote feel. However, you can expect to find the same top-notch service you’ll find at other Ritz-Carlton properties, including access to a variety of restaurants, a spa and fitness center, and amenities and family-friendly programs.

Find it: 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Hawaii 96761 (808-669-6200)

Royal Lahaina Resort

The Royal Lahaina Resort is probably the type of resort people think of when they think of a Hawaii vacation. The resort offers a nightly luau, complete with dancing, Hawaiian music, roast pork, and traditional island fare, as well as three pools, a beautiful spa where treatments can be enjoyed by the ocean, and a golden sand beach just steps away.

The Royal Lahaina Resort offers one- and two-story beachfront cottages.

The Royal Lahaina Resort offers one- and two-story beachfront cottages.

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Rooms at the Royal Lahaina Resort are designed to appeal to almost any type of traveler. Choose from traditional rooms and suites in the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower or one- and two-story oceanfront cottages. If you’re looking for a package deal, the hotel offers several promotions throughout the year, including a Summer in the Sun promotion that includes discounted room rates, cabana rentals, dining credit, and complimentary spa service upgrade. Check their website for more details.

Find it: 2780 Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761 (800-447-6925)

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Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa

Perched on the lush south end of the Kona Coast, you’ll find the beautiful 22-acre Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. Each of the rooms has a spacious, private lanai that overlooks the cliffs and ocean of Keauhou Bay or the hotel grounds. Upgrade your stay to a Club Room and enjoy access to the Club Voyager 47 Lounge, a place where you can enjoy a continental breakfast and evening aperitifs with wine and beer while overlooking the cliffs of the Bay of Keauhou.

The Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa is located on the southern end of the Kona Coast.

The Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa is located on the southern end of the Kona Coast.

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Outrigger guests can relax by the lagoon-style pool with a 200-foot waterslide, visit the on-site spa and relax in the Himalayan salt room, or partake in several unique experiences, including a tour cultural 90 minutes. visit Kaukulaelae and Keauhou Bay or experience snorkeling with manta rays in their nocturnal feeding grounds. When the sun goes down, be sure to head to the open-air lobby where the view is unbeatable.

Find it: 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 (808-930-4900)

Mauna Lani, Inn Resorts Collection

Nestled along the Kohala Coast and between five mountains, you’ll find the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection which recently underwent a $200 million renovation.

Located on 32 oceanfront acres, the hotel features three pools, five restaurants and lounges, and an exclusive spa. There are also two top golf courses here: the South Course, a course designed by Homer Flint, Raymond Cain and Robin Nelson, built on a 16th century lava flow; and the North Shore, designed by the same trio and ranked among the best courses in Hawaii.

The Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is located along the Kohala Coast on the island of Hawaii.

The Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is located along the Kohala Coast on the island of Hawaii.

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When it’s time to rest, each room offers stunning island or ocean views and all the comforts of home. If you’re traveling with a large group or multiple families, the 4,000-square-foot private oceanfront residences offer plenty of indoor and outdoor living space and private pools.

Find it: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743 (855-811-3380)