Hawai‘i is a vacationer’s paradise. Beautiful rooms and top-notch service are the cherry on top of Hawaii’s breathtaking views, perfect weather, and idyllic beaches.
Planning the perfect Hawaiian vacation should be exciting, not stressful. On the pages ahead, we’ll show you some of Hawai‘i’s best properties so you know you’re getting the most of your visit. “Where to stay” will make researching and planning your next Hawaiian vacation a breeze.
Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria® Resort
Situated on the tranquil shores of pristine Wailea Beach along 40 acres of Maui’s sunny southern coastline, the legendary Grand Wailea is grand in every way boasting 780 luxury rooms and suites, a family waterpark and private adults-only pool, Hawaii’s largest spa, the exclusive Napua Tower concierge level, and eight acclaimed restaurants and lounges including Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a – Maui’s Best Restaurant and Maui’s Best Chef Mike Lofaro.
Culture abounds in a vast publicly displayed art collection and many sophisticated events year-round, while visitors are greeted with aloha and Hawaiian lei in respect to the host culture. Grand Wailea is a place where traditions are honored, moments are cherished and grand memories are made.
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
The Outrigger Way
– to Hawaii and Beyond
For over sixty-seven years, Outrigger Resorts has been a gracious host to travelers from around the world, who have come to Hawaii to experience the warmth of aloha. From the beginning, Outrigger has been guided by a system of values known as Ke ‘Ano Wa‘a (or The Outrigger Way) – a unique vision of hospitality that creates an intimate bond between guest, host and the culture of the local community. A stay at one of Outrigger’s two beachfront resort properties in Hawaii is a perfect illustration.
Along a stretch of sand that was once a gathering place for Hawaiian royalty, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort embraces local culture in its architecture, décor, and cuisine. The air is filled with authentic island music performed nightly by revered local musicians at the resort’s Kani Ka Pila Grille. What’s more, guests have the opportunity to learn lei-making, hula, or the ukulele without ever losing sight of the sea. Hawaiian traditions may go back a thousand years, but here they continue to thrive as the inspiration for service and amenities as distinctive as the setting itself.
With legendary Diamond Head crater as a backdrop, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort celebrates the traditions and culture of the beach, from food and fashion to music and sport. In fact, the resort is a gateway to an ocean of intriguing activities – from surfing lessons taught by world champions to serene catamaran cruises. Home to the legendary Duke’s Waikiki, this is also a place where beach boys have congregated for decades and where families return year after year, not only because of the spectacular setting but also because of the caring nature of the staff.
Like the ancient voyagers for whom the company is named, Outrigger has recently ventured beyond its home base. It’s now possible to experience Ke ‘Ano Wa‘a throughout the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, in destinations as stunning and diverse as Thailand, Fiji, Guam, Mauritius and Australia. A resort in the Maldives is coming soon, as are properties in China and Vietnam. As you might expect, while every Outrigger property has its own distinctive sense of place and culture, all provide endless opportunities for inspiration, rejuvenation, healing and discovery. And all are connected by the promise of genuine hospitality that comes directly from the heart. Details and information about Outrigger Resorts can easily be found at outrigger.com.
Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay offers 50 residences and 6 grand residences, ranging from one to four bedrooms. Each residence features large “lanais” with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands. Refreshed guestrooms include a sleek color palette and furnishings including daybeds on the balconies, which creates an upscale indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Residences are equipped with full gourmet kitchens for your culinary adventures. Other comforts of home include signature Montage bedding, a sectional sofa with a pullout bed and a washer and dryer. Bringing authenticity of the island into the experience, each guest room features an original piece of hand-painted local artwork.
Montage Kapalua Bay enhances the natural beauty with lushly landscaped outdoor venues, intimate private dining spaces at the Cliff House, a Kapalua landmark, where events flow from the charming interiors to a wraparound lanai perched over the sea. This oceanfront resort at Kapalua showcases upscale amenities, inspiring activities and natural beauty. With legendary golf, a renowned spa and a selection of award-winning dining, Kapalua is the perfect base to explore the wonders and culture of Hawaii.
One Bay Drive, Lahaina
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
The all-suite and villa Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui recently announced the completion of an extensive resort-wide $70 million renovation project. Improvements have touched every corner of the 22-acre Wailea property over the past three years, resulting in a luxurious vacation experience for 2015 guests. Recently voted Hawaii’s top spa by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the new, 9,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa opened in early 2014 following an $8 million renovation. Offering a full menu of spa experiences to relieve, restore or provide results, the luxury spa features a Vichy Shower with infrared light technology, showers inspired by varieties of Maui rain and a soothing pālolo (mud) bar.
Visitors seeking island-inspired cuisine can look no further with Kō restaurant. Kō, which translates to “sugarcane” in Hawaiian, showcases the unique culinary history of Maui’s sugarcane plantation era with traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese dishes. Award-winning Executive Chef, Tylun Pang has been praised for his support of local purveyors, resulting in over 90% of the produce served at Kō being sourced from Maui farms. By utilizing the island’s fresh produce, beef and seafood, Chef Pang provides authentic island family recipes with a farm-fresh, contemporary twist. With millions in renovations, authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and the warm and personal service that portray the essence of aloha, the Fairmont Kea Lani is the perfect Maui vacation destination for 2015.
Aston Hotels & Resorts
When seeking a vacation upgrade, look no further than the luxurious Premium Suites at select Aston Hotels & Resorts on Maui. Discover extravagant condominium studios and suites with features and amenities to ensure that your Aston stay will leave a lasting impression. Each Premium Suite features contemporary furnishings and unique décor, with fully-equipped designer kitchens including top-of-the-line appliances, granite and custom countertops, and all the cookware needed for a truly deluxe experience. Bathrooms have been upgraded for comfort and design. Guests will delight in sweeping views from their one-, two-or three-bedroom suites. Premium amenities have been hand-selected and are catered to indulge the senses, from fresh orchids to rich Hawaiian chocolates and coffee. Located on a quiet stretch of golden sand, Aston Mahana at Kaanapali offers fantastic snorkeling opportunities to view the colorful marine life just steps from the resort. Or lounge in the oceanfront swimming pool with a perfect vantage point for spectacular Kaanapali sunset views. Nearby are four championship golf courses and a string of crystal clear bays.
Closer to the action, guests will love Aston at The Whale of Kaanapali Beach, located right in the heart of Kaanapali Beach Resort. This resort boasts a true luxury setting with beautiful tropical landscaping and gracious service including fresh pineapple delivery the morning after check-in. With immediate access to the beach and an oceanfront swimming pool, you’ll have endless opportunities to relax on property. When you’re ready to venture out, Whalers Village is connected via private entry with casual beachfront restaurants, shops, whaling museum and cultural events.
For a true Hawaii getaway, head on over to Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas. Nestled within 11 tropical acres on a tranquil spot of Kaanapali Beach, this resort is a magnet for active travelers who crave golf and ocean activities but appreciate a quieter setting to relax. Enjoy three miles of warm sand and the cool, clear ocean or one of the two swimming pools with jet spas. Award-winning Castaway Café is ready to serve, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With complimentary shuttle service available throughout Kaanapali Beach Resort, shopping, dining and activities are all conveniently within reach.
It’s time to enjoy an unforgettable luxury vacation in Maui. Book a Premium Suite with Aston today.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Explore the excitement of Oahu in one of Hawaii’s most fashionable zip codes. Just steps from renowned warm waters and spectacular views of Waikiki, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, features an award-winning spa, retail shopping, cultural activities and cuisine from celebrated chefs. The guestrooms are some of the largest on the island and are the perfect retreat to watch the sunset from a private lanai. Newly remodeled, the rooms highlight the light and fresh colors of the Hawaiian sea and sky, with a strong emphasis on the breathtaking views of the ocean or Waikiki. With an option of two queen or one king Hyatt Grand Beds®, the furniture is characterized by clean and modern lines, with subtle nods to Hawaiian culture.
Further details include a 55” state of the art flat screen television, upgraded hi-speed Internet access, more storage area, and outlet pods to facilitate today’s guests’ electrical needs. The upgrades made to the bathrooms provide guests with an enhanced, spa-like experience that includes Toto® Washlets. Close to Honolulu attractions such as the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace and Diamond Head Crater, the hotel is the ideal solution for those who want it all.
2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
The Plantation Inn
For an adult-friendly, romantic getaway, visit Maui’s premier bed and breakfast, The Plantation Inn. Nested in a lush tropical oasis in the heart of Maui’s historic Lāhainā Town, the inn sits steps from the water front and all the excitement it holds, yet far enough to offer precious tranquility. Eighteen rooms and suites with graceful plantation style Hawaiian decor offer all the comforts of home and create an intimate hideaway.
The Plantation Inn is home to one of the finest restaurants in the world, Gerard’s. Here Chef Gerard Reversade combines classic French cuisine with Maui’s fresh island products.
Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
Located in the heart of Maui’s premier resort fronting the flawless three-mile stretch of world-famous Kā‘anapali Beach, Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel is officially recognized as Hawai‘i’s Most Hawaiian Hotel and #1 Best Value in Hawai‘i. The 432 room hotel is the ideal setting to turn Hawaiian dreams into lifelong memories. Serenades by employees, Hawai‘i regional cuisine, complimentary sunset hula show and live Hawaiian entertainment every evening, complimentary daily interactive Hawaiian cultural activities, free year round children’s program, arts & crafts fair, welcome breakfast and departure kukui lei ceremony add to the value. Enjoy Hawaiian ho‘okipa (hospitality) aloha at its best!
The Royal Hawaiian
A Luxury Collection Resort
From the moment it opened its doors in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, has captivated guests with sophistication and grandeur. In April, the “Pink Palace of the Pacific” ushers in a new generation of luxury with the refashioned Mailani Tower. Mailani, which means “treated in a royal manner” in Hawaiian, embodies the allure of Waikiki and the essence of an indulgent escape. Gracefully bridging the sumptuous splendor of the property’s original charm with the conveniences and comforts expected by today’s traveler, Mailani Tower sets the standard in luxurious hospitality.
All 179 guest spaces offer a reimagined lanai (balcony terrace), stunning ocean or pool views, and the soothing sounds of the azure Pacific Ocean.
“Rethought and reimagined, Mailani Tower embraces the iconic legacy of The Royal Hawaiian for a new generation of cosmopolitan Island visitors,” said Cheryl Williams, general manager, The Royal Hawaiian. For a different Oahu experience, check out Aston at Executive Centre Hotel, downtown Honolulu’s only all-suite hotel in the heart of the financial district. Stay close to all the weekend action in Chinatown including boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs and more.
An exclusive arrival begins each Mailani journey as guests step into the velvety embrace of The Royal Hawaiian’s majestic lobby, through the pillared breezeway, and to a Mailani-only reception area, complete with a dedicated concierge. It is immediately apparent that Mailani is an elegant expression of its location – a portal to the islands’ indigenous charms and beautiful traditions in the world’s most exciting and desirable destination – Waikiki. After check-in, Mailani’s concierge staff will place calls to each guest upon arrival to their room to ensure their individual needs are recognized by the hotel staff.
The exclusive Mailani Lounge offers guests tranquil views of the pool and seating areas where guests may leisurely enjoy Executive Chef Hans Stierli’s elevated continental breakfast that begins with a champagne mimosa, and evening beer and wine selections. At the end of each day, a signature Luxury Collection cocktail will be prepared by the resort’s mixologist. And just steps away from the Mailani Tower, guests will find the famed Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian, and the best stretch of Waikiki Beach, home to the original Waikiki Beach Boys.
To celebrate the Mailani Tower, we are offering a promotional room package through December 25. With a minimum four-night booking, the package includes a $100 resort credit per stay in Mailani Tower Ocean accommodations, and $200 resort credit per stay in Mailani Tower Loft Suites. All Mailani Tower guests will enjoy Mailani Mornings and Mailani Evenings. Mailani Tower accommodations are available from $610 per night, and Mailani Tower Loft Suites are available from $695 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Rates are commissionable to travel agents at 10 percent. For more information about Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, please visit www.royal-hawaiian.com/mailani-tower, or call (808) 923-7311.
Pacific Beach Hotel
Where Aloha Lives
Pacific Beach is a beachfront Waikiki hotel that exemplifies the “Aloha Spirit.” Located where Waikiki was founded and steps to shopping, dining and local attractions, this destination has been the perfect spot for locals and visitors for generations. Our experienced staff is here to help you plan your Hawaiian adventure.
Location is key on any vacation and Pacific Beach puts you right in the middle of all the action. We’re right across the street from famous Waikiki Beach and walking distance to boutiques, attractions, restaurants, watersports and more. For more information visit www.pacificbeachhotel.com or call 808-923-4511.
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Mana Kai Maui
Mana Kai Maui puts you right where you want to be - just steps from the picturesque Keawakapu Beach along Maui’s fabled Sun Coast. All of our 1- and 2-bedroom condominiums feature a private lanai (patio) with fabulous views of the mile-long sandy beach and the sparkling blue Pacific.
Our hotel rooms are perfect for budget-minded travelers, short stays, and for those on the go who are mostly interested in Mana Kai Maui’s pristine beachfront property.
Comfort doesn’t have to come at a high price. But it does come with all the amenities to make you feel right at home, like daily maid service, free WIFI access, onsite restaurant, general store/deli, gas BBQ grill, free parking and much more.
Shipman House Bed & Breakfast
Visited Hilo lately? Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, Hilo's romantic luxury inn and the only authentic historic Victorian B&B on Hawaii Island, offers a rare opportunity to experience the monarchy period of Old Hawaii. History, antiques and authenticity blend nicely with modern amenities like Free Wi-Fi , modern plumbing and fresh, complimentary breakfasts.
Hilo's Shipman House Bed and Breakfast Inn offers you the rare opportunity to indulge in the lifestyle of Hawaii's monarchy era, with the grand victorian homes, extensive grounds, and furnishings of the finest native Hawaiian woods. Purchased, restored and preserved by a Shipman descendent, this is one of the state's last privately-owned Victorian mansions. It is on both the State and National Registers. We have self-guided tours of the house available to our guests, and you are welcome in most of the home and grounds.
Located on Reed's Island, an historic neighborhood just across a wooden bridge from Historic Downtown Hilo... A rainforest of bamboo, palms and mango trees separates your inn from town and Hilo Bay, within walking distance to restaurants, museums and the Farmers Market downtown.
Rocking chairs beckon you to the lanai (veranda) for a good read, a chat or a snooze. Hear the birds twittering and calling nearby. Shipman House is ideally located for sightseeing, and your hosts can help you plan your stay, sharing tips on where to visit, how to get there, and where to lunch. Maunakea, Maunaloa, Rainbow and Akaka Falls, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puna, hot lava viewing, black sand beaches, Waipi‘o Valley and Parker Ranch are all less than one hour from your inn.
Visit Hilo and be charmed. Stay at Shipman and fall in love!
Embassy Suites Waikiki
Your Perfect Island Retreat
Newly renovated Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk offers the ultimate mix of perfect location, ample space, and incredible value. Enjoy ‘suite’ amenities like our complimentary Full Made-to Order Breakfast, including a must-try omelet bar, and free Wi-Fi – all with no resort fees. The property is ideally located just steps from the golden sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach and in the heart of vibrant Waikiki Beach Walk – home to more than 40 of Hawaii’s best shops and restaurants – plus Hawaiian cultural activities and entertainment.
Need plenty of space? You came to the right place. The all-suite resort offers both one- and two-bedroom suites, complete with a sleeper sofa and kitchenette. All suites have been newly refreshed with deluxe fixtures and accessories inspired by kapa, a traditional Hawaiian bark cloth stamped with intricate geometric prints.
Come kick back at our nightly Evening Poolside Reception with complimentary drinks and light snacks, and live entertainment weekly. But the amenities don’t stop there. You can also take advantage of our free poolside yoga classes and 24/7 fitness and business center, along with easy access to all that Waikiki has to offer. See you in paradise!
201 Beachwalk St.
Honolulu, HI 96815