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Hawai'i offers the best vacation experience in the world complemented by the most beautiful rooms to enhance any vacation. Breathtaking views, superb amenities, beach access and, of course, quality service.

Inside these pages you will find some of the best that Hawai'i's world-renowned properties have to offer. "Where to Stay?" is the perfect tool to research and plan your next memorable Hawaiian vacation.


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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua,
call 808-669-6200,
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Creates Unique Hawaiian Cultural Experiences And Engaging Environmental Programs That Let Us Stay With You

For visitors, guests and local residents seeking to experience Hawaii beyond the surf, sand and sun, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers a variety of weekly, monthly and annual cultural programs providing a forum to gain a greater understanding of the rich Hawaiian culture and heritage that pervades the Aloha State. Cultural Advisor Clifford Nae'ole created this offering of activities encompassing history, music, crafts, artisans, and most importantly, sharing the story of the hotel's location adjacent to the sacred Honokahua Preservation Site.

As Cultural Advisor, Mr. Nae'ole conducts twice weekly historical "Sense of Place" discussions and tours to the border of the Honokahua Preservation Site. He also hosts the monthly "talk story" series Mai Ka Pu'uwai (Storytelling from the Heart). He is chairman of Celebration of the Arts, the annual three-day festival tribute to the people, art and culture of Hawaii, which he created 20 years ago. A Hawaiian chanter and hula dancer, he has performed official ceremonies and traditional blessings throughout Hawaii, French Polynesia and the mainland U.S.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua also proudly features Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program, which includes an environmental and cultural education center with excursions led by expert naturalists. This program seeks to inspire guests to live a more sustainable life and to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between land to sea, humans to nature, people to people and present to future. According to Jean-Michel Cousteau, "We expect everyone, by learning more about our natural world and their places within it, to return to their communities as environmental stewards – ambassadors of the environment."

Guests hike through the Hawaiian rainforest, snorkel among Maui's beautiful coral reefs and participate in underwater photography sessions, always exploring the relevance of Hawaiian culture. The Ambassadors of the Environment is an educational program dedicated to engaging people of all ages with the natural and cultural environment and at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, it has created opportunities for each participant to learn about Hawaii's unique ecosystems and nurture exploration of alternatives for a sustainable future.

The Modern Honolulu


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1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Where High Design Meets Barefoot Luxury

This new urban resort, set in its own oasis, is a game-changer for the lifestyle hotel experience that combines great design and true innovation with personal, friendly, and genuine service. Understated yet sophisticated, The Modern's venues and amenities make it the perfect getaway destination with one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings all under one roof.
Guests can retreat to their rooms, where chic design welcomes them into a private paradise, or pamper themselves at the spa's full-service facility. Oversized daybeds and lounge chaises at the Sunrise Pool are perfect for sunbathing. Guests can then wander to the open air lanai for a bite and signature cocktail or let tropical Hawaiian breezes cool them off as they layout at the secluded Sunset Pool.

As the sun sets behind the Pacific, dinner for two is served at the exclusive Morimoto Waikiki restaurant where world-renowned Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto seamlessly blends Western and Japanese flavors that will tantalize taste buds. Guests can dance the night away at Addiction, Hawaii's hottest nightclub, or lose themselves in quiet conversation at the intimate Lobby Bar, a hidden gem tucked behind a rotating bookcase.

A laid-back oasis minutes away from world-famous Waikiki Beach, The Modern Honolulu is truly where innovative design meets barefoot luxury.

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Maui Kai Kaanapali Beach


106 Kaanapali Shores Place
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
1-(800)-367-5635 /

Sitting on an incredible stretch of Maui's world-famous Ka'anapali Beach, Maui Kai's location is its most striking feature. Each room offers breathtaking views including the islands of Molokai and Lanai, as well as whales, sea turtles, stingrays, dolphins and the occasional monk seal.

Located just minutes from the old whaling town of Lahaina, yet tucked away on a private driveway on the north end of Ka'anapali Beach, Maui Kai makes the perfect home away from home. Close to the action of Lahaina's Front Street, but far enough from its street noise, you'll return to a peaceful haven after enjoying Maui's sights and sounds.

Each oceanfront junior, one- or two-bedroom suite provides all the amenities of home including a fully-equipped kitchen, media center with cable TV, DVD and CD player, iPod docking station, high-speed internet, beach towels and free parking. Stock up your kitchen by walking to the neighboring grocery store or local farmers' market. Enjoy dinner grilled at gas barbecues poolside and near the community cabana complete with a public kitchen, ping-pong table and lending library.

Maui Kai never charges a resort fee, and offers seasonal specials including Honeymoon and Anniversary Packages.

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Shipman House
Bed & Breakfast

Shipman House Bed & Breakfast
131 Kaiulani St. Hilo, HI 96720
(808)934-8002 /

Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, Hilo's romantic luxury inn and the only authentic historic Victorian B&B on Hawai'i Island, offers a rare opportunity to experience the monarchy period of Old Hawai'i. 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 Hawai'i'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, Hawai'i 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!

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Starwood Hotels
& Resorts Hawaii

Create Memories That Last A Lifetime

With eleven hotels and resorts on four Hawaiian Islands representing four Starwood brands – Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection and St. Regis – to choose from, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii offers a place of new discoveries for every traveler. Whether for romance, family vacation, special celebration, or weekend retreat, each Starwood resort offers exciting activities, Island-inspired cuisine, unprecedented amenities, unrivaled accommodations and customized services – ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort – the iconic "Pink Palace of the Pacific" – is a haven of luxury and grandeur, designed to pamper you beyond your dreams. Located on legendary Waikiki Beach, the Sheraton Waikiki offers contemporary comforts, unique amenities, the only infinity pool in Waikiki, and distinctive dining options. Affectionately called "The First Lady of Waikiki," The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa blends rejuvenating comforts and intuitive services with the welcoming spirit of a bygone era. The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani provides opportunities to learn about Hawai'i's rich heritage and history through cultural activities for everyone in the family.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka'anapali abounds with ways adventure seekers, families and romantics can rejuvenate, while being pampered with signature amenities and healthy and delicious dining.. Situated along Ka'anapali Beach, the resort's activities provide hours of family fun, while the lush gardens are ideal for weddings. The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas offers a unique blend of resort and villa-style living with access to outdoor adventures such as whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, or an exciting day playing on two championship courses at nearby Ka'anapali Golf Resort. At sunset, experience the legend ofKa'anapali during the nightly cliff diving ceremony at Black Rock.

At The St. Regis Princeville Resort, overlooking Kauai's picturesque Hanalei Bay, experience famed St. Regis Butler Service, enjoy world-class golf and exhilarating outdoor adventures, or rejuvenate mind and body in the sanctuary of the hotel's exclusive Halele'a Spa. Hugging the cliffside along Hawai'i's famous 'Anini Beach', The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas boasts infinity pools for gazing out to Kauai's unspoiled coastline. Sheraton Kauai Resort, the playground of Poipu Beach, is ideal for those who embrace adventure, romance and relaxation.

On Hawai'i, the Big Island, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, situated on an ancient lava flow, is ideally located for island exploration, whether a day-trip to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park or a morning snorkel sail from Keauhou Bay. As the sun sets, gather near a special viewing area at the water's edge to watch Manta Ray feed just off shore most evenings.

Aqua Hotels and Resorts


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1850 Ala Moana Blvd.
Waikiki Beach, HI 96815

If you're looking for a hotel or resort that's as unique and impressive as the Hawaiian Islands themselves, consider Aqua Hotels & Resorts' collection of hotels on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. With fresh, contemporary designs, spectacular island destinations, extraordinary service and an extensive list of complimentary amenities, we deliver amazing Hawai'i vacations to discriminating travelers. Each of our hotels is special in its own way, but all offer spectacular Island destination experiences. Choose from boutique hotels with personality, comfortable and friendly budget hotels or resorts that offer lifestyle amenities without the luxury price tag. Guests also enjoy no mandatory amenity or resort fees at our Waikiki hotels. We also offer charming boutique hotels on Molokai and Lanai or breathtaking island resorts with lush settings on Maui and Kauai, each unique to their island's personality.

Service is also our cornerstone. At Aqua, we pride ourselves on setting the standard for the Hawai'i experience. You won't find Aqua's enthusiasm and commitment anywhere else. Whether you seek an intimate hotel experience at a boutique hotel, a budget-friendly stay at a comfortable urban hotel or an escape to an island resort, Aqua offers memorable vacation experiences that won't break your budget.

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
Aqua Lotus Honolulu
Aqua Palms Waikiki
Aqua Queen Kapiolani Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Aqua Waikiki Wave
Coconut Waikiki Hotel
Ilikai Hotel & Suites
Island Colony Hotel
Maile Sky Court
Park Shore Waikiki

Hotel Wailea Maui

Hotel Lanai

Aqua Hotel Molokai

Kauai Beach Resort

The Mauna Lani Bay
Hotel & Bungalows


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Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii 96743

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

If you are looking to experience real Hawai'i, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is your destination. The luxury Kohala Coast resort is known for its environmental preservation of Hawai'i's cultural experience. With its secluded location and miles of pristine coastline it's also a premiere destination for romance. Oceanfront rooms look directly out to an endless crystal clear Pacific and Mauna Lani's exclusive Bungalows offer the perfect luxurious hideaway.

Mauna Lani's approach is 'do everything or do absolutely nothing at all'. The choice is yours. The Hawaiian-inspired Mauna Lani Spa offers relaxing and rejuvenating experiences and resembles a peaceful Hawaiian village with outdoor thatched hale for treatments. The oceanfront CanoeHouse restaurant offers an open air experience where you can enjoy dinner under the stars, hear the sound of the waves crashing and feel the gentle trade winds.

Spend your days exploring the 30 acre property on complimentary beach cruisers or learn about this land called Kalahuipua'a that includes 15 acres of ancient Hawaiian fishponds. Enjoy a couple of rounds of golf at the famous Francis H. I'i Brown North and South Courses or relax in oceanfront hammocks and beach cabanas. Mauna Lani Bay celebrates the best of Hawai'i.

Embassy Suites
Waikiki Beach Walk


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201 Beachwalk St.
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-921-2345 / 800-EMBASSY

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Steps from the golden sands of world-famous Waikiki beach sits Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk, located in the heart of Waikiki Beach Walk – Waikiki's newest entertainment complex with over 40 restaurants and shops, free Hawaiian cultural activities, live island entertainment, torch-lit evenings, and a vibrant nightlife.

As Oahu's only all-suite resort, guests are able to relax in one- and two-bedroom upscale suites, each featuring a private bedroom, separate living room with sleeper-sofa, and mini-kitchenette. The two-bedroom suites fit up to six people comfortably and offer an ideal setup for traveling families, as well as friends who want to be in close quarters, while still maintaining a sense of privacy.

Enjoy a host of complimentary services and amenities including daily, Full Cooked-to-Order breakfast; nightly Manager's Reception with entertainment and refreshments; high-speed Internet access and upgraded fitness and business centers. Take advantage of the resort's newest complimentary amenity, Yoga, with a weekly yoga class and in-suite yoga channel.
TripAdvisor consistently ranks Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk in the top 10 out of nearly 100 Honolulu hotels. Unsolicited comments from guests say it all: "Excellent value, incredible service, great location." Come earn or redeem your Hilton HHonors points and see what everyone is raving about!

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