Anyone who has stayed at the luxe Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi could tell you it’s easily one of the best hotels in the state.
And, according to a ranking done by U.S. News, it’s actually the best in the entire nation.
For the past 10 years, U.S. News has done “Best Hotels Ranking,” covering the entire nation and unlike our Readers' Choice Awards, which tallies votes using reader input, U.S. News applies scores to thousands of hotels an extensive methodology that combines hospitality awards with hotel star ratings and guest reviews. And the formula calculated the Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi at the No. 1 spot.
Of course, it doesn't take a formula or supercomputer to know that the Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi is one of the best around. The ultra-luxe resort seamlessly blends Hawaiian culture with modern amenities, offering everything from kupuna (elder, teacher) guided classes on hula to catamaran cruises of Lānaʻi's remote coastline. The resort's Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course is so gorgeous, Bill Gates decided to get married there.
While no other Hawaiʻi hotels or resorts got on the U.S. News' national rankings, Montage at Kapalua Bay got close at No. 7, with fellow Four Seasons' properties like Four Seasons Resort Hualālai and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea both making it under the Top 20 at 16 and 17 respectively.