The 5 Best Luxury Hotels on Hawaiʻi Island in 2022

Live your best life at one of these extravagant resorts, voted as the best luxury hotels on Hawaiʻi Island in our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Hilton Waikoloa Best Luxury Hotel
HAWAIʻI Magazine readers voted the Hilton Waikoloa Village as the best luxury hotel on Hawaiʻi Island in 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Waikoloa Village

Known for its volcanoes and black-sand beaches, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands is also a great place to get away and experience true opulence. Surround yourself in tropical beauty while you soak up the sun from the comfort of one of these luxury hotels—your picks in our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.

1. Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village stretches across 62 acres.
Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Waikoloa Village

There’s so much to do on this 62-acre oceanfront resort that there are trams running daily to transport guests around the property. Relax on the white-sand beach by the saltwater lagoon; interact with dolphins during a live, up-close experience; or indulge in a peaceful, relaxing visit to the spa. 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Hawaiʻi Island,

2. Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

Private pools, spacious balconies and bespoke Hawaiian furnishings make for a relaxing oasis at this idyllic retreat. The resort also offers one-of-a-kind, curated island experiences available exclusively to hotel guests. Join a champion free diver in Hawaiian waters, visit a boutique coffee farm or spend the day with a famed local blacksmith. 72-100 Ka‘upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island,

3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller as the first resort hotel on Hawaiʻi island, Mauna Kea boasts a calendar of events curated to help guests make the most of their visit to the Aloha State. Go stargazing, enjoy live music and hula or take part in the hotel’s myriad of activities, including tennis, bocce ball, golf and more. 62-100 Kauna‘oa Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaiʻi Island,

4. The Fairmont Orchid

Immerse yourself in a lush resort experience while surrounded by 32 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and a serene white-sand beach and lagoon. Take a dip in the 10,000-square-foot pool, book an appointment at the award-winning spa,or sign up for unique ocean and cultural activities. 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaiʻi Island,

5. Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection


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Nestled in the middle of five giant mountains, Mauna Lani boasts beautiful ocean views, plus 4,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor spaces with private swimming pools. Play golf on the lava bed terrain, experience the art of ancient spearfishing or relax at the surf shack with a fresh bowl of poke while enjoying the tunes of live musicians. 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island,


See all of the winners of our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards in our latest issue, which you can buy here. Better yet, subscribe and get HAWAIʻI Magazine delivered to right to your mailbox. 

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