Hawaii Holiday Resorts From Lean to Lavish
1 hide detailSerenity mingled with luxury
Only a 15-minute drive from downtown Kona, this hotel feels like it is in its own country; it is located in a gated resort community. Like all the Four Seasons Hotels, this hotel offers the ultimate in understated luxury. The pace of life is slow and serene, making it easy to relax and forget about the stress of the outside world. The entire property is exquisitely outfitted and maintained, and the staff is perfectly trained to meet guests' needs efficiently and graciously. Avail of the resort's exclusive Spa facilities.
2 hide detailSwim with dolphins here
This resort features a tram to convey guests from one attraction or restaurant to another. If you would rather travel by the hotel's relaxing waterway, step onto one of the mahogany boats that will transport you to your destination. Frolic with the dolphins in the man-made lagoon while an entire tropical jungle flourishes just beyond a wooden fence. Other highlights include a luau, an 18-hole seaside putting green, a stadium tennis court with more than 400 seats and a world-class health spa.
3 hide detailHawaii's oldest hotel
Our Local Expert Says:
This is the only hotel located inside Volcano National Park. The rooms are small but the dining is excellent.
The establishment was originally built in 1846, making it the state's oldest hotel. It has since been renovated nine times. The key attraction is its location-it is situated within the grounds of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, offering views of Kilauea Caldera and Mauna Loa. Common space includes a lava-stone fireplace, a necessity in this chilly region of the Big Island. A restaurant and a lounge are available onsite.
Big Island (Hawaii)
4 hide detailRock-bottom rates with charm
The Manago Hotel is a small, funky, old-fashioned hotel in the village of Captain Cook. Operated by a local family for three generations, the hotel is proud to offer rooms at rock bottom prices. These kinds of prices are good values at a Midwest motel; in Hawai'i they're unbelievable. Rooms are simple and spare, furnished either in Western or Japanese fashion. The lowest room rates apply to rooms with a shared bathroom. The grounds outside are serene and pretty, featuring a Japanese garden and a koi pond.