Clear waters, sandy beaches, lush forests, rugged cliffs—that’s Kauai. Located in a good looking location fronting the beach and surrounded by gardens and lagoons, the low-rise Grand Hyatt Kauai has an open-air design paying homage to Hawaii in the Nineteen Twenties and ’30s. A ten,000-square-foot tremendous pool” is only one of five places to take a dip on the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki —although you’re simply as welcome to jump in the ocean, steps away.
At Banyan Tree, the seasonal menu incorporates Hawaiian elements and Kai Sushi has hand-carved ceiling beams impressed by the shapes of outrigger canoes. The informal and household-pleasant resort also provides free excursions of nearby lava tubes, etched with petroglyphs made by ancient Hawaiians. The attractive rooms, all with lanais and dark wooden floors, are cozy and come outfitted with travertine loos.
This $800-million Disney beach resort opened in 2011 on the leeward facet of Oahu. Condé Nast Traveler readers vote for their favorite resorts in Hawaii. There’s even a separate spa menu for youths and teenagers, if you wish to zen out as a household. And remember to go to Mandara Spa, the biggest in Waikiki, which has a mosaic-tiled outdoor pool and sun terrace you may take pleasure in before or after a treatment.
While parts of the Wailea Seaside Marriott are nonetheless beneath renovation, you may already make the most of upgrades like two new luxury pools with cabanas, an oceanfront juice and cocktail bar, and the new KAPA Bar and Grill—the place you possibly can sip craft cocktails and play shuffleboard, all just steps from the beach. For those especially sizzling days, pool attendants are on hand supplying Evian spritzes and chilled towels.
Dine on Hawaiian and California cuisines at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, or seafood and steak, including Kobe beef, at Duo. Built atop a lava circulation, this eco-friendly resort is famed for its sea turtle rehabilitation program. Sitting on a basis of black volcanic rock, palm fronds unfold over low-rise bungalows and earth-tone visitor rooms embrace lots of bamboo, thatch, and slate.