The 5 Best Luxury Hotels on the Island of Hawaii in 2022

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

1. Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Hilton Waikoloa Village spans 62 acres.
Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Waikoloa Village

There’s so much to do on this 62-acre resort that there are streetcars running daily to ferry guests around the property. Relax on the white sand beach by the saltwater lagoon; interact with dolphins in an up-close live experience; or treat yourself to a peaceful and relaxing visit to the spa. 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, hiltonwaikoloavillage.com

2. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Private pools, spacious balconies, and custom-designed Hawaiian furnishings provide an oasis of relaxation in this idyllic retreat. The resort also offers unique and curated island experiences, available exclusively to hotel guests. Join a freediving champion in Hawaiian waters, visit a coffee farm, or spend the day with a famous local blacksmith. 72-100 Ka’upulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, fourseasons.com

3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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

4. The Fairmont Orchid

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

5. Mauna Lani, Inn Resorts Collection

Nestled amidst five giant mountains, Mauna Lani offers magnificent ocean views, as well as 4,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor spaces with private pools. Play golf on the lava bed course, discover the art of ancient spearfishing, or relax at the surf shack with a bowl of fresh poke while listening to the tunes of live musicians. 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, hostelresorts.com

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