Hawaii is a top destination for travelers in search of cerulean blue waters, pristine beaches and luxury hotels and resorts. Add in impeccable hospitality, gorgeous sunsets, outdoor activities galore and a laid-back vibe, and it’s easy to see why Hawaii is a also a popular destination for those in search of island life.
While the resorts in Hawaii all vary based on their location, some of the best resorts offer all-inclusive packages or first-rate perks and amenities that can make a stay seem more all-inclusive. If a trip to paradise is calling you, we’ve rounded up nine idyllic resorts on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii Island that are worth the splurge.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina
If you're planning a trip to Hawaii with small kids, one of the most family-friendly resorts in Hawaii is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. While the resort isn’t truly all-inclusive, with its sheer amount of amenities and activities included in the cost, it will definitely seem like one to you.
Every guest at Aulani has access to six pools, a lazy river, tubing slides, private beach, a lagoon, a kid’s club, movie nights, nature tours, crafts and daily activities like lei making and hula lessons and, of course, the opportunity to see Mickey, Minnie and their friends.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
When it comes to luxury vacations, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina sets the standard. Located northwest of Waikiki in the Ko Olina resort community, the Four Season Oahu boasts immaculately manicured grounds, rooms and suites with gorgeous ocean views, restaurants serving everything from Italian food to Hawaiian fare and an abundance of activities. From nature hikes to Ma'ili Pillbox, to snorkeling experiences where you may encounter dolphins and turtles, to swimming and snorkeling in the resorts pools and lagoon and teeing up at the on-site golf course, the resort has something to keep everyone occupied for days.
During a stay at the Four Seasons, guests can participate in free daily activities like hula and ukulele lessons and yoga classes or take advantage of the free kids' club for ages 5 to 12. The resort is also home to the Naupaka Spa which offers a variety of treatments and signature services along with steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool and relaxation areas.