14 sublime beachfront resorts in Hawaii

You may never want to leave.

by Briana Seftel

From private beaches to tennis courts to salt water pools, these 14 resorts put exclusive to the test. Offering gorgeous views and stellar service, if this isn't heaven for you, we don't know what is.

Halekulani Hotel 97

2199 Kalia Road

This famed hotel has long been the gathering spot of princesses, statesmen, presidents, and A-list celebs for ages, and remains a fave among the rich and famous.

- BlackBook

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii 86

1 N Kaniku Dr

This stucco resort on the Kohala Coast is fronted by a white sand beach.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Andaz Maui At Wailea 85

3550 Wailea Alanui Dr

The rooms at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are elegantly minimalist in design, with clean lines, crisp white linens, polished wooden furniture and artwork inspired by native Hawaiian culture.

- Gayot

The Kahala Hotel & Resort 93

5000 Kahala Avenue

This hotel stands apart from the pack of finer hotels on Oahu for a number of reasons, beginning with its location.

- Gayot

With its Moorish-style turrets and archways, the aristocratic, oh-so-pink Royal Hawaiian was Waikiki's first true luxury hotel.

- Lonely Planet

Four Seasons Resort Lanai 91

1 Manele Bay Road

With the closure of its sibling lodge, this resort is the premier destination on Lana‘i.

- Lonely Planet

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows 88

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive

This beautiful luxury beach resort on the Kohala Coast is chock-full of excellent features: top-rated dining, golfing, tennis, fitness training, and spa experiences.

- Oyster

Upcountry plantation-style on Hawaii's pristine Lana'i with championship golf and horseback riding.

- Jetsetter

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 89

1 Ritz-Carlton Drive

Up-to-date rooms, top-notch dining, a quality spa, polished service, and beautifully landscaped grounds of national park proportions.

- Oyster

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 93

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive

This resort was perfect even before the management built the adults-only infinity pool with its underwater music system and swim-up bar.

- Frommer's

This 602-room behemoth (renovated in 2011) rewards guests with large, tasteful rooms, award-winning golf, immaculate grounds, and a host of high-end restaurants.

- Oyster

St. Regis Princeville Resort 91

5520 Kahaku Road

Tucked away in a secluded beach cove a few miles from Hanalei, the St. Regis at Princeville is Kauai’s preeminent luxury resort.

- goop

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 95

72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive

“Perfect,” “heaven,” and “the best vacation of my life” are just a few ways guests describe this understatedly gorgeous, isolated resort where most of the 243 rooms...have ocean views.

- Travel + Leisure

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort 84

2251 Poipu Road

Those seeking a "romantic getaway" could not "ask for a better experience" than a stay at this "intimate", "secluded" 121-room "boutique" resort.

- Zagat

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