The Top 5 Luxury Resorts on the Big Island of Hawaii

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

A majestic, largely undeveloped tropical Pacific island, the Big Island of Hawaii doesn’t get quite the same tourist attention as larger markets like Oahu and Maui, but those seeking luxury and comfort during their Hawaiian getaway will find plenty to enjoy on the Big Island’s western coast. Sun-soaked and consistently gorgeous, these beachfront resorts offer the very best Hawaii has to offer:

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
72-100 Kaupulehu Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 325-8000

The singular instance of peak luxury on the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is among the finest establishments in the world. An expansive property that spans between prime beachfronts, world-class golf courses, private villas, open-air restaurants, and plenty of areas for private relaxation, a stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai may just redefine your definition of luxury.

Fairmont Orchid
1 N Kaniku Dr
Waimea, HI 96743
(808) 885-2000

With 32 acres of oceanfront property featuring private villas, white sand beaches, peaceful lagoons, tropical gardens, and cascading waterfalls, the Fairmont Orchid provides an unmatched level of quality and comfort during your Big Island stay. An award-winning spa, six restaurants, a world-famous golf course, and one of the largest oceanside pools in the world, the Fairmont Orchid is perfect for an all-inclusive luxury stay.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr
Waimea, HI 96743
(808) 885-6622

A sprawling resort along the waters of the Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is known for its commitment to preserving Hawaiian culture and natural wonders, and those efforts come through during a stay at this stunning resort. With one of the finest spas on the Big Island, Mauna Lani is both an exciting and relaxing wonderland.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr
Waimea, HI 96743
(808) 882-7222

Home to one of the best beaches in the United States, Mauna Kea is the perfect destination for travelling families or a romantic getaway. The white sand beaches are in sharp contrast to black lava rocks lining the waters of the bay, making a beachside stroll a beautiful and visually stunning experience. Immaculately maintained and providing plenty of opportunities for both activities and relaxation, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel should remain near the top of your list.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
62-100 Kauna’oa Dr
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
(808) 880-1111

Reopening with a fresh round of luxury renovations in July 2018, the resort at Hapuna Beach is one of the most established and popular stays on the entire island, which is why we’re excited about how the $46 million renovation has transformed the already impressive resort. With plenty of space and opportunities to explore the nearby coast, a stay at the resort will place you within walking distance of incredible golf courses and some of the best snorkeling/beach activities at world-famous Hapuna Beach.

Related Articles