Best Big Island Hotels And Resorts - Hawaii Vacation
Big Island hotels are situated along pristine white sand beaches and come for all tastes and budgets - as mid-range, luxury and family-friendly. You can choose from such stellar accommodations like the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on Pauoa Bay, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai which overlooks Waiakuhl and Kahuwai Bays or the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. Other options range from the family-friendly Hilton Waikoloa Village that has a tram as well as Dolphin Quest onsite and overlooks Waiulua Bay or the historic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection on Mauna Kea Beach. Mid-range options range from the Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations or the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. At all locations you will superb services, white sand beaches and plethora of activities onsite as well as offsite. No matter where you decide to stay you will be pleased with one of these selections.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Address: 72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive Kailua-Kona HI
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the best luxury Big Island hotel for everyone from couples to families who are seeking a truly great experience. Located on the northwestern shoreline of the island along the southern Kohala Coast just 15-minutes north of Kona Village, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is situated within a lush tropical environment on a pristine beach which overlooks the Waiakuhl and Kahuwai Bays. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Big Island hotel has a great low-rise Hawaiian architectural style with 243 rooms, suites and villas which were renovated in 2009 with a contemporary Hawaii decor. Guest rooms are large at 635 square feet with a large private lanai that features various views from the golf course to the pool to the oceanfront. There thirteen styles of suites with Superior suites having 1,050 square feet which boasts views of the pool, golf course or ocean. Deluxe suites have 1,441 square feet with ocean views. Specialty suites like the one-bedroom ‘Anelakai has 1,050 square feet and the ‘Ohana features 1,441 square feet. The one-bedroom Wai'olu and Milo suites have 1,711 square feet and the Kou as well as the Kailani suites have 2,600 square feet. There are also one, two and three-bedroom villas which are beachside and range from 2,600 to 3,885 to 5,528 square feet with huge outdoor living areas. The beach area is fabulous at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai with calm waters and plenty of soft sand to lounge upon. You can arrange for your favorite watersport or land activity with the concierges, which may include a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a snorkeling trip to Mauna Kea Beach or a cultural experience at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. There is a fulltime entertainment staff that provides events throughout the day around the resort and children can indulge in fun at the kid's club which boasts organized activities as well as cultural experiences. There is an 18-hole championship golf course onsite. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Big Island hotel has seven fantastic freshwater swimming pools that feature waterfalls and there is a separate kid's pool, adults-only pool and an intriguing lava rock aquarium where you can go snorkeling with tropical fish. The resort contains three fitness centers, tennis courts, kids club, golf course, shopping boutiques, cultural center and a full service spa. Dining onsite includes the Beach Tree for daytime delights; ‘Ulu Ocean Grill serves seafood and the Hualalai Grille features steaks. Nightlife brings live music to the Beach Tree Bar and Lounge as well as a beautiful sunset at the ‘Ulu Sushi Lounge with your favorite libation.
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Address: N Kaniku Drive Kohala Kamuela HI
If you want to find the perfect luxury Big Island hotel that is romantic and family-friendly, then you should stay at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Located on the northwest shoreline of the island along the Kohala Coast just minutes from Waikoloa Village, the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is situated on 32-acres of lush tropical paradise which overlooks a white sand beach as well as Pauoa Bay. The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has a modern high-rise architectural design with has 540 rooms and suites which feature a modern Hawaii decor. There are two levels of service at the property with the Fairmont Gold level adding amenities such as a private lounge with food and drink, private check-in as well as upgraded room amenities like better ocean views. Rooms are sized at 522 square feet with a private lanai which sports views of the garden, partial-ocean, ocean or oceanfront. Executive suites have 1,050 square feet with a separate living room and private lanai with views of the gardens or ocean. Oceanfront suites have 1,050 square feet with one-bedroom, separate living room and private lanai with ocean views and if you can add-on a room for more space when needed. The Presidential suite is massive at 4,258 square feet with one-bedroom, separate living room and big oceanfront views from two large private lanais. The beach area is gorgeous with white sands and the water is perfect for swimming as well as other watersport activities. You are just minutes away from the Kalahuipuaa Fish Ponds, the Puako Petroglyph Preserve and a short drive from the Kamuela Museum. The Fairmont Orchid Big Island hotel has plenty of complimentary cultural events onsite for adults and children will be thrilled with the kid's club that offers numerous activities throughout the day. There is a large freshwater swimming with a superb deck which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and there is poolside service. The property is adjacent to two championship golf courses and there is a fitness center, kid's club, shopping boutiques, art gallery, dive shop and a full service spa onsite. Dining includes five restaurants such as a breakfast buffet at the Orchid Court; Brown's Deli offers quick bites; casual dining at Hale Kai Restaurant; Asian and steaks at the Norio's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar and Brown's Beach House serves gourmet meals. At night you can relax while listening to live music at the Luana Lounge or you can visit one of the exciting luau within walking distance that include the Gatherings of Kings Luau and Hawaiiloa Luau.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr Kamuela HI
If you are looking for a historic luxury Big Island hotel that is perfect for couples and family-friendly, then you should stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. Located on the northwestern shoreline of the island just 15-minutes from Waikoloa Village, the Mauan Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is situated overlooking Kauna'oa Bay and the sparkling white sands of Mauna Kea Beach. The Mauna Kea Beach Big Island hotel has a modern architectural style with 252 rooms as well as suites which were last renovated in 2013 and sports a contemporary decor. Guest rooms are large at 400 square feet with a private lanai which boasts views of the golf course, gardens, ocean and oceanfront. Plumeria Beach Club junior suites are 545 square feet with an integrated living area and views of the oceanfront or poolside. Deluxe rooms have 634 square feet with either a view of the golf course or oceanfront from a private lanai. The one-bedroom Kohala suite is 986 square feet with a separate living room and views of the mountains from two private lanais. The one-bedroom Hualalai suite is 986 square feet with a separate living room and gorgeous views of the ocean from two private lanais. The one-bedroom Presidential suite has 1,207 square feet with a separate living room and two expanded lanais complete with ocean views for added outdoor space. The Mauna Kea Beach Big Island hotel is spectacular with gorgeous white sands and plenty of space to lounge. The water is calm for swimming and you can arrange your favorite watersport activity onsite. You are adjacent to an 18-hole championship golf course as well as a ten minute walk to Hapuna Beach State Park. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a variety of cultural oriented activities during the day for adults and children can busy in the kid's club when not playing on the beach. There is one freshwater swimming pool with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. The resort has a fitness center, tennis courts, shopping boutiques, dive shop, kid's club and a full service spa. Dining options onsite includes all three meals beachside at the Hau Tree; breakfast at Manta as well as dinner and Sunday brunch; the Copper Bar serves lunch and dinner; the Clambake is perfect for dinner and Number 3 serves lunch at the golf course. Nightlife brings manta ray into the Kauna'oa Bay where you can swim or just watch. There is the Mauna Kea Oceanfront Luau on selected evenings featuring traditional hula dancing and music.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr Kamuela HI
If you are looking for a luxury Big Island hotel that has plenty of onsite activities for couples and families, then the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is an ideal choice for you. Located on the northwest coastline of the island along the Kohala Coast and a short distance from Waikoloa Village, the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows is situated on a beautiful stretch of beach overlooking the Nanuku Inlet and the Makaiwa Bay. The Mauna Lani Big Island hotel has a unique six-story architectural design with 348 rooms and suites which boast a modern island decor. Standard and Garden rooms are spacious with a private balcony with views of the resort or gardens. Ocean and Deluxe Ocean view rooms are larger with a private lanai with views of the ocean. Oceanfront and Deluxe Oceanfront are similar in size with big views of the beach and ocean. Corner Oceanfront rooms offer sweeping views of the Kohala Coast. Ocean view and Oceanfront suites are spacious but the Makaiwa and Pauoa suites have 1,040 square feet featuring a living room and a larger lanai which boasts views of the mountains, pool, historic fishponds as well as the ocean. There are a number of luxury Bungalows with 2,700 square feet that have one-bedroom and a gorgeous 1,300 square feet lanai that boasts a private pool as well as garden area. The beach area along the Makaiwa Bay is spectacular with soft sand and calm waters for swimming as well as your other favorite watersport activities. The Mauna Lani Big Island hotel features a few unique complimentary amenities such as cultural tours of the historic fishponds onsite, lei making classes and hula lessons. Children will be pleased with the kid's club that has numerous organized events for children including cultural tours, watersports and Hawaiian games. The Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows is associated with three 18-hole championship golf courses and the concierges can help with securing tee times. There is a freshwater swimming pool with a beautiful deck as well as an activities pool located within the fitness center. The property contains a fitness center, surf shop, shopping boutiques, tennis courts, kid's club and a full service spa. Dining options include a breakfast buffet at the Bay Terrace as well as a crab feast night; lunch can be found at the Ocean Bar and Grill and dinner is fabulous at the CanoeHouse. Offsite dining choices may include Brown's Beach House, Under the Bodhi Tree and the Blue Room. There is nightly entertainment and happy hour at the Mauna Lani Atrium or you can take the kids to the Great 4-D Movie Ride as well as the Kona Kozy's Comedy and Magic Show which are within a short walk.
Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
Address: 69-699 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa HI
If you are looking for more living space for your family without sacrificing amenities, then a great mid-range Big Island hotel for you is the Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations. Located on the northwestern shoreline of the island just a few minutes from Waikoloa Village, the Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations is situated near the Kohala Coast within a manicured tropical landscape. The Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations is a collection of three-story buildings with a modern architectural style which contain all-suite accommodations that have a contemporary decor. All the suites have a private balcony or patio with views of the resort or golf course. Junior suites are the smallest and feature a kitchenette. One, two and three-bedroom units are spacious with full kitchens and multiple bathrooms as well as balconies. The Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Big Island hotel is not situated on the beach but you can access several beaches such as Anaeho'omalu Beach, 49 Black Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach within minutes. You can arrange for your favorite activity with the concierges and you have access to the Waikoloa Kings' Golf Course which is adjacent to the property. Other attractions nearby include Dolphin Quest where you can swim the dolphins, the Genesis Gallery Queens Marketplace has incredible artwork and the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve is ideal for learning about the history of Hawaii. Adults can participate in an assortment of activities throughout the day and children will be pleased with the game room as well as other onsite activities to keep them busy. The Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations has a freshwater swimming pool that features a waterfall which is ideal for families. The Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Big Island hotel has a fitness center, shopping boutique and a game room that features a video arcade. You can have your refrigerator filled with goodies before or during your stay and there are two restaurants onsite which are Kings' Land Bistro and Lounge which is open from 8:00 A. M. until 7:00 P.M. as well as Kings' Land Pool Bar which is open for lunch. Offsite options include Mai Grille by Allen Hess for Hawaiian and pub fare, Island Gourmet for Asian cuisine and the Kamuela Provision Company is one of six choices at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Nightlife is quiet but you can enjoy the Legends of Hawaii Luau at the Hilton Waikoloa Village or watch the amazing hula dancers at Te ‘E'a Te Turama Hula Halau which are an easy drive away.
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Address: 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa HI
When you are seeking a Big Island hotel that boasts several unique amenities and can keep your family busy during your stay, then try the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Located on the northwest shoreline of the island near Waikoloa Village, the Hilton Waikoloa Village is situated on 62-acres of tropical paradise which overlooks the Waiulua Bay and Anaeho'omalu Point. The Hilton Waikoloa Village Big Island hotel is composed of three low-rise towers which feature a modern architectural style with 1,240 rooms and suites which have a contemporary island decor. All rooms and suites have a private lanai with various views such as the gardens, golf course, mountains, pool, resort and ocean. The rooms in the Palace Tower are sized at 422 square feet and rooms within the Lagoon and Ocean Towers are larger at 530 square feet. One-bedroom suites in the Palace Tower range from 850 square feet to 1,895 square feet to the two-bedroom Presidential suite at 3,180 square feet. The Lagoon Tower suites range from 1,060 to 1,680 square feet and some have a small kitchen. One-bedroom suites within the Ocean Tower are 1,060 square feet and the one-bedroom Presidential suite is 3,180 square feet. The beach area at Waiulua Bay is beautiful white sand with calm waters so you can enjoy a variety of watersport activities. The Hilton Waikoloa Village has a fulltime entertainment that keeps people busy during the day and the kid's club is ideal for families. The resort has some unique amenities not found elsewhere on the island like a tram, canal with boat rides and your family can interact with dolphins at Dolphin Quest. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses adjacent to the property and you can reserve tee times with the concierges. The Hilton Waikoloa Village Big Island hotel has three fantastic swimming pools which feature waterslides, fountains and waterfalls. There is a fitness center, tennis courts, golf courses, canal, tram, kid's club, Dolphin Quest, shopping boutiques and a full service spa onsite. Dining includes six restaurants onsite such as the Water's Edge for breakfast; the Boat Landing Cantina serves Mexican dishes from lunch into the early evening; Dona and Toni's Pizza serves Italian and Kamuela Provision Company serves eclectic Hawaiian cuisine. Nightlife is abundant with live music and entertainment every evening and you can watch a beautiful luau with exciting cuisine at the Legends of Hawaii Luau onsite.
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Address: 100 Kaunaoa Dr Kamuela HI
When you are searching for a luxury Big Island hotel with a beautiful beach and is perfect for couples as well as families, then you should stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Located on the northwestern shoreline of the island along the Kohala Coast, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is situated directly on Hapuna Beach adjacent to the Hapuna Beach State Park and 20-minutes from Waimea. The Hapuna Beach Prince Big Island hotel has an interesting low-rise modern architectural style with 350 rooms and suites that have an island decor. Standard rooms are oversized with a private lanai that offers a partial-ocean, ocean and oceanfront views available. One-bedroom Oceanfront suites have 1,200 square feet with a separate living room, 1.5-bathrooms, wet bar and two private lanais with oceanfront views. Hapuna Beach is a spectacular stretch of white sand that is consistently voted as one of the best beaches in the United States. You can swim, snorkel or just lounge on the lovely sand. You are adjacent to Hapuna Beach State Park which offers access to Mauna Kea Beach and manta rays in the evening. You can arrange your favorite watersport activity with the concierge as well as land sports like golfing at one of three nearby 18-hole championship golf courses. The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has a fulltime entertainment that keeps things lively during the day with cultural and fitness events. Children will be pleased with the variety of organized activities at the kid's club which offers team games, sand castle building and nature walks. The Hapuna Beach Prince Big Island hotel has a nice freshwater swimming pool with a gorgeous deck that overlooks Hapuna Beach. The property has a fitness center, shopping boutiques, tennis courts, kid's club and a full service spa. Dining onsite includes Ocean Terrace which serves a breakfast buffet and ala carte dinners; Cafe Hapuna serves all three meals; the Beach Bar boasts casual lunch service poolside and the Coast Grill and Oyster Bar serves up dinner as well as superb sunset. You also have signing privileges at the nearby sister resort of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Nighttime entertainment is enjoying a relaxing drink watching a perfect sunset or you can visit the Mauna Kea Oceanfront Luau for an exciting show with incredible island cuisine.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa HI
When you want to stay at a luxury Big Island hotel that has super amenities for couples and families, then think about the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Located on the northwest coastline of the island just minutes from Waikoloa Village, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is situated on 15-acres of tropical paradise overlooking Anaeho'omula Bay. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa has a modern six-story architectural style with 533 rooms and suites that sport a modern decor. Rooms are 410 square feet with a private balcony and views of the gardens, mountains, ocean or pool. Corner rooms are larger with 550 square feet and larger balcony with views of the ocean. Cabana rooms have 620 square feet with added outdoor living space on the lanai as well as views of the oceanfront. Garden and Ocean Parlor suites have 820 square feet with one-bedroom, separate living room and two balconies. Cabana suites are large at 1,240 square feet with one-bedroom, separate living room, 1.5-bathrooms and two balconies with ocean views. The one-bedroom Royal suite is 1,600 square feet with a separate living room, 1.5-bathrooms and a balcony with ocean views. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa has a perfect spot on Anaeho'omalu Bay with white sands that stretch for a half mile which offer great swimming, lounging and snorkeling is good. You can arrange your favorite watersport activity on the beach or through the concierges. You are an easy distance to 49 Black Sand Beach, the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve and King's Shops for superb shopping. Families will like the daily activities such as free cultural tours, Hula lessons and lei making classes but there is not a dedicated kid's club. There is a gorgeous freshwater swimming pool and a separate kid's pool with a waterslide as well as a sandy bottom. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Big Island hotel has a fitness center, tennis courts, shopping boutique and a full service spa. Dining onsite includes Hawaii Calls Restaurant and Lounge for all three meals as well as the Sunset Luau features Polynesian cuisine and entertainment twice a week. Offsite choices you can consider are Roy's, Three Fat Pigs and Lava Lava Beach Club. Nightlife includes the Sunset Luau or you can venture off property to Kona Kozy's Comedy and Magic Show as well as live music at Clipper Lounge.
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Address: 75-5660 Palani Road Kailua-kona HI
If you are searching for a mid-range Big Island hotel that is family-friendly and directly on the beach, then try the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Located on the western shoreline of the island along the Kailua-Kona Coast, the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach is situated directly on a white sand beach that overlooks Kamakahonu Bay. The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Big Island hotel has a high-rise modern architectural style with 452 rooms and suites which boast a modern decor. Guest rooms are spacious with a choice of bedding options as well as a private lanai and various views like resort, partial-ocean and oceanfront. One-bedroom suites have a separate living room and two lanais with views of the ocean. The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel has a great spot on Kamakahonu Bay with a nice sandy beach which includes a docking pier for boats and other watersport activities. You can lounge one the sand or swim in the clam waters and standup paddle boarding is ideal here. You can arrange for your favorite watersport activity at Kona Boys the Beach Shack which is onsite. Families will enjoy an easy walking distance to Atlantis Submarines, the cultural site of Ahuena Heiau, the Hulihe'e Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church. The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Big Island hotel has a freshwater swimming pool with poolside service from Billfish Bar. The property contains a fitness center, tennis courts, shopping boutiques and a full service spa. Dining onsite includes Honu's on the Beach which serves a breakfast buffet as well as ala carte dinners and the Billfish Bar and Grill has poolside service for lunch. Offsite dining options include the Kona Brewing Company for pub food, Splasher's Grill for Hawaiian cuisine as well as Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks. Evenings bring live music on selected nights to Billfish Bar and Grill and the Island Breeze Luau performs three nights a week.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Address: 78-128 Ehukai St Kailua-Kona HI
When you are searching for an active Big Island hotel that is perfect for adults and families, then you should try the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. Located on the south western coastline of the island just 20-minutes from the village of Kona, the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay is situated within a lush tropical environment along a beautiful shoreline of the Kona Coast. The Sheraton Kona Big Island hotel has a unique modern architectural design with 508 rooms and suites with a modern Polynesian decor. Guest rooms are spacious with a private lanai that features views of the mountains, gardens, partial-ocean, ocean or oceanfront. The Ohana suite is a spacious one-bedroom unit with a separate living room, two bathrooms and two lanais with ocean views. The one-bedroom Executive suite has a wet bar, separate living room, 1.5-bathrooms, a large outdoor living space with daybed and another lanai with oceanfront views. The Presidential suite is a massive one-bedroom with a full kitchen, 1.5-bathrooms, an extended outdoor living space and two lanais with oceanfront views. The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay is along a lava rock coastline and swimming in the Pacific Ocean is difficult with no actual beach. You can drive 5-minutes to Kahaluu Beach and 10-minutes to White Sands Beach when you want to go swimming and snorkeling. You can arrange your favorite watersport activity onsite with a concierge. The Sheraton Kona Big Island hotel has a tremendous amount of onsite activities for adults during the day from lei making to Hula dancing to yoga to cultural tours to learning about manta rays. Children will be pleased with the kid's club that features a game and movie room as well as organized events throughout the week. The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay has a large lagoon-style freshwater swimming pool that has an adults section and family section which contains a 200-foot waterslide for children. The property has a fitness center, game room, kid's club, chapel, shopping boutique and a full service spa. Dining at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay ranges from a breakfast buffet area to poolside service at Holua Bar and Lounge to a stunning dinner at Rays on the Bay. Dining selections offsite include Pizza Rover, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai for Asian and TJ's BBQ by the Beach. There is the weekly Haleo Luau at Sheraton Kona Big Island hotel and other evening activities onsite include watching the manta rays as well as live music at Holua Bar and Grill on selected nights.