The Hawaiian Islands recently reopened to tourism and there are a thousands reasons why this pristine island should be on your next family vacation list: The hundreds of wonderful beaches across its most visited islands (the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu), the Polynesian-rooted culture that dates back over 1,500 years and the lush, jungle-covered valleys and mountains that thrill hikers from around the world. But maybe the most enticing thing about Hawaii is its incredible range of resorts, which are diverse enough to have something for everyone.
Whether it’s for your honeymoon or your family vacation, Hawaii’s Big Island is home to a bountiful number of fantastic resort experience
1 ) Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The most luxurious resort on the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai rests on the great west coast just to the south of Kailua-Kona town.
It is seated right on the ocean, giving it the stellar features of stunning coastline views.
Surrounded by white-sand beaches and black-lava landscapes, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is perfectly situated for all kinds of island adventures.
The two-story bungalows reference classic Hawaiian architecture, with fluid interior and exterior spaces. The 243 rooms, suites, and villas, most of which have ocean views off balconies, are located in low-rise bungalows that mesh well with the environs.
Away from the rooms are multiple swimming pools filled with either saltwater or freshwater, three restaurants, fashion shops, and an open-air spa in a beautiful, natural locale. A Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, open only to guests, and a gym featuring daily yoga and other workout classes complete the picture.
2) Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Featuring beachfront location and a top-rated golf course, the upscale Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection on the Kohala Coast offers a fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival, as well access to the array of water activities, on-site bars and restaurants, and private beach services.
The rooms feature private lanais, large baths and flatscreen TVs. Beyond the rooms, you’ll find a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course, a full-service spa, and tennis courts with sea views. There are also several dining options on-site, serving up island-inspired cuisine. It is a good choice for families, groups, and couples alike.
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s on-site restaurant, Manta, offers a daily breakfast buffet and dinner made with locally sourced food. There is also Copper Bar, which hosts the cocktail and happy hour, as well as lunch.
Guests can enjoy supervised children’s activities, Hawaiian culture experiences, yoga classes and a number of spa services. you can also take advantage of the 13 on-site tennis courts. The on-site tour desk at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection can also help arrange area tours and excursions.
Pull up a chaise longue on Kauna’oa Beach, play a few rounds of golf, or grab a bite at one of the hotel’s three restaurants, plus a weekly clambake and twice-weekly luau.
3) Wailea Beach Villas Resort
Situated on 12 breathtaking acres of tropical foliage and waterfalls, and perfectly positioned on pristine Wailea Beach resides Maui’s ultimate luxury retreat, Wailea Beach Villas. This exclusive oceanfront community with expansive ocean vistas, offers the ultimate in elegant island living.
Above the golden sands of Wailea Beach, indulge yourself in the most exquisite villas in all of Wailea. Vacation in sophisticated and stylish two- to five-bedroom exceptionally furnished Penthouse suites and villas with a gourmet kitchen, designer furniture, and a spacious lanai with built-in barbecue. Indulge in the stunning private beachfront infinity pool and Jacuzzi with panoramic breathtaking ocean and island views. A separate family pool is available for guests traveling with children.
The villas are popular for multi-generational family vacations simply because they can accommodate everyone and their varying needs—sometimes with room to spare.
4) Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Inspired by culture, well-being and genuine aloha, Fairmont Orchid is a luxury Hawaii Island resort and spa beautifully located on the majestic Kohala Coast.
The Fairmont Orchid overlooks Pauoa Bay from a beautifully landscaped 32-acre property on the Kohala Coast. The resort caters to honeymooners, as well as families, and has a dedicated on-site kids’ program for children between the ages of five and 12 years, as well as babysitting services for a fee.
Resort amenities feature our award-winning Spa Without Walls, a 10,000 square foot oceanfront pool, Hui Holokai Beach Club offering ocean and cultural activities, six restaurants, year-round children’s program, golf, fitness center and tennis pavilion.
Enjoy the 14-seat sushi bar at Binchotan Bar & Grill, where they serve classic and contemporary Hawaiian dishes in style
5) Turtle Bay Resort
Turrtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is one of Hawaii’s most unique destinations, located at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events, and adventures.
This 840-acre spot is the one and only resort on Oahu’s rugged North Shore, home to some of the best surfing in the world. The site of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the Wanderlust Festival, the spot has also served as a filming location for Lost and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Turtle Bay has lured generations of adventure seekers to its spectacular setting. With nearly 1,300 breathtaking acres to explore and 5 miles of coastline, it’s an explorer’s dream. Trot along the forest and ocean trails on horseback, view the North Shore from a helicopter or watch sea turtles through your glass-bottom kayak.
At Turtle Bay, you and your family can enjoy, golf, horseback riding, tennis, spa, surf, SUP, walking/biking/running trails, helicopter tours and more.