Hawaii is a blessed state of the US, especially when it comes to fanciful and top-class resorts and hotels. The Readers’ Choice Awards have seen readers choose their favorite resorts, and it was discovered that their favorite featured waterfalls, adult-only pools, snorkeling coves, terraces (private lanais), well-curated luaus, golf courses, and kid’s clubs. These resorts still spread across the entire islands. Here is a ranking of the best/coolest resort in Hawaii from top to bottom:
The Top 5 Coolest Resort in Hawaii
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort — Maui
Once you step into the open-air lobby of Andaz, the spirit of Zen will greet you. There are several light-colored pieces of furniture in the soaring space, and a sandpit which is in the middle of the room is what anchors all of them. There is only the sky above the sandpit representing an open skylight. There is no doubt that this resort is one of the coolest resorts that you can find on Maui as it has the whole amenities that you expect to see.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Spaexcellent Fitness Center Pet friendlyBeachfrontOn-site parking BarGood Breakfast
Hotel Wailea — Maui
The second on our list, according to readers, is Hotel Wailea. This is a luxury adults-only resort that is spread over fifteen acres with stunning 180-degree views of Kaho‘olawe and Lanai. A shuttle is always on the ground to take you to the beach, as well as attendants that will help you with towels, umbrellas, and stuff like that. But, always ensure that you allow the incredible staff to take care of your vacation. They can help you to organize a spectacular beach picnic, set up sunset sailing, aerial yoga, and also kiteboarding lessons. If you love vintage cars, Hotel Wailea has the 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster reproduction for you to drive.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Spa Fitness center Free parking Restaurant Room service Bar
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach — Oahu
After unveiling a $125 million renovation in 2018 and rebranded into the ‘Alohilani,’ this hotel began to make waves. This resort has an astonishing and serene light-filled lobby compared to Honolulu’s busy streets. There are soaring ceilings, a colossal 2-story oceanarium that is filled with tropical fish, Hawaiian artifacts being displayed, and also a beautiful coral sculpture at the back of the check-in desk. You can partially view the ocean from most of the newly renovated rooms that have plenty of light and a clean aesthetic. This resort also has modernized features like bedside USB ports.
Most popular amenities: 2 swimming pools Non-smoking roomsvery good Fitness Center SpaPrivate ParkingFacilities for disabled guestsOn-site parkingTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii — Big Island
This resort makes the list of the top 5 in Hawaii, having a white-sand beach in front of it as well as a lobby that overlooks the ocean where ‘ukulele concerts are hosted every evening. Each room features carpeting with bamboo motifs, lanais, and rattan furniture. You can also get fish dishes like the crab-crusted mahimahi at the onsite restaurant. You can also decide to have dinner in grand style at the Binchotan bar & Grill. Some standout dishes that you can get here include octopus, sea urchin eggs, and Hawaiian abalone. Friday nights are always dedicated to Fairmont’s Hawaii Loa Luau.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Spa Fitness center Pet friendlyBeachfrontOn-site parking BarExceptional Breakfast
Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort at Po’ipu Beach — Kauai
The fifth on our list, according to readers, is Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort. This resort might be small, having just 121 rooms, but it still has a lot of sedate pleasures, including an expensive lawn that overlooks a cove where visitors usually sit at sunset. Each room has an AC and ceiling fan, an in-room espresso machine, and also a comfortable chaise lounge.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Fitness center Pet friendly SpaParking Free WiFi BarBeachfront
There are still several other cool resorts in Hawaii, but the above-mentioned ranks as the top 5. If you are in search of an outstanding resort in Hawaii, you may decide to visit any of them.