Tiki Moon Villas

Region: La‘ie

This resort gets a Real Gem because you can literally fall out of bed into the ocean. We can’t think of anyplace in all of Hawai‘i that is . . .

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows

Region: North Shore

Hard to believe that the owners only paid $53,000 for this prime oceanfront location back in 1947. Owned by a military family who raised their children here over the . . .

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

This is probably the only “new” resort in Waikiki that, unlike others, wasn’t a resort before it opened in late 2016. It had a previous life as an office . . .

Four Season Resort Oahu Ko Olina

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Region: Ko Olina

This Four Seasons opened its doors in 2016 after a $250 million renovation to the former JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Although the entry and footprint don’t feel much different . . .

Courtyard Oahu North Shore

Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore

Region: La‘ie

It’s a well-laid out hotel that sits across the street from the beach. There’s a large pool, a keiki pool with fountains on one end and a . . .

Aqua Ohia Waikiki

Aqua Ohia Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This building started life as a hotel, then became a college dorm, then apartments and reopened as a hotel once again in mid-2015. Like many buildings in Waikiki with . . .

Westin-Nanea-Ocean-Villas

Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Region: Ka‘anapali

This is the newest resort in Ka’anapali—and that’s a title they’ll probably be able to hang on to for a long while since the resort was . . .

Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa

Region: Kapa‘a

Resort photos supplied by the resort, but the reviews below are exclusive and unbiased.

Finished in 2006, this resort has the most upscale condos on the east shore. The area . . .

Wai‘ula‘ula at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

These 14 two-story buildings in a gated complex were completed in 2006 and house four units each (and a couple of duplexes not in the rental pool). The units . . .

The Palms Cliff House

Region: Honomu

What a great spot! A serene, white, Victorian-style, lovingly-maintained home sits on over 3 acres overlooking Pohaku Manu Bay about 13 miles north of Hilo with its great . . .

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