This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii, and a popular destination for everything from the Hawaii Theater to the Halona Blowhole. This stunning island features many breathtaking natural wonders, and several resorts are situated nearly on top of them. Check out these destinations for some of the most stunning retreats in Honolulu.
The Royal Hawaiian – For a Pink Paradise
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Immerse yourself in a rosy Hawaiian escape tinged in hibiscus pink at The Royal Hawaiian. Also known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” this luxury resort commands an exclusive spot on Waikiki Beach. Take in views of the sand and surf from private cabanas or your own private ocean view balcony. Choose from a varied assortment of rooms ranging from the Royal guest rooms with contemporary furnishings to Historic rooms with classic touches. Resort activities immerse you in the local culture with options like lei making, the Royal Hawaiian History Tour, and surf lessons.
Halekulani – For Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Halekulani enjoys a picturesque beachfront location near Waikiki’s fresh water springs. Guest rooms are decorated in the “seven shades of white” style that this resort is known for. The simple serene ambience creates a soothing environment that fades into the background while the natural surroundings take center stage.
Drift further into the soothing ambience of this resort at SpaHalekulani. The extensive menu of spa services includes authentic Polynesian bodywork such as the Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage. Indulge in complete spa rituals featuring carefully chosen selections of body and facial treatments for a transformative experience.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort – For Picturesque Pools
Choose from three distinct towers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This luxury hotel is surprisingly affordable, and it’s among the best-reviewed hotels in Honolulu. The Village Towers provide a convenient location for shopping, dining, and hitting the spa. The Rainbow Tower offers stunning views of Diamond Head Crater, Duke Kahanomoku Lagoon, and the Pacific Ocean. The Ali’i Tower is a luxury resort retreat all its own with concierge services and a prime beachfront location.
The resort is nestled amid 22 acres of ponds, waterfalls, gardens, and oceanfront. Explore five pools, one of which boasts the longest water slide in Waikiki. A sixth pool just for kids ensures that everyone in the family can participate.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort – For Elegant Simplicity
The Kahala Hotel & Resort enjoys the distinction of being the only beachfront resort in the exclusive Kahaa neighborhood. Overlooking the Diamond Head and Koko Head craters, this hotel transports guests to a secluded tropical retreat with 800 feet of soft ivory sands. The cooling pool is just steps away. The simple rooms feature elegant light neutrals that perfectly frame the colorful gardens and oceanfront outside. Hit the spa where every treatment begins with a ritual Ho’omaka foot massage for personalized pampering.
If you’re looking for a Hawaiian resort that puts you right in the middle of this natural paradise, these resorts all offer compelling options that are begging for a visit.