Great Hotels Across Hawaii

From budget to luxury, here are some of the best hotels in Hawaii:

Turtle Bay Resort

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Photo via Turtle Bay Resort

For a little North Shore luxury, head to the top of Oahu to the secluded Turtle Bay Resort. Accommodation options include hotel rooms, beach cottages, and ocean villas, ranging in price from $400-1000+. All rooms have an ocean view. The resort boasts 8km of beach, two 18-hole golf courses, a waterslide, spa, fitness center, and several outdoor pools. And for the outdoor adventurer, Turtle Bay offers surfing and scuba diving lessons, horseback riding, Segway tours, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkelling.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

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Photo via Mauna Lani

This Big Island hotel is perfectly situated on the Kohala coast, just a 40 minute drive from Kona. Mauna Lani Bay has everything you’d expect of luxury resort – excellent on-site restaurants featuring local fare, its famous spa offering massage and aquatic therapy, and a 1000-square-foot pool, to name a few – but it really sets itself apart with its attention to the Hawaiian culture. Hula lessons, lei making classes, and ukelele lessons are all available to hotel guests. And with its proximity to Kona, there are numerous beaches, coffee farms, and lava fields worth exploring nearby.

Hale Lani Bed & Breakfast

With a solid hold on the budget end of the spectrum, the Hale Lani Bed and Breakfast is a very affordable sub-$200 accommodation option on the island of Kauai. All rooms are uniquely decorated and well equipped with personalized gift baskets, an outdoor kitchen, and the option of having a hot breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Some of the pricier rooms include a private hot tub. Once you’re ready to venture out of your comfy room, you’ll have plenty of beach and sporting equipment available for use around the grounds, and nearby waterfalls to explore.

Aston Aloha Beach Hotel

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Photo via Aston Hotels

This beachfront hotel on Kauai has something for all budgets, with hotel rooms and suites ranging from $100-200 and cottages hovering around the $300 mark. Bathrooms are spacious and boast separate a shower and tub, while the rooms come with WiFi, a Playstation 3, and a daily newspaper and fruit plate. The Aston Aloha Beach Hotel enjoys a peaceful location on the island’s only protected swimming beach, and is a short drive away from some waterfalls and golf courses.

Ihilani Resort & Spa Hotel

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Photo via Ihilani Resort

For those looking to stay somewhere other than Honolulu or the North Shore, the Ihilani Resort on Oahu’s west coast is a very affordable option. All rooms have marble bathrooms with a deep spa tub, and some are also equipped with a private balcony and fetching views of either the beach or the nearby mountains. Guests can swim in the hotel’s natural lagoon, order cocktails poolside, or learn about marine life at its saltwater ponds. There are also several offsite attractions in the vicinity, such as Pearl Harbor, a water park, and some golf courses.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She’s a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond.

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