As one of the most popular destinations in the world, Hawaii gets a great deal of attention from visitors from both the mainland United States and the rest of the globe. With its mild climate, beautiful beaches, exotic rain forests, and the aloha spirit displayed by the locals, Hawaii is a dream vacation for almost anyone.
When most people think of Hawaii they tend to think of Honolulu, famous for Waikiki Beach and located on the island of Oahu. As the most populous island and with direct flights from many US cities, Honolulu tends to get more visitors than the neighbor islands. However, each of the islands in the Hawaiian chain offers its own unique landscapes and fantastically fun adventures for all.
If you’d like to venture away from the hustle and bustle of Hawaii’s largest city and its most densely populated island, consider some of these hotels on Maui and hotels on the Big Island and truly get away from it all during your visit to the Aloha State.
Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel, Kailua Kona, Big Island
Located on the west side of the Big Island, Kailua Kona is home to the Ironman World Championship and some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Surrounded by vast lava fields Kailua Kona is a charming little town and is the perfect locale from which to explore the rest of the leeward coast.
Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel is recently remodeled and is located just steps from Ali’i Drive where you’ll find shops and restaurants galore. Be sure to visit their poolside bar for a tropical concoction and great people watching. Be sure to upload your great Instagram photos using the hotel’s free wifi.
Kona Hawaii Guesthouse, Kailua Kona, Big Island
Located a few blocks mauka (toward the mountains in Hawaiian) of Ali’i Drive is Kona Hawaii Guesthouse. A quaint property reminiscent of a bed and breakfast, Kona Hawaii Guesthouse offers free wifi and is within walking distance of Magic Sands Beach and the Holualoa Gallery.
For a small fee this hotel offers free airport pickup for all guests.
Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff, Kailua Kona, Big Island
For a touch of luxury and a truly Hawaiian themed resort, try the Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff, located a mile and a half south of Kona town. This property offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous grounds that practically beg for a sunset stroll.
This hotel offers condo style rooms with one or two bedrooms and kitchenettes. The rooms all feature free wifi and balconies, some with ocean views. It is possible to walk to Kona from this resort, but a car is recommended to fully explore the area.
Luana Kai Resort, Kihei, Maui
Located on Maui, also called the Valley Isle, is the Luana Kai Resort in Kihei. Located directly in front of Waipuilani Park and the magnificent Pacific Ocean, Luana Kai and its condo style rooms make for the perfect stay on the southwestern shores of Maui.
Take advantage of the property’s pool and tennis courts, and be sure to ask the helpful staff about local activities. And remember that November through March is whale season, and sometimes you’ll be able to see a magnificent humpback breaching right from the hotel grounds.
Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, Kihei, Maui
As an adults only, LGBT friendly resort, the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort in Kihei is the perfect locale for those who enjoy a relaxed vibe in a beautiful setting. The rooms here offer mini fridges and microwaves, as well as free wifi.
Take advantage of the clothing optional pool, and the clothing optional sundeck on the roof. The surrounding area offers many dining and shopping options, as well.
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