Embark on a journey to this tropical paradise and discover why Hawaii's many luxurious resorts have captured the hearts of so many Aussies, offering a truly remarkable and luxurious getaway.
From the world-renowned Waikiki Beach to the picturesque Maui coastline, Hawaii boasts an array of stunning natural features and ultra-luxurious resorts that set the stage for an unforgettable holiday. Beyond its breathtaking beauty, Hawaii is a treasure trove of vibrant culture, deeply rooted in Polynesian traditions. From hula dancing to the mesmerising sounds of ukuleles, the islands offer a chance to immerse yourself in the richness of Hawaiian heritage.
Explore local markets, indulge in traditional cuisine and partake in ancient rituals, all while basking in the warm hospitality that the islands are renowned for. Nestled in this tropical paradise are a plethora of upscale accommodations that cater to the discerning traveller. Here are our picks of some of the best.
Turtle Bay Resort
Nestled on the beautiful North Shore of O’ahu, the sublime Turtle Bay Resort offers a luxurious retreat that combines stunning natural surroundings with top-notch amenities. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in the aura of Aloha to put you at ease – inviting natural palettes of earthy golds and aquatic blues match the jaw-dropping views of the crashing ocean just outside. Each exquisite accommodation option is its own island of secluded luxury, ranging from oceanfront villas featuring all the elevated comforts of a three-bedroom home, to spacious suites with a private lanai or Juliet balcony to take in the ocean breeze. The lavish, modern decor reflects the island's natural beauty and captures the essence of Hawaiian luxury.
This slice of private paradise offers unparalleled customer service, ensuring every aspect of your stay is met with warmth and attentiveness. There are personalised greetings, concierge services and, if you’re staying in a bungalow, enjoy the unique luxury service of a dedicated host who will cater to your needs, creating a truly memorable experience. Indulge in the resort's world-class amenities, including championship golf courses, a rejuvenating spa and an array of outdoor activities that take advantage of the pristine surroundings.
The natural beauty of Turtle Bay Resort is the true highlight of this gorgeous getaway. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean, you are treated to breathtaking vistas at every turn. Whether you're lounging by your private infinity pool, strolling along one of seven secluded beaches that line the resort, or dining al fresco under a white umbrella at Alaia restaurant, the resort's stunning backdrop adds an extra layer of luxury to your experience. Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii is the epitome of indulgence, providing a haven of relaxation and sophistication with the perfect blend of elegance and comfort that will make you wish you never had to leave.
Montage Kapalua Bay Resort
Turquoise waters rich with fringe reefs and curling waves – Namalu Bay’s beauty begs to be appreciated bit by bit, and a luxurious stay at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort sets the stage for an exceptional luxury experience. Surrounded by 24 acres of lush tropical gardens and overlooking Maui’s gorgeous coastline, this sophisticated sanctuary offers an idyllic retreat from the rest of the world.
The resort's luxurious accommodation is a testament to elegance and comfort, featuring spacious suites and villas adorned with tasteful Hawaiian-inspired decor in soothing neutral tones. Unwind in the private lanai of your grand three-bedroom residence, or bask in panoramic ocean views as you take a dip in a private pool, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to enhance the luxury experience. At Montage, impeccable customer service is the norm, with dedicated staff providing personalised attention infused with the unmistakable hospitality that the Hawaiian islands are famous for.
When you’re willing to leave the luxury of your room, the resort's world-class amenities await your audience. There’s a stunning pool area, the luxurious Spa Montage for a therapeutic retreat, and gourmet dining options. The culinary offerings range from fine dining at Cane & Canoe to refreshing tropical delights at The Hideaway, each a delightful fusion of exquisite Hawaiian flavours and stunning ambience. Indulge in the freshest seafood and enjoy handcrafted cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking sunsets. Montage embodies the epitome of luxury, enveloping you in a world of indulgence and serenity.
Timbers Kaua‘i Resort
Luxury comes in many different forms – and you’ll find the beautiful Timbers Kaua‘i Resort represents them all. The resort's surroundings are a true tropical paradise: verdant landscapes of rolling greens from the gardens to the picturesque golf courses, and serene shades of blues in surrounding ocean views and tranquil lagoons.
If you’re in need of a haven, the atmosphere at Timbers exudes the kind of relaxed sophistication for guests seeking an indulgent moment to retreat from the busy world and reconnect with the natural world. You’ll find luxury in your accommodation in sweeping scenic vistas seen from wall-to-wall windows and sleek, elegant furnishings, spacious layouts and modern amenities that cater to every comfort. Immerse yourself in the resort's distinctive decor that seamlessly blends Hawaiian influences with contemporary elegance, creating a harmonious ambience that reflects the island's rich cultural heritage.
At Timbers, exceptional customer service is paramount. The welcoming staff are dedicated to ensuring that your stay is memorable, going above and beyond to exceed expectations and providing thoughtful touches throughout your visit. Everything you need is right here – a championship golf course that’s renowned as one of the most beautiful in the world, an organic spa treatment at Nanea Spa and exquisite dining options that showcase the finest regional flavours at their freshest, with some ingredients grown on the onsite farm. Indulge in these culinary delights while enjoying breathtaking views and warm island hospitality. Timbers truly sets the stage for an extraordinary luxury experience.
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