Our island expert, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox, dove deep into her little black book of top coastal resorts and found these amazing accommodations. Book now―your beach chair is waiting.
WHY GO? The three-mile golden-sand beach is hard to beat at Kaanapali, recognized by the Waiha Foundation as “the most Hawaiian hotel in Hawaii.” Hula dancers perform free shows nightly.
HOLIDAY FUN: Lighted Christmas trees and masses of poinsettias, Christmas brunch, spontaneous caroling and hula dancing by the staff; 800/262-8450 or