8 Most Romantic Beach Hotels in Hawaii
Moana Surfrider - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Proximity to Waikiki Beach, plus turn-of-the-century Victorian elegance and the welcoming spirit of a bygone era, make the "First Lady of Waikiki" an ideal setting for a romantic rendezvous. Couples staying at the Moana Surfrider can anticipate a lei greeting at check-in, afternoon tea on the Veranda, or a spa treatment for two in a private oceanfront suite, featuring whirlpool tubs and unobstructed views of Honolulu.
Hotel Wailea - Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
An adults-only Maui respite perched on a secluded cliff in Wailea with unobstructed views of the Pacific, Hotel Wailea’s 72 suites grant couples the privacy and luxury that a successful romantic escape requires. Special touches worth noting include preferred tee times at local golf courses, a complimentary mixology class, and an in-room picnic service for an intimate indulgence that doesn't require changing out of the plush (provided) bathrobes.
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii - Waimea, Hawaii, Hawaii
Situated on 32 oceanfront acres on the northwest corner of Hawaii Island along the Kohala Coast, the Fairmont Orchid boasts tropical gardens, waterfalls, and a white sand beach for guests of the 540-room property. Romance meets luxury with the Fairmont Gold experience, which offers couples private check-in, top-floor ocean view suites, and nightly canapés in a private lounge.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai - Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii
Located on the secluded Hawaiian island of Lanai, it is no coincidence the hilltop Four Seasons Resort Lanai was constructed within walking distance to Puu Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock. Arguably the last bit of untouched Hawaii amongst the islands, couples can commission a personalized sketch or painting by local artist Mike Carroll, book a private sunset catamaran sail, or customize a five-course menu and wine pairing with the in-house chef and dine under the stars. The least trafficked of the islands, a dreamy escape on Lanai is all but guaranteed here.
The Kahala Resort & Spa - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
This legendary enclave is tucked discreetly on the southern shore of Oahu, and it defines expansive, secret luxury. The Kahala Resort & Spa has played host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson through Barack Obama, and even Queen Elizabeth II, so couples choosing The Kahala can expect the (literal) royal treatment. It boasts nine private spa treatment rooms, a dolphin lagoon, and five on-site dining options under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi. While staying on property is the ultimate indulgence, complimentary bicycles are available for adventurous couples seeking to explore the surrounding Kahala neighborhood and take in the views of nearby Diamond Head and Koko Head Craters.
Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina - Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
Tucked on Oahu's west side about 17 miles from metropolitan Waikiki Beach is a romantic hideaway worth noting. Four Seasons' newest Hawaiian property, Four Seasons Oahu, is located within the 642-acre resort community of Ko Olina, meaning "place of joy." It features a traditional Hawaiian lei greeting, 35,000 square foot spa, and adults-only oceanfront infinity pool within the open-air style destination, but couples can make the most of the surrounding property that boasts an impressive LPGA golf course, scenic beachfront walking trail, and delicious watering holes that champion farm-to-table cooking by chefs like Michael Mina and Peter Merrimen.
The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Traditional Hawaiian style meets updated elegance at this seaside stay, which takes an all-pink-everything approach to design. Dubbed "The Pink Palace of the Pacific," The Royal Hawaiian's iconic hue is incorporated into its unmistakable exterior and almost every detail (think pink bathrobes, pool towels, and carpet). During WWII, the resort was leased as a rest and recreation area for sailors by the U.S. Navy, but was reopened to the public in 1947 and completely renovated in 2009, emerging as a redefined romantic luxury property.
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort - Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
Steps away from Poipu Beach on Kauai's south shore sits the 121-room Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort, a boutique property that offers the closest room-to-ocean accommodations on the island. A lava rock hot tub, award-winning restaurant featuring dishes with locally-sourced ingredients, and oceanside fire pits outfitted with oversized Adirondack chairs make this a clear pick for couples escaping to Hawaii's "Garden Isle" in search of romance and luxury.