The best time to visit Hawaii is summertime. It is one of the hottest destinations for summer travel in 2022 and we’ve put together a roundup of luxurious resorts and adventurous activities you can explore around the Aloha state!
Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Lanai, HI (pictured)
The great outdoors is something special across 90,000 acres of the glistening island of Lanai. Hawaii travelers can soar into Four Seasons Resort Lanai where plenty of summer adventure and relaxation await with the new Lanai by Land and Sea Package. Designed for guests to explore a variety of activities around the unspoiled island paradise, the package includes an activity each paid night when booking a Garden View room. Escape on horseback into the hills surrounding Koele, practice aim at the Lanai Archery and Shooting Range, conquer an adrenaline rush on the Adventure Tower featuring two tiers with more than 70 obstacles, set sail on LANAI II, a 65 foot catamaran, for a three-hour snorkel sail with colored fish, and more. The package also includes shuttle transportation upon arrival and departure to Lanai City Airport and round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lanai. Guests can also book the Lanai Off-Road Package to off-road in a 4x4 Jeep across 30 miles of paved road and make a pit stop in former plantation town Lanai City.
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort | Lanai, HI
Summertime the Sensei way with an ultimate self-care experience at Sensei Lanai. Sensei Lanai features a private wellness consultation and personalized itinerary, with a choice of spa treatments, fitness classes and enriching island activities, as well as Sensei by Nobu, allowing guests to discover their greatest well-being. At this wellness retreat haven surrounded by lush foliage, pine-covered mountains and fresh tropical breezes, guests can experience a Guided Sensei Experience for two, including a two-night minimum stay with a Daily Wellness Credit per person to use toward a one-on-one session and personal consultations; priority access to complimentary classes and lectures including yoga, meditation classes and guided hikes; spa hale treatments and island excursions; an optional orientation session with a Sensei Guide to review well being goals and collect baseline health markers such as blood pressure, body composition, hydration and a functional movement screen; semi-private round-trip transport on Lānaʻi Air from Honolulu and more.
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The culturally rich King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel sits on 13 beachfront acres adjacent to the Kailua Pier, and encompasses the land where King Kamehameha the Great peacefully resided and governed after uniting the Hawaiian Islands under his rule. Perfect for summer travel, once arrived, there’s no need to leave - the property’s Kona Boys Beach Shack is a one-stop shop for ocean equipment and activities, to adventure out and enjoy the coastline scenery and beautiful sea life, featuring stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaks and snorkel gear. Not to mention the property’s submarine tours with Atlantis Adventures, diving 100 feet below the surface to experience Kona’s marine mysteries. During sunset, enjoy torch-lit evenings at the property’s Island Breeze Luau, featuring traditional Hawaiian holiday cuisine along with authentic performances showcasing the culture of Hawaii, including awe-inspiring fire dancing. For relaxation and rejuvenation, enjoy sunrise and private yoga classes set amid the natural landscapes of the Big Island or utilize the energy of the land and the natural elements during a unique Hawaiian spa experience at The Spa at Kona Beach Hotel.
Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani | Oahu, HI
Spend your summer getaway at Oahu’s newest luxury boutique hotel, Halepuna Waikiki, and relish in the best of both worlds. Located just a stone’s throw from the iconic Waikiki Beach and just steps away from the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Halepuna Waikiki lends itself to being the perfect home base for an island escape. Home to 284 guest rooms and four suites with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the first-ever Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant, the eighth-floor Urban Escape featuring a luxury fitness studio, infinity pool and sun deck adorned with chic cabanas and an outdoor bar, as well as The Gardens, a peaceful environment with a unique Reflexology Path and open-air space for small gatherings, self-reflection and fitness events. You can spend a day immersed in Hawaiian history and culture as part of Halepuna’s Access Program, where guests receive complimentary admission at two of Oahu’s greatest cultural venues, The Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art, or spend a day at the infinity pool and indulge in the brand-new poolside menu with light bites and cabana refreshers. Better yet, guests can now book the new Suite Escape package, which includes daily breakfast for up to two guests at Orchids (located at Halekulani), a two-day pool cabana rental with two-cocktails daily, and a 45-minute couple’s massage once during a stay.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa | Oahu, HI
From energizing, fun adventures to soothing relaxation, there's something for the entire ‘ohana (family) at Aulani this summer. Kids can experience Hawaiian culture, art and music—with a dash of Disney magic—at Aunty’s Beach House, whereas teens can go snorkeling in the Rainbow Reef or try sunrise yoga on the beach. Parents and grandparents alike can relax in the infinity pool overlooking the stunning Ko Olina beach or luxuriate in paradise at Laniwai, the resort’s full-service spa, salon and fitness center, with more than 150 treatments, including the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on the island of Oahu. Better yet, the entire family can experience the KA WA’A Luau, which features exhilarating song, dance and a lavish Hawaiian feast, in addition to pre-show activities such as Kapa printing, flower arranging, temporary Kaku tattoos and pa'i ai taro pounding.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Oahu
As one Waikiki’s most pet-friendly hotels, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club is the ultimate destination for the traveler that brings their pet on every vacation. Pet parents don’t need to worry about additional fees or weight limits and a doggie day-care service is available to pick up and drop dogs off from the lobby. A visit to Hawaii’s most popular destination is not complete without a trip to the water and the hotel provides pet owners and their pets a 10% discount on paddle and surf lessons through their partnership with SUPDog Hawaii. Not only does the hotel cater its amenities to dogs but the hotel’s resident dog, Jack, is available for play dates with other dogs, can offer suggestions for Waikiki’s most pet-friendly spots, and is also a welcoming face when guests arrive.
ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki, Oahu
ESPACIO’s nine residential-style suites – each occupying an entire floor with 2,250 sq.-ft. – offer the touches of an ultra-luxury hotel and the feel of an upscale vacation home. Each suite has three bedrooms, three bathrooms with jacuzzi-clad ocean-view balcony, spa-like bathroom with dry-sauna, designer kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and a discreet elevator entry. The experience is elevated with one-of-a-kind amenities, such as bottles of wine in-suite, butler and concierge service, complimentary access to premium car rentals for exploring the island and more. Guests also get exclusive access to The Honolulu Museum of Art and Bernice Pauhahi Bishop Museum where they can attend private exhibit previews. Beyond the room, guests can enjoy the rooftop jacuzzi and infinity pool and on-site, full-service spa and French-Japanese fine dining restaurant Mugen, whose tasting menu concept is known to be one of Honolulu’s “must do” dining experiences.
Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai
Ko’a Kea, Kauai's closest hotel accommodations to the waterfront, is an intimate resort where guests can experience the authentic essence of Hawaiian culture with a focus on romance for couples celebrating all types of occasions. The highly awarded 121-key boutique property offers a romantic and intimate setting with warmly decorated rooms and suites that feature ocean and garden view-private balconies or patios. The hotel also includes The Spa at Ko'a Kea, the renowned Red Salt restaurant (helmed by Kauai native Executive Chef Noelani Planas), a tropical pool with panoramic ocean views, an outdoor bar, lava rock hot tub, oceanside fire pits, a fitness studio, on-site watersports and more.
Wailea Beach Resort, Maui
At the ocean’s edge and nestled between two of Maui's golden sand crescent beaches, Wailea Beach Resort is the epitome of family-friendly luxury, spanning 22 acres with three spectacular pool experiences including the longest waterslide on Maui. The resort’s expansive NALU pool offers four water slides, splash zones, a swim-through grotto and spacious family cabanas. Families return time and time again for Keiki Kids Club (for children 5–12) and GameSpace, which features foosball, billiards, shuffleboard and vintage arcade games perfect for older kids. Distinctive dining options are sure to wow the whole family, from signature restaurant Humble Market Kitchin helmed by Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi to a poolside food truck serving Hawaiian classics like poke bowls and fish tacos.
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With an unwavering commitment to connecting people with Aloha and providing authentic Hawaiian hospitality, Hawaiian Airlines is the perfect mode of transportation to an unforgettable summer getaway on the islands. As a leader in on-time performance, the award-winning carrier transports guests to their vacation from the moment they step onboard, showcasing an undeniable commitment to world-class service and passion for travel, complemented by island-inspired cuisine and signature local snacks. Just in time for summer travel, the leading carrier has unveiled new routes, expanding their daily Oakland-Kona and San Francisco-Honolulu service. What’s more, coming on the heels of the airline’s “Travel Pono” (responsibly) announcement, Hawaiian Airlines has just announced its latest efforts in its commitment to the care for our Earth, with the announcement of two new partnerships with Conservation International, offering guests the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint, and Mananalu, the water company founded by Hawaii environmental activist and celebrity Jason Mamoa.