Hawai’i

From the magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is a diverse expression of nature and it's forces.

To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and it is a very appropriate name. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be inspiring. You’ll find all but two of the world's climatic zones on this island.

The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. With this island’s variety, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites, from the birthplace of King Kamehameha I to Hawaii’s first missionary church in Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona). With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. There’s plenty of room on Hawaii Island for a unique vacation each time you return.

Aston Shores at Waikoloa★★★★

  OVERVIEW At Aston Shores at Waikoloa, you can choose from one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as two-bedroom villas. Our accommodations offer all the comforts and conveniences of home – everything from a fully equipped kitchen to an in-room washer/dryer. You’ll also have your own private lanai with wet bar, perfect for entertaining and … Continue reading Aston Shores at Waikoloa

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai★★★★★

  OVERVIEW Housed in intimate two-story bungalows, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu’s 243 guest rooms and suites exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s Golden Age. A peerless collection of native Hawaiian art complements expansive, open-air living spaces and Island-inspired décor. Set on the North Kona Coast of Hawaii Island, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at … Continue reading Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

Hilton Waikoloa Village★★★★

  OVERVIEW This resort is a destination in itself, this impressive property is nestled within 62 oceanfront acres, offering breathtaking tropical gardens and abundant wildlife. Explore our waterfront resort by air-conditioned trams. Or take a leisurely stroll along flagstone walkways flanked by Polynesian and Asian artwork. Located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of … Continue reading Hilton Waikoloa Village

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel★★★★★

  OVERVIEW This was said by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who founded The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna’oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Four decades later, following a $150 million repair and renovation, The Mauna … Continue reading Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona★★★★

  OVERVIEW Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona oceanfront condo rentals occupy an 18-acre seaside setting in a quiet residential neighborhood overlooking beautiful Keauhou Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island.  The location is lushly landscaped and shaded by coconut palms.  These extra-roomy, breeze-cooled Kona condos are perfectly suited for the warm, sunny climate of the Kona Coast. ACTIVITIES … Continue reading Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona

Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff★★★★

  OVERVIEW The Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Resort enjoys a beach setting in Hawaii’s Kailua-Kona area.  Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff rises high above the ocean’s edge on a dramatic lava rock bluff, offering a panoramic view of the Kona Coast on Hawaii, the Big Island.  The terraced design of these residential-style Kona condos affords privacy to individual accommodations. … Continue reading Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa★★★★

  OVERVIEW Makana is the Hawaiian word for gift. At Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, it is through makana that guests connect with all that is the experience of an authentic Hawaiian vacation here on the Big Island at this 22-acre oceanfront resort. At Rays on the Bay kamaaina (locals) gather with … Continue reading Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

The Fairmont Orchid★★★★

  OVERVIEW Discover a luxurious Hawaii resort on the Kohala Coast inspired by Culture, Well-Being and Genuine Aloha.  From Mauna Kea’s winter snow-capped mountaintop to the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano to tropical rainforests and a teeming undersea world, the Big Island of Hawaii has much to offer the spirited traveler. Vacation at Their 32-acre luxury oceanfront Hawaii hotel and Big … Continue reading The Fairmont Orchid