The Best Hawaiian Resorts

Dreaming of a great and relaxing vacation in Hawaii? Hawaii is filled with exceptional resorts to meet anyone’s needs.

The Four Seasons Manele Bay is located in Lanai City, Hawaii on the top of a red lava cliff overlooking stunning white sand beaches. This is an ocean side luxury resort, with many fabulous amenities. Here the traveler will find an exceptional golf course with 3 cliff side fairway. For the adventurous the resort provides great opportunities, such as stand up paddle boarding and surf lessons. Many find it interesting to take the hula lessons that are offered, this is an ancient Hawaii tradition. Enjoy a romantic couple’s massage for those on a romantic getaway; however, this resort is very family friendly. It offers strollers, baby monitors, a nanny service and so much more.

Four Seasons Hualalai, located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is an excellent resort with romance and seclusion for those looking to be alone. If the traveler for other things, such as a championship golf course, it can be found here as well as family friendly activities. Enjoy the island fresh dining, white sand beaches, and dazzling oceanfront views with black lava landscapes, fitness facilities, tennis, and the seven swimming areas.

The Hilton Waikoloa is located on the Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Take in the ocean breezes, white sand beaches, protected lagoon and beach along with and unforgettable tropical experience. This resort is on 62 acres, with tranquil waterways, memorable gardens, and a variety of wildlife. This is a once in a lifetime getaway for singles, couples or families. Here one will find a great choice in activities, tennis, golf, 3 swimming pools, an interactive dolphin program and so much more.

The Sheraton Kauai is located in Paipu Beach, Koloa, Hawaii. Staying here is like staying in a tropical paradise. This resort is filled with many different outdoor activities and adventures to suit the needs of their guests. Located on the oceanfront, take the time to enjoy the views of this tropical escape. The family is a welcome guest here along with the singles and couples. The unlimited beach activities are available for all, scuba diving, snorkeling, boogie boarding, beach cabanas, tennis and a fitness center. This recently renovated resort now has two beautiful pools, an ocean pool and a serene garden pool. If one is looking for relaxation try the massage and skin care center. The local attractions and shopping are within walking distance.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, located in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. This is a top notch resort offering so many exciting things. It is couples and family friendly with beautiful white sands, and a lush tropical landscape. The amenities include: 3 of Maui’s top rated restaurants, an award winning spa, 3 shopping boutiques, 3 salt water pools, 4 bars, 3 golf courses, 2 tennis courts and many ocean activities. This resort offers a great selection of couples and family activities.

The Best Affordable Beach Resorts

Taking a beach vacation should not entail breaking the bank account. There are many wonderful and exciting resorts that will afford one a great vacation at a great price.

B Ocean is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is a beautiful hotel with standard ocean views, free Wi-Fi and very reasonable spa services. This 240 room resort has a quirky name and they extend it to just about everything. The B Active Gym, the B Nourished Restaurant and so on.  The traveler should take advantage of the free iPad rentals, and the beautiful white on white furniture makes one feel as if they paid more to stay here. Cost: From $189 per night.

Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, located in Punta Canta Dominican Republic this resort is exceptional and the price is even better. This is a family friendly resort all equipped with kitchens, sofa beds and a balcony or patio. One can swim right out of many of the 299 Mediterranean style villas. Amenities of this resort include horseback riding, paintball, sailing, fishing, a golf course and more. Cost: From $198 per night.

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, this resort is located in Tobago. It is inside a luxury gated community with golf courses and vacation homes. The beauty here is unspoiled and breathtaking. Here the traveler will be able to enjoy getting back to nature. Magdalena Grand Beach Resort has 178 guest rooms, with marble baths, and ocean view balconies. Cost: From 210 per night.

Mancora Marina Hotel, located in Peru is situated on a stunning beach. This is a hot spot for surfers and sun seekers, with floor to ceiling glass walls; one will enjoy the bright sun and vibrant views of the landscape. Here we have a 90 foot infinity pool for relaxation and modern rooms. Cost: From $185 per night.

Stokkoya Sjosenter, this interesting a beautiful resort is located in Norway. This is an architectural landmark; with domes of light underground bunkers that are carved into the landscape the traveler will be amazed. The rooms are decorated with a combination of vintage, and modern pieces, hand painted murals and art work. The patron of this resort will enjoy ending the day with a soak in a barrel-like, wood heated hot tub.  Cost: From $112 per night.

Le Reve, located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico one can just follow the unpaved maze of roads and they will lead one to this intimate, 25 suite property. If it is romance one seeks, look no further. Couples can enjoy being together in a private hammock by the garden suites. The bungalows here come with private plunge pools that overlook the ocean and the snorkeling gear is free of charge.  Cost: From $210 per night.
One can enjoy the luxury of a great resort, they only have to look.

The Top Nine All Inclusive Beach Resorts (part 1)

Travelers are looking to get away and an all inclusive is the way to go.

Le Blanc Spa Resort, this resort is located in Cancun, Mexico and is perfect for romantics and spa lovers. This is an adult only resort that brings together luxury and sophistication with the beach. Here one will enjoy the sparkling white sand beaches of Cancun. The resort boasts of 260 rooms for pampering of the guests, the resort includes special touches such as in room aromatherapy, pillow menus and complete 24 hour butler service. 
Le Blanc Spa Resort includes 3 pools, 2 with swim up bars, nightly entertainment, 8 restaurants and bars, fitness center with personal training sessions, scuba diving demos, beach volleyball and yoga. For guests staying 3 nights or more they offer complimentary use of the spa’s hydrotherapy facilities and a massage. 

Sandals Emerald Bay, location: Great Exuma, Bahamas
This resort is favorable for the golfers and romantics alike. It is set on one mile of pristine white sand beach and features a Greg Norman designed championship golf course. Here one will find a marina, 3 pools, 7 restaurants, 6 tennis courts, water sports like snorkeling and diving, and the top tier rooms come with a personal butler. The resort has 249 rooms on 500 acres of tropical paradise. The all inclusive rates do not include green fees, marina slip reservations and spa treatments. 

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, location: Port St. Lucie, Fl. 
This resort is wonderful for families, golfers, fitness buffs and spa lovers. This resort is located on the banks of the St. Lucie River, with the Atlantic Ocean just 20 minutes away. Here one will find 307 rooms, a full service nursery, water park, and circus school. This family friendly resort is filled with things for everyone, golf, tennis and fitness facilities, which are run by 2 pro instructors, will tempt the adults. Since this great resort is located on the river, one will be pleased to find great kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding. 

The Top Nine All Inclusive Beach Resorts (part 2)

To continue where we left off in part 1, here are the next three of our top ten all inclusive beach resorts.

Travaasa Hana, location: Maui, Hawaii
Exceptional resort for the romantics and spa lovers. This is a rustic resort with a great deal of romance; here they have 70 upscale cottages and suites. Some of the suites have private lanais, some of which include private hot tubs. This resort is set in the lush, tropical landscaped bluff located on Maui’s secluded eastern coast. This resort includes a shuttle to Hamoa Beach, yoga, biking, tennis, unique lei making, hula and ukulele lessons. One will find that the best way to spend the 125.00 daily resort credit is to use it for spa treatments overlooking Hana Bay.

Beaches Turks and Caicos, location: Providenciales Turks and Caicos
This is a family friendly resort with 615 rooms. A Caribbean resort with very generous inclusions is located in a prime spot on Grace Bay. Here one will find many family friendly features with many land and water sports including snorkeling, scuba diving. The family will enjoy the Sesame Street themed water park, shows and activities. They also provide kids camp and programs for teens and tweens. The suites in this resort are also very family friendly with master bedrooms and bunk beds. With 16 restaurants it will be hard to choose where to eat! The resort has 12 bars and 6 pools to enjoy. 

Excellence Punta Cana, location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This resort is for the romantics and it is adult only. This resort has beautiful classic colonial style architecture with 2 large pools. One will find an outstanding fitness center, spa and a new hydrotherapy area. They have 8 no-reservations needed restaurants, several bars, a casino, a nightclub, extensive list of activities, dancing, cooking lessons and much more. This resort has 452 suites with private balconies or patios with jetted whirlpool tubs. 

The Top Nine All Inclusive Beach Resorts (part 3)

Here we conclude our Top 9 all inclusive beach resorts with these last three:

Couples Tower, location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

This is a great 226 room resort for the golfers, romantics and those seeking seclusion. The outside is a beautiful art deco style with 6 restaurants, 4 bars, 3 pools, and a beach butler service, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, water sports, Private Island and a great golf course. 

Banyon Tree Vabbinfaru, location: Vabbinfaru, The Maldives
This is a wonderful resort for the romantics, seclusion seekers, and spa lovers. This is off the beaten path, with 48 villas and excellent ocean views. They provide private walled gardens, outdoor showers, jetted tubs, a fitness center, stargazing, educational sessions at the onsite marine lab and many water sports. One can get a catamaran, canoe and water skis.

Southern Ocean Lodge, location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Fabulous place for foodies, romantics and spa lovers. This is an exclusive 21 suite lodge that hugs the rugged coastline. The rooms feature southern ocean facing floor to ceiling windows. It is a foodie’s delight with bountiful seafood, sheep milk products and honey. Enjoy an Aboriginal massage or get to see a sea lion or maybe a kangaroo!