Hawaii is the ideal luxury travel destination with post-card perfect beaches, glorious sunshine, amazing food and world-class shopping. Luxury travel to Hawaii can easily be organized given the multitude of activities and amenities available to compliment the experience.
Tips for a Luxurious Holiday to Hawaii
Below you’ll find some tips on how to make your next trip to Hawaii more comfortable, more enjoyable, and most importantly, unforgettable.
1. Visit During Low Season
The peak tourism season in Hawaii is usually from mid-December to mid-April. You can find fewer crowds starting from mid-April to mid-June, and then from September to mid-December. July and August are typically busy due to summer holidays. As an added bonus, you’ll find that some of the rental accommodations will discount their prices during low season.
2. Luxury Accommodations Ideas
Hawaii has a number of top-notch accommodations ranging from five-star hotels to all-inclusive resorts and private vacation rentals.
For a very private and exclusive accommodation, you might consider renting a luxury villa or vacation rental. These properties are typically in prime locations that are right along the beach with majestic ocean views and some might even come with butler service. www.luxuryretreats.com
Luxury Hotel Suites
Halekulani Suite at Halekulani (Oahu)
The elegant Vera Wang-designed Halekulani Suite is one of Halekulani’s premier suites overlooking Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. Guests of the Halekulani Suite will have dedicated butler service, French champagne and amuse bouches, ensuite afternoon tea service, a custom “For You, Everything” Fine Arts program, and more. The Royal Suite and Orchid Suite complete the Premier Suites of Halekulani. www.halekulani.com
The Maile Suite at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Maui)
The expansive Maile Suite at the Four Seasons Resort Maui features three bedrooms, six connecting oceanfront lanais and 180-degree views of the ocean, neighboring islands and Wailea Beach. A 24-hour personal concierge, transfers to and from the airport, a full-size private dry sauna and a poolside cabana set up at your preferred location are included with a Maile Suite reservation. www.fourseasons.com/maui
Royal Suite at St. Regis Princeville Resort (Kauai)
The 2,400 square foot Royal Suite at St. Regis Princeville features stunning Kauai artwork and custom furnishings that evoke a residential feeling of comfort and luxury. The Royal Suite features an entertainment room, guest powder room adjacent to the living salon, fully equipped kitchen with butler entrance, an eight-foot black marble wet bar, master bedroom suite, and a “Royal Spa,” which includes a custom-built marble whirlpool bathtub, expansive walk-in shower for two and spacious dressing area. www.stregisprinceville.com
3. Activities in Hawaii
Hawaii is a golfer’s dream experience with more than 80 courses – many of which boast incredible ocean views. There are many golf schools and PGA instructors to help you shave a few strokes off your game.
- Kauai Lagoons Golf Instruction (Kauai)
- Brian Mogg Golf Academy (Oahu)
- Wailea Golf Academy (Maui)
- Mauna Lani Golf Academy (Hawaii Island)
Embark on a Helicopter Tour
A helicopter ride is a fantastic way to see some of the spectacular views that Hawaii has to offer.
Hawaii Helicopter Tours
Hawaii Helicopter Tours offers an array of tours for visitors to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii Island. Options include a nighttime tour of downtown Honolulu and a volcano tour of Hawaii Island. www.hawaiihelicoptertours.com
Blue Hawaiian is Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company as named by National Geographic and also has won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. They offer tours for Kauai, Maui, Oaha and Hawaii Island. Options include a Kohala Coast Adventure and Craters & Coffee Tour. www.bluehawaiian.com
Pamper Yourself at a Spa
Hawaii has a few luxurious spas where you can indulge and pamper yourself in a stress-free environment:
Spa Without Walls – Fairmont Orchid (Hawaii Island)
The award-winning Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid lets you enjoy the splendor of Hawaii’s tropical climate with eight private outdoor waterfall hale (huts), six more oceanside and three indoor treatment rooms. Signature treatments include a Big Island Kona Coffee/Kau Orange/Vanilla exfoliation using locally blended products and the Awa Earth & Fire treatment blending Hawaiian lomilomi massage and a compress of specially-blended Hawaiian herbs applied to encourage physical and mental relaxation. www.fairmont.com/orchid
Mandara Spa – Hilton Hawaiian Village (Oahu)
The Exploration in Chocolate package at the Mandara Spa inside the Hilton Hawaiian Village is indulgence just for two featuring side-by-side massages in a deluxe twin spa suite. Couples then discover the many applications of chocolate and enjoy a pot full of rich chocolate scrub good enough to eat. The exploration concludes with a shower and a custom prepared aromatic bath. www.mandaraspa.com
Luxury Row (Oahu)
The Luxury Row shopping district represents the highest-end in Honolulu shopping. You’ll find some of the finest names in international fashion including Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Coach, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Tiffany & Co., Tod’s and Yves Saint Laurent. www.luxuryrow.com
Ala Moana Center (Oahu)
Ala Moana Center is the largest open-air shopping mall in the world. There you will find more than 290 shops and 80 dining options. www.alamoanacenter.com
Book a Private Chef
Enlist the culinary skills of a private chef to create a truly memorable meal of a lifetime.
A Table Hawaii (Oahu)
If you’re renting a private villa or estate and prefer not to worry about the details of meal preparation, A Table Hawaii can help plan, create menu, shop and execute your meal in your accommodation. www.atablehawaii.com/private-chef-for-hawaii-visitors/
Charter a Private Boat
From private snorkel tours, whale watching, boat tours, to a romantic sunset cruise, chartering a private boat is a great way to see Hawaii.