The Aloha State boasts a quintet of dazzling hotels perfect for a romantic getaway — offering sun, surf and a splash of A-list glamour!
1. Grand Wailea Resort, Maui
Nestled within 40 landscaped acres and steps from the beach, Grand Wailea offers 780 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites as well as 70 luxury villas. Celebs like Nicole Richie, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman have spoiled themselves with spa treatments, teed off on one of three championship golf courses or just lounged poolside.
Maui Movie Magic
Look familiar? Jen, Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker shot Just Go With It here. Oh, and Jon and Kate Gosselin
renewed their vows. (grandwailea.com)
2. St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
The St. Regis Princeville is a celebrity mecca attracting the likes of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys and
George Clooney. Perched on the cliffs of Kauai’s North Shore, the resort boasts stunning views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hi with signature amenities such as Jean- Georges restaurant Kauai Grill, the 10,000-square-foot Halele’a Spa, St. Regis’ legendary butler service, and a spectacular infinity pool.
All About Adventure
Celebs like Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne work off their energy by surfing and kayaking. (stregisprinceville.com)
3. The Waikiki Edition, Oahu
Ian Schrager’s new boutique hotel features white-washed rooms and a high-design pool area —and, as Vanessa Hudgens tells OK!, “It’s extremely trendy, but not pretentious; very laid-back and supercool.” Joining Vanessa for the October 2010 launch bash were the likes of Christina Aguilera (staying in the $10,000-a-night penthouse), Whitney Port, Shenae Grimes, Taryn Manning and Kevin Dillon.
With four bars — including a lobby lounge hidden by a revolving bookcase — the resort isn’t for the shy and sedate. (editionhotels.com)
4. Four Seasons Resort, Lana’i at Manele Bay
If you crave seclusion and want to behold some breathtaking Hawaiian coastline — like Oprah Winfrey and Arnold
Schwarzenegger — this luxurious resort is an ideal destination. And if you have a passion for sealife, the Four Seasons borders on a marine preserve that teems with colorful reef fish and protected species such as green sea turtles and spinner dolphins.
Multi-billionaire Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, chose secluded Manele Bay for their wedding reception. (fourseasons.com/manelebay)
5. Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Big Island of Hawaii
A $40 million renovation added luster to this posh 243-room (including private villas) resort. Palms sway in the
breeze, obscuring the rooftops of beachfront bungalows. Pathways wind through dunes and fragrant, flowering gardens. And Harrison Ford, who owns a house nearby, is a neighbor.