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1 Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Ko Olina, Oahu, 4.5 stars

Ascending to first place for the first time, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is truly fitting of its location; Ko Olina, the beautiful beaches that the resort rests upon, means ‘place of joy’. It is certainly that, with 351 spacious rooms and 481 villas dedicated to creating the ultimate family holiday. Nestled between eight hectares of majestic mountains and ocean waters, guests are close enough to explore the wonders of the island, but have the added luxury of seclusion. Teens have the chance to be pampered at Painted Sky Teen Spa (the only teen spa in Hawaii), while little ones will be entertained with traditional Hawaiian music and art at Aunty’s Beach House.

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2 Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Honolulu, Oahu, 4 stars

3 Turtle Bay Resort

Kahuku, Oahu, 4 stars

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has it all. Whether you’re after the thrill of adrenaline-inducing water sports or complete and total relaxation, this 3000-plus-room, five-tower wonderland is a place like no other. With a choice of 20 on-site restaurants, ranging from casual to gourmet, five fantastic pools and a separate kids’ pool and activities galore, you’ll never want to leave. Ground yourself in the roots of Hawaiian culture with hula and ukulele lessons and marvel at the Polynesian warriors at the daily torch-lighting ceremony. Try surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, or kayak in the lagoon.

The dream destination that is Turtle Bay Resort is reason alone to visit Hawaii’s main island gem. Immerse yourself fully in the beauty of this paradise with a multitude of land and water activities that will take you all around this over-300-hectare property. Surf the world-famous swells of the Oahu North Shore, and draw on the expertise of surfing legends as you navigate the waves. Kayak, stand-up paddle board and fish your days away when you’re not too busy hiking, Segwaying and horse riding along the breathtaking coastline. Finish the trip on a high note by touring the island via helicopter; as the only resort with helicopter tours on site, Turtle Bay offers a specialised experience like no other.

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4 Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Wailea, Maui, 5 stars

5 Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

Honolulu, Oahu, 4 stars

Overlooking a golden crescent of Maui’s Wailea Beach, the resort has 383 luxury rooms and suites reflecting modern Hawaiian decor. A picturesque heated pool with central fountain and surrounded by poolside cabanas is a popular spot to laze the days away, and there’s a free-form lagoon-style pool with waterslide for the kids. There are activities galore for kids of every age, and a range of upmarket and relaxed dining options. Pamper yourself at the spa, or enjoy a spa treatment by the pool.

With views over Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean from its smart and comfortable rooms, this hotel is handy to just about everything. The iconic Tiki’s Grill & Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere and is a sought-after local restaurant (book ahead). Smoothies, snacks and sandwiches are easy to grab on the ground floor on your way out to the beach or to explore some of the island’s attractions. Rooms can be set up with one king bed or two doubles, when kids and parents are sharing a room.

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6 The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali

Lahaina, Maui, 4 stars

7 Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk

Honolulu, Hawaii, 3.5 stars

Fronting a long stretch of the famed Ka'anapali Beach, this resort is surrounded by five hectares of tropical gardens and an aquatic playground featuring five pools, a Jacuzzi, two water slides, a swim-through grotto and a hidden whirlpool. There’s a fun-filled kids club for children aged five to 12, a spectacular lu’au featuring the songs and dances of Hawai‘i and Polynesia at least three times a week, and dining options ranging from casual fare at the Relish Burger Bistro, to the contemporary menu (kids have their own) at Relish Oceanfront restaurant.

This all-suite resort gives families room to move - each has a separate living area and one or two bedrooms and bathrooms, along with a dining area and kitchenette with fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Eggs are prepared to order for guests each morning, along with other breakfast favourites, and a spacious terrace features a heated pool, whirlpool spa, children’s pool and sundeck with chaise lounges and umbrella-shaded tables. Numerous restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes are just outside the front door.

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8 Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

Lahaina, Maui, 3 stars

9 The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Honolulu, Oahu, 5 stars

Designed to offer guests a taste of the real Hawaii, cultural activities are abound at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Family activities such as ukulele, hula or lei-making lessons are fun for every age, there’s a whale-shaped pool and organised beach activities, and child-friendly Hawaiian food to try in family-oriented restaurants. There’s sunset hula each evening and a weekly lu’au with fire, feasting and dancing, and plenty of warm Hawaiian hospitality.

Kahala is the only beachfront resort in Kahala, Oahu’s prestigious residential area, a 10-minute drive from Waikiki’s shops, restaurants and attractions. The elegant rooms are a cut above, and breathtaking views from one of several restaurants inside and out enhance every meal. The Keiki Club caters for kids between the ages of five to 12, while parents can indulge at the spa or laze by the temperature-controlled pool. Watersports are also available.

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10 Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber

Honolulu, Oahu, 3 stars

 

An easy 800-metre walk from Waikiki Beach, the conveniently located resort has 496 comfortable guest rooms and spacious suites. Numerous restaurants surround the hotel, but tasty meals are also available at the onsite Maui Brewing Co restaurant. The resort also hosts a nightly Magic of Polynesia magic show. A swimming pool and sauna, fitness room and spa are there for guests to enjoy and there’s free WiFi.

 
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