Not all beaches are created equal. This is a fact you will quickly realize when you step onto the shores of Hawaii, where sun-splashed strands lined with colorful beach bars and intimate coves on the edge of shady jungles await on each island. Watching the crystal blue waters of the South Pacific lap at the glistening colored sands of these beaches is nearly a religious experience.
To help you find the ideal beachside resort, here are 5 SELECT Hotels & Resorts properties that are located on some of the islands’ most sublime stretches of sand and sea. In addition to their luxurious settings, each property will provide you with the special bonus amenities that come with booking through Vacation: up to $100 VIP hotel amenity, complimentary breakfast for 2, free Wi-Fi and more.
The Lodge at Kukui’ula
A Haven of Barefoot Luxury
At this exclusive private club community on Kauai’s south shore, you’ll enjoy an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, a sprawling wellness and fitness complex, fishing at a 10-acre organic farm with lake stocked with peacock bass, sailing on a 32’ Yellowfin charter boat, planning exciting outings with the Concierge adventure outfitter, or relaxing at the saltwater pool complex or adults-only infinity pool.
Lodge homes are equally compelling. Built in modern plantation style, 1 to 3 bedroom Club Bungalows include a private lava rock outdoor shower, as well as a spa-inspired bathroom and top-of-the-line appointments. Club Villas are marvels of modern tropical design, complete with 3 private lava rock outdoor showers and a disappearing back wall that fully opens up to a private pool with ocean views.
SELECT Amenities Include: $100 resort credit and continental breakfast for 2
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
A True Getaway in Paradise
Experience authentic island luxury at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort, located along the Maui coast at Ka’anapali Beach. Stay in one of 775 oceanfront rooms or one of the 31 upscale suites, each with its own private lanai from which to behold the remarkable Pacific Ocean, West Maui Mountains, scenic golf courses, or the resort’s lush gardens. Upgrade to a Regency Club room for exclusive lounge access, complete with daily continental breakfast.
The dining scene at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa features 10 distinct Maui restaurants and lounges, including a traditional Hawaiian luau experience, voted Best Maui Luau. Enjoy Asian-inspired flavors with Hawaiian flair at the award-winning Japengo restaurant. Savor mouthwatering steaks and choose from an extensive wine list at Son’z Steakhouse. Swim up to the Grotto Bar and enjoy specialty cocktails hidden between waterfalls, enjoy panoramic views from your private guestroom lanai with the convenience of an in-room dining menu.
SELECT Amenities Include: Two for the price of one Drums of the Pacific Luau, complimentary buffet breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade up availability at time of check-in, and basic Wi-Fi
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Immerse Yourself in the Island Spirit
Retreat to Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, a luxury hotel set on 15 beachfront acres. Immerse yourself in the island spirit with regional farm-to-table dining, direct access to Mokapu Beach, and rooms boasting tropical views. Explore the exotic Polynesian culture and history of Maui during the resort luau experience, featuring an authentic ‘ohana-style meal and cocktails during the Feast at Mokapu.
The is intimate resort includes 35 spacious suites and 11 residential-style luxury villas – each with a private lanai from which to admire island views. Select a room with a soothing neutral palette and modern wood furnishings or a spacious villa with a private plunge pool or hot tub and expansive views of the Pacific.
Savor the tropical flavors of the Hawaiian Islands at 4 on-site restaurants. Share authentic, old-world island cuisine with a modern twist at the award-winning Ka’ana Kitchen, serving locally sourced farm-to-table fare. Watch the Wailea sunset amidst waterfalls with a craft cocktail in hand at Lehua Lounge. Lunch by the lagoon pool or pick up grab-and-go goods from Mokapu Market for an island picnic. Dine at Morimoto Maui, the quintessential island destination for Japanese fusion.
SELECT Amenities Include: $100 spa treatment credit at Awili Spa & Salon, complimentary buffet breakfast, early check-in ad late check-out upon availability, and an upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Wailea Beach Villas
Maui’s Finest Luxury Oceanfront Residences
Rated by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards as the best resort in all of Maui, as well as #2 in all of Hawaii, Wailea Beach Villas is a 15-acre private sanctuary and tropical oasis of waterfalls, exotic gardens and tiki-lit pathways.
Inside this gated community, you’ll find the perfect counterpoint to the busy atmosphere of Wailea. Guests enjoy gated access from the beach with a 24-hour guardhouse for ultimate privacy, private gate access to The Shops at Wailea, 2 saltwater pools and an infinity edge adult pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Wailea Beach.
SELECT Amenities Include: $100 resort credit and full breakfast for 2
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Both Breathtaking and Award-Winning
Set along the soothing white sands of Poipu, this breathtaking Kauai beachfront resort is balanced between magnificent lush mountains and the azure sea. Spend the day in their award-winning multi-level pools. Float down the lava rock lined lazy river pool past waterfalls, quiet seating nooks and secret caves to end at a 150-foot waterslide. Whoosh down and play a game of water volleyball or basketball. Or find your niche in the quiet adult pool area. If it’s ocean breezes you prefer, Keoneloa Bay/Shipwreck Beach’s white sand is just steps away.
Relax among the beautiful views of verdant gardens, the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the lush mountainside from the private patio or lanai of your spacious guestroom. Dine at some of the best restaurants on Kauai with inspiring views that turn every meal into an unforgettable experience.
SELECT Amenities Include: Daily Anara Spa access for 2, welcome appetizer at Seaview Terrace (one per stay), complimentary buffet breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability at time of check-in, and basic Wi-Fi
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