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Top 10 Hotels on Hawaii Big Island

Updated on March 17, 2015

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Hawaii is named for a Hawaiiloa the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered the island. As of 2010 the island has a population of 185,079 people. Sugarcane was the backbone of Hawaiians economy but in 1996 the last plantation closed. Most of Hawaii's economy now is based on tourism, primarily resort areas on the western coast of the island in the North Kona and Kohala districts.There are two main "sides" to hawaii that you can fly into Kona and Hilo..Both sides have great resorts More recently Hawaii's Island has become a focus of more sustainable tourism with some agriculture macadamia nuts, papaya, flowers, and the Kona coffee. Which by the way only the coffee that's grown in the Kona district may be branded the Kona coffee. Other places of note would be the orchid isle, Rainbow Falls, also astronomy is popular in the area as there is atmospheric clarity. Hawaii is home to the world's most active volcanoes. Hawaii's special in that you can surf in warm water and snowboard on the slopes of the mountain all within a few hours driving distance. I hope you enjoy your stay in Hawaii with one of these fabulous resorts!

#1 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai


This resort can consistently rates as one of the best in the world, and why wouldn't they with rooms over 600 ft.² and excellent service. seven pools including an ocean water pool at King's pond a swim of war aquarium with over 75 species of fish and an eagle ray to swim with children ages 5 to 12 enjoy a complimentary all seasons kids club with outdoor sand sculpture treasure hunts canoe lessons and eagle ray feeding while parents unwind in the four seasons expensive spa. I can enjoy a lomi lomi massage, while my husband explores the Jack Nicholas signature golf course.

#2 Hilton Waikoloa Village


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Oceanfront Village

Waikoloa is hawaiian word for the "gentle winds" of the region. Hilton spent millions of dollars creating this village paradise including a one and half mile tunnel that was built for transportation of goods and services to and from the hotel. There are 18,000 pieces of art and statues and they have a professional art curator as well. The two marble statues at the front of the palace weigh two tons each. They offer fine dining and a legends of the pacific show and Luau.

Fun Activity @ Dolphin Quest

About Dolphin Quest: Dolphin Quest opened in 1988, creating a place where people and dolphins could share the wonder of close personal interaction.
About Dolphin Quest: Dolphin Quest opened in 1988, creating a place where people and dolphins could share the wonder of close personal interaction. | Source

#3 Fairmont Orchid


Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont orchid is near the more on Lani Bay it's a great option if you're looking for a little bit more luxury it set on 32 inch in front acreage the family or Kurd orchid offers lovely white sandy beaches access oceanfront pool tennis courts 36 hole golf course and kids club Fairmont rooms are 522's square feet private balcony views of lush gardens

#4 Muana Lani Bay Hotel

Photo of the private bay and the hotel
Photo of the private bay and the hotel | Source

Mauna Lani Bay

Photo of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Photo of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Muana Lani Bay Hotel

Muana Lani Bay Hotel with its classic 70s exterior lush landscaping extensive fishponds and beach access. Beach access is not hard to find on the big island but what is hard to find is the wonderful white sands beach you have in Muana Lani Bay. The Hotel features Ocean View rooms for families consider a bungalow that has a private pool and Jacuzzi. Take advantage of some great snorkeling as snorkeling gear is complimentary for guests to borrow as well as bicycles the one he Lani is peaceful without the large groups. Try a great meal at the canoe house serving the traditional Polynesian fair.


Hawaii Island retreat at this environmentally conscious resort is very special indeed beautiful pool area wonderful gardens have a spa yoga studio beautiful trails and gardens infinity pool a lovely elegant yet secluded retreat rooms are large and comfortable.

Big Island Must See's

Places of interest,

  • Akaka Falls
  • Greenwell ethnobotanical gardens
  • Hawaii Cultural Ctr.
  • Hawaii tropical botanical gardens
  • Hawaii for Cano's national Park
  • The Royal Palace in Kailua Kona
  • Astronomy Center of Hawaii in Hilo
  • Ka Lae the southernmost point in the United States
  • Pacific tsunami Museum overlooking Hilo Bay
  • Pana'ewa rain forests to in Hilo
  • Rainbow Falls State Park
  • University of Hawaii
  • World botanical Gardens
  • Umauma falls

Big Island Travel Guide ~ Must See Attractions

#5 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

All the amenities you can think of plus a spa!
All the amenities you can think of plus a spa! | Source

Sheraton Kona

#6 Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Newly updated resort
Newly updated resort | Source

#6 Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

This hotel is newly renovated with all the amenities you could want. They offer outstanding views of the ocean and only a two mile ride from the Hilo airport. This Hotel is also near the volcanoes national park and many other popular destinations on the Big Island. Private lanais and free parking are also a nice benefit for staying here.

#7 King Kamehameha Hotel Kona

White sandy beach access plus listed as a top ten for weddings!
White sandy beach access plus listed as a top ten for weddings! | Source

King Kona Hotel

This is a historic site where King kamehameha resided. This resort offers a very nice breakfast buffet with plenty to choose from. Fitness center, Poolside lunch, dinner and drinks. Close to the national parks. what draws the crowds is their inviting white sand beach access!

#8 Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Imagine exploring your own private cove and white sandy beach, this place is so inviting! You can also enjoy a spectacular golf course and exceptional dining here, what more could you want?

#9 Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort


Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian furnished suites. Extremely spacious and comfortable including a full kitchen and washer/ dryer so you can save money! A great resort for families. Great looking pool and bar by the pool for drinks and fun for all.

#10 Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel


This hotel is right next to the Mauna kea Beach hotel. This hotel has 350 rooms all facing the beach! Hapuna means spring of life they have some natural springs here and is added to the freshwater pool. Take a steam in the steam room or get a massage, while others might be playing golf at the Arnold Palmer designed golf course nearby. Hapuna Beach was mentioned as one of the best beaches in the world in many magazines.

More on the BIG Island

Bed and Breakfasts
Vacation rentals
Home of the Hula Moon - Oceanfront Beauty
Hawaii Island Retreat at
Aloha Beach House
Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia
Waikoloa Fairway Villas - 3br
KILAUEA Garden Cottage
Kohala Cottage ~ RA6562

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  • poetryman6969 profile image

    poetryman6969 2 years ago

    I am looking for the feel of a tropical island at dusk.

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    Mindy 3 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Thank you! They all are great places to stay, it is hard to choose.

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    Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

    Mindy, thanks for the lists of hotels and places of interest. I guess the real fun would be in spending time at more than one hotel, perhaps shifting according to the places planned for visit the next day, or according to the various amenities. They all have some great feature!