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Great hotels in Hawaii when you are not renting a car Mar 28

1.   Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach 

Located in Lihu’e on the shores of Kalapaki Beach, the Kaua’i Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the  airport – making it a great choice for visitors who do not wish to rent a car . Nearby shopping at  Coconut Market Place, Anchor Cove,Harbor Mall and Kukui Grove Center.

Accomodations include 345 guest rooms and 11 suites  with either garden , pool or ocean views.  Recreation  opportunities include the 26,000 square foot pool (the largest in the state), 5 whirlpools,2 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, 2 tennis courts, beach with lots of beach activities including kayaking, surfing, snorkeling.

Alexander Day Spa and Salon

Kaua’i  Marriott is a perfect backdrop for destination weddings offering  beautiful wedding locations in the gardens and oceanfront – a skilled team of event planners can handle every detail.

2. The Kahala Hotel & Resort – Honolulu,O’ahu –

Situated on a private white sand beach / but yet just ten minutes from  world class shopping and dining in Waikiki Beach – serving clients for fifty years , from the moment you are greeted by the doorman -you know you have arrived at a very special place. With an award winning spa, six restaurant and amazing  location on a secluded bay  with Diamond Head  and Koko Head craters as a backdrop, Dolphin Lagoon with Dolphin Quest program, CHI Health Energy Fitness Center, Golf and Tennis nearby, Hawaiian cultural classes.

Looking  for the perfect romantic location for your destination wedding – The Kahala Hotel & Resort would be a perfect choice.

Accomodations include 364 spacious guest rooms and over the top luxury suites  – The Kahala Hotel & Resort  is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

3. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa – Ka’anapali Beach 

” Where Heaven and Aloha Meet”  the Westin Maui situated on a beautiful stretch of famed Ka’anapali Beach, Maui (top beach by TripAdvisor in 2013).  This oceanfront resort  is a gracious blend of beautiful gardens, a 87,000 sq feet aquatic playground  -comprised of five free-form swimming pools, secluded Jacuzzi, an adult only pool, waterslide complete with a 270-degree turn and a 23-foot drop  and waterfall.

Steps from Ka’anapali Beach where guest can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, beach volleyball, windsurfing and more.  Two championship golf courses are nearby – tons of great shopping and activities next door at Whaler’s Village .

Westin Maui  is involved in many environmental initiatives.

Stay at One/ Dine at All  program  with  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ka’anapali  Resort Ocean Villas  and charge back to  your room.

4. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Anaeho’omalu Beach – Hawaii Island

Situated on 15 acres facing  Anaeho’omalu Bay – along the sunny Kohala Coast -Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa  offers visitors looking for a great swimming beach, ocean sports and amazing swimming pool a perfect choice,

Accomodations include 533  rooms and  22 suites ,  three restaurants  and a Mandara Spa.

Walk to shopping  and dining  at the Waikoloa Kings & Queens Marketplace.

Several golf courses within walking distance  are located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort area / or take the resort shuttle

5. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – Hawaii Island  

Situated oceanfront on the sunny Kahala Coast of Hawaii Island, The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel  offers visitors so many options.  From the fresh floral lei greeting upon arrival , Bicycles to explore the resort, shuttle that runs throughout the

Mauna Lani Resort  to the Shops at Mauna Lani and other locations within the Resort community, Jogger’s amenity station, sand volleyball, Historical tours of Petroglyphs, Cultural Tours  and a cultural center , tours of the ancient Kalahuiupua’a fishponds with turtle and fish feeding tours.

Award winning dining at The Canoe House Restaurant – do yourself a favorite and book for sunset.

Several golf courses are within the Mauna Lani Resort Community

Mauna Lani Spa  and the Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness club are within walking distance, bike or a short shuttle ride — see why the Mauna Lani Spa has been voted one of the “World’s Best Spas” by Conde Nest Traveler

I strongly suggest that my clients rent a car regardless of which island they are visiting at least for a day or two during their stay so that they can visit some of the amazing natural beauty, historic or cultural sites  or special activities on the island but I do realize that sometimes that is not possible, so I think it is important to stay at a hotel or resort that offers dining,shopping and entertainments opportunities with easy access.

There are many others to choose from as well, these are five of my favorites.

To get started planning your visit to the Hawaii Islands– contact Linda Dancer– email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888 ext 331   or  Direct Line: 828-256-1520

 

 

 

 

 

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