The 11 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii
You won't find the traditional all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii that are popular in the Caribbean and Mexico. One reason? It's easy to rent a car and drive around any of the islands, and most hotels assume you'll want to get out and explore. However, there are fabulous tropical hotels and luxury resorts throughout the Hawaiian Islands that offer inclusive packages with pay-one-price options that include a full array of tropical delights.
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Travaasa Hana, Maui
After you traverse the corkscrew twists and one-lane bridges that wind through the thick green forest of the beautiful Road to Hana, check into this blissful resort instead of navigating back to the hustle and bustle of civilization. A mix of barefoot luxury and blissful quiet, the resort cottages and ocean bungalows are all close enough to the ocean that you'll hear nothing but the surf as you drift off to sleep. The luxury resort is also the only true all-inclusive resort in Hawaii if you book their full vacation package. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; a $175 resort credit to use at the spa or for activities like trail rides along the rugged coast; plus bottled water and coffee in your room, and a welcome banana bread upon arrival starting at $775 per night. Here's everything you need to know before you go to Hawaii.
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
On the southern beaches of Wailea, the Fairmont is set on a fabulous wide, white sand beach with plenty of room to spread out, and is equally popular with couples and families for its access to three different championship golf courses just across the street, fantastic restaurants, and three fabulous pools, including an adults-only option. Enjoy all the fun with the Villa Vacation Promotion that combines a stylish villa stay with a fifth night free, a $500 food and beverage credit per stay, buffet breakfast for up to six people daily in Kea Lani Restaurant, free daily valet parking, and a welcome basket with fruits, jams, fresh bread, cheese and snacks, starting at $1,463 per night to enjoy benefits similar to an all-inclusive resort Hawaii. Maui is also one of our favorite destinations for a warm winter family vacation.
Fairmont Orchid, Big Island
Immerse yourself in an authentic Big Island vacation at the Fairmont Orchid on the stunning Kohala Coast. The resort offers 32 oceanfront acres of lush tropical gardens and cascading waterfalls that lead to a snowy white beach. The Fairmont Gold Experience offers all-day access to the private concierge floor where you not only get complimentary breakfast every day, but also afternoon snacks and evening canapes, plus nonalcoholic beverages and an honor bar from 10 to 10. The Gold Experience also comes with private check-in and check-out and complimentary valet parking all from $499 per night. Hawaii isn't the only place in the United States to have a great vacation—find out the best weekend getaways in every state.
Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui
Set right on a central stretch of popular Kaanapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina gives you easy access to all the fun of central Maui along with a prime Pacific Ocean access. Book the Royal Experience Package, the next best thing to an all-inclusive resort Hawaii, and you'll get a full American breakfast buffet daily, a sunset dinner cruise for two, and two tickets to the Myths of Maui Luau starting at $410 per night (5-night minimum). Or choose the Royal Romance Package and you'll get daily breakfast buffet for two, luau admission for two, a private oceanside dinner for two, plus a $150 food and beverage credit all from $499 per night (5-night minimum). If you're looking for more destinations, these all-inclusive vacations are critically acclaimed.
Royal Kona, Big Island
Hop over to the Big Island of Hawaii to experience the aloha spirit of this oceanfront resort in beautiful Kailua-Kona village. In addition to the perk of having no resort fee, the resort offers a Royal Experience Package that includes a reduced rate on an oceanfront room with a 5-night stay, full American buffet breakfast, admission for two to the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau, and a sunset cocktail and dinner cruise for two all starting at just $345 per night.
Koloa Landing Resort, Kauai
This is it, the all-inclusive resort in Hawaii adventure package you've been looking for. Set on the sunny South Shore of Kauai, the Koloa is perfectly situated for you to get out and explore the green garden island of Kauai with the "Exactly Like Nothing Else" package. You and three friends or family members can try out an amazing array of island adventures along the Na Pali Coast and beyond; the package includes a 6-night stay in a two-bedroom suite, a car rental for six days, a Na Pali Coast tour, a ziplining experience, and a helicopter excursion to take in the views of the island's unique beauty. The package wraps up with a $500 food and beverage credit so you can sip tropical cocktails at Holoholo Grill, sample local cuisine highlights, or even stock your suite with groceries from the Gourmet Marketplace.
Kauai Shores Hotel
This great package for Kauai Shores Hotel actually comes from Costco (you know, where you usually get a 10-pound bag of jerky and a 24-pack of paper towels). The warehouse also offers great deals for vacations for those in the know including this tropical Hawaiian winner which includes a $200 food and beverage credit, the resort fee, and a daily mai-tai; plus you can add discount airfare as well for true one-stop shopping. These are more of our favorite Costco travel packages.
Hotel Wailea, Maui
Condé Nast Traveler's top resort in Hawaii is an adults-only oasis (the only one in the state). The ultra-romantic hideaway on the southern shore of Maui has 72 one-bedroom suites and gourmet restaurants that are worth staying in for. Foodies who want to sample all of the delicious offerings can choose from one of three ways to sample all the island flavors: Stay five nights or more in an Ocean View Suite and enjoy a $500 food and beverage credit, for an experience similar to an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii; stay five nights or more in a Partial Ocean View suite and get a $300 food and beverage credit; or stay five nights or more in a Garden View suite and receive a $200 food and beverage credit. Before you head out on vacation, learn these popular Hawaiian phrases.
'Alohilani Resort, Waikiki
Located right in the heart of all the high-energy entertainment and wonderful beaches of Waikiki, the 'Alohilani offers a fabulous package to take advantage of all of the tropical highlights of Oahu. The Air and 'Alohilani Package offers a fourth night free, daily breakfast at the Lychee restaurant for two guests, a 15 percent discount on your room if you book more than 90 days in advance, and roundtrip airfare that gives you up to a 35 percent discount on your Hawaiian vacation.
Princeville Resort, Kauai
Princeville is what many people imagine when they think of Kauai, with breathtaking views of the crystal waters of famed Hanalei Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the dramatic sea cliffs nearby. Experience the ultimate "suite" stay package which gives you an all-inclusive feel by providing a $400 spa credit at the full-service spa, a $400 dining credit, plus your fourth night free with rates starting at $680 per night in a spacious junior suite. If you don't have your heart set on Hawaii, these are 12 of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean where you can have the vacation of your dreams.