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Hawaii Beach Hotels

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Wherever you go in Hawaii, a spectacular sight awaits you. There are volcanoes, snowy mountaintops, lush vegetation, and of course the world-famous beaches. All of the four major islands and Lanai offer Hawaii beach hotels.

Here are some insider tips on the best of the best. Rule Number One: always ask for a free upgrade. Always. Rule Number Two: Keep asking until you get what you want. If your room is noisy or not what you booked, keep demanding satisfaction. Rule Number Three: Relax and enjoy the most relaxing state in the Union.

Lahaina, Maui: Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Kaanapali beach has some of the best sunsets in the world. You can stroll along and stop for an impromptu dinner practically at water’s edge, romantically lit by torches. And you can walk from your hotel to a beautiful snorkeling area.

Guests return to this beloved Hawaii beach hotel year after year because it embodies the aloha spirit. What more could you ask for than a three-star hotel with four or five-star amenities? It’s an award winning, locally run establishment right in the middle of a strip of luxury hotels, and calls itself “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel,” because the experience is like stepping into the home of a local.

The Family Vacation Critic called it one of the Ten Best Budget-Friendly Resorts." Take advantage of one of the hotel’s vacation packages, such as the romance package, girlfriends’ getaway, golf or best of the beach.

Lanai City, Lanai: Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Ideal for a luxurious and enchanting family nature vacation, Hawaii beach hotel Four Seasons adjoins a marine preserve teeming with dozens of rare, beautiful and protected species, such as spinner dolphins and sea turtles. Don’t miss the snorkeling, but watch out for wave surges.

Private time for you and your family is key at this Hawaii beach hotel. The concierge’s expertise with children is unsurpassed. Need a last minute babysitter? A plan for tomorrow’s activities? No problem. The hotel will even preplan amenities for your youngsters, such as a welcome gift, kid’s robes and toiletries, video library and beach toys. All of the restaurants have special children’s menus.

If teens seem reluctant about accompanying you, just tell them about the teen center with 46 inch TV, lounge, special outings and Xbox and Wii game consoles. Reviewers claim that this Hawaii beach hotel compared favorably with the Ritz Carlton on Maui.

Lihue, Kauai: Kauai Beach Resort—an Aqua Boutique

This Hawaii beach hotel’s near the small town of Kapaa is located on its own tranquil 25 acres on the coconut coast.
Reviewers give high marks to the plantation-style hotel’s friendly staff. Sometimes you can get a free room upgrade, and they offer a Hawaiian show with free Mai Tais.

If you’re not in the mood to deal with sand on your feet or kids, you’ll love this Hawaii beach hotel’s four oceanfront lagoon pools and nearby sunning lawn and spas. One of the pools offers a sandy beach lagoon.

The island style décor rooms, with their serenity beds and pillow top mattresses, are simple and restful. Skip the ‘mountain view’ rooms, which overlook the parking lot, and go for the beach view. Choose from private lanais with garden, ocean or pool vistas.

Honolulu, Oahu: Outrigger Reef on the Beach

Based on over 1,000 guest reviews of Hawaii beach hotels, the Outrigger came in second out of a total of 94 Honolulu hotels. Orbitz also ranked it Best in Stay.

Recently refurbished, it is affordably luxurious, with Waikiki beach and Diamond Head views from some of the rooms. In a nice bow to local culture, the lobby features Hawaiian art, and a library devoted to Polynesian literature and objects loaned by the Bishop Museum.

In a central location near Kolokoa Avenue, the hotel has easy access to the somewhat rocky beach. Its Kani Ka Pila Grille has terrific banana macadamia pancakes, and features music nightly.

The pool area features a hot spa and reclining shaded deck chairs ($40-$60 a day). Be sure to request a quiet room, as the hotel is on a public beach.

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