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When travelers explore Hawaii’s great outdoors, they can never get enough of its stunning natural environment. Once indoors, they can continue to savor the scenery by booking accommodations with jaw-dropping views.
Here are five Hawaii hotel rooms with spectacular vistas to remind clients they’re in the Aloha State.
Four Seasons Resort LanaiAs the only hotel on Lanai’s waterfront, this luxurious property makes the most of its setting on Hawaii’s mellowest island. Its Prime Oceanfront Studio Suites earn kudos for their views thanks to their wall of windows, which open to private lanais and sweeping seascapes.
Inside, these coveted corner suites — which encompass roughly 1,000 square feet — feature mahogany floors with handwoven area rugs, artisan-produced wallpaper, custom leather sleigh beds, in-room Nespresso machines, iPads, intuitive environmental controls and 75-inch LED televisions. Bathrooms are equally upscale with their double-wide rain showers, in-mirror televisions and Toto washlets. Nightly rates start at $3,000.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii IslandThis iconic resort enjoys an enviable address, smack dab on Kaunaoa Beach. For the best views of that sublime stretch of white sand, request one of Mauna Kea’s eighth-floor Premier Ocean Front Deluxe rooms, which come with two large, private lanais. From there, it’s a front-row seat for the variegated skies at sunset, the humpback whales of winter and, on a cloudless day, the island of Maui.
Spread across the tower’s top level, these rooms measure just over 900 square feet and feature entry foyers, refrigerators and oversized bathrooms with soaking tubs and wall-less showers. Nightly rates start at $775.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, OahuOf Waikiki’s many fine oceanview rooms, Moana Surfrider’s Penthouse Ocean Suite wins our vote. Located on the 21st floor of the Tower Wing, it presents a clear shot of Diamond Head along with an impressive vantage point for watching all the action on the beach and in the water. It’s also a stellar spot for seeing the sun drip into the sea each evening.
The suite’s interior has its own allure. Amenities include a refrigerator, a 32-inch LCD television and a bathroom equipped with LED-lit mirrors, Toto washlets and a separate tub and shower. Guests get free access to the hotel’s club room. Nightly rates start at $8,050.
Princeville Resort, KauaiThis north shore beauty is blessed by a clifftop location overlooking Hanalei Bay and Mt. Makana, better known as Bali Hai from the movie “South Pacific.” While plenty of rooms at the hotel feature dramatic views, the Royal Suite takes the cake with its panoramas from multiple outdoor terraces.
With indoor amenities rivaling the alfresco tableau, the 2,400-square-foot suite stands out with living and dining areas, a marble wet bar, a full kitchen, an entertainment room, a whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower for two and a pair of big-screen high-definition televisions. Inside and out, it’s a vision of paradise. Nightly rates start at $4,000.
Sheraton Maui Resort & SpaA sea cliff called Black Rock is the signature natural landmark of Maui’s Kaanapali coastline, so why not book a room on top of it? Clients can do just that at Sheraton Maui, whose Alii (Royal) Suite perches above the famous lava rock. From its wrap-around flagstone lanai and private heart-shaped lawn, this prime accommodation provides visitors with 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Kaanapali’s 3-mile-long beach, the West Maui mountains and neighboring islands.
Guests can relax in style courtesy of a full kitchen, an expansive dining and living area, a four-poster Hawaiian koa wood bed, a generous shower and a Jacuzzi tub. Nightly rates start at $3,500.