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The Hawaiian islands remain one of the most beloved travel destinations in the world, especially for Californians. What can we say? We love beaches, world-class restaurants, stunning landscapes and that laid-back aloha spirit.

Unique, exceptional resorts are also a big selling point, as evidenced by Travel + Leisure’s 2019 World’s Best Awards survey. The magazine mined readers for their opinions on everything from the top cities and cruises to airlines and spas. A sliver of that survey — Top 15 Hotel Resorts in Hawaii — has us desperate for island ohana.

Whether you’re craving the big-city vibe of Oahu or the uncharted beauty of Lanai, the resorts on this list will make you swoon, from the oceanfront bungalows of Maui’s Travaasa Hana to the quiet and luxurious Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai’s Poipu Beach. A whopping four of the 15 resorts are Four Seasons properties.

Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value. With that, here are Travel + Leisure’s top ten best resorts in Hawaii. To see the full list, visit

  1. Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui
  2. Hotel Wailea, Maui
  3. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island
  4. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  5. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai
  6. Trump International Hotel Waikiki, Oahu
  7. Travaasa Hana, Maui
  8. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  9. Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
  10. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Big Island