The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii
Dreaming of a tropical vacation full of sun, sand, and surf? These fabulous all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii will make your dreams a reality!
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Ready for a slice of paradise?
With the memories of freezing temperatures lingering across the country, or even patches of (ugh) snow still in some corners, a bit of sunshine and warmth would be extremely welcome right now. Add on the stressors of the past 12 months and a vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii (or one of the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean) starts to look like the ultimate dream. Hawaii is now open to travelers from the U.S. and Canada, but there are some important guidelines that must be followed before you travel, and once on the island, face masks and social distancing are mandatory.
In accordance with the Hawaii Safe Travels program, all travelers entering any of the Hawaiian islands (except Kauai) must undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine, unless they have a confirmed negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before departing for Hawaii. The test must be administered by one of the state’s trusted travel partners. Once in Hawaii, if you intend to travel between islands, you must follow the Safe Travels guidelines and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 72 hours before departure. If you test positive for COVID-19 at any time during your trip, you will be required to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine at your own expense, with serious consequences for anyone breaking quarantine. Definitely something to be aware of before you go! If you’re concerned, you could always take a road trip closer to home or opt for a staycation, maybe at one of these amazing all-inclusive resorts in the continental United States, or head to a secret resort in another locale.
At the moment, there is no change in the state of Hawaii’s travel guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated. It is probable that Hawaii will implement a “vaccine passport” in the coming months to allow those who are vaccinated to travel more easily, but there is no current indication as to when that will be. If you’re ready to book, plan ahead, or just daydream, check out these 10 gorgeous spots in paradise.
Hāna-Maui Resort, Maui
This beautiful all-inclusive resort in Hawaii is practically made for pandemic vacations, with only 74 rooms spread over 66 acres. After you traverse the corkscrew twists and one-lane bridges that wind through the thick green forest of the beautiful Road to Hāna, 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 whispering on the shore as you drift off to sleep.
The resort is currently offering a Plane to Paradise Package, where instead of driving the famous Road to Hāna, you will be picked up at OGG (Kahului Airport), HNL (Honolulu), LNY (Lānai), or JHM (Kapalua) airports with no baggage fees, and board a 10-seat Cessna for a flight above the dramatic coastline (with optional champagne!). At the resort, stays of four nights or longer receive a $100 dining credit, $100 spa credit, and welcome amenities. At the moment, stays booked by April 2 (for trips through September 12) receive 10 to 25 percent off, with rooms starting at $611 (not including the Cessna flight).
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
If you’re looking for luxury in your all-inclusive Hawaiian resort experience, the Fairmont Kea Lani is one of the best choices. On the southern beaches of Wailea, the Kea Lani is set on a fabulous wide, white-sand beach with plenty of room to spread out. It’s 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.
Our favorite package at the Kea Lani is the Wailea Romance Package. This would be perfect for couples who downsized their wedding during 2020, or for stressed-out couples who deserve a luxe anniversary trip. The package includes a three-night minimum stay in a luxury suite or villa, welcome champagne, daily breakfast for two, a romantic four-course twilight dinner for two by the adults-only Tranquility Pool, and one day’s use of a private poolside cabana. This package starts at around $889 per night, plus resort fees and taxes. While booking, don’t forget to bookmark these mini vacation ideas that won’t break the bank.
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 Orchid currently has an amazing Malama Hawaii package on offer for a trip that gives back. As you explore the beautiful resort and the gorgeous island, join the conservation effort to malama (care for) this special place. The Orchid has partnered with some amazing non-profits, each offering volunteer opportunities—from planting trees to combat deforestation, to cleaning beaches to make the oceans safer for wildlife. You may also participate in your own beach cleanup. In return, the Orchid offers a free fourth night and a free daily breakfast for two. Rooms start at around $531 per night, plus resort fees and taxes.
Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui
Set right on a central stretch of popular Ka’anapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina gives you easy access to all the fun of central Maui, along with prime Pacific Ocean access. Book the Royal Experience Package, the next best thing to an all-inclusive resort in 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 $415 per night (five-night minimum). Does anyone else feel more relaxed already? Speaking of cruises, check out these great all-inclusive cruises you can book for your next vacation.
Royal Kona Resort, Big Island
Hop over to the Big Island of Hawaii to experience the aloha spirit of this oceanfront family-friendly resort in beautiful Kailua-Kona village. The best package currently available for this all-inclusive Hawaiian resort is the combination flight and hotel stay, both booked through a third-party airline provider. You’ll save on both your airfare and resort stay, although prices do vary.
Koloa Landing Resort, Kauai
This is it: the all-inclusive resort 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. The resort is currently offering a special Spring Vacation deal, where you can save up to 25 percent if you book a stay between January 1 and September 6, 2021. With resort amenities including a gourmet market, day spa, complimentary morning yoga, and three resort pools, you’ll never want to leave. But if you do manage to tear yourself away, Kauai’s South Shore has amazing hiking, surfing, horseback riding, and snorkeling. Don’t forget to browse the best all-inclusive family resorts before booking your next family vacation.
Kauai Shores Hotel, Kauai
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 winner. Booking through Costco nets you a rental car, four nights in a pool-view room, paid-for taxes and resort fees, and a $100 Aloha VIP Tours credit! Talk about a winning all-inclusive resort!
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Hotel Wailea, Maui
Condé Nast Traveler‘s top resort in Hawaii is a luxury 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 the Flavors of Maui package, which offers 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; 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.
‘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, an up to 15 percent discount on your room if you book more than 90 days in advance, and round-trip airfare that gives you up to a 35 percent total discount on your Hawaiian vacation.
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Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui
On Maui’s dramatic northern coast, the Ritz sits on a spectacular stretch of white sand framed by not only swaying palms but also towering pines nearby. This amazing all-inclusive Hawaiian resort offers the perfect romantic getaway for couples, and families love its Malama Hawaii immersive outdoor volunteer programs. The Bed & Breakfast Package is valid through December 18, 2021, and it includes daily breakfast for two and the famous Ritz-Carlton service. Seasonal rates start at $620 per night. Can’t make it to Hawaii right now? Check out this list of the best weekend getaways in every state and the best places to rent a lake house near you.