Where to Stay in Hawaii

From traveling solo to group getaways — Hawaii’s siren song has lured visitors for centuries to her gin clear waters and verdant valleys. There is something for every type of traveler here from rustic campgrounds to five-star resorts. Whether you are planning a trip to the 50th state for the first time or one hundredth time to visit — we’ve done the research for you.

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Where to Stay in Oahu

Aptly called the Gathering Place, over 70 percent of the state’s population lives on Oahu. We have gathered an assortment of posts to help make your time on the island as good as it can be. Foodies can enjoy our well-researched lists of where eat, including where to get the best breakfast, lunch, dinner, sushi, Hawaiʻian food, etc., as well as favorite picks created by island experts. Need to know what to do, and how to do it? Check out our constantly evolving lists of not only the places to check out, but the best ways to experience the island offerings. We even have the best route around the island, from former state senator and famed big wave surfer Fred Hemmings. Planning a family reunion or looking for that budget option in Waikiki?  

Where to Stay in Maui

Maui offers a bit of everything from the three-mile long white sand beach of Kaanapali to the infamous two-lane highway to Hana, to windy north shores dotted with colorful kites and windsurfers, to the five-star luxury found at the Wailea resort area. Despite being the third most populated island, there is always a remote spot on the island for those who want to get away from it all.

Where to Stay in Kauai

Kauai, known as the “Garden Isle,” is the easternmost and geographically oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. Formed by the volcanoes Kaiwaikini and Mount Waialeale about 5 million years ago, half of Kauai’s coastline has eroded into gorgeous sandy beaches. Highlights include the 25 miles of Napali coast with 4,000-foot dramatic sea cliffs and the Alakai swamp with an average of 37.5 feet of rain per year, making it one of the wettest places on the planet.

Where to Stay on the Big Island

As the largest island in the state (4,000 square miles and still growing), this geographically diverse destination has been aptly nicknamed the Big Island. However, due to a size-shaming campaign a few years ago, we are now just calling it Hawaii Island. It’s also known as the land of fire and ice, boasting various climates including arid desert, rain forests, and snow capped mountain. It’s the only place on the planet where you can trek across the world’s largest active volcano, climb to a snowy peak and end the day with a swim in the ocean.

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