Top 9 Hotels on the Big Island

Are you looking to break your mundane routine and want to escape to a far away paradise? Hawaii is the place for you! White sand beaches, lush green mountains and unbelievable views make this one of the most coveted vacation destinations in the world. Here are our picks for top hotels to stay at when you visit the Big Island:

1. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Westin Hapuna

This beautiful island resort rests on the pristine white sandy Hapuna Beach. The resort itself boasts a contemporary design that sits atop a flourishing green landscape which contrasts it wonderfully. The hotel has two swimming pools and an award winning golf course you can enjoy during your stay.

2. Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa


This is the perfect hotel to kick back and relax at. The Hilton Waikoloa is lined by the Kohala Coast giving guests spectacular views as they laze in the hotel’s clear swimming pools or lagoon beach. Dine in one of the hotel’s open air spaces for the perfect end to a long day.

3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

The Mauna Kea Resort

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has unmatched views and experiences for its guests. From playing tennis by the beach to exploring their award winning golf course on a GPS enabled golf cart; this hotel doesn’t disappoint.

4. Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Experience Kona with the best it has to offer by staying at this prestigious hotel. You can book excursions to all the neighboring sites or then experience the hotel’s own luau every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday!

5. Halii Kai at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Halii Kai Beach Resort

This resort offers luxurious and spacious villas that you can book for your next holiday. Once you step out of your private villa, you can take in the stunning views of the ocean in front of you. You can see the same gorgeous view as you take a dip in their ocean view pool.

6. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

This iconic Big Island hotel is home of the manta rays of Keahou Bay.  No telling how long it will remain called “The Sheraton”, as Outrigger Hotels recently acquired this majestic property. With 509 rooms and close proximity to coffee farms and golfing, this resort is a must stay.


7. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai


Four Seasons Hualali

If you’re looking for relaxation and restoration, this is the place for you. This wellness retreat will place you in the middle of lush, green views where you can experience tranquility through tropical breezes and mountainous landscapes.

8. Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


The Fairmont Orchid

Located on the dazzling Kohala Coast, the Fairmont Orchid will give you the vacation experience you have been craving. The have everything from tropical gardens to waterfalls, and even an open air spa for you to relax in while you look out onto the beautiful white sandy beaches.

9. Mauna Lani Point

Mauna Lani Resort

Experience the world-renowned luxury of the Mauna Lani Point with a breathtaking beach front view of the Kohala cost. The hotel has everything for its guest from gardens and pools to golf courses and a luxury spa.

We hope our list of hotels helps you plan your next vacation the gorgeous island of Hawaii!


  1. Kate

    Where is the ST Regis at the top of Kauai?

  2. Carlotta Smitko

    There’s nothing quite like the Big Island. The Hotels and fabulous restaurants never end. You can enjoy a show, fishing, surfing, snow skiing in the mountains, a Lu-au with great entertainment, spacuiffally Hawaiian dancers. The Island tours are like no others and you can visit Helo famous for the fragrant and ever so beautiful leis. The fragrant flowers can be enjoyed no matter where you are. It rains every night and the majority of the homes have tin roofs. Helo is a quaint little town with a feeling of a lot of years gone by. We enjoyed the Black Sand Beach. It’s something rare and you will watch the surfers in awe. We cannot forget Drysdale’s Bar back on Kona where we wound up almost every evening. You can enjoy a beer or a cocktail and watch for the green flash if you are there early enough. I was lucky to see it twice and I figured out how to see it! Have a wonderful time if you are headed for the Big Island. My husband I rented a house on the beach because he had a friend that worked on the Island. We stayed there a lot longer than we planned, it was so hard to say goodbye to The Big Island. He always said the last thing you think of leaving Kona is when are you coming back.

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