1 Trip, 5 Ways: Hawaii

by Jane Reynolds on March 1, 2013

Offering some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and most stunning natural wonders, virtually endless recreational opportunities, year-round temperatures that hover around 80 degrees, and a well-organized tourism infrastructure that creates a mostly seamless vacation experience, Hawaii attracts some seven million tourists each year. What’s more, the best of Hawaii — its natural attractions — can be enjoyed at little cost. But whether you’re on a budget or you’re looking for luxury, Oyster has found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler and has a hotel for you. We’ve teamed up with Captivate Network to bring you five ways to stay in Hawaii. Check it out below and next week, check out your Captivate elevator screens for 1 Trip, 5 Ways: Rome!

Hotel for Foodies: Marriott Wailea Resort

Marriott Wailea Resort

You can’t visit Hawaii without going to a luau, and the Marriott’s three-hour extravaganza is the best in Wailea. The meal is delicious and doesn’t forgo any of the essential luau elements, including traditional food like poi and kalua pork.


Hotel for Couples: Travaasa Hana, Maui

Travaasa Hana, Maui

After hikes to nearby waterfalls or hunts for hidden beaches, couples can take a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool or the Honua Spa’s outdoor lava-rock pool, dine at the excellent restaurant, and then retreat to spacious modern cottage suites (some with private hot tubs), where guests will find no phones, TVs, radios, or alarm clocks to spoil the mood.

Hotel for Value Travelers: Hotel Renew

Hotel Renew

This 72-room Waikiki boutique offers designer style with sample-sale price tags. Recently renovated rooms fashioned by San Francisco designer Jiun Ho are some of the most stylish on the island, yet you can usually get them for less than $150.

Hotel for Families: Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village

The largest resort in Hawaii, the amenities-packed Hilton Hawaiian Village has more to offer families than any other property on Oahu — or Maui or Kauai for that matter. Among the top-shelf attractions are the dozens of species of animals on the grounds, the calm, coral-reef-protected waters at the beach, and the kids’ club which offers plenty of activities.

Hotel for Luxury Travelers: Four Seasons Maui

Four Seasons Maui

The Four Seasons is quieter and more subdued than Maui’s more grandiose resorts, but a two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio means over-the-top pampering like nowhere else in Hawaii — poolside Evian spritzes, beachside yoga classes, and they even have someone to unpack your bags for you.


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Maureen December 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is fabulous!

John Leverett January 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Have you checked out the Modern Honolulu yet? It would fit a new category perhaps keyed to visitors from Southern California and others jaded from living in tourist areas – call it “Hotels for travelers who don’t need Waikiki kitsch.”

Chauffeur Hire Melbourne @ Six Star Limousines March 4, 2013 at 4:24 am

Hawaii is a wonderful destination and is always in my must visited destination list. Thanks for sharing such wonderful hotels. Thanks for the share.

Hotel Software March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Interesting topic! Thanks for sharing this information! Two things I like about the post, one it is straight forward and two it does not attempt to promote anyone’s position particularly. Very valuable information Jane.

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