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Apr 13, 2018

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With its sandy beaches, azure waters and lush mountains, few places make for a better vacation than Hawaii. But with dozens of resorts spread across the state’s islands, choosing the hotel that’s right for you—and your budget—can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide.

Best hotel for beach lovers: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Oahu

Recently named one of the best resorts in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler, this destination is just steps from the soft sands of famed Waikiki Beach. The resort also boasts personalized service and luxurious amenities, including world-class restaurants, an award-winning spa and more than 60 on-site boutiques. There’s even a Camp Hyatt for the youngest guests to enjoy when they’re not playing on the sand.

A surfboard on a beach at dusk.

Best hotel for outdoor aficionados: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Maui

Perched along a crescent of shoreline, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort immerses you in the genuine spirit of the island with ocean-view rooms, suites and villas. It’s located near Haleakala National Park and the Hana rainforest, making it easy to explore Maui. Guests can also enjoy the outdoors by relaxing on their private balcony, or lanai, canoeing in the ocean or snorkelling among giant Hawaiian sea turtles at Makena State Beach, steps from this award-winning resort.

A swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and palm trees.

Best hotel for adventurous families: Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, Oahu

This chic Honolulu resort, steps from the ocean, is a great place for active families, as kids will love romping and building sand castles on Waikiki Beach. The resort is close to Diamond Head State Monument, a dormant volcanic crater laden with hiking trails, many of which offer jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. Young ones will also have a blast snorkelling in nearby Hanauma Bay or learning to surf at Kalama Beach, also a short drive away.

A hotel room with a view of a city.

Best hotel for luxury-loving travellers: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Kauai

Set on the southern shore of the island of Kauai, this resort is surrounded by white sands and azure waters. The hotel has 50 oceanfront acres of lush gardens, open courtyards, a multi-level pool and a saltwater lagoon for soaking up the sun in lavish style, plus a Camp Hyatt for kids. Tee up for championship golf or opt for pampering at Anara Spa, where open-air treatment rooms let in the breeze and make for a Hawaiian spa experience like no other.

Two children playing in a pool with inflatable rafts.

Best hotel for those looking for value: Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, Oahu

Spacious rooms with private balconies let you take in breathtaking views and the soothing island breeze. Each guest room also features the Hyatt Place Cozy Corner with a pullout sofa, allowing families and friends to enjoy their time together. Guests of the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach also enjoy daily complimentary breakfast at the Gallery Kitchen on the hotel’s rooftop pool deck. If you want a quick bite, the Gallery Menu serves up an array of culinary creations from Korean tacos to flatbread pizzas; if you’re ready to unwind, grab a mai tai from the Coffee to Cocktails bar and relax by the firepit.

A hotel room with two beds and a view of the ocean.

Best hotel for honeymooners: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Maui

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler recently named this hotel one of the 10 best resorts in Hawaii for newlyweds. Its guestrooms feature private lanais and have stunning ocean views. Add in an oceanfront spa, a half-acre fantasy pool with waterfalls, and a host of recreational activities on gorgeous Ka’anapali Beach, and it’s easy to see why couples are smitten.

A woman is sitting in a room overlooking the ocean.

Ready to say “aloha” to an island paradise?

From the upscale Grand Hyatt Kauai to the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, there’s a hotel to fit every travel budget. Bonus: all Hyatts offer free Wi-Fi.

Plus, CAA Members save 10% or more and earn World of Hyatt points when booking. Click here for details.

Image credit: Courtesy of Hyatt

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