Hotels and resorts in Hawaii are a big part of the island industry. I’ve had the pleasure of staying at two of the Best Hotels of 2013.
Stretching out along the Kona-Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu complements the gorgeous setting with elegance, luxury, and the requisite Hawaiian warmth.
Ka’upulehu is a lava field. It’s stark, barren, rough, and unlike where you’d expect a world class resort to be.
Spreading out over the rolling hills on Hawaii’s most exclusive island, the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele is an oasis holding court in a paradise. The resort’s staff will also take you on special excursions to secluded surfing spots or colorful snorkeling bays.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison owns the island these days. Bill Gates was married here.