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The best luxury resorts on Oahu
These 5-star resorts on Oahu will not disappoint. If you’re looking for the best luxury resorts on Oahu, I’m glad you landed here! There are several upscale and 5-star resorts on Oahu, but these 7 made the list for being the best of the best. Prices listed are starting points and will vary based on time of the year and availability.
5-star resorts on Oahu
Here are the 7 best luxury resorts on Oahu. They are not listed in any particular order, and the very best resort on Oahu will depend entirely on you, and what you’re looking for in a custom vacation. For a truly personalized experience, why not work with a Luxury Hawaii Travel Advisor? I work with my clients to create the perfect vacation customized just for them. Want to learn more? Contact me, and let’s chat about your vacation. Now, let’s get to the list.
1. Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
No list of luxury resorts would be complete without mentioning a Four Seasons resort. The Four Seasons Ko Olina is located on Oahu’s sunny western coast. Close enough to Waikiki and Honolulu for convenience, but far enough to be away from the crowds. The Four Seasons Ko Olina is also located next to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa. Staying at one or the other is a great way to experience the spa and restaurants of both 5-star resorts.
If you’re looking for the best of the best, check out the Penthouse Suite. Forbes called it “the most dramatic of all hotel suites on any of the Hawaiian islands.” The rate for the Penthouse Suite begins around $12,000 per night. Rates for guest rooms start around $550 per night.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki
Located within the heart of Waikiki, The Ritz-Carlton Residences do not disappoint. The resort features an 8th-floor infinity pool, the highest in the area. Other notable features included fantastic dining options, a state of the art fitness center and yoga studio, and one of the top spas in Waikiki.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences is located in “luxury row,” which is fantastic for access to high-end shopping and fine dining. Rates for the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki begin at around $500 per night.
Halekulani’s Waikiki beachfront location and unobstructed views of Diamond Head make it one of the most sought after 5-star resorts on Oahu. Halekulani is one of the top honeymoon destinations in Hawaii. Halekulani means “House Befitting Heaven,” and it’s an accurate representation of this fantastic resort.
One of the oldest resorts in Waikiki, Halekulani has gone through many renovations and continues to be a top choice for those looking for the best luxury resorts on Oahu. Rates begin around $500 per night for guest rooms and $1200 for suites.
4. The Kahala Hotel and Resort
The Kahala Hotel and Resort is one of the top 5-star resorts on Oahu. Set on a secluded beach, the resort is just 10-minutes from the shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. A favorite of both Presidents and celebrities, the Kahala Hotel and Resort offers something for everyone.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort is a popular option for destination weddings, honeymoons, and meetings of all sizes. The resort has four popular restaurants, and The Kahala Spa boasts a suite of nine spacious, treatment rooms designed to exude a sense of calm and serenity. Make sure to book restaurant and spa reservations in advance as they do tend to fill quickly. Rates at the Kahala Resort and spa begin around $400 per night.
5. ESPACIO the Jewel of Waikiki
If you’re looking for an ultra-exclusive and personalized experience, ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki may be the place for you. Just steps from Waikiki Beach, ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki offers all-suite accommodations and exclusive and elite services. Sevices include the use of luxury vehicles, airport transfers, butler and concierge services, a roof-top infinity pool, and more.
Elevate your culinary experience by dining at Mugen, or take a break at the ESPACIO spa. As a bonus, guests receive preferred spa pricing. Prices begin at $2500 per night.
6. Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa
If you’re looking for the best 5-star resort on Oahu for families, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better than Aulani. Although many of the other resorts on this list of the best luxury resorts on Oahu have amazing kids clubs, nothing quite compares to the magic of Aulani.
Located next to the Four Seasons Resort in Ko Olina, the Aulani Resort and Spa is inspired by natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai‘i and infused with Disney magic.
While Aulani has an obvious appeal to families, it can also be a great honeymoon destination. Yes, you read that correctly! Aulani Resort and Spa is a Disney resort, but it’s also a world-class resort and spa with many adult amenities. This resort offers adults-only pools, an award-winning spa, and a wide array of dining options. A pro-tip for your adults-only vacation is to book a room that is not on the ground floor. Ground floor rooms are more accessible for families, so you may find it quieter to be in a room on an upper floor, or further from the lobby or elevators.
Prices for Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa begin at $499 per night. Check current pricing here or contact me for a custom quote.
Note: Not only am I a Hawaii Travel Specialist, but I’m also a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. This means that I stay up to date on all the latest Disney news, including anything going on at Aulani!
7. Trump International Hotel Waikiki
The last on our list of 5-star Waikiki hotels is the Trump International Hotel Waikiki. The only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel on Oahu. One of the most popular Waikiki hotels, The Trump International Hotel offers large apartment-style rooms with kitchen facilities, flat-screen TVs, and balconies. Large rooms can be hard to find in the famous Waikiki area.
One notable thing to mention is that this resort has no resort fee, unlike many other resorts in Waikiki. The resort offers three restaurants, and the Spa at Trump has several relaxing services. The Trump International Hotel Waikiki is not beachfront like many of the 5-star hotels on Oahu, but it is a simple 3-minute walk from Waikiki Beach. Make sure to book your room or suite on a higher floor, as ocean views can be obstructed on lower levels.
Guest rooms start around $400 per night and suites begin at $650. Check to price during your stay here.
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