10 Best Big Island Hotels for a Luxury Stay

The definition of luxury hotels on the Big Island is a bit different than that of those on islands like Oahu. Luxury hotels on the Big Island are unique. Rather than huge five star resorts, luxury accommodations on the Big Island usually offer a unique blend of nature, elegant environments, and beautiful views. Most properties offer hot tubs, spa treatments, and beautiful decor. Escape to a hidden jungle getaway, or book a private estate with a waterfall over the ocean to experience luxe life on the Big Island.

So if you're in search of the top ten luxury accommodations on the Big Island, look no further because here at 10 best we have you covered. We've compiled the best hotels for you to spend a day or weeks in seventh heaven. Whether its mom or dad or one of the kids, everyone can find luxury through our top ten list.

Along the gorgeous jungle laden Hamakua Coast is the Luxurious Waterfall & Pool Resort Hakalau. Nestled in a lush jungle that harbors its own waterfall and natural swimming pool, this getaway is a perfect blend of luxury and nature. For another unique place to stay with a waterfall, The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls Hilo is home to a natural pool and rooms decorated in art brought back from the owner's travels. Down along the Puna Coast, Kalani Oceanside Retreat offers an array of rooms. Nearby beaches, and an on site pool and sauna make Kalani a relaxing getaway.



Hilo's most classic hotel, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel manages to offer the most upscale accommodations in Hilo, but for a large hotel it's still without resort like bells and whistles. There's a pool which can be wonderful on those hot and humid...  Read More



Nestled along the beautiful Puna Coast surrounded by lush jungle, Kalani Oceanside Resort is a unique and alternative resort. Private bungalows as well as a vast camp ground offer overnight accommodations, and a communal kitchen and restaurant...  Read More

The Palms Cliff House Inn
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Found on top of an ocean cliff on the Big Island, Honomu, the Palms Cliff House Inn offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. The Akaka Falls State Park and the Kolekohe Beach Park are only two miles from the area. Private lanais and complete...  Read More



The Hilltop Legacy at the highest spot in town that allows you to look down on beautiful Hilo Bay. At this bed and breakfast you can enjoy the privacy of the peaceful Hilltop Retreat, a pair of over one hundred years old Banzai trees, koi pond,...  Read More



Halana Lodge is a unique property with five bedrooms. Lodge offers a large living room, complete kitchen, family room, covered lanai, laundry room and dining room that can seat 20. All rooms are located on one floor. The lodge rents individual...  Read More



The Chalet Kilauea Collection offers affordable Volcano, Hawaii accommodations. An eco-friendly alternative to the mainstream Hawai'i hotel and resorts, it's nestled in the rainforest and features five upscale, uniquely-themed rooms including...  Read More



Located along the lush Kamaili Road, otherwise known as the Opihikao area in Puna, Plumeria Hill Bed & Breakfast is a private estate offering privacy, beauty, and peace. Children 13 years of age and older are welcome, and there's a selection...  Read More



The oceanfront property is located on the shores of Hilo Bay. There are 317 renovated guestrooms and eight ocean front suites featuring original artwork by local artists, new furniture, spacious marble tile bath, refrigerator, 32-inch flat TV,...  Read More



Just 10 minutes from Hilo, once you arrive at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls you'll feel far from the town. There's a waterfall and natural pool in the backyard, that you can swim in if you sign a waver, and it's a must do. The owners travel all...  Read More



The Luxurious Waterfall and Pool Resort Hakalau is located in the neighborhood of Hakalau. The Hilo Airport is the nearest airport in going to the hotel. Other nearby landmarks includes the World Botanical Gardens, the Akaka Falls and Hawaii...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade