Best Luxury Hotels on Kauai Island in Hawaii

Everyone needs a little "me" time, and Kauai is definitely the place to treat yourself to it. In addition to sunsets on beautiful long beaches, and exquisite dinners, you can enjoy yours by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh luxury hotels Kauai has to offer like the St Regis Princeville Resort. Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. If you travel extravagantly, Kauai luxury hotels are the only way to fly.

One of the many beauties about the St. Regis in Princeville, is that it's located on the gorgeous North Shore and overlooks spectacular Hanalei Bay. The hotel is a pure picture of luxury. On site are amazing restaurants and bars, an infinity pool, a spa for pampering, and breathtaking panoramic views. In Lihue at the Grand Hyatt, the entire family can live in the lap of luxury. Whether it be lazing about in one of the two huge pools, getting high end treatments at the spa, or spending a full day relaxing on the top of the line greens, this resort will provide Kaua`i style luxury at its finest.

So if you're in search of the top ten luxury hotels on Kaua`i, 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.


The great location makes this hotel a winner. Prime location for shopping and the many outdoor activities the east side (and the rest of the island) has to offer, along with nearby beaches. The hotel is a good price for what it offers. You can walk to the wonderful Lydgate Beach Park from here, which is great snorkeling for anyone who likes to check out the underwater world, as well as a perfect place for children. The hotel is great for families too and is modest yet nice. There's a pool, tropical decor like most hotels in the area, and you'll find basic amenities here. It's a great option if you're looking for affordable comfort.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Aston Aloha Beach Hotel is a perfect place for families and those that love the ocean.

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Located between Lydgate Beach Park, which has the best snorkeling on the island, and Wailua Golf Course, Castle Kaha Lani is luxury on the ocean, but there's ample space between the units and the ocean. There is a pool, a lighted tennis court, and all units have full kitchens and a porch to make them feel homey. There are one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom units. Historic Kapa'a is just a short drive away, where a plethora of boutiques, amazing restaurants, and even some nightlife. About 30 minutes down the road is the beautiful and lush North Shore with the island's best beaches.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Castle Kaha Lani has complete, home style units in a great location on the ocean.

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There's something special about the Outrigger at Lae Nani. The complex is luxury on the ocean on the Coconut Coast, but there is ample space between the units and the ocean. There is a pool, a lighten tennis court, and all units have full kitchens and a lanai. There are one bedroom and two bedroom units. The spacious grounds, lush landscaping, oceanfront pool, barbecue area, tennis court and close proximity to historic Kapa'a town make it a wonderful place to stay. There is a lava rock protected swimming area that is ideal and safe for children. Bordering the resort are remnants of the Kukui Heiau, which is more than 500 years old. A minimum of a two night stay is required.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Outrigger at Lae Nani offers the comforts of home but in a luxurious, oceanfront setting.

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Hanalei Colony Resort
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The Hanalei Colony Resort is ideally nestled near the end of the road towards the Na Pali Coast. Blending luxury with peace and privacy, it can't get any better than this. The resort is located just a minute from what is arguably the island's best beaches, Ke'e Beach and Haena Beach Park. Adding to it's serene and natural feeling, is the fact that there aren't any telephones, televisions, or stereos in the rooms, allowing guests to enjoy the tranquility of the beach and the natural beauty of the resort. A balcony in each room provides a relaxing place for the guests to enjoy a good view of the beach. Fully equipped kitchen plus complimentary toiletries are available. Just a short drive from Hanalei Village, the resort is close to a number of amazing restaurants, shops and attractions.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Hanalei Colony Resort is gorgeous, and has one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations on the island.

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Marriott's Kauai Lagoons is like a private paradise, located on the eastern shore of Kauai. Rather than a sprawling huge resort, Kauai lagoons is their to accommodate travelers in search seclusion and peace. The vacation rentals offer a quiet experience on the island and is part of a master planned community with more than 500 acres of lush tropical foliage and wildlife, and sparkling lagoons and ocean views. Kauai Lagoons offers two and three bedroom luxury vacation rentals, as well as living rooms, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and private porches looking over the ocean and golf course. Also on sight is the world famous Kauai Lagoons Golf Course, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature course.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Kauai Lagoons offers private luxury vacations rentals which are private homes in a peaceful oasis.

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Recently renovated, the Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach in Kapa'a has amazingly comfortable beds, and a clean cut island style decor that exudes elegance and simplicity. They have a business area behind the lobby that offers free Internet, computers and a printer. A pool, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and lounge are all available for guests. It rests right on the ocean, but rooms have either mountain or ocean views, and both are beautiful. Centrally locate in historic Kapa'a, the hotel is close to the east side's attractions, restaurants and shopping. It's only about a 20 minute drive to the gorgeous North Shore from here.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Courtyard by Marriott has a great location and a beautiful property.

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Beautifully located on gorgeous Poipu Beach, Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club offers three refreshing swimming pools, a fitness center, and 238 rooms dispersed between four floors. The Honua Pool Bar and Grill and The Marketplace offer one place for a complete sit down dinner and the other for snacks and quick eats on the go for the beach or pool. On site parking is available for a fee of $10, which is a pretty affordable deal as many resorts charge $20. All of the south side's best things to do, shopping and restaurant are all in close proximity. Spouting Horn, the Maha'ulep Beaches, and great shopping are all close.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: With three swimming pools, beautiful landscaping, and the beach side setting, Marriott' Waiohai Beach Club is an amazing place to stay.

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This grand resort is located right on a perfect fine white sand beach. That alone is a seller for many guests, but in addition, it's good to know that the Sheraton Kauai is a business class resort with rooms that are quality, yet not quite in the class of luxury. The open air design of the hotel and its island style decor adds to the tropical feel. The keep with the overall goal throughout the Hawaiian Islands, they've made some unique efforts to go green. For example, guests who choose to go without cleaning service for the day are treated to free breakfast coupons. The Sheraton is a quite large resort, boasting approximately 349 rooms with two pools, a children's pool, a spa, two restaurants and two shops, three tennis courts, and a fitness center.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The understated luxury of the Sheraton Kauai makes it a more down to earth high end resort.

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The Princeville St. Regis is truly fit for a prince. To prove the accuracy of the name, the area once served as a place for Hawaiian ali`i (royalty) to live on and enjoy. Located on the bluffs at Princeville, the resort is certainly fit for a prince, the resort is surrounded by gorgeous and private beaches. The resort has a spectacular, panoramic view of Hanalei Bay. An infinity pool appears to run down into the bay, where surfers riding huge waves can be watched in the winters. There are several white sand beaches extremely close and most a short walk from the resort. There's also a ton of amazing shops and restaurants in nearby Hanalei Village, as well as some of the island's best attractions. Island style decor blends with high class luxury to keep the feel in check. This is the place to go for guests to truly live in the lap of luxury.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: St. Regis Princeville Resort is the most luxurious place to stay on the North Shore.

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Nestled along the ocean in Poipu is 602 rooms of luxury at the Grand Hyatt. Here you'll find a beautiful elaborate lobby, magical tropical gardens, a luxurious spa, a world class golf course, restaurants and of course, and many beaches all throughout the Poipu area. The entire hotel has a tropical, yet very classy tropical theme. Prices can be moderate to expensive and vary between season. Here you'll also be treated to three tennis courts, 24-hour room service, eight shops, and on site childcare. The upper pool is decorated with small waterfalls, and guests can kayak around the resort's lagoons. This is the ideal hotel for a vacation spend relaxing in luxury and pampering yourself on the premises.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a beautiful, sprawling resort with activities, restaurants, and nightlife on site.

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