Our latest episode of the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast delves into the captivating world of boutique hotels in the Hawaiian Islands. Join hosts Aloha Bruce and Emmy-winner Lanai Tabura as they shed light on why these accommodations are an excellent choice for your Hawaii vacation.
Before delving into the boutique hotel experience, Bruce takes a moment to share exciting news about Alaska Airfare reductions and special deals for travel in September and October, emphasizing Hawaii Aloha Travel’s commitment to providing exceptional, personalized service to travelers. With these enticing announcements, the conversation smoothly transitions to the charm of Hawaii’s boutique hotels.
Bruce underscores a fundamental characteristic of boutique hotels in Hawaii: their intimate scale compared to sprawling resort properties. While these boutique hotels may offer fewer on-property amenities, they compensate with unparalleled personal service and more comfortable room accommodations.
The hosts spotlight a few notable boutique properties, including a new Aqua establishment in Waikiki featuring deluxe rooms. Bruce highlights the Queen Kapiolani, while Lanai shares his personal favorite, the New Otani Hotel in Waikiki. They also mention the Laylow and Surfjack, emphasizing their prime locations.
Moving on to Kauai, Aloha Bruce discusses the refurbishment of Koa Kea, a boutique hotel that faced extensive damage from a historic storm. The hosts remark that Kauai’s hotel landscape is predominantly low-rise, even among larger properties like the Sheraton. The Cliffs at Princeville is recommended, albeit a bit on the pricey side, for its exceptional quality. Koloa Landing on Kauai’s Gold Coast also gets a well-deserved mention.
On the Big Island, Bruce and Lanai touch upon options like the King Kamehameha and the Sheraton Keahou. Lanai highlights the newly renovated and rebranded New Naniloa in Hilo, which features stunning artwork by Kim Taylor Reece. Bruce distinguishes between the Fairmont and Four Seasons on the Big Island.
The conversation then turns to more affordable boutique hotel choices, such as The Modern in Waikiki, a favored pick by Bruce. Lanai recommends the tranquil and all-inclusive Hotel Hana, Maui, known for its solitude and diverse package offerings. Bruce wraps up the podcast with an enticing offer from Hawaii Aloha Travel for the Luana in Waikiki and a mention of other fantastic deals available for boutique hotels throughout Hawaii.
Whether you’re seeking a personalized experience, a romantic getaway, or a taste of Hawaiian charm, boutique hotels in the islands offer an inviting and distinctive way to savor your Hawaiian vacation. Tune in to the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast for more insights and travel tips.