Hawaii is often seen as a family destination, but what if you’re searching for the best resorts in Hawaii for couples?
Couples love vacationing here for the same reasons that families do: there are no distractions (like gambling or bustling nightlife), there are great all-ages activities, and there’s a distinct cultural charm that sets it apart from other destinations.
However, you may struggle to decide which hotel is best for your Hawaii couple’s getaway. There is only one adults-only hotel in Hawaii (we’ll share more about it below), and there are no all-inclusive Hawaii resorts.
In today’s podcast, we’re highlighting the best resorts in Hawaii for couples. We’re covering each of the four major islands and sharing various price points as well. So click “play” above to listen in, and read on to learn more about these great places.
Top Oahu Hawaii Resorts for Couples
High End -The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Our high-end choice for Oahu is The Kahala. The location alone makes it ideal. Since it’s so secluded, it attracts fewer families and has a more romantic vibe. Situated on its own stretch of beach, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, this resort offers numerous amenities for couples. These include couples massages, private poolside dining, exclusive activities for couples, and Dolphin Quest sessions.
Moderate – Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Located in a great spot overlooking the beach, this resort has been recently renovated and has lovely amenities for couples. A big plus is the adult-only pool, which is quite large and has a jacuzzi adjacent to it. The property offers private fire-pit seating for romantic cocktails at sunset, couples spa treatments, stargazing sessions, and even painting classes for couples to enjoy.
Top Maui Resorts for Couples
High End – Hotel Wailea
This is the only adults-only hotel in Hawaii, making it an easy choice for those seeking a kid-free experience with zero distractions. Even better, all the rooms at this property are suites. Everything here revolves around couples – they offer private cabana downtime, a Porsche speedster for cruising, a beach setup at Wailea Beach, and a couples’ surf safari experience.
Since The Hotel Wailea is an adults-only boutique hotel, it was an easy choice for our best resorts in Hawaii for couples.
Moderate – Royal Lahaina
This iconic property, located directly on Kaanapali Beach, is an excellent choice for couples. The property offers a beach setup with coolers and umbrellas for couples. For special occasions, private dining can be arranged. Active couples can enjoy ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and even eFoils! The full-service spa offers couples massages
Top Kauai Resorts for Couples
High End – Koʻa Kea Resort on Poipu Beach
With only 120 rooms, this low-rise boutique hotel is on the south side of Kauai at Poipu Beach. Given that the resort primarily caters to couples with limited rooms, there’s a lesser likelihood of encountering large families with kids. The property offers oceanfront cabana dining with a private chef. A full-service spa provides couples’ massages. Onsite, couples can enjoy various water sports, including snorkeling, surfing, and paddle boarding.
Moderate – Sheraton Kauai Resort
The Sheraton Kauai Resort is the perfect spot for couples. It’s located on Poipu Beach, and deluxe oceanfront rooms provide direct access to the beach. The resort features a beachside adult pool and “Hawaii bungalows” to ensure a tranquil, relaxing experience. Couples can also enjoy private beachside dining.
Top Big Island Resorts for Couples
High End – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
This oceanfront resort is located on the Kohala coast in the Mauna Lani resort area. This hotel has everything couples could desire, with stays that can be tailored and customized to individual preferences. The adults-only pool is a haven of serenity, pleasantly distanced from the main pool.
Guests can enjoy a private cab ride, cruise in two-seater Moke vehicles, snorkel beyond the reef, or relish in intimate beachside dining. The resort features a spa that offers couples massages, allowing partners to indulge in pampering side by side.
Moderate – Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
The Waikoloa Beach Marriott is ideal for active couples. They can indulge in various water sports together in Anaehoomalu Bay. Additionally, the Mandara Spa offers couples massages. Set among vast and picturesque landscapes, the expansive grounds offer couples an enchanting escape as they meander through tranquil fish ponds and discover the stories of ancient petroglyphs.
While the nearby Hilton Waikoloa village attracts lots of families, we recommend the Marriott as one of the best resorts in Hawaii for couples.