The islands of Hawai‘i are renowned for their rugged landscapes, waterfalls, jagged cliffs, tropical foliage, surfing and beaches aplenty. A paradise for happy snapper couples looking for the picture perfect backdrop to a romantic beachy escape. Here at Hero & Leander no romantic trip is complete without a beautiful boutique hotel or two. So with that in mind we have tracked down the best insta-worthy hotels in Hawai‘i for your photographic pleasure.
Holualoa Inn Estate is set among 30-acres of thriving tropical fruit trees, vegetable, herb and flower gardens and Kona coffee trees. The healthy and delicious garden-to-table breakfasts are a must for all early risers, and coffee is available at all times. As if breakfast wasn’t enough to keep your camera flashing, Holualoa Inn sits at 1,400 feet above sea level providing panoramic views of the Kona coastline framing the estate. However the view from the Malulani open-air event Pavilion and Great Lawn are the most breathtaking and make the perfect backdrop to a chic wedding.
For more information please visit www.holualoainn.com/
From its humble origins as the site of a one-room grass shelter to its current status as a world-class travel destination, the Volcano House has a unique history as Hawaii’s oldest hotel. The historic Volcano House is perched on the rim of Kilauea caldera with a view toward Halema’uma’u crater – a picture opportunity if ever we heard one. It is the only lodging available inside the park’s esoteric landscapes. Watch the world-class sunsets ,wake up to the sound of rare Hawaiian songbirds and then trek throughout the 150 miles of park trails, over the crater floor, through lava carved pathways and mystical rainforests.
For more information please visit www.hawaiivolcanohouse.com/
Autograph Collection Hotels has opened The Laylow following an extensive $60 million renovation. Perched on the revitalised Kuhio Avenue in the heart of Waikīkī, the thoughtfully-designed hotel blends mid-century modernism with its Hawaiian roots, artfully conveying the island’s melting pot of cultures and its post-war architecture movement.
For more information please visit www.laylowwaikiki.com/
St Regis Princeville
St. Regis Princeville marks the legendary brand’s first resort in Hawai’i and introduces an unparalleled level of sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei, this luxury resort on Kauai resides on the northern shore of the “Garden Island” and provides visitors all the amenities expected from an island destination considered to be one of the most spectacular in Hawai’i.
For more information please visit www.stregisprinceville.com/
Located in the town of Hana on the eastern tip of Maui, Travaasa is the first resort on the island to greet the rising sun. Set amid rolling grass fields and palm trees above Hana Bay, Travaasa will immerse you in the real Hawaii. Get your cameras at the ready!
For more information please visit travaasa.com/
Hotel Wailea is the only adults-only luxury resort in Hawai‘i and the only Relais and Chateaux property in the islands with three very unique dining venues – The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, The Treehouse private dining experience, and newly opened The Kitchen – a chef-driven, interactive experience for private parties. Perfect date night? We think so!
For more information please visit www.hotelwailea.com/
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