The 20 Greatest Luxurious Accommodations and Resorts in Hawaii: HAWAII Journal Readers’ Alternative Awards 2014

Last summer and fall, we asked our reader ohana to share her selection of the best deals in the Hawaiian Islands for our 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards from HAWAII Magazine.

Thousands of our readers from the US, Hawaii and mainland international responded, packing their Readers’ Choice ballots with hundreds of choices for everything from their best Hawaii hotels and resorts to bed and breakfasts, beaches and indoor and outdoor activities Outside areas to their best Hawaiian restaurants, scenic road trips, fashion designers, coastlines and much more. Everything in more than 90 categories

We have compiled their selection – more than 100,000 in total – to arrive at our final winners’ lists. All 620 winners of our Readers’ Choice Awards 2014, which are listed in 96 lists, can be found in the new March / April 2014 issue of HAWAII magazine, which is now available nationwide or can be purchased individually in the Apple kiosk for iPad and iPhone can.

When you purchase a subscription to HAWAII magazine at the Apple kiosk, you will receive the Readers’ Choice 2014 issue immediately as part of your subscription.

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing some of the 96 lists from our Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 issue here on Below is the first list we share:

The 20 best luxury hotels and resorts in Hawaii, selected by the readers of HAWAII Magazine.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in historic Kaupulehu
Kailua-Kona, Big Island
(Rank 2013: 6)

Grand Wailea
Wailea-Makena, Maui
(Ranking list 2013: 2)

Waikiki, Oahu
(Ranking list 2013: 1)

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Poipu, Kauai
(Ranking list 2013: 5)

St. Regis Princeville Resort
Princeville, Kauai
(Ranking list 2013: 4)

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Kohala Coast, Big Island
(Ranking list 2013: 16)

The Royal Hawaiian
Waikiki, Oahu
(Ranking list 2013: 3)

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Kohala Coast, Big Island
(Ranking 2013: 13)

JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina
Ko Olina, Oahu
(List ranking 2013: 18)

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Kapalua, Maui
(List ranking 2013: 10)

Fairmont orchid
Kohala Coast, Big Island
(List ranking 2013: 14)

Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea
Wailea-Makena, Maui
(List ranking 2013: 8)

Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Waikiki, Oahu
(Ranking list 2013: 9)

Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa
Ko Olina, Oahu
(Ranking list 2013: 7)

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
Kaanapali, Maui
(New in the 2014 list)

No. 10: The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Photo: Ritz-Carlton Hotels

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Kahala, Oahu
(List ranking 2013: 15)

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge in Koele
Lanai City, Lanai
(Ranking 2013: 17)

Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Manele Bay
Hulopoe Beach / Manele Bay, Lanai
(New in the 2014 list)

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Kohala Coast, Big Island
(Ranking list 2013: 11)

The Fairmont Kea Lani
Wailea-Makena, Maui
(List ranking 2013: 12)

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