6 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii

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If this isn’t the very definition of paradise, then what is?

Hawaii, with its diverse blend of cultures, natural wonders – and of course, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – is undoubtedly a gem that everyone should experience. For those seeking a serene escape from everyday life, Hawaii offers a range of exquisite adults-only and all-inclusive resorts.

These resorts don’t just offer you a space away from the hustle and bustle; they provide a complete immersion into the island’s spirit. With services tailored to you and your partner, you’re not just signing up for a stay, but an experience you won’t soon forget.

Of course, Hawaii’s allure isn’t limited to just its tropical landscapes. There’s a rich history, vibrant arts scene, and warm aloha spirit that visitors inevitably fall in love with. And what better way to truly appreciate this than by staying at a place that places adult relaxation, luxury, and Hawaiian culture at the forefront?

For those looking to rejuvenate, reconnect, and indulge in pure island luxury, these resorts might just be the gateway to your perfect Hawaiian escape.

Dive in as we explore the 6 best options that promise an experience truly like no other!

NamePhone NumberNumber of ReviewsAverage Rating
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai+1 808-325-800013764.7 / 5
Hotel WaileaN/AN/A
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui+1 808-875-410022814.7 / 5
Grand Hyatt Kauai+1 808-742-123438584.7 / 5
Turtle Bay Resort+1 866-475-256781634.5 / 5
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu+1 808-240-660014894.6 / 5

Hawaii’s Best 6 Resorts

Looking for some island fun?

Now, if you’re scouting for those all-inclusive resorts like you’d find in Mexico or the Caribbean, Hawaii might throw you a little curveball. They’ve got their own tropical twist on things!

While you can get meals on the house or free amenities, value-packed perks, and great packages, most adult-only Hawaiin resorts don’t come with the all-inclusive tag. Additionally, while some resorts are adults-only, most are family friendly.

However, whether it’s indulging in world-class spa treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions, feasting on gourmet cuisine with fresh island ingredients, or embarking on sunset cruises, these adult-only resorts ensure your time in Hawaii is nothing short of magical.

Before we cover each one in detail, here’s our list so you can check them out for yourself:

  1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  2. Hotel Wailea
  3. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
  4. Grand Hyatt Kauai
  5. Turtle Bay Resort
  6. Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

Let’s dive in!


Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Located on the pristine white sands with contrasting black-lava landscapes, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is truly an embodiment of island luxury.

Why We Love It:

At the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, every detail, from accommodations to art, speaks of the deep-rooted Hawaiian essence, blending cherished traditions with vibrant creativity.

Guests can embark on personalized marine voyages aboard the Maka’ala ribcraft, exploring hidden beaches and snorkeling spots along the iconic Kona Coast.

If the thought of dining outdoors, with the sounds of the ocean as your background music, tickles your fancy, then you’re in for a treat.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai culinary maestros are on standby to transform your villa’s lanai into a gourmet paradise, complete with entertainment, lavish décor, and tantalizing dishes. Whether it’s a quiet, romantic meal or a big family dinner, they’ve got you covered.

If an Italian-countryside-inspired feast by the beach sounds delightful, you can dine with up to 22 guests on the freshest Hawaiian ingredients prepared right in front of you.

Beyond the shores, a private catamaran charter offers even more adventures. Guests can set sail with expert crew members on the 46-foot Alaka’i Nui catamaran, exploring untouched waters, engaging in deep-sea fishing, and visiting secluded snorkeling sites.

Inside Scoop:

At Four Seasons Hualalai, the unparalleled personal concierge team is ready to turn your island dreams into reality. They’re not just any team, but the very first of its kind in the Four Seasons chain. From the moment you book to the second you wave goodbye, they’re ensuring your every whim is catered to!

And let’s talk perks. Booking that chic villa or specialty suite? That’s your golden ticket to some swanky benefits. Picture this: SUV rides to and from the airport, luggage unpacking without lifting a finger, and an enticing daily credit for either scrumptious food or mesmerizing on-property experiences.

And hey, paddleboarding near the shore? Totally on the house.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you’re looking for relaxation, the rhythmic Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, passed down through generations by wise elders, offers a holistic wellness experience like no other.

Dive deep into exclusive wellness offerings, from spa treatments to personal training. And, if you’re in the mood to pedal away, each suite boasts its own Peloton bike.

The Green Side:

Four Seasons Hualalai has got a lot going for it when it comes to environmental sustainability and conservation.

Their partnership with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative has led to the planting of over 50,000 native koa trees. Just think about how many trees that is!

The resort also promotes the use of green transport, offering electric vehicle charging stations to guests.

Energy conservation is evident in their adoption of efficient guest room controls and building systems. They emphasize water conservation through effective landscaping and golf course management and offer carbon-neutral villas. This means that the carbon emissions from each stay are offset by tree plantings.

Waste management is a key focus. They have implemented a recycling program and partnered with Clean the World to recycle soaps and toiletries for those in need.

The resort has also eliminated single-use plastics, replaced by a pioneering in-state Boomerang Water bottling plant that uses reusable aluminum bottles and advanced nanotechnology to purify water.

Sustainability also extends to food and beverage offerings. A significant 75% of ingredients come from local sources. They use cage-free eggs, have measures to reduce food waste and divert waste to local farmers for pig feed. Also, their on-site herb garden and oyster pond provide fresh ingredients for their restaurants.

Travel Time:

Located at 72-100 Ka’upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, it’s a 13-minute drive from Kona International Airport.


Guests love Four Seasons Hualalai for its unparalleled blend of luxury and commitment to environmental sustainability. Here’s what guests say:


Hotel Wailea

Kaukahi St, Wailea, HI, USA

Hotel Wailea effortlessly marries luxury with comfort. With just 72 suites dotting the vast 15-acre ocean-view estate, every guest is immediately welcomed into an exclusive realm of island indulgence.

Why We Love It:

Hotel Wailea offers full panoramic views of not one, not two, but three Hawaiian Islands. Yep, that’s right!

The resort offers an array of bespoke experiences. You can rent an electric bike for a ride around the island or cruise around in a vintage Porsche Speedster replica.

From the serenity of a lomi-lomi massage in the privacy of your suite to daily wellness classes, you can always find rest and relaxation. The hotel’s spa services draw from ancestral Hawaiian teachings, promising a holistic rejuvenation.

Speaking of zen, The hotel gardens are a wonderland of tropical plants, waterfalls, and winding pathways, all inspired by Zen aesthetics. Tucked into a green hillside and floating 300 feet above the sea, this paradise is perfectly placed for nature lovers.

If the call of the ocean is irresistible, Wailea Beach has a variety of fun aquatic adventures. Try outrigger canoeing or the surf safari. If you’re looking for something more chill, guests love the sunset sailing.

Want a unique dining experience? Treehouse dining at The Restaurant – where each bite is complemented by endless ocean views – is calling your name.

Inside Scoop:

Convenience is key at Hotel Wailea. From the moment you arrive, the complimentary valet service ensures your journey begins stress-free.

Want to explore the surroundings of Wailea? A luxury shuttle service is at your beck and call, ensuring seamless transitions from one adventure to the next.

The beach concierge, ever eager to elevate your experience, offers plush amenities ensuring each seaside moment is a slice of paradise.

You can unwind by the pool or immerse yourself in the rejuvenating embrace of the hot tub, with private cabanas providing that extra touch of exclusivity.

If you’re keen on maintaining your fitness regimen, an open-air studio beckons, not just with state-of-the-art equipment, but with breathtaking three-island views to inspire every workout. And don’t worry if you want to workout early or late – you’ll get 24-hour access.

The Green Side:

Hotel Wailea is a Relais & Châteaux property that has not only been lauded for its opulence but also for its admirable strides in sustainability.

A few years ago, they introduced a line of reef-safe sunscreen – a type of sunscreen formulated without chemicals that harm coral reefs and marine ecosystems.

The hotel also integrates water conservation initiatives and solid waste reduction measures, ensuring their footprint on this paradise remains minimal.

Travel Time:

Located at 555 Kaukahi St, Wailea, HI 96753, it’s a 27-minute drive from Kahului Airport (OGG).


Hotel Wailea was named the #1 Hotel in Hawaii by Travel + Leisure in 2022! Here’s what guests say about it:


Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Wailea-Makena, HI, USA

Overlooking the serene Keoneopolo (Polo) Beach, Fairmont Kea Lani spans 22 acres of Wailea’s most sought-after coastline, making it a true oceanfront heaven.

At the resort, you can experience Hawaiian cultural immersion, invigorating spa sessions infused with local essences, and peaceful moments by the 3 resort pools.

Why We Love It:

The Fairmont Kea Lani believes in sharing more than just luxury; it seeks to connect every visitor with the profound spirit of aloha and the enriching tales of Hawai’i’s history, its people, and deep-rooted traditions.

From the moment you set foot in this oasis, you’ll be warmly embraced into the hotel’s “ohana.”

You can start your day by partaking in “E Ala Ē” – a soulful Hawaiian sunrise chant celebrating the dawn of a new day. And if you like that, you’ll love the the ukulele lessons.

Enjoy paddling? Try the Hawaiian Canoe Experience, where you’ll learn about the canoe’s significance in Hawaiian culture. This journey, setting sail from Polo Beach on weekdays, accommodates four guests and two staff paddlers.

For those with a penchant for aquatic life, the daily fish feeding at the Koi Pond is a delightful experience.

Want some dance lessons? Hula lessons promise a rhythmic dive into a Polynesian dance form that speaks volumes of Hawai’i’s ancient communication style. Or listen to some island tunes under the majestic ceilings of the Lehua and Lokelani ballrooms throughout the week.

Fairmont Kea Lani also hosts the “Art, Culture & Chocolate” tour, led by the esteemed Artist in Residence, Dale Zarrella. Guests can marvel at his life-sized sculptures inspired by Maui myths while indulging in delightful chocolates shaped like the honu (turtle).

As the day winds down, you can attend the resort’s torch lighting ceremony. This age-old ritual, accentuated by the soulful blow of the pū (conch shell), culminating with a heartfelt oli (chant) as the sun sets.

Inside Scoop:

Accommodation at the Fairmont in Maui is nothing short of exquisite. You can bask in the expansive luxury of one-bedroom suites, each spaciously designed.

Each suite offers a beautiful view, whether it’s the mountains, the lush gardens, or the ocean. Modern conveniences, including a well-equipped pantry, are at your fingertips.

For those with a penchant for unparalleled luxury, guests rave about the two- or three-bedroom villas. Each of these opulent residences, a stone’s throw from Polo Beach, boasts gourmet kitchens, private courtyards with plunge pools, and barbecue grills.

The Green Side:

The Fairmont Kea Lani has a deep commitment to sustainability. Since 2001, the resort has launched more than 50 environmentally-conscious initiatives.

They’ve installed 2,236 solar panels and formed a dedicated sustainability team. In its vibrant eateries, Kō and AMA, the resort promotes sustainability through the use of reusable pints, championing a move away from disposables.

Ensuring an inclusive experience for all, Fairmont Kea Lani takes pride in its accessible rooms, equipped with a range of assistive devices, ensuring every guest feels right at home.

Beyond its walls, Fairmont Kea Lani is deeply engaged in the protection of native resources, diligently working towards reducing its environmental footprint. The resort also stands as a pillar of support for the local community.

Travel Time:

Located at 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea-Makena, HI 96753, it’s a 28-minute drive from Kahului Airport (OGG).


Guests adore Fairmont Kea Lani for its harmonious blend of luxury, cultural authenticity, and unwavering commitment to sustainability amidst Maui’s breathtaking landscapes.


Grand Hyatt Kauai

Koloa, HI, USA

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a beacon of luxury on Kauai’s Poipu Beach.

As you arrive at this paradise, you’ll be greeted by sprawling lush gardens, acres of shimmering pools, and the serene sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Why We Love It:

The resort boasts large rooms and spacious suites adorned with private lanais and panoramic ocean views.

Gastronomic adventures await at the resort’s five top-tier restaurants, where you can relish island-inspired dishes, fresh seafood, succulent steaks, contemporary Hawaiian specialties, and an array of sushi options — all while admiring the enchanting ocean and garden views.

For those seeking a holistic retreat, the Anara Spa provides an oasis of calm. Rooted in the age-old wisdom of nature, the spa brings traditional healing customs to life, aiming to cultivate “lokahi” – a harmonious balance between body and spirit. Here, you can indulge in a variety of treatments that promise serenity and rejuvenation.

But the Grand Hyatt Kauai is more than just an indoor haven. The resort’s water playground is a marvel, featuring a multi-level pool, saltwater lagoon, and a lava-rock lined lazy river that meanders past picturesque waterfalls and secluded caves.

For those with a thirst for adventure, the 150-foot waterslide awaits, while others might prefer a leisurely game of water volleyball or basketball.

And for beach enthusiasts, the pristine white sands of Keoneloa Bay are just a few footsteps away.

Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat. The Poipu Bay Golf Course, designed by the acclaimed Robert Trent Jones, Jr., stretches across lush mountains and rugged ocean cliffs, offering 18 championship holes that challenge and thrill.

A course with a rich legacy, it has played host to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, cementing its reputation as one of America’s finest.

Inside Scoop:

If you’ve been envisioning your special day in paradise, you will find the resort’s customizable wedding packages enchanting. Whether it’s a beachfront ceremony with waves as the backdrop or amidst verdant tropical gardens, the Grand Hyatt Kauai promises a fairy-tale beginning to marital bliss.

For the business traveler, the hotel doesn’t disappoint, offering a range of business services and meeting facilities, ensuring that work and leisure blend seamlessly.

Fitness aficionados can break a sweat at the fitness center, while those looking to relax can make a splash in the expansive pool.

Your Grand Hyatt Kauai experience is elevated by the abundance of amenities the resort offers. From complimentary internet access and parking, including provisions for electric vehicles, to the allure of on-site dining, guests are wrapped in luxury.

The Green Side:

Sustainability lies at the heart of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa’s operations. With a firm commitment to reducing environmental impact, the resort constantly seeks sustainable solutions, ensuring that luxury and eco-consciousness walk hand in hand.

The resort is dedicated to maintaining impeccable cleanliness standards – having earned the GBAC STARTM cleanliness and training accreditation process through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) – ensuring that guests are both comfortable and protected during their stay.

Travel Time:

Located at 1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, it’s a 23-minute drive from Lihue Airport (LIH).


Guests love the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa for its luxurious amenities and unparalleled ocean views. Here’s what they say:


Turtle Bay Resort

Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI, USA

Next on our list is Turtle Bay – located on the North Shore of Oʻahu – about an hour away from Honolulu and Waikiki.

Why We Love It:

At Turtle Bay, every experience is an invitation to connect with the people, culture, and adventures of the North Shore. They’ve got some amazing experiences for you to enjoy. Here are just a few!

You can opt for a private horseback ride along scenic trails, enjoying beachfront views, perfect for experienced riders or couples looking for a romantic sunset adventure.

For larger groups, a horseback beach ride is the quintessential way to uncover the North Shore’s secrets.

If you enjoy the water, consider going on the Turtle Tour by Shaka Kayaks. Or try the Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience, where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can ride the North Shore waves under expert guidance.

Those preferring a more relaxed water activity can try stand-up paddleboarding with private or group lessons.

If you’re a thrill-seeker, why not embark on a helicopter tour with Paradise Helicopters, soaring over historic landmarks and the breathtaking Kaliuwa’a? If you want a personalized journey, opt for a custom charter flight.

The Bird Watching Tour by Shaka Kukakuka beckons nature enthusiasts with an off-road safari across pristine terrains, spotting native birds and delving into Hawaiian culture.

You can also opt for Segway tours, cultural bike tours or mountain bike rentals to explore the vast 1,300-acre property at your own pace.

After an action-packed day, the resort pool offers relaxation with plush cabanas or pool daybeds.

Inside Scoop:

Let’s talk about the dining options at Turtle Bay!

Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee at Hoʻolana, where you can also get a quick bite.

Their signature restaurant, Alaia, presents dishes that are a harmonious blend of modern Hawaiian comfort and the freshest ingredients primarily from the North Shore.

Looking for a drink with friends? The Sunset Pool Bar is the perfect rendezvous. Located strategically on the pool deck with a view of the ocean, sip a tasty drink while listening to live music.

At Paniolo Lūʻau, an authentic Hawaiian Paniolo Dinner awaits, replete with the rich flavors of smoked brisket and roasted pig.

At the Beach House by Roy Yamaguchi, guests can relish generous servings of Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s family favorites, each dish a tribute to his cherished memories of beachside potluck gatherings. Guests say the heartwarming menu and unmatched hospitality make every visit memorable.

If you’re seeking a blend of local flavors and classic American food, Lei Lei’s is your spot. Overlooking the greens of the golf course, this renowned bar and grill, frequented by locals and visitors alike, offers a relaxed setting to enjoy the best of what the North Shore has to offer.

The Off The Lip Lobby Bar offers the finest craft cocktails to savor while sharing delectable bites in the company of your loved one.

The Ocean Club Lounge promises an elevated experience withseasonal events and curated entertainment. If you have access to this private area, you can indulge in an array of food and beverage offerings throughout the day.

The Green Side:

Turtle Bay has spent several years implementing sustainability initiatives. In 2013, they embraced solar energy and installed solar panels on the rooftop.

The resort spans 1,300 acres and a generous 650 acres is dedicated solely to conservation. Additionally, in the coming years, they strive to achieve a landfill-free status by eliminating waste.

Travel Time:

Located at 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy Kahuku, HI 96731, it’s a 57-minute drive from Honolulu Airport (HNL).


Guests love Turtle Bay for its unparalleled blend of pristine beaches, immersive cultural experiences, and world-class amenities. Here’s what guests have to say:


Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI, USA

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection invites guests to experience the allure of Hawaiian charm.

Perfectly situated, this resort is a stone’s throw from the island’s most renowned beaches and offers easy access to the finest dining and shopping spots Kauai has to offer.

Why We Love It:

At Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, you’ll be treated to unrivaled luxury, from deluxe studios to expansive multi-bedroom villas.

Each interior space is a masterpiece in its own right, with the impeccable touch of Kauai’s local designer, Sarah Lambson from Kala Interior Design. She artfully melds the island’s rich heritage with contemporary flair.

Deluxe Studios redefine spaciousness, clocking in at 500 square feet, nearly double the standard hotel room size on Kauai. Each studio is furnished with modern conveniences such as a kitchenette, air conditioning, in-room Wifi, and even a washer/dryer.

And then there are the Luxury Villas – spanning from one to three bedrooms – offering both indoor and outdoor living spaces, complete with high-end kitchen appliances, private bathrooms, and an embracing lanai for a panoramic view.

For those seeking the pinnacle of luxury, the four-bedroom penthouse suite offers an unmatched 3,600 square feet of elegance. From unique interior designs to an outdoor barbeque and private balconies, every element speaks of unparalleled luxury and comfort.

For culinary enthusiasts, the Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen in the villas promises an unmatched cooking experience. Fitted with top-tier Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and a comprehensive range of kitchenware, it’s a haven for those who cherish the art of cooking.

And if you desire a kitchen brimming with your favorite snacks and treats upon arrival, the resort ensures your pantry is stocked to your heart’s content.

Inside Scoop:

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu is a paradise in its own right, showcasing three magnificent pools – including a staggering 350,000-gallon centerpiece – a grill helmed by a celebrity chef, a gourmet market, an indulgent day spa, and a round-the-clock fitness center.

For those with a zest for adventure, the South Shore is a treasure trove, brimming with opportunities for sun-soaked beach days, invigorating hikes, surfing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and diving experiences. Add to that a putting green, volleyball court, soccer field, and morning yoga sessions on the lawn.

One of guests’ favorite events? As dusk falls, some evenings are lit up with communal s’mores.

The Green Side:

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu has yet to release a statement about their sustainability efforts, but keep an eye out on their website for updates!

Travel Time:

Located at 2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, it’s a 24-minute drive from Lihue Airport


Guests adore Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu for its world-class amenities and its authentic Aloha spirit. Here’s what they say:

Thanks for Checking Out Our Guide to the 6 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide of the 6 best resorts in Hawaii!

With its pristine beaches, majestic volcanoes, and lush green valleys, Hawaii has always been a paradise for those seeking a romantic escape or a serene retreat.

These adults-only and all-inclusive resorts amplify the Hawaiian experience by offering unparalleled luxury, intimacy, and top-notch services.

Whether you’re on a honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or simply taking a break from the usual hustle and bustle, these resorts are crafted to ensure every moment is unforgettable.

While Hawaii’s natural splendor is undeniably a major draw, what sets these adults-only resorts apart is their dedication to curated experiences. Think of candlelit dinners by the shore, spa treatments inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions, and activities that allow couples to dive deeper into the local culture.

It’s not just about relaxation; it’s about immersion into a world where every detail is catered to create a seamless blend of luxury and authenticity.

Whether it’s a resort that leans heavily into wellness and rejuvenation or one that offers adventure-packed days of water sports and hiking, there’s a perfect fit for everyone.

Happy travels!

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