Privacy and Flexibility for Unforgettable Getaways
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, it’s clear that privacy, longer stays, and multigenerational vacations are continuing to shape the travel industry. Fortunately, Hawaii has recently introduced a range of luxurious options that cater to these growing trends. These high-end resorts offer exceptional service, along with villas and suites that provide the perfect blend of comfort and flexibility.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai: Unveiling Exquisite Villas
In October, the highly anticipated renovation at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Island of Hawaii was completed. This $100 million transformation included the introduction of three beautifully redesigned villas, each epitomizing luxury and sophistication. The villas have been expanded to create additional living space, featuring indoor-outdoor areas and private plunge pools. Furthermore, the redesign boasts an infusion of local artwork, glass pocket doors that seamlessly merge the indoors with the outdoors, and stunning natural hardwood trim.
The crown jewel of these villas is the Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa, situated on the oceanfront, providing direct beach access along with its own private spa and patio. It spans a generous 5,200 square feet and can accommodate up to eight guests in three or four bedrooms. The master bedroom on the second floor offers a walk-in closet, granite bathroom, and an adjoining living space.
For those seeking utmost privacy, the Makaloa Villa is the perfect choice. Nestled in tranquil gardens on the edge of Waiakahu Pond, it offers unobstructed ocean views. This 4,600-square-foot sanctuary can host up to 10 guests and offers three to five-bedroom configurations. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet, while the downstairs bathrooms treat guests to the luxury of outdoor lava-rock showers. This villa also boasts a private pool, spa, day bed, fire pit, and a picturesque garden lawn.
The Hoonanea Villa, more centrally located within the resort, offers direct beach access and accommodates up to six guests in a 2,700-square-foot space that can be arranged as two or three bedrooms. The second level features a sundeck with exterior stairs, and the downstairs living and dining area opens onto a patio with a firepit, day bed, private pool, and a connecting spa.
Guests staying in these villas receive the full benefits of the resort’s Specialty Suites program. Enjoy personalized service with a dedicated concierge, a $500 daily credit for resort food and beverages, a daily American breakfast at ‘Ulu Ocean Grill, and unlimited access to canoes and stand-up paddleboards. The resort also offers exclusive activity options to ensure an unforgettable experience.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort: Introducing Ilikai Villas
This spring, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort unveiled its newest addition to the accommodations lineup—the Ilikai Villas. These 19 stunning villas are available in both two- and three-bedroom configurations. The standard 1,900-square-foot villas feature fully equipped kitchens with Bosch appliances and private patios with barbecue grills. Ground floor units come with the added luxury of private plunge pools and private grassy areas. The penthouse villa, spanning an impressive 3,750 square feet, boasts a glass-bottom, cantilevered pool.
The Ilikai Villas are thoughtfully designed, with five villas stacked across each other on four floors. Guests have the option to book an entire floor and utilize connecting doors to create a magnificent fifteen-bedroom super-villa.
Take full advantage of the villa kitchens by allowing the resort to provide a personal chef and wait staff who will come to your villa to prepare and serve a meal, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
With the addition of the Ilikai Villas, the resort now offers a total of 30 villas. Guests staying in any of these villas are granted access to the resort’s VIP concierge team, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, full daily breakfast at Kaana Kitchen, and a resort credit of $150 per day.
Espacio, the Jewel of Waikiki: Unparalleled Luxury
Opened in September 2019, Espacio, the Jewel of Waikiki, continues to captivate guests with its unrivaled luxury. This ultraluxury resort, though not immune to the impacts of the pandemic, has recently reopened its doors, offering an exclusive experience to its discerning clientele. The oceanfront Penthouse Suite occupies an entire floor of the tower, accessed by a private elevator. It boasts a spacious living area, two bedrooms, a workspace, three and a half bathrooms equipped with Toto Washlets bidets, a fully equipped chef’s kitchen featuring Thermador and Miele appliances, a dry sauna, and a private balcony with a Jacuzzi and daybed. This sanctuary can accommodate up to six guests, and complimentary services include premium car rental based on availability, a $50 wine card issued at check-in, in-suite shopping by Neiman Marcus, butler service, and continental breakfast for the duration of your stay.
Experience Unforgettable Luxury in Hawaii
Whether you’re seeking unparalleled privacy, flexibility for your group or family, or simply a touch of extravagance, Hawaii’s newest luxury accommodations have you covered. Indulge in the comfort of home combined with world-class service, and create lasting memories in paradise.