Hawaii is the ultimate dream vacation for many travelers: crystal clear ocean waters, golden sand, hiking volcanoes, and consistently perfect weather. But if you’re not careful, this paradise can get quite expensive. It’s easy to get lost in Hawaii’s stunning beauty, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your travel budget out the window. Whether planning a trip to Hawaii for the first time or hosting an annual tradition in the islands, here are some of the most affordable and affordable beach resorts in Hawaii.
1. Marriott Kauai Resort and Beach Club – Kauai, Hawaii
The Marriott Kauai Resort & Beach Club is designed like Hawaiian real estate and stretches along Kalapaki Beach. On-site amenities include golf, a fitness center, and a 26,000-square-foot pool. This complex is famous for business conferences because it has eight meeting rooms.
2. Maui Coast Hotel – Maui, Hawaii Prices and Photos
The Maui Coast Hotel is located near several other resorts and budget hotels, just a few miles from the more expensive options. However, you can walk to the beach just five minutes from the Maui Coast Hotel, and plenty of restaurants are nearby. This hotel has 265 guest rooms with modern furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and accessible laundry facilities. The pool and pool bar are great places to relax in the evening when the concerts take the stage.
3. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Space – Lahaina Maui
The low-cost Hyatt Regency Maui hotel becomes even more affordable when you take advantage of online packages and promotions to earn free nights. Here you can enjoy various amenities, including high-speed internet, shopping, spa, and babysitting services. Many rooms have balconies with sea views. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and complimentary bathrobes. You don’t have to go far from your room to find entertainment, as there are six restaurants, three bars, and a pool on-site.
4. Hotel Renew by Aston – Honolulu, Oahu, hotel
Hotel Renew by Ashton is a boutique hotel with a design style and an affordable price. Visitors can often book a room for less than $150 a night. While it doesn’t have as many amenities as other hotels in the Honolulu area, this hotel has been renovated, and the staff offers discounted rates. This hotel has 72 rooms with views of Waikiki and the ocean.
5. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina-Maui
Another affordable oceanfront resort in Hawaii is the Marriott Maui Ocean Club. You can often find last-minute weekend deals on a hotel’s website and redeem your rewards points for free nights at the resort. Guests will appreciate the resort’s amenities, which include cable television, TVs, DVD players, safes, sofas, and kitchenettes. In addition, it features a sizeable 3.5-acre pool with slides, a playground, and a spa. For a few days of relaxation, visit the restaurants of the Beach Walk Market, the Napili Tower Pool Bar, and the Longboard Ka’anapali. This Maui beach resort is conveniently located in Lahaina, close to other attractions like Whalers Village, Front Street, and the Lahaina Cannery Mall.
6. Kahana Sunset – Lahaina-Maui
Swim, snorkel, and relax at this authentic Hawaiian resort with oceanfront condominiums and secluded sandy beaches. This is a great resort to stay in if you want to see wildlife, as whale and sea turtle watching is nearby. This resort offers daily housekeeping, a fully equipped kitchenette, washer/dryer, cable TV, and free high-speed Internet. You can relax in the heated pools and enjoy delicious gas barbecue dinners alongside comfortable seating.
7. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel – Honolulu, Oahu, hotel
The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu is a budget hotel with rates ranging from $100 to $150 a night. It is also one of the best places you could dream of; most rooms offer beautiful sea views along the beach. This is a great hotel for families traveling to Hawaii, as it is very close to the Kuhio section of Waikiki Beach, which is known to be one of the most family-friendly areas. During your stay here, you can enjoy private balconies, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, large flat-screen TVs, and Tiki’s Bar & Grill.
8. Kauai Coast Resort – Kauai, Hawaii
The Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy is surrounded by palm trees, tropical flowers, and beautiful gardens. Located on eight acres of Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast, it offers one and two bedroom apartments with stunning views in every direction, hammock chairs, and a picnic area. This complex is within walking distance of the Coconut Marketplace, with many shops and movie theaters.
9.Royal Kona Resort – Kailua-Kona, Big Island, hotel
Royal Kona Resort may be just what you’re looking for if you’re looking for an affordable hotel in a convenient and memorable location. The gardens are beautiful, and the views are stunning. Take advantage of the tennis club, swimming pool, seawater lagoon, spa and massage center, and fitness center during your stay. This community is within walking distance of Kona’s shops, restaurants, and attractions. Be sure to participate in the Hawaiian luau, which features a traditional performance in an underground oven, an unlimited buffet, an open bar with cocktails, and a fire dance finale.
If you plan to spend most of your time on Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, or all of Hawaii, there are some great deals on resorts if you know where to look. Just think: the more you save on accommodation, the more you have to spend on exciting excursions, delicious cuisine, and Mai Tai on the beach.
10. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Superb beachfront location with prime access to famous Wailea Beach
Impeccably decorated rooms with Nespresso machines and private balconies
Three pools with three different environments, including a private area for adults only
Three restaurants, 24-hour room service, and a lobby lounge; Wolfgang Puck’s Spago is a highlight
Beautiful spa and an indoor/outdoor gym with top-of-the-line equipment
Two Nova’Pro sand-filled synthetic turf tennis courts with lights for night play
Kids for All Seasons Kids Club and a large family game room
Immaculate grounds, with sculpture gardens and fountains
Accessible to other hotels and restaurants via Wailea Beach Road
Free Wi-Fi, pool cabanas, Wailea car service, snorkel gear (and no resort fee)
Club Floor rooms offer a private lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks, and drinks
Couples may find the resort a bit too family-friendly
The outdoor gym won’t appeal to everyone
Breakfast and parking fees
Guest rooms at the back of the hotel don’t have sea views.
The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea established itself as one of Hawaii’s top luxury resorts when it opened its oceanfront doors in 1990. Today, after a multi-million dollar renovation in 2016, the 383-room beachfront stunner still maintains its elite status and does not charge a resort fee. The renovated rooms are spacious and lavishly appointed with marble bathrooms and luxury amenities. Three restaurants offer varied dining options, and Wolfgang Puck’s acclaimed Spago is one of the best restaurants in Maui. Families and couples are catered for with two family pools, a game room, free kids’ club, an adults-only oasis pool, and a world-class spa. However, some couples may find the hotel too family-friendly. Travelers looking for a more modern, adult-focused property may prefer the Andaz Maui at the Wailea Hotel.
11. Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Massive complex with direct access to beautiful Wailea Beach
Two huge pools with the best waterslides and activities on Maui
Upscale rooms with large bathrooms and open-air balconies
Four restaurants, two bars, a cafe, and room service
The largest spa in Hawaii (50,000 square feet) and one of the best in Maui
A modern fitness center with daily group exercise classes
Kids’ club, teens’ club, and a family game room
Grand Luau is held on-site, plus tours through the hotel’s art collection
On-site wedding chapel, along with 22 banquet, meeting, and boardrooms
Accessible to other hotels and restaurants via Wailea Beach Road
The Napua club tower offers a private lounge and personal concierge service
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Hefty daily resort fees, parking fees, and charges for “extras.”
While the resort is grand, it’s not necessarily luxurious
Massive property size (and crowds) can be overwhelming
Couples may find the resort too family-oriented
The Wailea Grand Wailea Resort is loaded with amenities and extras – the Waldorf Astoria Resort is an exclusive destination. With 780 rooms, two massive pools, four restaurants, and a 50,000-square-foot spa, the Grand Wailea captivates with its grandiose scale. The property draws travelers, from families with kids to honeymooners to corporate or travel bloggers, so that guests can expect nonstop crowds any time of year. However, while the resort is undoubtedly upscale, it’s not quite as luxurious as its neighbors, the Four Seasons and the Fairmont. Additionally, fees for mandatory valet parking, access to the kids’ club, and “resort amenities” are adding to already expensive costs.
12. Turtle Bay Resort
A beautiful, remote location on Oahu’s North Shore
Beach-chic rooms, most with stunning ocean views
Large suites and bungalows available for groups
All pools, many public spaces, and some guest rooms (although a limited number) are ADA compliant.
Shops within the resort offer basics as well as luxury items
A range of on-site activities, including golf, helicopter tours, and horseback riding
Dogs allowed (weight restrictions apply)
Optional non-optional resort fee
Food can be expensive at most restaurants
A car is required to get to other parts of the island (as well as additional dining options)
Parking fills up quickly during the day.
This self-contained resort on a peninsular sliver of Oahu’s north shore focuses on relaxation and outdoor activities. Families — and couples in particular — come for the golf course, horseback riding, surfing, and other activities at the exteriors; nightlife is limited to the property’s bars and restaurants. A car is required to access off-resort dining options, which some guests have commented is desirable due to the high prices of on-site restaurants. The nearby Haleiwa hotel is a 25-minute drive away, though popular dining options like Giovanni’s Aloha Shrimp in Kahuku are much closer to the resort. Rooms are chic, elegant, and beachy, with most ocean views.
13. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Quiet, intimate setting tucked away from the main drag
Right on a beach that’s great for snorkeling
Close to beaches ideal for surfing and swimming
Subtle higher-end decor with beach-chic furnishings and 42-inch flat-screen TVs
twice-daily maid service, including turndown
A bright 24-hour fitness center with a good selection of modern equipment
Full-service spa offering a range of massages, wraps, and other treatments
Well-liked restaurant serving breakfast and dinner
24-hour room service at your disposal
Large meeting room with a capacity for 30 people
Wi-Fi is free throughout
Just a tiny, shallow pool
More expensive than some of the mega-resorts on the island but with fewer features
This 121-room luxury hotel could be the perfect place for a lonely movie star to hide from fans. For those who like their vacation experience upscale and focused on their needs, the Koa Kea is an excellent alternative to the larger resort chains in the area. Rooms have a subtle, beachy feel and luxurious features include fine Egyptian bedding, Italian marble bathrooms, and espresso machines. In addition, the complex has a high-end fitness center with individual cable TV monitors. With just a pool and restaurant, it may lack some of the features of the nearby Hyatt mega-resort — but the beach is better, the price slightly lower, and the service more attentive and pampering.
14. Kauai Beachfront Resort: Hanalei Bay Resort
Situated on 22 lush acres, Hanalei Bay Resort prides itself on its friendly service and great views of spectacular Hanalei Bay. The beautiful beach is just a 5-minute walk away, and guests are offered a free 24/7 golf cart shuttle. Surrounded by waterfalls and tropical gardens, the free-form lagoon pool is another great place to swim; a second, smaller pool with a swim-up bar is available for adult guests. One- and two-bedroom condos are available for rent, and larger private units can sometimes be rented directly from owners.
5380 Honoiki Rd, Princeville, HI 96722, Phone: 808-826-6522