Travel and Leisure — February 28, 2014 at 5:00 am

Most Secluded Hawaiian Resorts

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For those who want to escape “normal” life, Hawaii is a popular choice to get off the grid and experience peace and relaxation. Although your off the main land, travelers still may run into big boxed stores, but not to worry there are plenty of places to run and hide from society. Experience the recluse, with a splash of class, with some of Hawaii’s most secluded resorts.

Kahala Hotel & Resort | OahuLocated on a secluded Waikiki beach, visitors experience true island living, thanks to stunning ocean views. The resort features 338 rooms, five lavish restaurants, a world-class spa and an energy fitness center. Walk amidst manicured lawns as guests visit the resident dolphins located in the lagoon. For those who like to stay in touch with reality, not to worry, the resort is ten minutes away from Waikiki’s central district.

Travaasa Hana | MauiFormerly known as Hotel Hana Maui, this resort was rated “No. 1 Resort in Hawaii” in Conde Naste magazine. The hotel is situated above Kaihalulu Bay–a perfect place to watch the morning sunrise. Rooms and suites are free from clocks, radios and television, so grab a book, enjoy your scenic balcony and escape from the real world. Make sure to book a spa treatment or enjoy the pool, sauna and steam room instead.

Four Seasons at Manele Bay | LanaiLanai is as secluded as it comes. The hotel borders a marine preserve and rests atop a red lava cliff, which are footsteps away from the white sand beach. Discover the hues of red, green and blue when gazing at the horizon. This resort features world-class luxury, but with so many activities guests spends most of their time at the 1,100-foot white sand beach, 30+ dive sites or on one or two of the world-class golf courses.

Hanalei Colony Resort | KauaiSituated along the golden shoreline, Hanalei rests below the magnificent North Shore Mountains. The local area flourishes with outdoor activities including surfing, diving and hiking. Room and suites feature scenic views overlooking the lush garden or ocean. Lovebirds purchase the romance package to include champagne, horseback rides, massages and more.

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls | Big IslandThis luxury bed and breakfast resort comprises of several buildings situated at the foot of Kulaniapia Falls. The 22-acre resort features hiking trails, bamboo gardens and countless miles of fertile land. The waterfall roars into a calm pool, which is perfect for an afternoon dip. Order the “broke da mouth” or macadamia nut Belgian waffle, it’s voted best on the island.

Kauai Marriott Resort | KauaiLocated on Kalapaki beach, this resort underwent a $50 million dollar reservation. The resort is situated on 800 acres of private shoreline. The resort’s pool features a breathtaking view of the bay, including a lagoon style pool with slide. This Marriot enhances the Garden Isle stereotype and experience with scenic gardens, ocean view rooms and five open-air restaurants. Adjacent to the hotel is the championship golf course and kayak shop.

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