If paradise exists, it’s in Hawaii. Vacation experts Diamond Resorts review the most serene and picturesque destinations across the globe, and though they have discovered many beautiful places in their travels, nothing can compare to Hawaii’s warm, idyllic charm. Offering some of the world’s finest beaches, views of tropical scenery glittering with silvery waterfalls and impossibly vivid ocean sunsets, Hawaii has to be experienced to be believed. Choosing from among the state’s many attractive settings is a daunting task, but two standouts, The Point at Poipu on the island of Kauai and Ka’anapali Beach Club in Maui, prove to be among the best locales for a well-planned tropical escape.
Situated near the southern tip of Kauai, The Point at Poipu welcomes guests with rooms embodying the tranquility of the surrounding environment. The affordable luxury accommodations overlook either the crystalline waters of the ocean on Shipwreck Beach or the hotel’s sumptuous gardens, featuring lagoon-like pools trimmed by elegant palm trees. All of the two-bedroom accommodations are appointed with fully equipped kitchens and open balconies or patios; these delightful areas are perfect for a breakfast accentuated by light Pacific breezes and as the evening approaches, suggest partaking in sunset cocktails alfresco. And though the rooms come equipped with an entertainment center and internet access, Diamond Resorts reviews suggest that most will be drawn outdoors by the promise of snorkeling, deep sea and freshwater fishing or simply lazing on the pristine beach. Other activities include horseback riding and hiking along spectacular cliffs and coastlines found throughout The Garden Island (as Kauai is known), such as Kalalau Trail and Ha’ena State Park.
Farther east on the westernmost side of Hawaii’s second largest island, Maui, Ka’anapali Beach Club also overlooks a smooth, white beachfront. As a result, many of the one- and two-bedroom lodgings offer incredibly scenic ocean views, and all rooms provide lavish king-sized beds and walk-in showers. This impressively sized resort sits between a verdant landscape on one side and the lazily rolling azure waters of the ocean on the other, tempting guests to explore the blissful area at their leisure. Maui, named as Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Island” for the better part of two decades, is a delight to behold. Colorful sights are found from everywhere, from the invigorating sunrises over the peaks at Haleakala National Park, to the flamboyant marine life found at the Maui Ocean Center, to the flowers blooming throughout Iao Valley State Park’s botanical garden. Diamond Resorts reviews plenty of activities to be had back at the resort, not the least of which is unwinding in the immense acre-sized hotel pool.
Ka’anapali Beach Club affords easy access to popular watersport activities, and some special experiences, like whale watching, or observing tropical sea life in a clear bottom kayak, but just like The Point at Poipu, there are many opportunities off the beach, such as hiking, tennis and golf. Both resorts will absolutely satisfy those looking to savor the beauty of Hawaii, and the inspiring seascapes of The Point at Poipu or the sublime ocean encounters at Ka’anapali Beach Club will leave you with sunlit memories to last a lifetime.