How to Plan the Ultimate Luxury Trip to Hawaii


Tony Hshieh, World Executives Digest |  A trip to Hawaii is always an exciting, beautiful experience. It’s especially ideal for travelers looking to go above and beyond to travel in luxurious style. Choosing a resort hotel with all the amenities you desire and making plans for fine dining are just the beginning. While you’re there, you can enjoy adventure tours, sightseeing, fine dining, and more. Here are a few suggestions for making your trip to Hawaii the vacation of your dreams.

Where To Stay!

On the beautiful island of Maui, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offers a variety of suites, from double queen rooms with a view of Mount Haleakala to posh three-room penthouse suites — and many options in between. Three swimming pools are onsite, and a concierge is available to help schedule your activities. As any Maui travel guide will tell you, there’s a lot to do without even leaving the island.

Pamper Yourself

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is unmatched for the selection of services it offers. Under the oversight of a professional wellness expert and mind-body medicine specialist, the spa provides I-Lipo treatments, chiropractic adjustments, and acupuncture along with the usual massages and skin treatments. The spa also offers hair care and nail services. 

Fine Dining

Maui has no shortage of upscale, exceptional restaurants. One of the very best is Morimoto Maui, a Japanese-themed restaurant owned and operated by Chef Masaharu Morimoto. It’s received numerous awards both for its food and its sleek, contemporary design. A tasting menu is available so you can try the chef’s favorites, and the lunch/dinner offerings run the range from traditional to exotic.

Mama’s Fish House is among the best restaurants in teh U.S. The menu changes daily, and is full of entrees and appetizers prepared with seafood caught locally that same day.

Tours & Sightseeing

Platinum Tours offers a huge list of luxury Hawaii tours, so there’s sure to be one that will thrill you. Choose from culinary tours, upcountry tours of the mountains and rainforest, or tours of Hawaii’s many farms and plantations. Custom tours are available as well. Platinum Tours combines helicopter transport with ground travel in its luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, which have leather captain’s chairs and panoramic -roofs. Delicious food will be served along the way.


You could go out dancing at one of many nightclubs, but for the quintessential Hawaiian experience, check out the Old Lahaina Luau. Guests will enjoy an entertaining evening filled with traditional Hawaiian dances, music, and cuisine. Dinner, or “The Feast,” is an enormous buffet filled with traditional Polynesian foods such as Kalua pork, fish, poi, stir fry, steak, fruits, desserts, and more. Watch the sunset with an ocean view while learning about the islands’ history and culture. Reservations are required.

Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or just planning the trip of a lifetime, Hawaii has a lot of ways to spend every day in luxurious style. Enjoy the beautiful island and have a wonderful trip!