The Fairmont Kea Lani is one of the nicest resorts I've seen. I spent two nights here during my trip to Maui and really enjoyed my experience.
When you first arrive, you are adorned with a beautiful purple lei and a welcome drink. Another interesting twist is the Mediterranean-themed architecture throughout the property.
While this resort isn't exactly cheap, there are great rates during the off season, and as part of the cultural program, all guests can participate in activities like Hawaiian language courses and an outrigger excursion for free.
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A romantic resort rendezvous
It is true that resorts do sometimes peddle tired themes of romance as their business model. But many of Hawaii’s properties really do meet the desires of the diverse couples who come for weddings, honeymoons, or a simple getaway. The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, whisks guests to old Hawaii in the middle of Waikiki. Koa Kea Hotel and Resort on Kauai offers a chance to unwind, Hawaiian-style, at its spa, where treatments emphasize the beneficial properties of local red clay, awapuhi root, and seaweed. And for couples hoping to learn as much about Hawaiian culture as their relationship, the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui offers Hawaiian language lessons and traditional canoe excursions.