Unlike Jamaica or Cancun where all-inclusive resorts are common, Hawaii only has one true all-inclusive hotel: The Travassa Hana, Maui. This is because Hawaii is a safe destination and tourists are encouraged to venture outside the hotel for dining, excursions, and other sightseeing activities. From casual poke bowl spots and shaved ice stands, to stellar surfing and gorgeous beaches, the Hawaiian islands — such as Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Island of Hawaii — offer lots worth exploring. But, if you’re looking to minimize your decision-making or potentially save on restaurant costs, the Travaasa Hana offers an all-inclusive rate, while a couple other properties offer packages that include a handful of perks. Check out our list of the best hotels with all-inclusive packages in Hawaii and start dreaming of your next vacation.
Set on the quiet, secluded east coast of Maui, the luxurious Travaasa Hana, Maui is a beautiful all-inclusive resort with a stunning lush setting overlooking Hana Bay. Although it lacks direct beach access -- the closest beach is a 10-minute drive away -- the hotel provides free shuttles and the area is packed with fabulous hiking and waterfalls. This 69-acre property is packed with top-notch facilities, including a full-service spa, two outdoor pools and a hot tub, and excellent dining at Preserve Kitchen + Bar. Free daily activities such as yoga, hula and ukulele lessons, and guided meditation are provided, plus for-fee experiences include horseback riding and stand-up paddleboarding. The 71 suites and bungalows are large and attractive, all with couches, separate tubs and showers, and free welcome banana bread, but no TVs to enhance the tranquility. The all-inclusive package includes three meals daily, coffee and bottled water, transportation to and from Hana Airport, and a $175 resort credit per person per day, which can be used toward spa treatments and private classes.
Although not the most luxurious and not a true all-inclusive, the family-owned, mid-range Royal Lahaina is a popular option in Maui for couples and families alike, thanks to stellar luaus and charming cottages. It's located a 15-minute walk outside famous Kaanapali's main strip, allowing for a quiet and isolated beachfront. The resort packs a ton of leisure facilities into its grounds, including two small oceanfront pools, two hot tubs, a whopping 11 tennis courts (five with lights for nighttime play), and a small spa with a room for couples' massages. Nightly oceanfront luaus are popular events, offering all-you-can buffets (with a special kids' buffet), free cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, dancing and fire performances, live Hawaiian music, and an Imu ceremony to unearth the roast pig. Dining options on-site include an all-day ocean-view eatery, ice cream shop, and beach bar. The Royal Lahaina Resort doesn't offer a true all-inclusive package, but it does have a Royal Romance Package that includes daily buffet breakfasts, a private oceanside dinner, Myths of Maui luau, and $150 food and beverage credit per room per stay.
Similar to the Royal Lahaina, the Royal Kona Resort isn't a true all-inclusive property, but it offers a couple of packages that help cut down on costs. This mid-range hotel has a gorgeous location on the western coast of the Island of Hawaii, with private lagoon access, an oceanfront setting on a volcanic outcropping, and walking distance to downtown Kona. The 436 rooms here are low on frills, but they all come with private balconies -- most with at least a partial ocean view -- coffeemakers with Kona coffee, and flat-screen TVs. Features consist of a small oceanfront swimming pool, a traditional luau three days per week, a spa and fitness center, and tennis courts. There's a Royal Experience Package that includes daily breakfast buffets, a sunset cocktail and dinner cruise, and entry to the oceanfront Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with free cocktails, an all-you-can-eat buffet, dancing, live music, a fire performance, and a roast pig. An Air-Inclusive Package is also available for those that want to combine flight and hotel costs.