Table of Contents
- The Best Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii
- Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii
- Best adults-only pools in Hawaii
- Maui’s Best Whale Watching Tour: Ultimate Whale Watching Rafts
- The Best Whale Watching Tour from Puako Bay, Big Island
- Whale Watching Adventure from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The Best Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii
If you don’t have kids — or you’re taking a relaxing vacation without your kids — you may be eager to find a tranquil adult only resort in Hawaii. While Hawaii is incredibly kid-friendly, there are some places that you can enjoy an adults-only escape.
Hotel Wailea on Maui is the only true adults-only resort in Hawaii. Sensei Lanai, a Four Seasons Resort is almost adults-only, requiring that guests are age 14 and older. Both hotels are luxury escapes catering to an adult crowd. We’ll give you all the details you need to know before choosing to stay at one of these adults-only hotels.
But if those two hotels aren’t in your budget or you’d like to explore other hotel options that still cater to an adult crowd, we have also included information about the best adults-only pools in Hawaii.
Adults Only Resorts in Hawaii
We consider two hotels in Hawaii to be adults-only: Hotel Wailea and Sensei Lanai. Here’s what you need to know about each.
Located on Maui, Hotel Wailea is the only true adults-only resort in Hawaii. The resort is nestled atop a lush hillside on South Maui, overlooking the ocean. This location makes the hotel removed from the other resorts that dot the Wailea coastline.
Adding to the tranquility of the resort is space. The hotel has 72 suites spread over 15 beautifully landscaped acres. Greeting you at the entrance is a waterfall that runs through the property. And the suites? They are large and make it feel like you have your very own beach cabana.
If you’re worried that the hotel isn’t beachfront, don’t be. The hotel has a fleet of Tesla cars to take you around the Wailea area, including the beach. Plus, they have beach valet services on Wailea beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels. And if you’re worried about getting hungry on your beach day, grab a picnic basket from the restaurant and enjoy the day.
This true adults-only resort is the perfect place for couples looking to celebrate a special event, like a honeymoon or anniversary.
Sensei Lanai, a Four Seasons Property
This is almost an adults-only hotel, so we’ll include this on the list. Guests of the resort must be 14 years of age or older, but truthfully, this hotel is so well-designed for adults kids probably wouldn’t enjoy it.
Different from a normal hotel, Sensei Lanai is designed to be a wellness retreat. You arrive at the hotel on a semi-private flight (included in the hotel cost) and can choose two options for your experience: a self-guided (a la carte) wellness experience or a fully guided immersive wellness experience.
On-site you’ll find wellness activities like yoga, meditation, fitness, art, and nutrition. Off-site you’ll find even more activities which include horseback riding, yoga, archery, mountain biking, and snorkeling.
Best adults-only pools in Hawaii
While your selection might be limited when it comes to adults-only resorts in Hawaii, you have a number of other options when looking for adult amenities, like an adults-only pool. An adults-only pool may not be as luxurious as having an entire adults-only resort, but it offers a space for quiet and relaxation whether or not you’re traveling with kids.
What makes a great adult-only pool? To us, it’s size, isolated location (no need to be right next to the kid’s pool), and amenities like a pool bar or spa services.
Based on those criteria, the best adults-only pools in Hawaii are:
- Four Seasons Hualalai (Big Island)
- Travaasa Hana (Maui)
- The Modern Honolulu (Oahu)
- Grand Hyatt Kauai
- Four Seasons Maui
- Disney Aulani (Oahu)
Four Seasons Hualalai (Big Island)
An ocean-front adult pool awaits you at the Four Seasons Hualalai at their Palm Grove pool. This pool features a 2,500 square foot deck, 24 chaise longest, 5 couples nests, two hammocks, and a swim-up bar.
Travaasa Hana (Maui)
If you make your way to Hana, you know you’re in another world that is more peaceful than the rest of Maui. The Travaasa Hana is an experience in relaxation and the Wellness Pool, strictly for guests 16 and up, is a treat. The already quiet hotel is even more serene at this pool, which overlooks the ocean.
The pool offers a separate jacuzzi, multiple hammocks, and sprawling lawns. It’s the perfect place to grab a cocktail and relax.
The Modern Honolulu (Oahu)
The Sunset Pool at the Modern Honolulu is what you’d expect from this chic hotel. Located on the upper pool level, the Sunset pool offers poolside games like Jenga and cornhole, a number of day beds, TVs for entertainment, and a happy hour at the pool bar.
In the evening the pool glows with candles and lanterns, adding to the special scenery.
Grand Hyatt Kauai
The adult-only pool at the Grand Hyatt may be a bit smaller than the other pool areas on this list, but its location makes it special. Tucked away from the main pool, the adult pool is quiet and serene and has an enviable garden setting.
Four Seasons Maui
The Four Seasons Maui offers an adult pool experience that sets the bar high. The Serenity pool is a secluded infinity pool away from the other more kid-friendly pools. It features an underwater music system, swim-up bars, and poolside spa treatments.
Need some entertainment? You can rent a cabana with a TV, borrow an e-reader, or get access to their speedy internet access. If you need some extra amenities, treat yourself to an Evian spritz, cold towels, cooling cucumber slices, and complimentary sunscreen.
Disney Aulani (Oahu)
Yes, at the most kid-friendly hotel in Hawaii they have a quiet retreat for parents looking to getaway. The Wailana Pool offers a separate area from the main pool.
At 1,500 square feet, the pool offers plenty of space plus a poolside bar.
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I'm the co-founder, with my husband Jordan, of The Hawaii Vacation Guide. We live on Maui with our toddler Henry and our sweet but quirky dog Hattie. I am a planner! I love to plan island-hopping adventures, days out on Maui, and everything in-between. I spend a lot of my time on our SUP and my favorite time of year in Hawai'i is whale season!
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