100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Hawaii

Lanai Island

Take a ferry from Maui to the peaceful and quiet plantation island of Lanai.

Lodge at Koele

Lanai, HI

A country inn feeling, rather than tropical, with endless verandas, wicker settees and croquet. Grounds have waterfalls and panoramic views of nearby Molokai and Maui.

T: +1 808 565 7300. 102 rooms, with golf course, US$ 450-

Maui Island

Using moon and star light, trek up the mountain to the Haleakala Crater for a romantic sunrise.

Ho’oilo House

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Located in a nice residential area with easy access to Maui attractions. This luxurious b&b has Balinese – Hawaiian furnishings, wonderful ocean views and gracious hosts; the beach is just a two minute drive down the road.

T: +1 808 667-6669. 6 rooms. US$ 345-

Paia Inn

93 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui

Escape the overdeveloped and sprawling resorts on Maui’s south shorre and come to the charming small surfing town of Paia on the north shore. The beach-style boutique Paia Inn is just a short trail walk from the beach and steps from Paia’s small shops and restaurant.

T: +1 808 579-6000. 5 room b&b. US$ 170-

Big Island

Its active volcano, Kilauea, spews lava seaward, turning the sky red at night.

Shipman House

131 Jaiulani St., Hilo, Big Island, HI

Five generations in the same family, this 1899 Victorian house was turned into a b&b by the original owner’s great-grandaughter in 1994. Featuring wicker rockers on a wraparound porch and original period antiques, this turreted romantic hotel is located just a few blocks from downtown Hilo. Turn of the last century guests included Hawaiian royalty.

T: +1 (808) 934-8002. 5 rooms, b&b. US$ 179-

Palms Cliff House

Honomu, Big Island

Sit on a veranda (lanai) and enjoy views of Mount Mauna Kea and, 100 feet below you, the rocky Pohakumanu Bay. This new, luxuriously appointed Victorian plantation-style inn is located 15 minutes north of Hilo, on the wild side of the Big Island. Nearby is trailhead access to Akaka Falls—Hawaii’s longest waterfall—a two mile hike away.

T: +1 (808) 963-6076. 8 rooms. US$ 175-

Volano Retreat

Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii

Retreat from the world into a lush rainforest and handsome cottages surrounded by giant tree ferns and ohia trees. Volcano Retreat is located 3800 feet above the sea on the slopes of Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth.

T: +1 (808) 985-8696. 4 cottages. US$ 125-

Holualoa Inn

76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, HI

This luxury inn has gourmet breakfasts, a pool, 30 acres of coffee trees, tropical gardens, and ocean views overlooking the Kona coast.

T: +1 808-324-1121. 7 room b&b. $365-

Kauai Island

Sharp peaks, sheer cliffs, valley gorges, shimmering delicate waterfalls, and sugar plantations, Kauai is Hawaii at its most lush, green and tropical. Its north shore receives more rain per year than anywhere else in America. Secret Beach, a one mile secluded strech of sand, is found by driving down a dirt road followed by hiking a steep and slippery footpath. The legendary Na Pali cliffs, rising 4,000 feet above the sea, are here too.