1 Hotel Hanalei Bay
What it is
A wellness-oriented 252-room retreat on Kauai's lush North Shore, with a spa dreamt up by Brit icon Carole Bamford, seven exquisite restaurants, and three serene pools.
What it isn't
Just for grown-ups. Kids need restorative exploits, too, and here they’re treated to a Seedlings club that may include everything from sandcastle contests to pineapple carving.
What we think
Maybe you want to kayak the Hanalei River. Hike nearby trails with a pro guide. Or zip over Kauai in a helicopter. Whatever your vision for this Hawiian getaway, 1 Hotel will work tirelessly to bring it to life. Guest rooms are just as carefully planned, with textural finishes, organic bed linens, and oversized floor plans (starting at an enormous 547 square feet) that look out on jaw-dropping scenery. We love the 820 square foot Ocean View Terrace Studio Suite, which overlooks Hanalei Bay, as well as the 1,798 square foot Pu-u Poa Ocean Loft Suite, where the deep soaking tub and separate living room will make you feel like Hawaiian royalty. While you’re here, we highly recommend stopping in at The Juice Bar daily; their smoothies and cold-pressed juices (such as the Selfie—with kale, chard, ginger, apple, fermented chili pepper, and more) are made from locally sourced produce and as fresh as they come.
You're here because
The sustainable initiatives at this carbon neutral hotel are unmatched, and include LEED certification, art by Hawaiins, partnerships with Friends of Kaua’i Wildlife Refuges and so much more.
All your life, you’ll never recover from the decadence of this breakfast at 1 Kitchen—which feels both luxurious and so local you know it can never be recreated on the mainland. Between the black lava salted papaya, lemon ricotta pancakes with cultured butter, and Kaua’i Avocado toast dusted with lomi lomi tomatoes, pickled onion, and local cage free egg, you’re not sure what you love more….and you like it.
Restaurants & Bars
- Kauai Grill - French and Asian Influenced, Inspired by Jean-Georges
- Makana Terrace - Blend of Asian cultures, Sushi
- Nalu Kai Grill & Bar - Mediterranean, Poolside
- Napali Café - Coffee, Quick bites
- Princeville Bar - Artisinal cocktails over sunset views
Presiding on a prime perch of shoreline between Puu Poa and Hideaway Beach, just an 11 minute drive from Princeville Airport. Be sure to explore the nearby Princeville Botanical Gardens to indulge in a chocolate tasting and learn how it’s made.