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Thirteen Hawaii Resorts Make 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

By December 19, 2012

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The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have spoken and voted for what they consider to be the best travel experiences in the world. The Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Gold List includes thirteen hotels and resorts in Hawaii. The list includes resorts on each of five islands in Hawaii. The Hawaii resort with the best overall score was no surprise, the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele which earned an overall score of 96.2 out of a possible 100. Close behind was the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island which came in with a score of 95.2.

In fact, of the thirteen Hawaii resorts selected this year, four are Four Seasons Resorts. That's all of the company's resorts in Hawaii which is a great honor. Also, for the first time, the Wailea Beach Villas on Maui has made the list.

Here is a complete list of the Hawaii resorts voted to the 2013 Gold List along with links to related features here at About.com about many of the resorts in the list.

Hawaii, Island, the Big Island

Fairmont Orchid, Big Island

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island


Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Kauai

St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai


Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay


Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

Wailea Beach Villas, Maui


Halekulani, Waikiki

Royal Hawaiian (Luxury Collection), Waikiki

Trump International Hotel, Waikiki Beach Walk

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December 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm
(1) Sheila says:

Hi John — that’s a great list.

I have only stayed at 4 of these resorts. They were excellent.

The Trump Hotel is a relative newcomer, isn’t it?

Interesting to see Wailea Beach Villas.


December 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm
(2) John Fischer says:

I’ve got you beat. I’ve stayed at 8 and visited 10. Yes, Trump opened in November 2009. It’s across from the Outrigger Reef and next to the Waikiki Beachwalk.

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