Best Oahu All-Inclusive Resorts

In this review we will explore the best Oahu All-Inclusive Resorts and make comparisons with the top beach resorts. 

There are some excellent Oahu luxury resorts. These resorts get great reviews by past guests, are 5-star and of course, luxurious. Below are the fantastic resorts that have met our standards—and those who've been there before as well as the top all inclusive-alternatives.

Oahu is to the locals from generations past, been called the gathering place. Since long before we came along people have gravitated towards the wonderful, beaches, mountains, and hospitality of this enchanted island. A special place—now with outstanding luxury resorts.

See also the Top 25 Oahu Resort Deals and the best Oahu vacation rentals.

O'ahu's Duel: Four Seasons vs. Turtle Bay - Luxury Meets Adventure

O'ahu's All Inclusive Oasis Showdown: Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu At Ko Olina Vs. Turtle Bay Resort - Luxury And Adventure In Paradise

Aloha, fellow travelers! Today, we're diving into a delightful comparison between two all-inclusive havens on the enchanting island of O'ahu: the Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina and Turtle Bay Resort. Although both resorts offer a slice of paradise, they cater to different tastes and desires.

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The Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina, nestled on the serene Leeward Coast, exudes luxury and sophistication. This resort is perfect for those seeking a tranquil escape, complete with authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences, such as the captivating #FSWAYFINDERS program. Here, you'll indulge in exquisite dining options and find solace in the Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre. The adult Infinity Pool, with its mesmerizing views, adds an extra touch of exclusivity.

  • Location: O‘ahu's Leeward Coast, western coastline
  • Accommodations: Luxury rooms and suites with ocean, pool, or garden views
  • Beach Access: White-sand beach with turquoise waters
  • Cultural Experiences: #FSWAYFINDERS program with lei making, lauahala weaving, etc.
  • Pools: Adult Infinity Pool and family-friendly pools
  • Golf: Access to Ko Olina Golf Club with lush landscapes and waterfalls
  • Spa & Wellness: Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Dining: Multiple dining options featuring local and international cuisine
  • Activities: Adventure activities at Ka‘ena Point
  • Ideal For: Discerning travelers seeking luxury, cultural immersion, and serenity
  • Price Range: Premium luxury pricing

On the other hand, Turtle Bay Resort, situated on the adventurous North Shore, is a haven for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. With miles of stunning coastline, this resort is ideal for those who crave outdoor activities, like surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, and hiking trails. Cultural experiences abound, with O‘ahu stories, hula dancing, and ukulele lessons to enrich your stay.

Turtle Bay Resort:

  • Location: O‘ahu's North Shore
  • Accommodations: Rooms, suites, beach cottages, and ocean villas
  • Beach Access: Two beaches, coves, and 5 miles of coastline
  • Cultural Experiences: O‘ahu stories and talks, hula dancing, and ukulele lessons
  • Pools: Resort pool, children's pool, and hot tub
  • Golf: Two 18-hole championship golf courses
  • Spa & Wellness: Nalu Kinetic Spa
  • Dining: Multiple dining options with local and international flavors
  • Activities: Surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, and hiking trails
  • Ideal For: Travelers seeking outdoor activities and adventures
  • Price Range: Moderate to high-end pricing
Turtle Bay All Inclusive Resort

If you're dreaming of a luxurious retreat with a touch of cultural immersion and serenity, the Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina will make your heart sing. However, if you're after an adrenaline-fueled adventure and love the great outdoors, Turtle Bay Resort is the one for you. But there are other great resorts in Oahu. 

Oahu All-Inclusive Resorts

The Hawaiian Islands are a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. With Oahu Hawaii All-Inclusive Resorts you can take advantage of the many activities that this island has to offer. 

Generally, at all-inclusive resort hotels, visitors can expect the best of everything. Food, drinks, and entertainment are included in the price of their stay. Visitors can also expect to be pampered with luxurious amenities such as private pools and gourmet food. But in Hawaii this is not always the case because of the cost of produce the all-inclusive deals are not always the same as you would typically find in places like the Caribbean, Mexico or Spain.

That's why there is in fact only a handful of resorts that qualify as all-inclusive on TripAdvisor as all-inclusive in Oahu. 

The best all-inclusive resorts in Oahu:

  1. Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu, Hawaii All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort)
  2. The Kahala Hotel & Resort (adults all-inclusive)
  3. Hilton Waikiki Beach (Waikiki Beach All-Inclusive
  4. Hilton Grand Vacations Club Grand Waikikian Honolulu
  5. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
  6. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (family-all-inclusive)

Oahu Hawaii All-Inclusive - find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say

While I don't agree all the resorts on this following video are all-inclusive it does offer an overview of some top resorts in Oahu including those from our list. 

Video: Top 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Oahu

Let's now discover some of the best beach resorts in Oahu. 

Halekulani Oahu Luxury Resort

Best Luxury Resort in Oahu: Halekulani

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This is the luxury resort that has traditionally set the standard in Hawaii for decades. While the price tag these days implies it is a great place for royalty to stay, back in the day it was indeed the grounds for Hawaiian royalty. Today, you can take a walking tour and experience a retelling of this glamorous past. Despite the price tag, we find today the resort does continue to offer value and quality at the luxury end of the market.

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Location: 5 acres, end of Waikiki Beach. Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

10 reasons to stay at Halekulani: Resort highlights:

  1. a leading hotel in the world with numerous awards,
  2. private registration,
  3. heated Oceanside pool, s
  4. Spa with South Pacific treatments,
  5. complimentary wireless Internet,
  6. fitness center,
  7. tickets to 3 museums,
  8. business center,
  9. afternoon tea on the veranda,
  10. French and contemporary cuisine, water sports nearby, golf nearby.

Perfect for: swimming, spa, shopping, great location.

Accommodations: 455 rooms, furnished lanais, 300-count cotton linens, elegant decor.

What reviewers say: Friendly and professional service, the best shopping is right on the doorstep, an oasis away from busyness, showing its age and needs updating, great value for Hawaii, wonderful room.

There were a number of negative reviews concerning customer service, renovations, and it's not living up to it's 5 star standard a few years back now but this aspect seems to have improved a lot in recently.  Also, the recent renovations have come off a treat to prepare this prestigious hotel will continue delivering a quality into the future.

More information, reviews and special offers on Halekulani.

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Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Four Seasons Resort Oahu At Ko Olina is an excellent place for couples or families who want to experience luxury in Hawaii.

  • Location: O‘ahu's Leeward Coast, western coastline
  • Accommodations: Luxury rooms and suites with ocean, pool, or garden views
  • Adult Infinity Pool: Unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Waianae mountain range, with poolside cocktail service
  • Cultural Experiences (#FSWAYFINDERS): Polynesian astronomy, resin painting classes, lei making, lauahala weaving, and hula dancing
  • Adventure Activities: Journey to Ka‘ena Point with Kumu Hula La'akea Perry, including storytelling and hula performances
  • Golf: Ko Olina Golf Club with lush landscapes and waterfalls
  • Spa & Wellness: Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre offering personalized treatments
  • Dining: Multiple dining options featuring local and international cuisine
  • Alternate Resort for Families: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (Ko Olina)
  • Ideal For: Discerning travelers seeking luxury, cultural immersion, and serenity
  • Overall Score: 9.5/10

Formerly the Ihilani Oahu Family Vacation Resort & Spa at Ko Olina 

Ihilani is set on a peaceful beach - actually four secluded beach coves on the warmer side of the island - and is a fairly easy choice for one of the best resorts in Oahu. A spectacular location in roomier and authentic Ihlani which is about a forty minute drive from the airport and the major tourist spots.

The luxury aspect of this quality resort is well established is a sizable complex that really does have as many facilities and amenities as any comparable resort in Hawaii. A truly outstanding spa and marina, tennis with views to a championship golf course.

Read more on the family friendly qualities of this resort or see the latest reviews and information on Ihilani Resort and Spa here


Aulani Disney Oahu Luxury Family Resort

Best Family All-Inclusive Resort in Oahu: Aulani Disney

Aulani, Hawaii's first and only Disney Resort, offers an Alii Nui Experience for families of all sizes and budgets. The resort features two pools, a lazy river, water slide and children's pool with zero-entry depth for toddlers. There are also two restaurants that offer both Ala Carte Dining as well as Buffet Dining.

See rooms and offers on the official site

While not one of the classic Oahu luxury resorts, the Aulani Disney Oahu Luxury Family Resort has been done with the taste you would expect of a 4.5 star resort. It's a step up from what is offered on the mainland. 

Read more about Aulani and other great Oaha family vacation resorts or see more information, special offers, and reviews on Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa


The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Best Adults All-Inclusive Resort on Oahu: The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a popular choice with couples and has continued to get really outstanding reviews year after year since it was a celebrity haunt in the 1960s. Although this is a popular choice for royalty and heads of state, everyone here is treated exceptionally well and it never looks down on people or gets overly pretentious. This is one of the reasons it is often regarded as the best hotel on Oahu

Location: Beach front, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Perfect for: Spa, beach, swimming with dolphins, great service.

Accommodations: 312  rooms, 31 suites, spacious, mixture of plantation and Asian influenced decor.

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Resort highlights: Spa, meet the dolphins, pool, secluded beach, CHI Health and Energy fitness center, sports and water sports, Keiki club for kids, Hawaiian cultural classes, 5 restaurants and cafes, business center, room for functions and meetings, strive for subtle and discreet service, lessons (surfing, etc).

What reviewers say: beautiful and romantic, great place for a honeymoon, excellent service (many staff have been there for a long time), renovation looks great, "no luxury hotel had better service than the Kahala", food could be better. One of the great Oahu luxury resorts.

More information on the The Kahala Oahu Luxury Resort.


Waikiki Beach All-Inclusive Resorts

Waikiki Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Hawaii. It is located on Waikiki, an urban Honolulu neighborhood. The beach has a long history of being a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.

If you visit Oahu, don't forget to stop by Waikiki Beach. It is one of the country's most famous beaches and is worth exploring if you only have a day.

The beach is known for its calm, clear waters and white sand. The water is shallow and great for swimming, snorkeling, surfing or just relaxing on the beach. There are also many restaurants nearby if you want to grab some lunch or dinner after spending some time at the beach.

The top All inclusive Resorts and Hotels on Waikiki Beach are: 

  • Hilton Waikiki Beach
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club Grand Waikikian Honolulu

Waikiki Beach All Inclusive ResortsFind the best deal, compare prices, and read reviews.

Let's compare these to some of the best beach resorts on Waikiki Beach 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa

Location: Across from Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. oahu luxury resorts

Accommodations: 1230 rooms, Hawaiian decor, spacious, private balconies, mountain, city or ocean views. 40 story building.

Resort highlights: Na Ho'ola Spa, beach, pool, hot tubs, Camp Hyatt, "Dive-in Movies", gym, function space, nightly entertainment, fine dining, Asian and Italian cuisine, 24-hour business center, water sports nearby, surfing school nearby, many attractions nearby.

What reviewers say: fabulous location, unpretentious and elegant hotel, you can buy everything you can think of nearby, clean, huge room - ocean front view is amazing, the double beds are too small, perfect place for a honeymoon.

More information, reviews and special offers on the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa.


The Sheraton Waikiki

The Sheraton Waikiki offers good access to Waikiki if you are looking for a larger well established resort with lots of amenities.

Sheraton Waikiki, is a beachfront gem situated in the heart of Honolulu's world-renowned Waikiki Beach. This spectacular resort offers the perfect blend of luxury, relaxation, and entertainment, making it an ideal choice for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

The Sheraton Waikiki boasts 1,636 well-appointed rooms, each offering breathtaking ocean, city, or Diamond Head views. The resort features two stunning oceanfront pools: the Infinity Edge Pool, an adults-only oasis, and the family-friendly Helumoa Playground pool with its thrilling waterslide and interactive fountains.

Dining at the Sheraton Waikiki is a gastronomic delight, with multiple restaurants and bars serving an array of delectable dishes and refreshing beverages. From the RumFire Waikiki's fusion cuisine and panoramic ocean views to the Edge of Waikiki's tropical cocktails, your taste buds will be in paradise.

The resort's location is a key selling point, as it's just steps away from Waikiki Beach, shopping centers, and exciting nightlife. Additionally, the Sheraton Waikiki offers various cultural activities, such as lei making, hula dancing, and ukulele lessons, for a truly immersive Hawaiian experience.


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Special Note: If you want to go swimming at the beach, note that not all beaches are swim-able. We have noted the ones that are not. Also, note that all rooms are non-smoking in Hawaii. 

Like to know more about Oahu and some fantastic family vacation options? Check out our Oahu Family vacations review with our picks for the best family resorts and options on this outstanding Hawaiian Island.

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The Royal Hawaiian A Luxury Collection Resort

The Royal Hawaiian A Luxury Collection ResortThe Royal Hawaiian A Luxury Collection Resort

Having been around since 1927 this historic Honolulu, the five star The Royal Hawaiian has had a bit of practice getting things right. And that they do with a gorgeous private beach and heaps of facilities around the large 500+ room resort. 

This is a Hawaii vacation resort and you don't need to think twice about bringing your kids here with a kids club,slides and a lot's of play areas. Similarly for parents there are plenty of facilities and you are als right on the main beach at Waikiki.

More information and special offers on the The Royal Hawaiian A Luxury Collection Resort

Oahu Scorecard and Comparisons Research

O'ahu Scorecard:

  • Beaches: 9/10 - From legendary Waikiki to epic North Shore surf breaks, O'ahu's beaches are hard to beat.
  • Nightlife: 8/10 - The bustling nightlife of Waikiki provides endless entertainment, but options dwindle elsewhere.
  • Outdoor Activities: 8/10 - Surf's up! Plus, O'ahu has plenty of hiking trails and historical sites to explore.
  • Shopping: 9/10 - From high-end boutiques to local markets, shopaholics will find their paradise on O'ahu.
  • Cultural Experiences: 8/10 - O'ahu offers unique cultural experiences, like the Polynesian Cultural Center and Iolani Palace, but it's also more touristy.
  • Family-Friendly: 9/10 - With a wide range of activities and accommodations, O'ahu is perfect for family vacations.
  • Romance: 7/10 - O'ahu's romantic sunsets and luxurious resorts cater to couples, but more secluded islands may offer greater intimacy.
  • Adventure: 8/10 - From surfing and snorkeling to hiking and exploring, O'ahu offers various adventures for thrill-seekers.
  • Relaxation: 7/10 - Although O'ahu has idyllic beaches and spas, its bustling atmosphere may not be as serene as other islands.

Oahu Resort Vacations FAQ

Q: What is the best time to visit O'ahu for a resort vacation?

A: O'ahu is a year-round destination with a pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit for a resort vacation is typically between April and June or September and mid-December, when the weather is mild, and there are fewer crowds.

Q: Are there all-inclusive resorts available in O'ahu?

O'ahu has a limited number of all-inclusive resorts. Most resorts offer various packages that include accommodation, dining, and activities, but it's essential to check what is included before booking.

Q: What are some popular activities at O'ahu resorts?

O'ahu resorts offer a wide range of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, golfing, spa treatments, hula dancing, lei making, and ukulele lessons.

Q: How far are the resorts from the airport?

A: The majority of O'ahu resorts are located within a 45-minute drive from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu.

Q: Are O'ahu resorts family-friendly?

A: Yes, many O'ahu resorts cater to families, offering kid-friendly pools, children's programs, and babysitting services.

Q: What type of dining options can I expect at O'ahu resorts?

A: O'ahu resorts typically offer diverse dining options, from casual poolside snacks to fine dining, featuring local and international cuisines.

Q: Is there nightlife at O'ahu resorts?

A: While some resorts offer onsite bars and lounges, the majority of nightlife options can be found in nearby towns, such as Waikiki, which boasts a vibrant nightlife scene.

Q: Can I get married or host events at O'ahu resorts?

A: Absolutely! Many O'ahu resorts offer wedding packages and event spaces, making them ideal venues for your special day or corporate gatherings.

Q: Do O'ahu resorts provide transportation to nearby attractions?

A: While some resorts offer shuttle services, it's best to check with your chosen resort regarding transportation options. Alternatively, you can rent a car or use public transportation to explore the island.

Q: Is it necessary to rent a car while staying at an O'ahu resort?

A: Renting a car is not required but is highly recommended if you plan to explore the island beyond the resort. Public transportation, taxis, and ride-sharing services are also available. Answer

Best Beaches on Oahu

When it comes to a beach paradise, Oahu is up there with the best of them. Some of our favorite beaches:

  1. Waikiki Beach:The name says it all and it is very popular for it's beauty and surf culture.
  2. Sunset Beach: Famous for those huge barrels on the surf movies but becomes calm, safe beach in the summer.
  3. Waimea Bay: Another famous for big surf waves but turns into a snorkeling haven in summer.
  4. Kahana Bay Beach Park: With protection offered by the cliffs that rise out of the water this beach is safe for children.
  5. Kailua Beach: This beach is fronted by a huge grassy park making it ideal for the family
  6. Lanikai Beach: For sunshine in the morning and afternoon shade provided by the nearby mountains.
  7. Oahu Beach: Quieter more romantic beach.

About the Authors

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Avid travelers who love to find a deal, Ricky and April Wright love to share about awesome experiences in amazing places. Ricky worked in resorts for decades which led him to prioritize guest experience combined with great locations. The result is awesome, hand-picked resorts for you to visit. 

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