11 Best Villas in Hawaii

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Hawaii is an awesome destination. The food, the people, the volcanic majesty of the islands, the beaches, the surf spots, and let’s not forget – the hiking. It all adds up to somewhere that should be on your must-visit list at some point in your life.

Hotels in Hawaii can be expensive. Even the hostels aren’t that cheap. The best option if you’re travelling as a group (or if you want a luxury time) in Hawaii is, of course, a villa.

But because finding the perfect place for you can be hard, we’ve come up with this list of the best villas in Hawaii to get your trip off on the right foot.

Quick Answers – The Best Villas in Hawaii

#1 Best Overall Villa in Hawaii – The Waterfall House
#2 Best Villa for Couples in Hawaii – Contemporary Remodeled Ocean View Villa in Kapalua
#3 Best Villa for Honeymoon in Hawaii – Scandinavian Chalet, Maui, Hawaii
#4 Best Budget Friendly Villa in Hawaii – Brand New Waikiki-Diamond Head MLS Favorite
#5 Best Villa for a Wedding in Hawaii – Kapehu Falls. Stunning 20-acre ocean view estate
#6 Best Villa in Hawaii Near the Beach – Great Oceanfront SPA/AC next 2 beach best value
#7 Best Villa in Hawaii for Kids and Families – Villa Paraiso Huge Pool & Hot Tub, Ocean View
#8 Best Villa in Hawaii for a Large Group – Luxury stunning ocean view private pool/spa/AC
#9 Best Villa in Hawaii with a View – Lava Flow House Large Pool Ocean View Kehena Beach
#10 Best Villa in Hawaii with Private Pool – Magic Sand Oceanfront beach house Pool/SPA/AC
#11 Best Villa in Hawaii with Sea View – Oceanfront Retreat with Private Pool in Paradise

#1 – The Waterfall House

Best Overall Villa in Hawaii

  • $$$$
  • Situated on Maui
  • Grand piano, incredible views, multiple decks
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Where do we start with this amazing villa in Maui? It consists of six connected octagonal buildings held up by vine covered pillars; there are marble floors and bright, airy spaces; there’s a large patio and pool area with a hot tub and multiple decks with incredible views.

From here you can see a Hanehoi Falls (hence the name of this top villa in Hawaii), just over 100 metres away; you can see the peaks of dormant volcano Haleakala; and you can, of course, see the ocean. This is a mindblowing place to stay.

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#2 – Contemporary Remodeled Ocean View Villa in Kapalua

Best Villa for Couples in Hawaii

  • $$$
  • Set near Lahaina, West Maui
  • Manicured gardens, contemporary spaces, ocean views
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This top villa in Hawaii for couples feels equally homely and luxurious for a romantic retreat. One of the best things is being able to sit out, with the manicured lawn in front of you, admiring breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Not bad for a breakfast spot.

The perfect place to get away from more touristed areas of the islands, you can even walk from this elegant villa to the beach, and the coastal footpath is easily reachable from here, too. Sunrises as well as sunsets can be enjoyed from this prime location.

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#3 – Scandinavian Chalet, Maui, Hawaii

Best Villa for Honeymoon in Hawaii

  • $$$
  • Located in Haiku on Maui
  • Surrounded by tropical gardens, wood interiors, Jacuzzi
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

From the moment you arrive at this place, through a literal tunnel of trees, you will feel relaxed and ready for your honeymoon at this slice of paradise. This wooden chalet is beautifully made, a perfect place for a romantic atmosphere, and is easily the best villa for honeymooners in Hawaii.

Here you can sit out on the deck and relax with views of the garden, watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail, and stargaze at night. There’s the facilities to have yourself a BBQ here, but most of all it’s a relaxing spot to get away from it all. Lots of privacy, too.

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#4 – Brand New Waikiki-Diamond Head MLS Favorite

Best Budget Friendly Villa in Hawaii

  • $
  • Honolulu; 13 minutes to Waikiki Beach
  • Amazing location, air conditioning, rainfall shower
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This budget friendly villa in Hawaii has an absolutely amazing location. It’s just steps to Waikiki Beach, as well as the infamous Diamond Head trail, but far enough away that you’ll feel relatively secluded away from all the tourist action of town.

This is a modern, compact space with a large queen sized bed with laundry, and there are plenty of local eateries just on the doorstep. Most of all though, and especially for the location, this top villa in Hawaii is all about its incredible location.

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#5 – Kapehu Falls. Stunning 20-acre ocean view estate

Best Villa for a Wedding in Hawaii

  • $$$
  • Located in Hilo on the Big Island
  • 30 acre estate, beautiful historic plantation house, hot tub
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This villa in Hawaii is the ideal location for a wedding. There’s so much character in this historic house that you’ll almost feel like you’re in a dream. But what makes it the perfect spot for a wedding is the fact that it has sprawling grounds, complete with its own natural waterfall and fruit orchard.

It’s the perfect spot for everything from stargazing to celebrating your big day. Get married on the lawn, dance the night away, and get ready to spend an amazing few days with your nearest and dearest family and friends. An absolutely beautiful place to stay.

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#6 – Great Oceanfront SPA/AC next 2 beach best value

Best Villa in Hawaii Near the Beach

  • $$$$
  • Set in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island
  • Oceanfront location, you can spot dolphins from here, outdoor terrace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With high ceilings and plenty of room to spread around, this waterfront property has some incredible views and is definitely the best villa in Hawaii near the beach. You can quite literally go snorkelling right in the backyard – and when you’re back on dry land, you can spot dolphins and sea turtles.

The sunsets here are pretty special, too. So if you’re a fan of waterfront living, then you will love being so close to the beach, being able to BBQ on the deck with the sound of the surf breaking… It’s a beautiful spot.

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#7 – Villa Paraiso Huge Pool & Hot Tub, Ocean View

Best Villa in Hawaii for Kids and Families

  • $$$
  • Situated in Keaau on the Big Island
  • Huge grounds, large outdoor pool, ocean views
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Ideal for families, this huge villa in Hawaii is safe, secure (being a completely walled property) and is set in a quiet neighbourhood. There is plenty of room for your whole family to have fun here, complete with a billiards room, a huge chef-quality kitchen and spacious bedrooms.

You can relax as your kids splash around in the saltwater swimming pool, go for a dip yourself, cook up a storm in the kitchen – complete with granite countertops – and there are even quiet hours between 9pm and 8am (good to get those children to bed).

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#8 – Luxury stunning ocean view private pool/spa/AC

Best Villa in Hawaii for a large group

  • $$$$
  • Right in central Kailua-Kona, Big Island
  • Two dens, (huge) private pool and spa, unobstructed ocean views
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Get your family or gang of friends together and book out this sizeable villa in Hawaii for a large group – you won’t be lacking for space, that’s for sure. With 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and space enough to sleeping upwards of 16 guests, everyone will have enough room for spreading out here.

Let the kids play in the pool, relax over a long lunch on the outdoor terrace, and enjoy evening drinks as the sun sets. It’s great. As a bonus, this Hawaiian villa is located just a mere mile from Magic Sands Beach and Kahalu’u Beach Park.

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#9 – Lava Flow House Large Pool Ocean View Kehena Beach

Best Villa in Hawaii with a View

  • $$$$
  • Set in the neighbourhood of Puna Beach Palisades, Pahoa, Big Island
  • Large pool, cutting edge design, incredible landscape
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This is the best villa in Hawaii with a view – but it’s not the sort of view you might be imagining. Dramatic hillsides? No. Ocean vistas? Not quite. Stark yet lush volcanic landscape from a 1955 lava flow? That’s more like it.

If you’re into style, design, and perhaps even geology, then you will love this unique villa in Hawaii. Not only do you get a view of this pristine state reserve in an unspoiled, untouristed area, but you get to stay in a very cool house: it’s been featured on the front page of the New York Times, amongst other glossy publications. Wild.

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#10 – Magic Sand Oceanfront beach house Pool/SPA/AC

Best Villa in Hawaii with Private Pool

  • $$$$
  • Kailua-Kona, Big Island
  • Magic Sand Beach right nearby, amazing outdoor pool, incredible sunsets
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This Hawaiian villa is all about being oceanfront – and you’ll have to pay for the privilege, but it’s worth it. Every single bedroom in this place has an ocean view, not to mention the views from the outdoor terrace, which also features a stylish and sizeable swimming pool.

Fans of surfing will love the fact that famous surf break Lyman’s Surf Point is just off the coast. If you’re not into surfing, however, White Sand Beach Park is just 500 metres away. Basically, aside from how nice this villa actually is, it’s all about location at this spot.

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#11 – Oceanfront Retreat with Private Pool in Paradise

Best Villa in Hawaii with Sea View

  • $$$$($!)
  • On the north shore of Maui in Paia
  • Two buildings, large pool, sublime outdoor patio with grill
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Charming rustic touches make this high-end villa in Hawaii and cosy, calm place to base yourself on your trip to this tropical paradise. Not only is the design very cool at this place, but you’ll get to wake up and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing just metres from the villa.

With its 180 degree ocean views, and a location that’s yards away from world class surf spots and beaches, as well as just a stone’s throw from the shops, galleries and cafes of Paia town itself, you may just have found yourself your new favourite place in the world.

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FAQ’s

Where are the best villas in Hawaii?

The truth is, depending on what you want out of your Hawaiian getaway, the best villa for you could be almost anywhere on one of Hawaii's main islands. However, where your villa most likely won't be is in the middle of Honolulu - although you may find a few choice villas for you on the outskirts. The top villas in Hawaii are more likely to be found in coastal locations elsewhere on the Big Island, or set in hillside locations - or even, uniquely, in old lava flows. Maui is also a great place to find some luxurious villas in Hawaii.

How much are vacation villas in Hawaii?

Prices can vary when it comes to top villas in Hawaii, but for the most part you won't be able to stay in a big villa anywhere on any of the islands for under $200 a night. That's unlikely. Like most things in Hawaii, accommodation comes at quite a high price; the most expensive being more like $2,000 a night! However, when you consider the fact that you will most likely be renting a whole villa, with numerous bedrooms, if you split the cost with a large group, it becomes pretty affordable. And you can't put a price on those amazing properties.

How can I book a villa in Hawaii?

Hawaii is a popular tourist destination. There are a lot of options for accommodation, but if you don't feel like staying with a whole load of other tourists, and instead feel like experiencing the island from a more local (and luxurious) viewpoint, then looking for accommodation on Airbnb is the best way to go. This site has a plethora of self catering, private accommodation, from budget villas to high-end villas in Hawaii, that you will be able to find somewhere out of the way - perfect to beat the crowds, feel like you have the island to yourself and have an unforgettable time.

Conclusion

There are some truly stunning properties that you can stay in when you’re on any one of the islands that makes up Hawaii – so stunning, in fact, that you may never, ever want to leave once you’ve spent a few days in paradise-like surroundings.

Nevertheless, even though we’ve included some amazing places on our list, you may still be finding it tricky to make a choice.

With so many awesome spots, we don’t blame you. So we would instead recommend booking yourself a trip of a lifetime at our choice for the best villa in Hawaii, The Waterfall House – trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

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