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An Infinity Pool, Wellness Offerings and Biophilic Design Details Make This Kauaʻi Resort Ideal for a Spring Getaway

Let 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Take You on the Wellness Journey of Your Dreams

After a rainy winter, we could all use a spring reset. We’re not talking about cleaning out the garage or trying out a lighter hair color; we mean treating yourself to a vacation that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated—and there’s no better place for that than the Garden Isle of Hawaii.

The oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, Kauaʻi is known for its lush forests, pristine beaches and dramatic landscapes—making it the perfect place for someone looking to surround themselves with natural beauty. Nestled on Kauaʻi’s North Shore, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay seamlessly combines luxurious accommodations with a commitment to sustainability, creating an idyllic retreat for those seeking some much-needed rejuvenation.

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Ready for the wellness getaway of your dreams? Here are six reasons why you should book your Kauaʻi stay at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay—a stunning coastal retreat perfect for the eco-driven traveler.


Otherworldly Ambiance

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There are so many things to love about 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, but the first and, perhaps, most eye-catching is how the hotel’s gorgeous design pays homage to its tranquil surroundings. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay’s biophilic design, an architectural approach aiming to build a stronger connection between people and nature, can be seen in its natural lighting, open-air atmosphere and landscape elements—all of which foster an environment that enhances well-being.

Not only does 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay seamlessly integrate itself with the natural beauty of Kauaʻi, but guests can also feel an increased connection with nature with the property’s three pools, beach with a scenic reef and one of the best world-class surf spots, lush foliage and luxurious rooms with sweeping bay views. In other words, it’s the perfect place for travelers who want to unwind at their hotel and appreciate the destination to the fullest. 

Traveler’s Tip: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is a dog-friendly hotel, and the property even partners with the Kaua‘i Humane Society. Invite a shelter dog for a sleepover, spend the day hiking through nature and nap under the sun with your new companion!


Diverse Food and Beverage Offerings

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With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and an inventive culinary approach, this Kauaʻi resort features six different restaurants and bars that craft delicious food and beverages while staying true to 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay’s promise to sustainability. Each restaurant venue is certified by Surfrider Foundation, Kauaʻi Chapter as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant.

At 1 Kitchen, guests can indulge in Chef Ron Pietruszka’s menu focusing on sustainable, farm-to-table and sea-to-table cuisine from local purveyors, while visitors on the Welina Terrace can take in spectacular views with delicious drinks. For a health-forward snack or a pick-me-up, head to Neighbors, or order some poolside finger foods and cocktails from The Sandbox. Speaking of poolside, adults can grab a drink and some light bites (think fresh salads, bowls and wraps) at Kai Maika’i’s Terrace next to the Infinity Pool. Some must-try treats include shaved ice from Wai’oli, grilled Kanpachi from 1 Kitchen and the spicy poké bowl from The Sandbox.


Wellness-Minded Amenities and Offerings

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Staying true to 1 Hotel’s philosophy, the Hanalei Bay property was built with a connection to nature and wellness in mind. These values can be seen clearly as soon as you step foot on the grounds, but should you want to immerse yourself even further, we recommend looking into the luxurious program at Within Wellness at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay. From float tanks and meditation pods and oxygen therapy to massages and sound healing, Within Wellness goes beyond the typical hotel fitness center and spa experience with its incredible partners, Bamford Wellness Spa, Anatomy and Vitahealth Precision Wellbeing.

This postcard-worthy Kauaʻi hotel also offers four different Within Wellness Journey packages, all of which are tailored to help you get the most out of your wellness-inspired vacation: Honua | Seek Realignment for those who are curious about enhanced wellness features, Ahi | Awaken Your Inner Self for personal introspection and growth, Wai | Nourish Yourself for a holistic understanding of wellness and Makani | Renew Your Balance for building new and improved wellness habits.


Unique Island Experiences

As tempted as you may be to stay on the grounds of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay (We’d never judge you for that!), the hotel encourages guests to partake in exclusive island experiences, all of which are curated to provide an authentic taste of Kauaʻi’s cultural heritage and natural treasures.

Take a closer look at cacao trees and vanilla plants at the Lydgate Farms Kauaʻi Chocolate Tasting, or explore and discover rare endangered species of native plants found nowhere else in the world at Limahuli Garden & Preserve, National Tropical Botanical Garden (reservations are required to ensure availability). Families will love the enriching Seedlings Aloha Camp—the perfect opportunity for kids to immerse in nature-based learning at one of the best hotels in Kauaʻi for families while parents have a little time to themselves.

Traveler’s Tip: Don’t miss the Kilauea Farmers Market, Princeville Farmers Market and Hanalei Farmers Markets every Saturday morning. It’s the perfect opportunity to shop from local vendors selling goods exclusively grown and crafted in Kauaʻi.


Unforgettable Location

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This Hawaii getaway is undoubtedly aimed at helping you feel your best—and that includes something for adrenaline junkies and those in need of a little retail therapy. Thanks to 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay’s prime location, guests looking to shop and experience the surrounding town will love heading to the Ching Young Village Shopping Center, Historic Kong Lung Market Center, Princeville Shopping Center and ‘Āhuimanu Shopping Center. Adventure-seekers will love the selection of water sport activities at Honoiki Beach and the grounds’ proximity to picturesque hiking trails, heart-racing helicopter tours, the breathtaking Princeville Makai Golf Course and boating excursions out on the sparkling blue water.

Whether you’re casually exploring or you’ve planned an action-packed itinerary full of things to do in Kauaʻi, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will be there to catch you after all your adventures and help you feel rested and ready for the day to come.


Commitment to Consciousness

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Collaborative partnerships, inventive initiatives and thoughtful design come together at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in a way that complements,honors and protects Kauaʻi’s enchanting beauty. Rooted in sustainability, this hotel in Kauaʻi encourages guests to Mālama (to care for) during their stay with enriching opportunities to give back to the island. For a wide range of giveback opportunities, explore Kanu Hawai’i’s Pledge To Our Keiki. Consider participating in the hotel’s ‘1 Less Thing’ program and leave behind lightly worn clothing to be donated to an island charity.

The hotel is LEED certified and has partnered with local businesses like Kauai Juice Co., Kauai Humane Society and the Surfrider Kauaʻi, which underscore its commitment to a greener, more sustainable future. Demonstrating this commitment, this Kauaʻi beach resort features native, air-purifying plants throughout the property, water-efficient faucets, toilets and showers in every room and an Audi E-Tron fleet for environmentally conscious travel.

Beyond the hotel’s promise to the environment, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay also sees a responsibility to create a culture of inclusivity as a shared commitment among human beings. By fostering diverse and equitable representation within its expanding community of team members and partners, this commitment helps honor Kauaʻi’s culture, promoting its prosperity and uplifting its surrounding communities.


1 Hotel Hanalei Bay
5520 Ka Haku Road
Princeville, HI 96722

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.




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