Amid lush tropical gardens and overlooking the pristine Hanalei Bay, 1 Hotel offers a truly rejuvenating escape.
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On my honeymoon twenty-two years ago, I woke up on Kaua‘i’s breathtaking North Shore to the gentle sound of waves crashing against the shore and the warm sun filtering through the window. Today, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay brings this serene setting to the next level with enhanced wellness experiences like no other.
As I step into the resort, I’m greeted by a sense of calm and tranquility that flows through every area of the property. The newly renovated hotel seamlessly blends luxury and sustainability, providing guests an eco-friendly retreat without compromising comfort. The architecture and design of the hotel pay homage to the natural surroundings, incorporating organic materials, earth-toned color schemes, and panoramic windows that offer breathtaking views of the bay.
Each guest room and suite at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay boasts panoramic views of the bay. PHOTO BY AVABLU PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, the flagship property of 1 Hotels and Resorts, features 252 rooms and suites—all with views of the bay. For those seeking a pure wellness sanctuary, the Within Collection, a hotel-whithin-hotel elevated experience, offers 22 rooms and specialty suites featuring wellness amenities like the Eight Sleep Pod3 Pro and an infrared Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy mat.
Central to the hotel experience is it’s Bamford Wellness Spa and Anatomy fitness studio. All guests can indulge in holistic treatments with on-site wellness experts including medical doctors, nutritionists and meditation guides. From rejuvenating massages to revitalizing facials, the spa offers many options to pamper and restore your body, like infrared sauna sessions that lead to radiant skin. In addition to the spa, the hotel provides a variety of wellness amenities for guests to unwind, like a Crystal Healing guided session tapping into spiritual wellness. Dive into the infinity adult pool—one of the three oceanfront pools—and feel the stress melt away as you soak in the soothing waters. Take a yoga class on the beach, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Kaua‘i. Enjoy the panoramic views of Hanalei Bay while relaxing beachside under a private cabana outfitted with a plush daybed and two outside cushioned loungers just steps from Pu‘u Poa Beach. And, explore the island using 1 Hotel’s Audi e-tron.
Savor the island flavors with modern Japanese plates at the Welina Terrace. PHOTO BY AVABLU PHOTOGRAPHY
During my stay, I also indulge in healthy and nourishing dishes that support the wellness journey while savoring the unique flavors of the island. 1 Kitchen, it’s signature restaurant, offers plant-forward, hyper-local and sustainably sourced ingredients from Kaua‘i and surrounding waters. An expansive farm-to-table breakfast buffet awaits, and for dinner, choose from its evolving wine list that highlights organic and biodynamic vineyards or local rum and spirits. Catch a sunset view while dining at Welina Terrace and enjoy modern Japanese plates by chef Misao Masuda, including Nagri, sashimi and a tabletop hibachi with more than 26 sakes and Japanese whiskies to choose from. This lively eatery is the perfect place to wind down with a nightly Hawaiian show and live music.
Refreshed and revived, I leave with lasting memories once again from this unforgettable setting on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. A hui hou kākou (until we meet again)! 1hotels.com/hanalei-bay
A relaxing cabana at the infinity adult pool awaits. PHOTO BY AVABLU PHOTOGRAPHY