The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu

Big Island, HI

Ranking: 95.4

A perfect example of a resort designed to fit into its surroundings, this ultra-tropical property sits between sea and a new golf course. Every room has a private lanai (ground floor units include outdoor showers), and there’s even an onsite Hawaiian Cultural Center. Of seven water features, one is an Olympic-size, heated pool, another a 1.8 million gallon aquarium filled with 3,000 tropical fish, and another an enormous wading pool carved directly out of the oceanfront lava rock—just in case you ever tire of the Pacific itself!

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