Hawaii is currently experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom. If you do not believe it, you can just try to book a late summer vacation or an autumn vacation. Or maybe you have Christmas and New Year on the islands in mind? Good luck.
“Demand is through the roof,” says John Di Rienzo, Marketing Director for Exotic Estates, which offers luxury homes and villas throughout the Hawaiian Islands as well as in Mexico and the Caribbean. “I believe vacation rentals are at the highest occupancy rate ever in Hawaii.”
This despite the fact that the pandemic has not disappeared. The current state of Covid-19 rules in the state is that from July 8, 2021, individuals who are fully vaccinated in the United States or its territories can enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-test / quarantine testing starting on the 15th. day after the end of their vaccination. All other travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner before leaving as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine.
The smart strategy, says Di Rienzo, is that “people have to book quite far to get the housing they want. Even the spring break, 2022, is about to be filled up. ”
Far out in this case really means looking to the summer of 2022 to get the best accessibility of the leading villas on the islands. That means spacious luxury properties with dramatic ocean views, proximity to beaches and true privacy. These homes are mostly connections that are perfect for small families or small groups of friends. Here are three homes to consider for the ultimate island trip next year.
Anini Vista Drive, Kauai
Priced at six guests, Anini Vista Drive on Garden Island Kauai gives a new meaning to the term “over the top”. This 7,000 square foot villa is located near the north coast of the island and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It also has a home cinema and a professional kitchen. The ocean views and proximity to Anini Beach are incredible perks. But what makes it spectacular is that it has a sculpted 84-foot salt-water-lagoon-style pool and spa, essentially a hotel-style water park with a waterfall. Price from $ 3,600 to $ 6,500 per. Night.
Pauoa Ocean Front Villa, Hawaii
Pauoa Ocean Front Villa is located in Mauna Lani on the large island of Hawaii. The villa with four bedrooms and four baths can accommodate up to 10 guests in a living area of 5,000 square meters. The house’s indoor space connects to a large covered lanai, with an infinity pool. The lanai also has an outdoor kitchen, refrigerator and grill, for dining by the pool. The Mauna Lani community has long been the gold standard here, and as guests of the villa you have access to the exclusive Pauoa Beach Club, which is members only, with its fitness rooms, saunas, pools and massage rooms. Fairmont Orchid Beach is a short walk away. Prices from $ 3,500 to $ 9,000 per. Night.
Makena House, Maui
On the southwest shore of Maui, Makena is an area known for its unspoilt beaches and for a handful of estates that are among the most exclusive on the island. Among them is Hale Makena, which overlooks Makena Bay and Kaho’olawe Island. Makena’s classic beaches are five minutes by car or 20 minutes walk. Assuming you want to leave the 5,000 square foot property, that is. There are four bedrooms, three of them en-suite, and the two suites on the upper level have private lanais. The home has a chef’s kitchen, pool and hot tub. The lanai has a covered tiki bar and grill. Not to mention some of the most dramatic island and ocean views on Maui. Prices from $ 4,700 to $ 12,000 per. Night.