Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Marriott is a place even locals choose for a honeymoon, because of its authentic Hawaiian style and desirable location on the golden sands of Kalapaki Beach. A mile away from Lihue airport (with the sound of jets whooshing above to prove it), the Marriott's 356 rooms are a riot of tropical fabrics. The pool is equally over-the-top—at 26,000 square feet it's one of the biggest in the state of Hawaii. Ask for an ocean view: Nothing beats breakfast on the balcony overlooking the water. Continue enjoying the beach vistas over lunch or sunset cocktails at Marriott's in-house branch of the restaurant chain Duke's Canoe Club.