Best 10 Dive Resorts In Hawaii, USA - Updated 2024

John Cedrick
John Cedrick 
Contributing Writer
Updated
| 5 min read

There are numerous epithets that can be used to describe this magnificent group of islands called Hawaii. Due to its nature-blessed landscape, the archipelago is regarded as one of the best destinations year-round. However, the Hawaiian islands is not only limited to its gorgeous tropical beaches, but is also home to one of the best diving spots around. And if you are a diving enthusiast, you’ll easily fall in love with the place. From the numerous scenic dive spots of scuttled ships, atolls, undersea rock formations and numerous sea creatures, Hawaii is certainly a haven for dive enthusiasts. But in order to launch your diving itineraries, you need to book your stay at one of the best dive resorts around. Read on to learn more about the best dive resorts in Hawaii, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to diving spots, equipment, and diver education. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (from USD 703)

Wake up to the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean calling you every morning, coupled with a nice hot coffee to start your morning while relaxing on your own private balcony. You can then explore the resort and enjoy its lush gardens, swimming pools and water park — perfect for the kids. To make your stay even more relaxing, you can check out the resort’s spa, beauty salon and sauna. The resort is also within driving distance at a famous dive spot called Carthaginian II, a ship scuttled to be an artificial reef system where eagle rays, turtles and schools of fish can be found.

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 200 Nohea Kai Drive
22.81 km (14.2 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. Aston Kaanapali Shores (from USD 341)

Located at one of the best shorelines of Kaanapali Beach, Aston Kaanapali Shores features classy rooms equipped with TV with cable channels, media and entertainment setups and private balcony. There is a lot going on at Aston Kaanapali where daily children’s programs are hosted. While your kids play, you can relax at the resort’s Puamana Day Spa which offers unique spa rituals. If that’s not enough, you can enjoy the sauna, hot tub, and fitness center while you’re at it. More importantly, there are numerous famous diving spots within driving distance of Aston Kaanapali such as Honolua Bay, Airport Beach and Makena Landing.

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Aston Kaanapali Shores

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 3445 Honoapiilani Road
25.32 km (15.8 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

3. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (from USD 1033)

Boasting a private beach shoreline where guests can indulge themselves in swimming and getting a tan, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is indeed a vacation-friendly resort. It features all amenities of a typical convenient household for its guest rooms, coupled with other luxuries such as private balconies, full-service spa, restaurants, and bars. Not to mention its five outdoor swimming pools, large waterslide and children’s club which is perfect for family vacations. Famous dive spots near the resort include Honolua Bay, Airport Beach and Makena Landing.

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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2365 Ka'anapali Parkway
23.67 km (14.8 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

4. Kauai Marriott Resort (from USD 508)

Located on an island cove of Kauai, Kauai Marriott Resort is well situated within Kalapaki Bay where guests can go on a swim and play volleyball on its sandy beaches. It features an outdoor pool, full-service spa, and restaurants while guest rooms are equipped with a TV with cable channels and other convenient amenities. You can also indulge yourself in the hot tub, but if you are feeling lazy and lethargic, you can shave off those lazy vibes by having a crack at their fitness center. There’s also live music during Friday and Saturday nights to spice up your night. More importantly, there are numerous dive spots within driving distance located at Anahola Beach, Tunnels Beach and Koloa Landing where you can see the Hawaiian green sea turtles.

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The Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort Lihue This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 3610 Rice Street
321.4 km (199.8 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

5. Ka'anapali Alli (from USD 472)

Located on the gorgeous shorelines of Kaanapali Beach, Ka'anapali Alli is a haven for those who want to live the luxury life on a tropical island. This world-class resort features condominium-style rooms, free Wi-Fi, a fully stocked kitchen and other convenient amenities. You can wake up to the sound of waves at this resort coupled with a breathtaking view of the ocean and tall palm trees in the foreground, there’s no better waking up in the morning at this resort. Diving activities within reasonable distance from the resort include the Carthaginian II, a scuttled ship and Airport Beach.

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Kaanapali Alii This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 50 Nohea Drive
23.67 km (14.8 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

6. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (from USD 1232)

A luxury resort surrounded by well-designed gardens complemented by rivers flowing within, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is luxury exemplified. It boasts a private golf course, numerous restaurants, and relaxing spas. Its upscale rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, private balconies, coffee machines and media and entertainment setups. To further immerse in everything the resort has to offer, stuff your tummy with their upscale seafood cuisine and sushi. And if you feel like doing something, just walk around the resort’s gardens and outdoor swimming pool then you’ll definitely come up with an enjoyable activity because there’s a lot going on at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. More importantly, there are near diving spots within the area. A notable spot is Three Fingers.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1571 Poipu Road
326.32 km (202.8 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

7. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (from USD 1098)

Located adjacent to the only rock formation of Kaanapali Beach, Black Rock, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers a unique view of the ocean where it’s flanked on the right side by rock formations. Immerse yourself with the luxury the resort has to offer by playing tennis on a scenic background, participating on the local culture by hula dancing and if you’re feeling confident, scuba diving lessons. As for other recreational activities, you can spend the day snorkeling at the base of Black Rock and outdoor pools, among others. The resort is also a 10 minute walk from Whaler’s Village where you go shopping and dining.

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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2605 Kaanapali Parkway
24.06 km (15.0 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

8. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (from USD 1089)

One of the most prime resorts of northwestern Maui Island is The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Only a few steps from Honokahua and Oneloa Bay, this resort boasts magnificent beach spots. Featuring one of the most luxurious resorts in Maui Island, The Ritz-Carlton features amenities such as golf courses, modern guest rooms and other recreational facilities such as basketball court and outdoor pool, among others. You’ll never get bored at this resort since various activities are available. You can go surfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, whale watching, snorkeling, and hiking — it’s all there. If you are in need of relaxation, you can check out its high-end spa and prepare to experience locally inspired massage traditions. As for food, there are classy restaurants within the resort that offers premium food.

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The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Drive
27.41 km (17.1 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

9. Mauna Lani Point (from USD 437)

Set on the largest island of the archipelago, Mauna Lani Point is located on a plateau overlooking the vast ocean. Its oceanfront is composed of rock formations and other interesting landscapes. This resort comes with modern rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, large windows specifically designed to let the morning rays come in and large bathrooms. For an additional fee, you can have access to a full-service spa and fitness center. And to spice up your vacation, the resort offers tennis, pilates and swimming lessons.

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Mauna Lani Point

Wifi Available

Address: 68-1050 Mauna Lani Point Drive
115.86 km (72.0 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

10. Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (from USD 525)

Located in the dense urban sprawl of Waikiki Beach, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is located in one of the prime locations of Oahu island which makes it one of the most-visited spots in Hawaii. Its guest rooms are equipped with all the necessities of a luxury home — from a flat-screen TV, media and entertainment setups, en suite bathrooms, among others. As for meals, the beachfront offers breakfast and lunch buffets while serving a la carte for dinners. You can also unwind and recharge at its rooftop Infinity Massage Spa which offers a mesmerizing view of the ocean and a birds-eye-view of the city. From here, you can also further your diving experience by checking out local dive spots at YO-257, a scuttled ship off the coast of Waikiki and USS Nashua, another scuttled ship at Hickham Harbor.

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OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beach Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 2335 Kalakaua Avenue
146.73 km (91.2 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

Once-in-a-lifetime experience in Hawaii

While there are other pristine beaches and islands that host modern resorts, there are few places in the world that can compare to what Hawaii has to offer. You should visit Hawaii once in your life, it’s worth it.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Based in Manila, Philippines, and born and raised there, John Cedrick is a Civil Engineer by profession with a deep-seated passion for writing. He aspires to establish a renowned blog while...Read more

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