This plantation-style hotel recently came under the management of Aqua Hotels and Resorts and was given a $14 million renovation that upgraded the amenities to provide a relaxing, upscale experience. The rooms are extremely comfortable, with a casual tropical theme, and the oceanfront grounds are beautifully landscaped. The sand-bottom pool with 12-foot waterfall is a highlight, as is the torch-lighting ceremony. The Naupaka Terrace restaurant is good, and there's a South Pacific Dinner Show in the banquet rooms on Wednesdays. The beach fronts a rocky ocean but it's perfect for a long stroll. It's an excellent choice for those seeking a convenient location, as it's near the airport, without the noise.