This centrally located Marriott hotel wins the most raves for its oceanfront courtyard and pool, offering fire pits, fountains, and a large whirlpool spa, and for its twice-weekly, entertaining oceanfront luau (www.luaumakaiwa.com800/763-0120;$99–$129 adults, $65–$79 ages 4–12). A well-manicured lawn separates the hotel from golden-sand Makaiwa Beach, which is too reefy to do much swimming in, but just the ticket for long walks. Rooms, most of which are just 320 square feet, have lanais with cinnamon wood shutters (to match the dark-veneered, Hawaiian-style decor), and two-thirds have at least partial ocean views. For more space, book a premium oceanfront room (528 sq. ft.). The comprehensive $20 resort fee includes self-parking, Wi-Fi, two cocktails, yoga class, and beach gear.