Finding “Chairadise” in Hawaii

As I sift through the thousands of Hawaii photos we have in our collection, some tend to catch my eye more than others. I’ll often pause and begin day dreaming when I see a photo where I can picture myself sitting in the scene. I like to call that finding chairadise. Get it? Chairadise is discovering a chair with a front row view of Hawaii’s paradise – a chair that beckons you to sit and enjoy.

I want to share some chairadise photos from our many visits to Hawaii. We’ll begin on the island of Lana’I at Hulopoe Beach by the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay.

Beach umbrellas and chairs for Four Seasons Resort guests at Hulopoe Beach

While exploring the grounds of the Aulani Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu, these two loungers with a view of the lagoon caught my attention.


One of our favorite places for lunch on Maui is The Beach House Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua with beach side tables at DT Fleming Beach.

Lunch table at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Beach House Restaurant

On our recent visit to Maui at the Travaasa Hana resort, this colorful, garden pool looked very photogenic.

Garden pool at Travaasa Hana

One of the Hawaii vacation splurges we recommend is a private dining experience. With views like the one we had at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele, you can see why we like it.

Private Ocean Hale dining

We took this next photo just before a lovely ocean-side wedding at Sheraton Kauai Resort.

An Ocean Front Wedding at Sheraton Kauai

With the excellent view we had from our room at JW Marriott Ihilani, we had to get room service for breakfast to enjoy the scenery.

Room service at JW Marriott Ihilani

On our last Big Island visit, we stayed in a fantastic vacation condo at Hali’I Kai in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The ocean-side pool was beautifully designed and landscaped. As you can see, these leaf-shaped loungers in the pool were very inviting.

Chairs in Pool

We don’t miss a visit to Lanai without having lunch at The Challenge at Manele Clubhouse. We tend to linger here as long as we can just to soak in the million-dollar views.

A table with a view

On our first Kauai trip, we rented a condo at Pu’u Poa in Princeville. This fourth-floor condo had a  wonderful oceanview sitting area.

Princeville Condo

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos of chairadise by picturing yourself in these chairs with a view.

  1. love them all! I could see myself in any one of them being perfectly happy! I wouldn’t even need a book. Maybe a cup of Kona coffee and that is it!

  2. Whoowhee, my friend — I suddenly feel like takin’ a load off…and sitting down. 🙂 Any chance you recall the contact info for that spectacular condo with the ocean-view sitting room?

    1. Oh Melanie — that condo was beautifully decorated and well appointed. They even had a telescope for stargazing. In addition to that ocean view sitting room, they also had a spacious lanai where we’d enjoy cinnamon rolls and Kona coffee for breakfast. See photo:

      The unit was Puu Poa 409. We were the very first vacation renters from the owners exactly 8 years ago. I’ve lost the email of the owners but I googled “Puu Poa 409” and looks like there’s professional management companies that manage the rental. Here’s the flipkey link to the unit:

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