The beloved second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was partially filmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. For the arena scenes of the Quarter Quell, the film crew took advantage of the jungle habitat and ethereal coast of the North Shore.
For the occasion, hotel search trivago has compiled a list of ten of the top luxury dwellings in the Hawaiian islands. You're likely to ogle over them, with or without Jennifer Lawrence.
Located on the North Shore of Hawaii's third largest island, Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort was the chosen hotel for cast members while filming Catching Fire, during which Katniss, Peeta, and the others battle in the ocean just feet from the resort. The cast and crew were under a tight filming schedule, but hopefully took advantage of the lushly landscaped pool areas, championship golf course, outstanding dining options, and serene wellness spa--or the surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and kite boarding offered onsite.
The Fairmount Kea Lani of Wailea is Hawaii's only all-suite and private villa resort, situated on an impressive 22 acres of tropical Hawaiian landscape. Guests can choose between four restaurants--from a gourmet bakery to the award-winning Ko restaurant, inspired by Hawaii's sugarcane plantation era. The new Willow Stream Spa (opening mid-December) offers ingredients unique to Maui and serene outdoor cabanas..
The Four Seasons Resort Hulalai celebrates Hawaii's Golden Age. Each of the 243 two-story bungalows features native Hawaiian artwork and are nestled in a dramatic landscape of white sand beaches and volcanic black lava. Nearby attractions include the 422-foot Akaka waterfall, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the southernmost point of the U.S.. Guests should not miss the alfresco dining and signature cocktails offered by the three restaurants and two ocean-side lounges.
Nestled in Oahu's picturesque west shore, the JW Marriott Ihilani prides itself in its secluded location and Hawaiian elegance. The resort is connected to four beach coves and white sand lagoons, two pools, a marina, championship golf course and tennis courts with ocean views, and an award-winning spa. All rooms are equipped with 42-inch flat screen LCD televisions and marble bathrooms. A variety of activities are available, including water sports, scuba excursions, dolphin watching, sailing, and fishing.
Kauai is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and is known as the "island of discovery" due to the striking cliffs of the Napali Coast and the vast Waimea Canyon. The Koa Kea is situated on the south shore's world famous Poipu Beach, with breathtaking sunsets, exotic sea life, and colorful native flowers. Spend the day hiking, mountain biking, zip-lining or taking a helicopter tour over the crater of Mount Waialeale.
The Hilton Waikoloa rocks a prime choice on the popular Kohala Coast. Take a dip in one of its three swimming pools or four-acre saltwater lagoon or take part in its "dolphin quest" program, the only interactive dolphin program on the island that allows guests to touch, feed, and swim with these impressive creatures. The Hilton Waikoloa also hosts an unmissable Luau.
Over on the eastern shore of Maui, the isolated town of Hana is the first to greet the rising sun in the morning. Travaasa Hana promises to immerse guests in the real Hawaii, surrounded by grass fields and palm trees above Kaihalulu Bay, renowned for its natural beauty and red sand beach. This unique resort specializes in authentic Hawaiian experiences, from lei making to coconut husking, hula dancing, and throw net fishing. Guests are also encouraged to participate in a 'digital detox' when they arrive.
The St. Regis Princeville is located within a 9,000-acre resort community in Kauai. The focal point of the property is the 5,000-square-foot swimming pool decorated with glass tiles and surrounded by tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. The Anini reef protects the waters of Hanalei Bay, allowing guests to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive. It is also possible to ride horses through the majestic Na Molohama mountain range or kayak the Hanalei River.
Maui is Hawaii's second largest island, famed for its winter migration of humpback whales, Haleakala National Park, and the scenic Hana coastal drive. Travelers can explore ranches, vineyards, and Makawao, the home of the Hawaiian cowboy. Honua Kai Resort & Spa is situated on the famous Kaanapali North Beach, with championship golf courses and world-class shopping just minutes away. Guests can expect stone entryways, fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, and private balconies with ocean views.
Located on the southeast coast of Oahu in the exclusive Kahala district of state capital, Honolulu, The Kalaha is one of Hawaii's most beloved hotels, welcoming presidents, royalty, and celebrities since 1964. It features a private lagoon with resident dolphins, five world-class restaurants, and deep soak bath tubs in all the rooms. The hotel is a short distance from the picturesque Manoa Valley, a rumored filming location for Catching Fire and the set of many scenes in the popular television program, Lost.
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