Starwood Hawaii Twitter Poll – Sunrise vs. Sunset

August 4, 2016

A big mahalo to all of our followers for participating in our second Twitter poll!

This round we asked fans to choose their favorite to watch: sunrise vs. sunset.

With over 75% of the vote, sunset is our winner!


Sunsets are a perfect way to end a day in paradise as you take an evening stroll on the beach, lounge poolside, or relax from the comfort of your lanai.

(And you don’t have to wake up extra early for it!)

We’d like to share some of our favorite user-generated photos from each island as well as the inside scoop on the best spots to view the sunset.


  • Sheraton Kauai’s restaurant, Rum Fire Poipu Beach, features floor-to-ceiling windows and 180 degree views from every seat, providing the perfect place to view the sun as it dives down into the ocean. Dine at Table 53 for one of the best views in the house and give back to the community.


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The Westin Maui pool, calm Pacific Ocean, swaying palm trees, and vivid colors of the sunset all in one photo –everything you expect to find in paradise!

If you’re staying here, we’d recommend dining at Relish Oceanside for a romantic sunset meal served to your oceanfront table.

The restaurant features fresh island fish, mouthwatering steak, and contemporary cuisine with island inspired flavors.

Other locations for sunset viewing:

  • One of the best locations to view the sunset on Maui is at our Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Cliff Dive Grill. Soak in the stunning Ka’anapali sunset and also enjoy the nightly ritual cliff dive ceremony called Lele Kawa. Legend says the last chief of Maui proved his spiritual strength by leaping from the sacred Pu’u Keka’a into the Pacific Ocean.


The way the sunset reflects off of the ocean has us starry eyed every time.

The glassy mirrored look and the soft ripples of the waves are simply breathtaking.

Other locations for sunset viewing:

  • Sheraton Kona’s Rays on the Bay is the only Hawaii Island restaurant built on lava cliffs, offering up close views of the ocean and sunset. Relax in a natural, open-air atmosphere, dine on local cuisine, and kick back to live entertainment from island artists.


We love the range of colors you see during sunset from sky blue to yellow to bright orange. And the best part is that every day brings a different variation of hues.

This shot was taken from the Sheraton Waikiki as the sun sets over the mountains on the west side.

Sheraton Waikiki’s new signature pool bar, Edge of Waikiki, is also a great place to grab one of their “Vint-Edge” cocktails and enjoy the sunset and live entertainment.

Other locations for sunset viewing:

  • The Royal Hawaiian is ideally situated steps away from Waikiki Beach, providing the chance for guests to grab a Mai Tai, head to the beach, and watch the sunset to be a part of this “Only at The Royal” experience.

Witness the magic for yourself and experience a Hawaiian sunset during your vacation to the islands – pictures simply do not do them justice!

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