If you find hotels and resorts can be a bit impersonal or too large, maybe a bed and breakfast or b & b place would be more to your liking. However, many of these establishments are small and run by the owner, so finding one could prove to be more difficult.
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I checked the Hawaii bed and breakfast listings and there were quite a few for Oahu, Hawaii island, Maui and Kauai. However when I checked their Lanai and Molokai bed and breakfast listings, they were all for b and b's on the island of Maui!