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Ala Moana Beach Park

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand at one of Hawaii’s best swimming and surfing spots, a popular nature escape within easy reach of downtown Honolulu.

Escape the city and enjoy a break, or activities, in the 100 acres (40 hectares) of Ala Moana Beach Park. Dip into the Pacific Ocean to cool off or sit beneath the shade of a tree with a picnic.

If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach, then the sands at Ala Moana are perfect for you. Almost always quieter than Waikiki, the half-mile (800-meter) long beach is also one of the safest places to swim on the island. The offshore reef creates calm waters in almost all weather conditions. The most popular area for families is at the eastern end of the beach, with the soft, sandy bottom offering a safe place for children to splash around.

Active people will be in good company here, as this is where Hawaii residents come to get fit in the outdoors. Balance on the waters during a stand-up paddle boarding session, enjoy a game of tennis, or get a sweat up with a serious workout or jog. There’s no charge to use the exercise equipment in the park. Go in-line skating or swim laps in the deepwater channel along the beach. Offshore, you can surf some of the best waves on Oahu’s south coast, while on calmer days you can scuba dive or snorkel, and explore the coral reefs.

If you prefer to relax, then settle down in the park for a few hours. Vast grassy areas, large banyan trees for shade, and ponds with freshwater turtles make this oasis-like spot a perfect place to enjoy a picnic.

At the eastern end of the park is the Magic Island area, where cultural events and performances often take place. Every year in May, the Lantern Floating festival mesmerizes the crowds, and on July 4 spectacular fireworks mark Independence Day.

While there are a large number of parking spots, they do tend to fill up quickly at weekends and during the high season. Get there early or take the bus to Ala Moana Beach Park. A regular service runs from downtown Honolulu to Ala Moana.


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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort ¥16,488
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Prince Waikiki ¥29,041
    Prince Waikiki

    Prince Waikiki

    100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Waikiki, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Duke Kahanamoku Beach. Magic Island and Hawaii Convention Center are also within 15 minutes.

      Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort ¥24,878
      Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

      Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

      2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, just steps from Royal-Moana Beach, International Market Place, and Waikiki Beach. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within 10 minutes.

        Ala Moana Hotel ¥13,428
        Ala Moana Hotel

        Ala Moana Hotel

        410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Ala Moana, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach ¥29,884
          'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

          'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

          2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district, steps from Kuhio Beach Park and Duke Kahanamoku Statue. International Market Place and Honolulu Zoo are also within 10 minutes.

            The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts ¥13,170
            The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

            The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

            1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Waikiki, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Hilton Waikiki Beach ¥15,837
              Hilton Waikiki Beach

              Hilton Waikiki Beach

              2500 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Waikiki, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu Zoo. Royal Hawaiian Center and Ala Wai Golf Course are also within 15 minutes.

                Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach ¥14,073
                Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

                Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

                175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Waikiki, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Diamond Head.