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Ala Moana Beach Park
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Ala Moana Beach Park featuring modern architecture, tropical scenes and skyline

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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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥18,533 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Ala Moana, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,266 reviews)
"Friendly"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Ala Moana Hotel
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥31,253 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i and Waikiki Beach Walk. Royal Hawaiian Center and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,302 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥43,754 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
This family-friendly Honolulu hotel is located by the ocean, steps from Royal-Moana Beach, Waikiki Beach, and Royal Hawaiian Center. International Market Place ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,170 reviews)
"Everything perfect 👍"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Sheraton Waikiki
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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
3 out of 5
1830 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥15,845 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥18,533 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥31,253 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥43,754 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥38,929 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
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Prince Waikiki
Prince Waikiki
4.5 out of 5
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥32,788 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
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Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥42,247 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2058 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥18,239 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
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'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥40,366 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
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