Waikiki, HI

Honolulu
Waikiki featuring landscape views, a sunset and a city

Located on the south shore of Honolulu, this neighborhood is known internationally for its great surfing and beautiful beaches.

A magnet for surfers since well before the Beach Boys sang about it in the 1960s, Waikiki also offers many activities for families, a vibrant nightlife and local culture.

Waikiki Beach is a great place to start your adventures in Waikiki. It is usually crowded, especially in winter when the surf swells, but it is the one beach that comes to mind for most people when they think of Hawaii.

Rent a board and paddle out to the waves, where you’ll very likely find yourself surrounded by surfing pros. There are many excellent surf schools catering for all experience levels, so book in for a few lessons. For an alternative to surfing, try out any of the other water sports on offer, such as snorkeling, parasailing or scuba diving.

Take a short stroll south to Kuhio Beach. This is a golden stretch of sand sheltered by a coastal wall, and home to Kapahulu Pier. The pier is a great place to visit at sunset.

Queens Surf Beach is at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and provides a less frantic, grassier area, perfect for picnicking and gazing out to sea. While in the area, visit the Diamond Head State Monument, a calcite crystal crater that’s a Hawaiian landmark. A trail here takes you through a lit 225-foot (69-meter) tunnel to old military bunkers and a huge navigational lighthouse.

Head up Kalakaua Avenue, which runs behind Waikiki Beach, and into the heart of town. Along here, luxury-brand stores mingle with Waikiki’s high-end hotels, including the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider hotel. Street performers bring the strip to life, and cocktail bars stay open until the early hours of the morning.

Families should take a trip Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, which is home to more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants. To get even closer to the aquatic environment, book onto a submarine tour, which will take you down to the Pacific bed to see wrecked ships and exotic sea creatures.


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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
3 out of 5
1830 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥19,027 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (922 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥32,226 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and 9 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,569 reviews)
"I love the Lagoon and the variety of pool selections. I didn't like waiting for two hours in line to check in."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥35,679 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,802 reviews)
"Best bang for the buck. Be expected to pay about 3K for a week (average) but the location is what you’re paying for. Literally on the beach close to high end shops such as Gucci, LV; etc. shops on the bottom floor. Rooms are spacious with a balcony. Staff was gracious & so nice! Helpful. Literally ..."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥32,584 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,739 reviews)
"The hotel is very good atmosphere and has facilities also."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥32,635 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,346 reviews)
"This hotel is absolutely just beautiful!!! They have everything , yoga , gym, nice pool, staff is wonderful.."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥47,188 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 poolside bars. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,256 reviews)
"Had such a lovely experience at this Hotel. Nice size rooms, daily room service, friendly staff. Awesome views from the ocean front room. Close proximity to stores and food. Would definitely recommend and we will be returning!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Sheraton Waikiki
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