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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.
When a destination is as bustling as Waikiki, it should come as no surprise that there's a massive range of room and apartment options to select from. You can find 102 Waikiki hotels or other lodgings on Expedia's convenient booking website.
If you want to treat yourself, check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Halekulani or the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, two of the island's more upmarket accommodations. Those looking for cheaper accommodation could try the Marina Tower Waikiki and the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel, two of the island's more competitively priced choices.
Traveling isn't about destinations and chic hotels. It's about the experiences you have and the awesome memories you collect along the way!
Start off your trip to Waikiki by trying one or two of these things to do:
Have a little time on your side? Visit our Waikiki things to do page for a complete list of activities.
Property was fine. There wasnt much to do at the place and everything closed really early. There were only a few bars and they were only open about 4 to 5 hrs a day and late in the day. The rooms had a fridge but no microwave. And its very very crowded there with lots and lots of kids.
Great location!! The restaurant/bar was awesome even though we couldn't get into the restaurant we used the bar. The restaurant was always packed. The rooms were clean. They definitely could use updating but we weren't in our room that much. This hotel has amazing views. From the rooms as well as ...
The resort was in a great location right off of the beach. It had a lot of additional activities that were nice, however, there was an additional $40 per night fee that we were unaware of. However, instructors did not show up to the scheduled classes, the pool bar staff did not greet us or take our ...
We had a very nice stay, I would recommend this hotel. Lines were very long at check-in
The pool / bar area was great to hang out at and food was very good
Loved the location of this property, being right on the beach & in the centre of Waikiki. Our room was a city view room however we still had a great ocean view. Dukes was a great place eat or have a drink but was always crowed due to popularity. Staff were all very friendly. Would definitely stay ...
Had an amazing time at the Trump, my wife and I came to celebrate our anniversary and it was a blast she loved it. We originally booked a deluxe studio, but when we got there the front desk told us we could upgrade to a Deluxe Suite corner room with an ocean view for literally an $50 a night! I’m ...