Holidays in Waikiki Beach

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Waikiki Beach

Come sample the waves and catch some rays on the white sands of the beach most synonymous with surfing and the Aloha spirit.

Once you feel the warm, white sand beneath your feet, see the surfers showcasing their skills in the crashing waves and hear the soft Pacific breeze whispering through the palms, you’ll realise why Waikiki has become the world’s most famous beach. Set against the awe-inspiring beauty of the Diamond Head volcano, Waikiki is the ultimate tropical beach destination.

It’s not just the warm waters and jaw-droppingly beautiful coastline that draw the crowds either; the natural lagoon created by the offshore reef makes it one of the best surfing and swimming spots on the whole of Oahu island. The beach’s history serves to reinforce that claim; it is on Waikiki that local legend and former Olympic champion Duke Kahanamoku perfected his surfing technique before introducing the traditional Polynesian sport around the world. He is immortalised, complete with board, in a statue just off the beach, And if you’ve ever thought about riding the waves yourself, there’s nowhere better to start than here, with dozens of enthusiastic instructors willing to show you the ropes on the beach’s gentle rollers.

This is also the ideal spot for an afternoon of lazing under a palm tree or people-watching on the often-crowded beach. Many visitors come to check out the regular shows, which range from gravity-defying tandem surfing exhibitions to traditional outrigger canoe races. And, as your fun-filled day draws to a close on Waikiki, you can marvel at the beauty of one of the most spectacular sunsets you’re ever likely to see, perfect for a romantic stroll.

The weekend on Waikiki always starts with a bang thanks to the free fireworks display that takes place every Friday night at the western end of the beach. Follow this up with dinner at one of the many restaurants that line the shore or continue the fun into the small hours in one of the area's many bars and clubs.

Waikiki beach has everything you could possibly want for a great day of fun in the sun and has a good reputation for safety. All the same, it’s best not to leave valuables unattended – just in case.

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4662 Cheap Hotels Near Waikiki Beach

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
3.5 out of 5
120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$202 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is steps away from Waikiki Beach, Duke Kahanamoku Statue and International Market Place. Kuhio Beach Park and Royal Hawaiian Center ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,195 reviews)
"So close to the beach"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2021

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$354 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center. Diamond Head and Na Ala Hele Manoa Falls ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,355 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$454 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
This family-friendly Honolulu hotel is located by the ocean, just steps away from Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Waikiki ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,209 reviews)
"This hotel is steps away from shipping malls, restaurants, the stripe where everything is happening. Restaurant is located inside the hotel. Staff was pleasant, covid testing done on-site rapid results. Must stay!"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Sheraton Waikiki
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Top Waikiki Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
3.5 out of 5
120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$202 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$354 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$454 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Sheraton Waikiki
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$399 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$291 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
2330 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$208 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
4 out of 5
2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$348 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
4.5 out of 5
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$506 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$245 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Ala Moana Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.