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Waikiki is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world and one of the most popular beaches in Hawai’i. The Beach Boys sang about the idyllic swells here in the 1960s, but long before then, and ever since, thousands have flocked here each year to enjoy the surfing culture, lively nightlife, family activities and the waves and white sand. Winter is the busiest time in Waikiki because the swells are biggest, but it’s a great time to come and watch professional surfers show off their talents.
Hire a surfboard and join the pros waiting to catch a wave at the back of the swells. If you’re a beginner or want to touch up on your skills, book lessons through one of the many surf schools. You can also go scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing.
Head further south and you’ll come to Diamond Head. Stop at Queens Surf Beach for a picnic on the grass and then continue on to the Diamond Head State Monument. This huge crater encompasses 192 hectares (475 acres) of hiking trails, military history and incredible ocean views. Take the trail through a 69-metre (225-foot) tunnel to a lighthouse and wartime bunkers.
Nearby Kuhio Beach is more sheltered than Waikiki. Stroll to the end of the Kapahulu Pier and watch the sun set over the sparkling water and golden sands.
Waikiki town has accommodation, restaurants and shops to suit every budget. Kalakaua Avenue is the main strip where you’ll find luxury boutiques and plush hotels. Look for the distinctive pink façade of the Royal Hawaiian hotel and the elegant Moana Surfrider resort. Sip cocktails in bars and be entertained by street performers.
There is an array of activities for families. Spend a day at the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, where you’ll find more than 500 species of animals. Book a submarine tour in the Pacific Ocean to see more marine life in its natural environment.
Waikiki lies just south of central Honolulu. Several parking lots nearby charge a small fee by the hour or for a full day.
Considering all of the problems that the COVID posed, the staff and the hotel were excellent!
Hospitality was tremendously exceptional. Thanks alot from the depths of my heart. Blessings to you
Super clean and right at the beach. Soundproof windows
Old style Hawaiian Hotel, with a great location In Waikiki. You can walk everywhere in Waikiki. Don’t bring a car. They have only a few $35/ 24 hrs parking places. Take Uber or cab from airport and you can rent a car in Waikiki by the day, if you want to drive around that beautiful island. There ...
It was awesome as usual, CLEAN and COMFY. Definently will be staying their in the near future. Thanks for the extra pillows and blankets for the keiki's, the staff rocks, just need fix the elevator, lol