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Holidays in Waikiki

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Waikiki Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Waikiki hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Waikiki trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

2021 Waikiki holiday deals

Bamboo Waikiki Hotel
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
Regency on Beachwalk Waikiki by Outrigger
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
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Top hotels in Waikiki

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$239 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,020 reviews)

"Everything is very clean, the bathroom is clean, the bed is comfortable, we chose the balcony that allows you to see the beach, 2 blocks from Waikiki beach near restaurants and below the hotel is dominos, one block is the public transport stop 30 min from the airport. I hope to return one day after ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites
Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites
3 out of 5
2280 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$93 per night from 7 Nov. to 8 Nov.
3.1/5 (1,497 reviews)

"The staff is very friendly and helpful and it's inexpensive."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2020

Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$433 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,132 reviews)

"Hospitality was tremendously exceptional. Thanks alot from the depths of my heart. Blessings to you"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
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.

Top activities in Waikiki

Catamaran Sunset Cruise
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Catamaran Sunset Cruise

AU$76
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Pearl Harbor, Arizona, Missouri and Punchbowl Tour
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Pearl Harbor, Arizona, Missouri and Punchbowl Tour

AU$150
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Original North Shore Tour - Snorkel, Waterfall, Paddle
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Original North Shore Tour - Snorkel, Waterfall, Paddle

AU$179
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Waikiki

This is one of the best-known beaches in Hawai’i thanks to its impeccable surf conditions and fun beach culture.

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.