Swim & Sleep in Waikiki

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So you’ve finally booked your tickets to your dream beach destination Honolulu, Hawaii. The next step – picking the right hotel. Honolulu has no shortfall of beachfront hotels, boutique hotels and iconic hotels that have been around for decades.

We’ve got the lowdown on where to stay at the beachfront neighbourhood and entertainment mecca in Waikiki. If you are travelling with kids, looking for a tranquil sanctuary or seeking something that is uniquely Waikiki, then read on to find the perfect place swim and sleep in Waikiki. And of course, some chic outfit ideas to pack for your trip.

 


 

Moana Surfrider

2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

First opened in 1901, Moana Surfrider is probably one of the oldest hotels in Hawaii. This classic resort hotel set on Waikiki Beach offers a hefty dose historic charm and an old-time feel. The open-air lobby draws you in with its Greek-inspired grandeur – think iconic white columns packed with chandelier-like lighting fixtures, hardwood floors and colonial furniture. It’s like you’ve stepped into Hawaii, 100 years ago.

Rooms boast sweeping views of Waikiki Beach, some even offering private ocean-view balconies. The homey rooms, though petite in size, offer various windows inviting natural light and a hint of the ocean breeze.

After snapping a picture or two of the Pacific Ocean at the patio, make your way to the oceanfront Beach Bar to enjoy Honolulu’s best tropical drinks and casual Hawaii cuisine.

Perfect for:

Family Vacay

Noteworthy Spot:

The iconic banyan tree

Worth getting out for:

The heart of Waikiki Beach

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Halekulani

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

If you are seeking a Zen-like experience in the sunshine state, look no further. Halekulani Hotel is a luxurious oasis of tranquillity in the nexus of the lively Waikiki region. The award-winning hotel, which name translates to the house of heaven, is the epiphany of a luxe stay.

All rooms are in decent sizes but head to the gorgeous suites for the royal treatment. Most suites boast full or partial ocean views and are furnished in seven shades of a white interior palette as well as marble vanities and sleek wooden furniture.

Step outside to take a dip in the alluring oval-shaped freshwater heated pool that has a Cattleya orchid design –made out of 1.2 million glass tiles – on the bottom. All of Halekulani’s restaurants celebrate their own distinct style of cuisines, and all offer stunning views of the sea. Finally, pamper yourselves at the divine SpaHalekulani.

Perfect for:

Luxe Lovers

Noteworthy Spot:

The heated freshwater pool

Worth getting out for:

A stretch of shops and restaurants outside the hotel

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WHAT TO PACK


 

Surfjack Hotel

412 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815

The Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki brings the true soul back to Waikiki. Nestled on Lewers Street, this hotel is reminiscent of the city’s mid-century heydey and celebrates the effervescent creative movement that shapes the city today. Local art motifs and vintage décor at the lobby gives the place a friendly vibe.

The heritage of Waikiki comes to life in all 112 vintage-inspired rooms – thanks to the use of handcrafted wooden furniture and a mid-century aesthetic. The heavy use of brown, turquoise and white colour palettes gives a fresh and homey feel to the room.

Dining and shopping options are also available right at the hotel. Famed local chef Ed Kenney at Mahina & Sun’s offers a progressive-yet-comforting menu that represents Hawaii’s real palate. Olive & Oliver carries contemporary and quintessentially Hawaiian wear for men and women.

A quick look at the pool and you’ll see that the tiles create the phrase, “Wish you were here”. We certainly wish we were there too.

Perfect for:

A laid-back getaway with the gang

Noteworthy Spot:

The view of that pool from any floor, and shopping onsite at Olive & Oliver

Worth getting out for:

The Honolulu Zoo

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Swim & Sleep in Waikiki

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