Waikiki Beach Vacation and Hotel Tips

Written by on May 8, 2008 under Beach Resorts, Featured, Hotel Tips, USA Hotels.

Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous and well known beaches in the world with luxurious hotels, fine restaurants and beach clubs set right on the beach. Waikiki is located in the city of Honolulu with its stunning sunsets and gentle waves, occupies the shoreline between Ala Moana Park and Kapiolani Park on the southeastern Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Waikiki has also grown into a shopping paradise with the main drag, Kalakaua Avenue, which runs parallel to the beach.


Beach ActivitiesSheraton Waikiki beach frontage

Waikiki Beach is also known for its gentle waves which are ideal for beginner surfers. You can rent surfboards and gear on the beach, even take lessons if you have never surfed before. Other activities you can enjoy while on the beach include kayaking, swimming, canoeing and people watching while sunbathing on the beach. You can also take an Outrigger Catamaran Cruise to experience the exhilaration of gliding across Hawaii’s deep blue waters and spectacular views of Diamond Head and Waikiki.



You can experience oceanfront dining with Diamond Head view at several restaurants located right on Waikiki Beach, such as Duke’s Canoe Club, dedicated to legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku, in Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. The other oceanfront dining options at the hotel is Hula Grill Waikiki with antique beach house settings. When the evening sets in, you can enjoy a romantic dinner while you watch the sunset over the beautiful and amazing Pacific Ocean.

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Waikiki Beach Hotels and TipsRoyal Hawaiian Hotel

As you travel along the beach from west to east beginning in Diamond Head, you’ll encounter several first class hotels such as Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Sheraton Waikiki, Outrigger Waikiki, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and several others. These hotels are few of many Waikiki hotels which have direct frontage to Waikiki Beach. Since there are only limited hotels with oceanfront views and direct beach frontage, you have to make sure to pick hotel with this feature if it is one of your hotel criteria. Read the hotel description and check the map to make sure where your hotel exact location is. If your hotel is not on the beachfront and you choose ocean-view room type, be prepared to see blue ocean view between buildings and you will not be able to see white sandy beach at all. These things are to be considered whether the additional price for having ocean view is worthwhile.

Waikiki hotels and retailers have recently invested much money in renovations and adding new facilities such as spa treatment. Some old deteriorated hotels have been refurbished or renovated. It is advised to check whether there is renovation going on your selected hotel or on the other surrounding hotels before making any reservation, if you don’t want to spend a romantic vacation with a dusty under construction building right on your room window. You can find discounts on hotel rooms at different times of the year or several hotel websites offer discount by giving free on the fifth night. This makes a prefect opportunity to check out everything Hawaii will provide you and your family with.

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Hawaii has long been known for a tropical paradise for Americans, with Maui being an excellent example. Hawaii offers several beaches, with Waikiki being one of the best. If you’ve been looking for the ideal place for your beach vacation, you shouldn’t hesitate to go to Waikiki.


Photographs: Tutyana’s private collection .


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