Honolulu, Waikiki

The spirit of Aloha!

Hearing the name “Hawaii” evokes feelings of luxury and relaxation. But what about this Central Pacific archipelago makes it so magical? For thrill-seekers and resort-stayers alike, Waikiki in Hawaii's "Gathering Place" island Oahu is every traveller's paradise.

Hawaii Honolulu, Waikiki

Beautiful Beaches

Hawaii has some of the most stunning beaches and landscapes in the world, and of those, Waikiki is possibly the most recognisable. The main hotel and resort area ensures that every room is within a short walk from - if not directly on - the beach. Whether you take to the sea by surfboard, catamaran, or an old fashioned swim, the waters will welcome you.

Couples’ Paradise

You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many opportunities to spend alone time with your special someone. Enjoy a couple’s spa massage, try a couple’s surfing lesson in Waikiki, sip cocktails at a resort bar, and indulge at a fine dining restaurant, all among the romantic background of unparalleled coastline. Allow the shining sun to set the tone for a beautiful experience together and relax together on island time.

Family Fun

Oahu is a family holiday dream. The sand, sun, and sea are enough to keep everyone satisfied for days. Children, teens, and adults can all enjoy surf lessons and other beginner water sports. But for more to explore on land, take the kids to the Waikiki Aquarium or Honolulu Zoo for an up-close-and-personal animal experience. Or go inside a real submarine at Pearl Harbor and learn an important part of the island's history.

Adventure

Hawaii is not only the ultimate place to unwind and relax, but it’s also an ideal location for adrenaline junkies. First time visitors can jump into the Hawaiian lifestyle by riding waves or snorkelling. But it only begins there. Get a serious dose of adrenaline by skydiving, challenge your stamina with a guided bike ride through the rainforest, or stay active by hiking, golfing, or riding horseback. So the question is: how will YOU catch your thrill?

About Honolulu, Waikiki

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Language
    English and Hawaiian
    Currency
    US dollar (USD)
    Visa Requirements

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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Participate in a luau - feast on traditional Hawaiian foods and celebrate the beautiful Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions.
    • Hike Leahi (Diamond Head) - the iconic volcanic crater of Leahi offers one of the best panoramic views in all of Hawaii. Hike to the top to get the ultimate view as reward.
    • Watch hula - this beautiful art has been a way for Hawaiians to pass on their history and culture since ancient times. Listen to the beautiful accompanying chants or songs and watch the mesmerising moves.
    • Surf Waikiki - jump on board, literally. First timers will find many opportunities to take lessons and experienced surfers can head to the North Shore of Oahu for serious surf.
    • Visit the Duke Kahanamoku statue - standing proud on Kuhio Beach, this iconic statue memorialises the "father of modern surfing," who spread the sport and spirit of aloha around the world.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Honolulu Zoo - explore 42 acres of mammals, reptiles, birds, and more.
    • Sea Life Park - watch graceful dolphins, seals, seas lions, rays, and fish glide through water, or join them for a special encounter.
    • Dole Plantation - journey through the world's largest maze and hear the stories and legends of old Hawaii.
    • Surf lessons - children, teens, and adults can take to the board for a surf lesson together.

     

     

     

     

  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    Chinese New Year: Chinatown, Honolulu (January)

    Honolulu Festival: Waikiki, Honolulu (March)

    Merrie Monarch Festival: Hilo, Hawaii Island (April)

    Lei Day: Hawaii (May)

    Mele Mei: Honolulu (May)

    Lantern Floating Festival: Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu (May)

    King Kamehameha Day: Hawaii (June)

    Koloa Plantation Days: Koloa (July)

    Prince Lot Hula Festival: Moanalua Gardens, Honolulu (July)

    Ukelele Festival: Waikiki Bandstand, Honolulu (July)

    Kona Slack Key Festival (September)

    Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (October)

    Vans Triple Crown: North Shore, Island of Oʻahu (November – December)

  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Snorkelling Hanauma Bay - visit a different part of Oahu for some of the best snorkelling in Hawaii. Note: this site is closed on Tuesdays.
    • Eat like a local in Kapahulu - just a short walk from the beach lies eatery heaven. Don't skip over the hole-in-the-wall restaurants - these often boast the best of what's around.
    • Spot dolphins at Kaena Point - take a 4.3km hike along striking coastline. Dolphins are often spotted early in the morning.

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