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Waikiki Beach offers surf, Spam and submersibles galore

Waikiki is a vibrant, ever-changing beachfront neighborhood in Honolulu. It's also one of the world's top vacation destinations . Its sprawling resorts are as famous as its beaches. Incidentally, the elegant Moana Surfrider, the first of the Waikiki Beach hotels, opened in 1901.

Location and features

Waikiki is situated on the southern edge of eastern Oahu. Kalakaua Avenue is Waikiki's main drag, and it's abuzz day and night with shoppers, diners and pleasure-seekers of all types. While the volcanic cone Diamond Head isn't technically part of Waikiki, its vivid and majestic presence looms over the entire district.

What's more, Pearl Harbor, Chinatown and Ala Moana Center—the latter is Hawaii's biggest mall—are all just 30 minutes from Waikiki by car, if not closer.

Things to see

Waikiki Aquarium

The University of Hawaii operates the Waikiki Aquarium, which is across the street from Kapiolani Park. More than 3,000 creatures reside there, including an extremely hard-to-find peppermint angelfish, some playful monk seals and a group of fearsome sharks.

Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo is a 24-acre wildlife preserve with elephants, monkeys, birds and other animals from across the globe. Its gardens boast some of the most beautiful Polynesian flowers in existence. On Saturdays, this zoo offers guided walking tours at twilight; these expeditions are visually stunning and highly enlightening.

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii might be modest in size, but it is sweeping in its subject matter. Its halls are housed inside a military outpost that was built in 1909, and they feature native weapons from hundreds of years ago, as well as more recent tools for fighting. Also on display are uniforms, posters, photographs and vehicles. Admission to this museum is free.

Atlantis Submarines

When you board an Atlantis submersible, you dive approximately 100 feet below the waves. Tour guides will identify the marine life that you encounter, and if you're really lucky, you could see a whale. You'll also get excellent views of coral reefs and shipwrecks throughout the journey.

Beaches

Of course, a person can't list Waikiki's primary attractions without mentioning its major beaches: Kahanamoku, Gray's, Kuhio, Sans Souci, Kapiolani and the hugely popular Royal Hawaiian. Nowhere on Earth can you find superior conditions for swimming and water sports.

Yearly events of note

Spam Jam

Held every May, the Waikiki Spam Jam is a festival that celebrates the canned meat with which many Hawaiians have fallen in love. Booths line Kalakaua Avenue so that more than 24,000 people may sample countless Spam dishes. Spam merchandise is readily available. In addition, many volunteers are on hand to collect donations for the Hawaii Food Bank.

Duke's OceanFest

August brings Duke's OceanFest to the shores of Waikiki. This multi-day event is named after Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic great, actor, legend of surfing and local sheriff. It features a series of athletic contests, including swimming, volleyball, stand-up paddling and surfing competitions. Duke's noble spirit still thrives.

Waikiki Ho'olaule'a

The Waikiki Ho'olaule'a is a 12-block-long street party that rages each September on Kalakaua Avenue. Thousands of people attend this free event, and it showcases hula dancers, Hawaiian musicians, island arts and craft and irresistible area food. And naturally, leis are everywhere.

Climate information

Temperatures

The Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by tropical waters that help keep the weather pleasant and consistent all year long. In fact, Waikiki's coldest month is January, a time when the average low temperature is 66 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter what month it is, you can expect Waikiki's high temperatures to range from 80 to 90 degrees and its low temperatures to be somewhere between 66 and 75.

Precipitation

January, February, October, November and December are comparatively rainy in Waikiki. During each of those months, the average rainfall exceeds 2.1 inches. By contrast, May through September is a particularly sunny period; the average monthly precipitation during that time is less than an inch. Further, tropical storms are rare in the region, but if they do occur, they'll probably take place in August or September.

Recently booked Waikiki Beach hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Beach
43 minutes ago 4 stars $235
Aqua Waikiki Wave
Waikiki Beach
45 minutes ago 3 stars $109
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Waikiki Beach
1 hour ago 4 stars $186
Ala Moana Hotel
Waikiki Beach
3 hours ago 4 stars $158
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Beach
4 hours ago 4 stars $179
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
Waikiki Beach
4 hours ago 3 stars $95
Pacific Beach Hotel
Waikiki Beach
4 hours ago 3 stars $128
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Waikiki Beach
5 hours ago 3 stars $99
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
5 hours ago 3 stars $170
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Waikiki Beach
5 hours ago 4 stars $168

Recently Rated Waikiki Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Aqua Waikiki Pearl
Waikiki Beach
3.3 / 5
157 reviews
3 stars $89
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Beach
4.2 / 5
847 reviews
4 stars $179
Aqua Waikiki Wave
Waikiki Beach
3.5 / 5
335 reviews
3 stars $109
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Waikiki Beach
4.2 / 5
228 reviews
4 stars $186
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
Waikiki Beach
3.4 / 5
389 reviews
3 stars $95
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Waikiki Beach
3.6 / 5
418 reviews
3 stars $155
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach
4.1 / 5
683 reviews
4 stars $179
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa
Waikiki Beach
4.3 / 5
286 reviews
4 stars $299
Pacific Beach Hotel
Waikiki Beach
3.8 / 5
462 reviews
3 stars $128
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Beach
4.4 / 5
335 reviews
4 stars $235

Featured Waikiki Beach Hotels

From $128

1 Pacific Beach Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 462 reviews

2490 Kalakaua Ave. Map

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The Pacific Beach Hotel in Hawaii's Oahu is a haven for both children and those who once were children. The three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium is a big hit, along with the arcade, pool and... More

Great Weekend Getaway
Close to the beach, Loved the location Room and staff was nice as well
Apr 23, 2015
From $179

2 Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 847 reviews

2005 Kalia Road Map

Book 7 Nights, Get Last Night Free plus Luau for 2

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort boasts 22 acres of roaring waterfalls, huge water slides, fragrant botanical gardens and fine white sand. Local artists Herb Kane and John Young... More

Great Place
We stayed at the Village between our wedding and honeymoon. It is a wonderful resort, and it is a good deal. Hilton properties are a little bit expensive, but the amenities, location, and service...
May 2, 2015
From $119

3 Luana Waikiki Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.0 / 5 121 reviews

2045 Kalakaua Avenue Map

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A hidden gem along Waikiki's most famous avenueThe Luana Waikiki Hotel and Suites offers accommodations for an exceptional price.  This unexpected gem at the edge of Waikiki's best shopping... More

Great Hotel
Stayed here for 4 days. The staff are incredibly friendly and willing to assist in any way they can. Parking is not free and the valet is mandatory, but it also means that stealing or breaking into...
Mar 20, 2015
From $109

4 Aqua Waikiki Wave

3 stars
3.5 / 5 335 reviews

2299 Kuhio Avenue Map

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Hip escape in the center of WaikikiThe vibrant Aqua Waikiki Wave is a surprising find tucked into the middle of Waikiki. Offering  hip room decor and complimentary amenities like free Wi-Fi... More

Fun week
The hotel and location were excellent. Great value for being in the heart of Waikiki.
May 1, 2015
From $336

5 Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

5 stars
4.8 / 5 75 reviews

223 Saratoga Road Map

Save 25% on your stay

Step into the two-story lobby at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach and feel your troubles melt away as the Pacific Ocean spreads out before you. Head up to the sixth floor to dive into... More

Great place
Me and my Gf had a great time at the trump , it's probably one of the nicest hotels in Waikiki beach
Mar 26, 2015
From $155

6 Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

3 stars
3.6 / 5 418 reviews

120 Kaiulani Ave Map

4th Night Free + Daily Breakfast for 2

Canoe rides, surfing, discover Hawaiian culture at Waikiki BeachThe Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is a moderately-priced hotel with 1,142 rooms and suites across three individual buildings. Rooms in... More

Good location, slow check in/out, parking is a maze
The hotel is in a good location with reasonable price. However the front desk is not very helpful and very slow in check in/out. The parking lot is so confusing with no proper signs. I parked on...
Apr 25, 2015
From $99

7 Queen Kapiolani Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 359 reviews

150 Kapahulu Ave. Map

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One of many Aqua Hotels across Hawaii, the Queen Kapiolani Hotel is named for the beloved wife of King David Kalakaua. The spirit of regal patronage lives on in the historic portraits and candle... More

Nice hotel.
Nice hotel, slight problem with tiny ants in bathroom. Overall, we didn't have any complaints and very friendly staff. Ice cream shop in hotel very convenient.
Apr 25, 2015
From $99

8 Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

3 stars
3.6 / 5 309 reviews

444 Kanekapolei Street Map

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Hip boutique hotel two blocks from Waikiki BeachFind your nook in paradise at the hip, boutique Aqua Aloha Surf. A short two-block walk to the beach and styled to suit the casual sophisticate, this... More

it was a good affordable hotel
not what I expected small rooms, and small bathrooms very noisy
Mar 4, 2015
From $124

9 Waikiki Resort Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 123 reviews

130 Liliuokalani Ave Map

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Comfortable, island-style hotel near the beachA total overhaul has reinvented the peaceful, tucked-away Waikiki Resort Hotel. A surprising find, the hotel offers more for your money than meets the... More

Excellent Location!!!
Room was basic but very nice. We loved our location and would definately stay again and recommend.
Apr 16, 2015
From $95

10 Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

3 stars
3.4 / 5 389 reviews

2040 Kuhio Avenue Map

Book 30 Days in Advance - Save 38%

Welcome to Ambassador Hotel - A Waikiki Hotel, where our ideal Waikiki location meets exceptional value for Oahu Hotels. You'll enjoy contemporary comfort at our Waikiki Hotel, the perfect choice... More

Unexpected additional costs
Be prepared to pay for extra amenities cost even you don't need to use the swimming pool nor the WiFi and the parking fee is another $20.00/day which we don't know if it's common in the Waikiki...
Apr 28, 2015
From $186

11 Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

4 stars
4.2 / 5 228 reviews

100 Holomoana St Map

Adorned with Asian artwork, the Hawaii Prince in Waikiki is a large high-rise hotel that looks out over the tranquil ocean. Guests are welcomed, island-style, inside the spacious lobby, and... More

Great!
Overall, great experience. Friendly staff. And a nice view of an ocean.
Apr 30, 2015
From $269

12 The Modern Honolulu

5 stars
4.4 / 5 54 reviews

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Map

Non Refundable Savings

Chic in both aesthetics and service, Polynesian decor characterizes The Modern Honolulu. Neutral colors and themes give the hotel a sophisticated feel throughout, while there is plenty of Hawaiian... More

Service Dog
The staff was very professional - bellhops took our bags as soon as we exited the cab, front desk staff was great. They accommodated us for an early check in which was hugely helpful. We were met...
Apr 22, 2015
From $89

13 Aqua Waikiki Pearl

3 stars
3.3 / 5 157 reviews

415 Nahua Avenue Map

Big Sale - Save up to 50%

Big value at contemporary hotel in central WaikikiThe new Aqua Waikiki Pearl is a totally refreshed and upgraded boutique-size hotel featuring large rooms at a reasonable rate. The non-smoking... More

dated decor, room not clean
Previous guests shampoo and soap left in the shower.
May 2, 2015
From $233

14 Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

4 stars
4.5 / 5 46 reviews

201 Beachwalk Street Map

Includes Free Breakfast, Internet, No Resort Fees

Only All-Suite resort in the heart of Waikiki. Daily Complimentary full cooked breakfast and evening Managers reception with live entertainment. In the heart of Waikiki Beach Walk, guests can enjoy... More

Great Experience!
We stayed at the Embassy Suites for our weddingmoon. They helped make our stay extra special. We got upgraded to the top floor with city/ocean views. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and...
Apr 17, 2015
From $235

15 Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

4 stars
4.4 / 5 335 reviews

2169 Kalia Road Map

No Resort Fees

It's easy to believe paradise really does exist at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, with accommodations in the Ocean and Pacific Towers allowing full views of the Hawaiian island.... More

Great family bonding
Was there for a vacation with my husband. The location was great and everything was walking distance. Shopping and food were very accessible to the hotel.
Mar 26, 2015