Jun 27 - Jun 28
Beautiful and close to beach two blocks they even had beach towels and chairs to use
We loved this hotel! Steps from the beach, amazing pool, the housekeeping service was incredible and the rooms were clean and modern.
Our family of 6 stayed in two adjoining rooms in the Tapa Tower for six nights on a last-second trip, which coincided with the State of Hawaii's response to COVID-19. As a result, there were certain activities we were unable to enjoy during our trip, such as eating in restaurants during the last ...
We love are time at Queen Kapiolani By the Zoo by Waikiki Beach how you can see Diamond Head
Jun 11 - Jun 12
Location was central and close to everything in Waikiki. Overall service and staff was good. The rooms are a bit dated but that's most of hotels in Honolulu. If you are ones to call it an early night, there is some noise you can hear from the street performers or live music up until around 10:30 ...
I loved this hotel! The staff was excellent and the hotel is absolutely gorgeous!
Property beautiful, had to pay for "upgrade" to two queens vs a king bed, but all in all good experience. Restaurants were good but very expensive. Beach was nice, didn't use pools but were also nice. VIP benefit was discount on spa, stables or golf course but weren't informed of the discount until ...
It has the most beautiful pools (Adult & Children) in the city, the staffs are super friendly and super helpful. I was there during the CoVid-19 pandemic, so we stayed in the hotels for 2 days, and my kids enjoyed the pools so much.
May 31 - Jun 1
The only issue I had was that I had to pay to park in their parking garage...other then that is was good
Mention the name "Oahu," and many people will instantly envision a tropical island shining with exotic flora and kissed by bright blue waves; a place where the pace of living is slow and the beaches seem endless. In general, that is a pretty accurate description, but there is even more to Oahu: this Hawaiian island is also home to the capital city of Honolulu, which is every bit as vibrant as any major city on the mainland. The third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Oahu is also home to some of the best-known sites in Hawaii, including Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.
A visit to the lighthouse on Makapuu Point is well worth the two-mile hike out of the city. Makapuu Point Lighthouse was activated in 1909 with the largest lens ever put into service on a U.S. lighthouse. The point is a popular spot for whale watching, and its panoramic views of the ocean are both beautiful and humbling. Lovers of heights shouldn?t miss Diamond Head Summit Trail, which takes visitors up to the mouth of the spectacular Diamond Head crater, as well as the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, with vistas that nearly encompass the whole island.Homage to the heroes.
Head over to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to pay respect to one of the defining moments of WWII and its heroes. The memory of 1,177 sailors and marines lost on December 7th, 1941 lives on in the USS Arizona Memorial, which is accessible via shuttle boat following the screening of a documentary in one of the on-site theaters. As part of this incredibly moving experience, visitors can read the names of all the deceased as well as those of the surviving shipmates who decided to have their ashes interred beside them.
Both Honolulu's Hawaii State Art Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie showcase local culture and history. The former features the Ewa Gallery, which houses over 150 works tracing Hawaii's visual-arts during statehood, and the Diamond Head Gallery, which offers themed exhibitions. The Polynesian Cultural Center is situated along Oahu's northern shore, and offers a look into the heritage of the Hawaiian isles. In this ?living museum? you can tour traditional-style villages and witness the creation of native arts and crafts.
Waikiki Beach, on the southern shore of Oahu, has been famous for decades as a haven for surfers, but what most people don?t know is that Hawaiian royalty enjoyed surfing there as far back as the 1800s, when the area was a royal retreat. Modern Waikiki is home to several resorts and hotels, including properties by Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt, as well as historic and independent hotels. Waikiki Beach also hosts a variety of events: from outrigger races to hula dancing and surfing competitions, guests will never run out of things to see and do in Waikiki.
For those looking to get away from the crowds, enjoy the sheer beauty of Oahu's most rugged areas, or try some of the world's most challenging waves, the scenic North Shore and Windward Coast are marvelous alternatives to the streets of Honolulu. Just an hour's drive away from the island's capital, the North Shore offers some of the island's most impressive resorts, such as Turtle Bay Resort, located near Kahuku, which extends over 840 acres. If you?re trying to stay closer to Honolulu instead, Windward Coast's Paradise Bay Resort is an excellent base for kayaking and boat excursions.
Weather-wise, there is really no bad time to visit Oahu. However, more tourists book their trips between the middle of December and the middle of April, which results in a 10 to 15 percent increase in prices during these months. Regardless, there are plenty of great reasons for visiting Oahu during the busy season. For those coming to catch the waves, it's worth knowing that surfing high season is between December and the end of February. And for those who wish to gaze at majestic ocean life, whales are more frequently spotted between November and March.