Many Ways to Explore Paradise
The Wonders of Waikiki
With miles of shoreline, white sand beaches, sparkling emerald waters, and endless sunshine, it’s no wonder Waikiki Beach is known around the world. Guests seeking adventure love to explore the land and sea—from hiking Diamond Head to swimming, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, and boat tours at Waikiki Beach. When you stay with us, endless ways to explore Waikiki are just outside the door.
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Surfing in Honolulu
Surfers from all over the world flock to O’ahu each year to experience the surf. Known for its long rolling break, Oahu’s waters are ideal for long boarding and tandem surfing.
Waikiki’s surfing tradition began in the 1800s, as a retreat for Hawaiian royals. Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing Waikiki before becoming an Olympic gold medalist in swimming. Today, locals continue Duke's legacy by teaching visitors how to surf the island’s legendary waves.
Oahu’s North Shore, just a short drive from our hotel, boasts waves up to 30 feet during the winter months. The North Shore also plays host to the annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition each November.
Whether surfing big waves or watching from the sidelines, you’ll have your choice of beaches right here in Waikiki. Our favorites include Kuhio Beach, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, San Souci Beach, and Queens Surf Beach. Walk down Kapahulu Pier at sunset for some of the most breathtaking views of the Waikiki shoreline.
Annual Island Events
- Experience the spirit of Aloha during Oahu’s most beloved annual events.
- Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Sample food and wine from all over the world each October.
- Waikiki Artfest & Island Arts Festival. Find locally-made gifts at these monthly and annual art events.
- Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Compete with 30,000 runners in the third largest marathon in the U.S. — the Honolulu Marathon, each December.
- Waikiki Holiday Parade. Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor with local Hawaiian bands, mainland marching bands, military units, and more, each November.