Soak up the energy of world-famous Waikiki Beach with a stay at the stylish ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Perched just steps from the exclusive ‘Kuhio’ stretch of sand, this happening hotel is in the middle of Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu’s vibrant and stylish shopping and entertainment district. It’s also perfectly placed for family-friendly attractions – Honolulu Zoo is a six-minute walk away, while popular walking spot Diamond Head is just a five-minute drive.
There’s no doubting ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach's tropical island setting: a two-storey, 280,000-gallon oceanarium is the star attraction of the open-air lobby, brimming with reef fish, fed twice daily by a scuba diver. The aquatic theme continues on the fifth floor, home to Waikiki’s most Instagrammable pool, complete with bar, teak loungers and private cabanas looking over the beach below. As the sun sets, the space is transformed with lanterns and live music, setting the scene for handcrafted cocktails and beautiful bites from Swell Restaurant. For something a little more refined, head to Morimoto Asia or Momosan, the resort’s restaurants led by world-famous ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto.
Families will find plenty to enjoy among ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach's facilities – a shallow paddling pool and twice-daily ‘tank talks’ by the oceanarium are designed to make this Waikiki escape completely stress-free.