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Thinks to do on OahuWhile staying at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, you are centrally located to all activities and events held in the heart of Waikiki. In this section, you will find details on events and activities available on property and throughout the island of Oahu. Discover the island's legendary banana-coconut-pineapple shave ice at Hale'iwa Town, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor or experience the stunning beaches on the North Shore for a memorable getaway.

For more information on events and activities, please contact Concierge via e-mail or via phone between the hours of 7:30am and 9:00pm Hawaii time at 808.923.7311. Present time in Hawaii is noted on the top left of the navigation bar above.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Waikiki Beach Boys Introduction to Surfing
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                                                                                                                                                                          Ethno Botanic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian has a rich history in every sense of the word, and in every aspect of the property; the flora being no exception. Explore the garden oasis surrounding the resort and learn about the various origins, ancient Hawaiian uses and mythological beliefs about the fascinating plant species.

                                                                                                                                                                          Please see Concierge to reserve your place on the complimentary guided tour every Wednesday at 1:00pm, or to collect your Self-Guided Map Brochure. 


                                                                                                                                                                          Boat Days Exhibit
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                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is proud to feature a Matson Exhibit, Boat Days.

                                                                                                                                                                          The exhibit will be on display in the Coronet Lounge in the resort's lower lobby from July 18th through January 31, 2013, with no admission.

                                                                                                                                                                          This exhibit showcases a collection of rarely seen photographs of visitors traveling to O'ahu on Matson ship liners, courtesy of the Matson Navigation Company Archives.

                                                                                                                                                                          For more information please click here.

                                                                                                                                                                          Makahiki Celebration
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                                                                                                                                                                          Jan 12

                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian is honored to host unique and authentic experiences of Ka Makahiki on Saturday, January 12.  The arrival of Lono (patron of rain and fertility) by sea to Ka Makahiki will be the first reenactment ever recorded . Be a part of this memorable day.

                                                                                                                                                                          For the Hawaiians, the Makahiki was a time of joy and celebration for the prosperity of the land, abundance of harvest and good health for family.  During the Makahiki season, the Hawaiian’s honored Lono, the patron of the rain and fertility. Through the years, this celebration was observed by  the Kupa’aina and Kama’aina alike with traditional Hawaiian games, song, hula, storytelling and Hawaiian crafts.

                                                                                                                                                                          The Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider—A Westin Resort and Spa, and the Sheraton Princess Ka’iulani will also showcase other activities throughout the day.  Spend a day with us and talk story with the cultural practitioners on site.  Or simply sit, listen, and record the rare stories being shared and be the next generation of storytellers.

                                                                                                                                                                          For more information please click here.

                                                                                                                                                                          Waikiki Beach Boys Introduction to Surfing
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                                                                                                                                                                          Waikiki Beach Boys Introduction to Surfing

                                                                                                                                                                          Learn the basics of surfing on the sands of Waikiki Beach with our friendly Waikiki Beach Boys.  Meet them by the Pool Desk near Malulani Pool.

                                                                                                                                                                          Koi Feeding at Sheraton Waikiki
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                                                                                                                                                                          Koi Feeding at Sheraton Waikiki

                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy feeding Sheraton Waikiki's special collection of Koi fish at the Sheraton Waikiki Koi Pond.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Live Entertainment at Mai Tai Bar

                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy live, local Hawaiian music and entertainment strumming through the evening by established musicians and performers.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Hawaiian Quilting

                                                                                                                                                                          Meet master Hawaiian quilter, Patricia Murray, as she shares the beautiful art of quilting and display her exceptional creations at Coconut Lanai.

                                                                                                                                                                          Shell/Kukui Nut Bracelet Making
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                                                                                                                                                                          Discover how to make a kukui nut or shell bracelet with our instructor as you choose from a collection of colors and shells at Coconut Lanai.

                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian History Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian History Tour

                                                                                                                                                                          Take a tour of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort to learn the history of the Pink Palace of the Pacific and hear some fascinating stories.  Meet at the Concierge Desk to be part of the tour.

                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Garden Tour

                                                                                                                                                                          Take a guided stroll through our gardens and learn about our native plants and flowers.  Please inquire at our Concierge Desk for details.

                                                                                                                                                                          'Aha'aina, A Royal Luau
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                                                                                                                                                                          'Aha'aina, A Royal Luau

                                                                                                                                                                          The most enjoyable and one-of-a-kind oceanfront luau on the island. Experience delicious island cuisine and an unforgettable show as you travel through the history of Hawaii with music, song and dance.  Inquire about costs and reservations at our Concierge Desk.

                                                                                                                                                                          Yoga Class
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                                                                                                                                                                          Yoga Class

                                                                                                                                                                          Start your mornings off with a tranquil yoga session presented by Abhasa Spa on the sacred grounds of Hawaiian royalty. Non-guests may participate for a $20 charge. Reservations are required at Abhasa Spa. Please visit the spa for reservations or call (808) 922-8200.

                                                                                                                                                                          Helumoa, the Birth of Hawaii Spectacular 3-D Video at Helumoa Pool
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                                                                                                                                                                          Helumoa, the Birth of Hawaii Spectacular 3-D Video at Helumoa Pool

                                                                                                                                                                          Expereince a specatular 5 minute light show every evening at the Sheraton Waikiki Helumoa Pool.  Two shows will run at 8pm and 9pm.

                                                                                                                                                                          Flower Lei Making
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                                                                                                                                                                          Flower Lei Making

                                                                                                                                                                          Learn how to make a flower lei for yourself or for someone special at Coconut Lanai.

                                                                                                                                                                          Lauhala Bracelet Weaving
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                                                                                                                                                                          Lauhala Bracelet Weaving

                                                                                                                                                                          Learn the art of Lauhala bracelet weaving through the traditional Hawaiian method at Coconut Lanai.

                                                                                                                                                                          The Travel to Hawaii Ads Exhibit
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                                                                                                                                                                          The Travel to Hawaii Ads Exhibit

                                                                                                                                                                          The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort has, once again, partnered with Matson Navigation Company to presents ads that were taken by famous photographers of the time, Anton Bruehl and Edward Steichen. Matson ads appeared in magazines such as Vogue, National Geographic, Sunset, The New Yorker, Holiday, TIME and many more. In 1937, a well-known hula dancer named Pualani Mossman became the Matson poster girl.  Visit the exhibit located in the Coronet Lounge, Lower Lobby.  Exhibit is open to the public with no admission fee.

                                                                                                                                                                          Starwood Dolphin Connection
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                                                                                                                                                                          Starwood Dolphin Connection

                                                                                                                                                                          The Starwood Hotels & Resort in Waikiki offers its hotel guests an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with one of nature’s most amazing creatures, the dolphin. Choose from three interactive programs at the Sea Life Park - Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Swim Adventure or Dolphin Royal Swim.  Learn more about the programs offered in the "Learn More" button below.

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