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The Royal Hawaiian Resort Pool & Beach Services

At The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, our guests can enjoy two pool options that cater to everyone’s needs: our quiet and intimate Malulani Pool, along with our Helumoa Playground (shared with Sheraton Waikiki), perfect for kids and families. Explore both pools below.

To meet local guidelines on social distancing, pool reservations are required in advance. Please contact the pool desk for assistance. Reservations can be made for two hour time blocks. Between seating times staff members will disinfect and clean all surfaces. Guests must vacate the area while the cleaning is taking place. Face coverings are required at all times, unless while seated at your pool/beach chair or cabana, or while in the water. Maintaining 6 feet of social distance from individuals who are not members of your household/living unit/residence is required. The whirlpool spas at Helumoa Playground and Malulani Pool are closed until further notice.

Malulani Pool

Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm daily.

Infinitely appealing to guests seeking relaxation and revitalization, the Malulani Pool and Cabanas are the perfect antidote. Offering a quiet oasis fronting world-famous Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, this exclusive poolside enclave is lined by luxurious lounge chairs with plush cushions under the shade of over-sized, deck umbrellas.

  • The Malulani Pool at The Royal Hawaiian is exclusive to The Royal Hawaiian guests only
  • Minimum depth 4′ 6″ feet
  • Pool is fresh water that uses a salt water pool system
  • Towels are provided free of charge to resort guests

Helumoa Playground

Hours:  9:00am to 6:00pm daily.

The Helumoa Playground is a shared pool area for guests of The Royal Hawaiian and Sheraton Waikiki. A Waikiki beachfront extravaganza beckons both the young and the young at heart. The Helumoa Playground features:

  • Two fresh water swimming pools
  • A 15-foot high by 70-foot long water slide
  • An interactive fountain area for kids, fun and creative food and beverage
  • Water chaise lounges
  • A pool hut where guests can borrow towels and purchase pool goods including sun products, inflatable floatation devices and toys

*Please note that Royal Hawaiian guests do not have access to the Sheraton Waikiki’s Infinity Pool.

Beach Chaise Lounge & Umbrella Set

From the comfort of your private beach chaise lounge and umbrella set, enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous Diamond Head. All of our beach sets face the ocean, and allow our guests to take in the sights and sounds of Waikiki while soaking up the Hawaiian sun.

Each private beach set includes the use of one umbrella and two chaise lounges for the duration of the day. Guests can order food and non-alcoholic drinks from Mai Tai Bar and consume at their beach sets. Each “umbrella set” includes 1 umbrella and 2 lounge chairs.

Availability is limited, so advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Beach Activities

Waikiki Beach Services, our on-site beach services provider, will provide you with a legendary ocean experience. We invite you to view their services on their independently operated and owned Waikiki Beach Services site at www.waikikibeachservices.com.

Cabana Rental

Private poolside cabanas are available for rent atop a stunning stone pool deck. Bask in the sun as beach and pool attendants attend to your every wish. Each cabana comes with an L-shape sectional, table, two chaise lounges and can accommodate up to 5 people. Bottled water is offered daily to each cabana guest.

Poolside Dining

Poolside Food and Beverage Service is available for your convenience between 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A large selection, from tropical fruits and smoothies, to full meals and cocktails, are available to order from one of our attendants. By Hawaii state law, alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be served on Waikiki Beach.

Beach Experience

Privately set cabanas provide yet another exquisite opportunity to explore individual decadence. The unparalleled views of our jewel-toned, healing waters off Waikiki, the golden sands, Hawaiian sun, and our Royal Ambassadors await you.

Pool Attendants

Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty at the Malulani Pool or the Helumoa Playground. Parents are advised to keep a close eye on their children. Beach and Pool Ambassadors are available daily during open hours.