From its heyday as the playground of Hawaii’s royals, Waikiki has transformed into one of the most desirable Oahu vacation destinations. Waikiki’s combination of Hawaiian old-world charm and modern luxuries make it a discerning travelers’ paradise. Visitors can spend the day relaxing on the white sandy beaches and exploring the local culture, then head into town and shop at Kalakaua Avenue’s Luxury Row, a collection of high-end retailers including Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Hugo Boss and Chanel. From beaches to bracelets, Waikiki has it all!
One of Hawaii’s most famous resorts, The Royal Hawaiian treats guests to a chic, beachfront experience unlike other Waikiki hotels. At the “Pink Palace of the Pacific”, sample traditional island delights at the famous Mai Tai Bar or bask in the lap of luxury at Abhasa Spa, recognized as one of Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2011. Just a short drive from top Waikiki attractions, The Royal Hawaiian is the ideal home base from which to explore all the wonders of Oahu.
Dive beneath the surf on the Atlantis Submarines tour or browse one of the finest collections of Asian, Western, European and Polynesian art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Of course, no trip to Waikiki would be complete without visiting Diamond Head, a 762-foot-high tuff crater offering panoramic views of the island’s southern shore.