Hawaii’s Most Famous Neighborhood

As one of Honolulu’s most famous neighborhoods, Waikiki offers a stunning view of the surrounding ocean as well as easy access to six pristine beaches. The area is also home to some of Hawaii’s most important parks and public spaces, as well as the city’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. A shopping and dining mecca, Waikiki is a feast for the senses. By staying here, you’ll be fully immersed in all the natural and cultural wonders of the Aloha State.

Location & Lodging In Waikiki

Waikiki offers a broad selection of lodging places for visitors from all walks of life. Such lodgings include:

  • Hotels– Waikiki is home to Honolulu’s most luxurious hotels, which include the Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations, The Ritz Carlton Residences- Waikiki Beach, and Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, to name just a few. These 4- and 5-star hotels are all located within a mile of the beach and offer a range of luxurious amenities, including outdoor pools, spas, children’s clubs, and poolside bars. Those with somewhat more limited budgets should consider hotels like the Marina Tower Waikiki and the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel. Though somewhat farther from the beach, these locations still offer easy access to it as well as pools, sport centers, barbecue grills, and a variety of other amenities- all for less than $100 a night.
  • Hostels– Waikiki hosts a number of quality hostels, including the Waikiki Beachside Hostel, the Polynesian Hostel Beach Club Waikiki, and the Seaside Hawaiian Hostel Waikiki. Each offers lodging in dorms of between 4 and 8 beds, with prices ranging from $25 to $40 per night. Most hostels are within close proximity to the beach and provide free breakfast, WiFi, coffee, and other amenities.
  • AirBNB– Waikiki residents are well aware of how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful neighborhood, and are happy to share that experience with visitors. Through airBNB, you can gain access to a variety of apartments and condos in this area, ranging in price from $40 a night to $140. Many offer parking, beach access, and other benefits.
  • Vacation Rentals– Starting at prices of $500 per week, Waikiki vacation rentals offer room for between 2 and 5 people. Often located within walking distance of the beach or with balconies for viewing most of the city, these condos, studio apartments, and beach houses allow you to take in all the natural and urban beauty of this neighborhood.

Whether your goal is to stick to Waikiki or explore all of Honolulu, the neighborhood’s many lodging options offer a convenient and luxurious base for your adventures. You should have no trouble finding a place to stay that fits both your budget and your plans.

Things To Do in Waikiki

If you have a passion for history, nature, or competitive sports, fulfilling those passions is never difficult in Waikiki. The neighborhood’s attractions include the US Army Museum of Hawaii, which contains artifacts from World War II; Kūhiō Beach Park, home to annual surfing competitions; and Kapiʻolani Park, home to Hawaii’s only cricket club. Waikiki is also the site of Ala Wai Harbor, where you can take part in sailing races.

You’ll find world class restaurants and luxury shopping along the Waikiki strip on Kalakaua Avenue. There, explore the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center for local and international brands or nearby Ala Moana Shopping Center, the largest mall in the state of Hawaii. For local gifts and souvenirs, be sure to check out the newly renovated International Market Place.

Like the rest of Honolulu, Waikiki has become a major center of water sports, providing visitors and residents alike endless opportunities for jet skiing, water skiing, and other activities. The neighborhood is particularly well known for its parasailing activities. From Waikiki Beach, you can go on a parasailing adventure that will take you over much of Honolulu’s coast, allowing you to take in all the natural and urban beauty.

Though there are many fun thing to do in Waikiki itself, you shouldn’t limit yourself to adventures on land. Whipsaw Sportfishing offers deep sea charters, giving you a chance to catch marlin, Mahi Mahi, tuna, and other exotic game from Hawaii’s waters. No matter how much you’re enjoying your stay in Waikiki, take some time to get out of the city and onto one of our charter fishing boats.

Directions to Whipsaw from Waikiki

Whipsaw Sportfishing’s slip is located at 1125 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, Hawaii.
To get there, follow these directions (Google Map Link):

  • Head west on Ala Moana Boulevard for just under two miles
  • Make a U turn when you get to Ward Avenue
  • Take Ala Moana Boulevard East for 0.2 miles
  • Make a right turn just after you pass by Xtreme Parasail
  • The Whipsaw Sportfishing headquarters will be on your left

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