Soft white sands and warm transparent waters lure sun worshippers to legendary Waikiki Beach year after year. Since the debut of its first hotel in 1901, the glittering shores of this oceanside neighborhood have long been home to Oahu’s main resort area. Waikiki hotels provide a wide range of amenities and activities that appeal to a mix of families, singles and couples, offering everything from luxe mega resorts to charming boutique inns.
Upon arriving on Waikiki Beach you’ll find a statue of the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, welcoming you with open arms. Aside from sunbathing and swimming the aquamarine waters, visitors have an endless variety of water sports at their fingertips. Learn to surf like Duke, see Hawaii’s state fish -- the humuhumunukunukuapuaa -- up close and personal at the Waikiki Aquarium, or stroll along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue for shopping, dining and entertainment. The varied cosmopolitan amenities of Honolulu are only minutes away.