You've got to admit, Waikiki is seriously cool.
Al and I went separate ways one day on Oahu so he could do some testosterone touring (spending the whole day seeing the sights at Pearl Harbor), while I took the opportunity to check out three luxury hotels on Waikiki: the Royal Hawaiian, the Moana-Surfrider, and the Halekulani.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
at the Royal Hawaiian
If one wanted to be right in the thick of things on Waikiki, but still have the sense of somewhat being away from the throngs of the area, the ScheckTrek pick would be the Halekulani. One of the things I love about the Halekulani, in addition to its beautiful location and views, is that there are a lot of nooks and crannies and lounges and places to explore—and they aren’t already full of people. It provides a feeling of space in Waikiki Beach, and that’s saying something!
The beautiful La Mer restaurant at Halekulani
I assume this private sitting area goes with a ground-floor suite at the Halekulani. The pottery piece is the fountain you’ll see in the next photo.
cocktail hour and into the evening.
House Without A Key, at the Halekulani