Where does one start in describing The Kahala? Everywhere you look, you see evidence of attention given to the details.
A wall sconce in the lobby of The Kahala
Perhaps it sets the stage to mention who some of The Kahala's past guests have been. For British-royals watchers, we can start with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and then move up to (at a different time) Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. There was also Spain’s King Juan Carlos. As for comparable royalty on this side of the pond, every American President from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama has stayed there. And then there’s entertainment royalty: if you’re wondering about someone specific, the answer is probably yes. We were told that just the week before Rihanna had been there and stayed in a suite a few doors down from our room.
When would you ever see a beach this uncrowded in Waikiki?
I took my pool shots while most guests were still sleeping in or at breakfast. But even after things started picking up, it seemed there would always be plenty of lounge chairs—either around the pool and/or on the beach—which is a good feeling to have when you're at a beach resort!
An enjoyable pasttime at The Kahala is watching, or participating in, the dophin encounters. We saw this dolphin catch a basketball, as well as give this guest a kiss.
With good reason, the Kahala is popular for destination weddings.
I rest my case.