On a balmy Hawaiian evening or warm tropical day, there’s nothing more relaxing than wandering down to the celebrated Waikiki Beach to take in the sights.
In less than 15 minutes you can walk from your accommodation at Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra to this popular location. It’s one of the most well-known beaches in Oahu, attracting thousands of tourists annually. There’s something about the fresh air and salty breezes that provides peace and tranquillity, allowing you to fully unwind and let go of any stress.
Here at Waikiki Beach you’ll experience a real sense of Hawaii, with striking sunsets illuminating the turquoise ocean, along with a myriad of activities and experiences on offer. Why not make a full day of it and soak in the Hawaiian sun on a beach towel before taking a dip in its refreshing waters. Hire a canoe, go sailing, or book a surf lesson. Dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants for lunch or dinner, and be sure to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine as you listen to local entertainers in the true spirit of Aloha.
Arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world, Waikiki was originally a Hawaiian royal retreat and means “spouting water” as there were many rivers and springs once flowing into the region. Originally an expansive area, the concentrated beachside suburb as we now know it is said to have had its early beginnings as farmland with taro patches and fishponds. Now it stands as one of the most prominent destinations in Honolulu.