Oahu: Waikiki

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Things to Do

Being in the heart of Oahu’s most happening tourist destination means there is plenty to see and do around our Waikiki vacation rental homes. Oahu is a popular vacation spot for golfers as there are more than 40 courses on the island to choose from. Spend the day lounging on the world famous Waikiki Beach or stroll the boutiques along Kalakua Avenue. There are a myriad of activities for families staying at our Waikiki luxury vacation rental properties. The Honolulu zoo, Sea Life Park, Waikiki Aquarium and Hawaiian Adventures Water Park are all great choices for those with children. Chinatown has become a hub for the city’s art scene with its many galleries, workshops and performances. If you’re in town at the beginning of the month, Honolulu’s First Friday is a must for art lovers as the galleries in downtown Chinatown extend their hours inviting visitors to participate in the popular art walk. For an up close look at Hawaii’s royal past, visit the Iolani Palace. The only royal palace to have ever stood on US soil, Iolani is ripe with history and filled with artifacts from the opulent lifestyle of Hawaii’s royalty. Outdoor lovers can hike the Diamond Head trail or the nearby Manoa Falls trail. The Nuuanu Pali lookout is also popular amongst hikers. Pearl Harbor is home to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum providing a historical look at the US’s entry in to WWII. If you enjoy musicals, the Diamond Head Theater the base of the Diamond Head Crater puts on six full-scale theatrical performances every year.


Waikiki Beach receives more than 4 million visitors annually. With its beautiful white sand, and calm waters, it’s little wonder why this is one of Hawaii’s most popular beaches. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing, there are also some great water activities available. Why not take a surf lesson from a local or rent some gear to enjoy boogie boarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding? If you are staying in one of our Waikiki luxury vacation rental properties with family or small children, you’ll appreciate Prince Kuhio Beach. An enclosure has been constructed which creates a sheltered swimming area making it a safer beach for little ones and inexperienced swimmers.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Guests staying in a luxury vacation rental in Waikiki have access to some of the best bars and eateries on the island. The ocean-side Bali Steakhouse and Seafood Lounge is excellent. Alan Wong’s is the restaurant of choice for an elegant affair, while the Mai Tai Bar is a popular spot for cocktails. Downtown Chinatown is home to the area’s best nightlife. Filled with small restaurants and bars, with Dj’s and live music, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to dance the night away. The Honolulu Museum of Art hosts a great party one each month. Complete with music, cocktails, and great art ARTafterDark is Honolulu with a dash of NYC.


When staying in a luxury vacation rental property in Waikiki, you’re surrounded with shops and galleries selling everything from local crafts to surf wear. Kalakua Avenue’s “Luxury Row” is popular for shoppers looking for high-end goods, and is home to luxury brands like Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Chanel and Coach. The Ala Moana Center is a guest favorite as well. With more than 300 retailers, the center is the largest outdoor shopping center in the world. Luxury brands like Balenciaga and Tory Burch share real estate with Macy’s, Sears and a host of other great shops. The Waikele Premium Outlets and Kamehameha Shopping Center are both located nearby as well.

Weather and Ocean Conditions

Our Waikiki luxury vacation rentals are located on Oahu’s south shore which experiences the best weather on the island! Sunnier and drier than other areas, the temperature in Waikiki can range from a low of 66 F to 78 F in January, with an average high of 88 F in peak season. Thanks to our gentle trade winds though, the climate is comfortable year-round. Ocean swells are influenced by weather conditions and wind so the water can change from day to day. It’s important to take precautions and read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are there for your protection.

Getting Around

Staying in a luxury vacation rental property in Waikiki puts you in the midst of a popular resort area which means there is plenty to see and do within walking distance. Taxies and public transit are available to get around, but to truly explore all that Oahu has to offer, we suggest a rental cal for your stay.

Vacation Info

Booking a luxury vacation rental in Waikiki allows you to experience the best of Hawaii, with the comforts and convenience of home. Surrounded by five-star amenities, Waikiki is the perfect choice for your Hawaii vacation. We provide our guests with high-end luxury accommodations, privacy and unparalleled customer service. Contact us to inquire about our vacation rental properties in Waikiki and surrounding areas, and find out how we can help plan your dream Hawaii vacation!

Have questions? Call your Hawaiian Experts today at 866-962-5642