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Situated on Oahu’s south shore, Honolulu is the state capitol and is essentially the best of Hawaii, all rolled in to one convenient location. With beautiful beaches, water activities, historic landmarks and a vibrant night life, Honolulu has everything. After a long day of activities at Oahu’s epicenter, you can relax and unwind in privacy in one of Honolulu’s luxury vacation rental properties.

Things to Do

While lounging on the world famous Waikiki Beach sounds like the perfect way to spend your time in Honolulu, there is so much more to this vibrant city. Art lovers will enjoy Chinatown which has become a hub for the city’s art scene with its many galleries, workshops and performances. 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. If you’re up for an outdoor adventure, you can hike the Diamond Head trail or the nearby Manoa Falls trail. 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. Families staying at our Honolulu luxury vacation rental properties can spend the day at the Honolulu zoo, Sea Life Park, or the Hawaiian Adventures Water Park. If you enjoy musicals, why not plan an evening out the Diamond Head Theater ? Located at the base of the Diamond Head Crater, this is Hawaii’s oldest center for the performing arts. The troop puts on six full-scale theatrical performances per year and everyone involved in each production is a volunteer. With 40 courses on the island of Oahu, the golfers in your party have their pick of places to play.

Beaches

With more than 4 million visitors per year, Waikiki Beach is quite possibly the world’s most famous. Not only is this beautiful white sand stretch of coastline great for swimming and sunbathing, there a some fabulous water activities available here too. Locals surf instructors are on-site and we highly recommend a lesson for those who’d like to learn. Boogie boarding, canoe rides and parasailing are also available. Ft. De Russy Beach Park connects to Waikiki so the water conditions are the same. This is a popular spot for beach volleyball where you can start up a match of your own, or jump in to a game with some locals. If you are staying in one of our Honolulu 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 children and inexperienced swimmers.

Restaurants and Nightlife

As far as dining and nightlife are concerned, Honolulu is where it’s at. Guests staying in a luxury vacation rental in Honolulu have access to some of the best bars and eateries on the island. If you’re looking for a surf and turf, 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 where you’ll find the best of Honolulu’s nightlife. The area is filled with small restaurants and bars with Dj’s and live music. The Honolulu Museum of Art hosts a great party one each month. Complete with music, cocktails, and great art, we highly recommend ARTafterDark.

Shopping

Lounging poolside at your luxury vacation rental in Honolulu, or on the shores of one of our beautiful beaches could land you with a bit of a burn and it’s on these days that we suggest you indulge in some retail therapy. Here in Honolulu, you’re surrounded with shops and galleries selling everything from local crafts to surf wear. 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 and wind so the ocean conditions 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu allows you to experience all that Hawaii has to offer, with the comforts and convenience of home. Set in the heart of the state capitol and surrounded by five-star amenities, Honolulu 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 Honolulu and surrounding areas, and find out how we can help plan your dream Hawaii vacation!

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