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This pleasant Waikiki Beach hotel offers attractive accommodations and a variety of on-site dining and entertainment options. With the "Stay at One, Play at All" program, guests of this hotel can enjoy the facilities other Honolulu Sheraton hotels. Live entertainment is featured poolside every evening, and the hotel's Polynesian Revue draws tourists from all over the world. Dozens of shops, restaurants and bars are within two blocks of the hotel.
Located on the outskirts of the Waikiki district, this place is central without being too hectic. It is within walking distance of all the main Waikiki attractions and the lobby is spacious and elegant, with full-length glass walls. The rooms feature private lanais, hairdryers, coffee makers and other pleasant little touches. Many of them look out on the Pacific Ocean and majestic Diamond Head. There is also an activities desk.
Overlooking the beautiful 108-acre Kapiolani Park, this high-rise has one of the best views of Diamond Head in Waikiki. It was built in 1959 and totally renovated in 1989. If you are into golf, this is a good place to stay, as the Ala Wai Golf course is just a few blocks away. Guests have access to nearby tennis courts, and the hotel sports a large swimming pool on the third floor deck. As you might expect from a large hotel, there are three choices for dining and drinking. The rooms are good sized, comfortable and clean. The decor is a bit dated but all in all, the place is well kept.
An attractive flamingo pond greets you at the entrance of this 42-acre municipal zoo in Waikiki. Rare wildlife inside the lush park includes the Hawaiian nene goose, Francois monkeys and Galapagos tortoises. There is a children's petting zoo with llamas and a retired milk cow. Just before, during, and after a full moon, the zoo's special guided twilight tour offers an uncommon glimpse of the habits of nocturnal animals; call or go online for more information.
Jungle Fun is a must visit as it is like no other. The first thing you'll notice is a display of lively, battery-operated stuffed animals. A large, fuzzy purple puppet dances near the entrance way. The interior looks like the Rainforest Cafe - the only difference is that here, the decorations are close enough to touch. The atmosphere is family oriented; parents play along with the children, most of whom are very young.
Children's clothing, toys, and arts and crafts are the focus of this charming store. Most of the apparel features colorful Aloha prints. Alphabet blocks and stuffed animals line the shelves. There is a decent selection of school and art supplies arranged along the side wall. Accessories like backpacks and bags are also for sale. This store is located in the ritzy Ward Warehouse. The store maintains a calm and quiet atmosphere—quite a feat when you remember the average age of customers!
As one of the largest ocean activity providers on the island, Hawaii Nautical is your go-to for unforgettable adventures and memories that will last a lifetime. Hop aboard one of their vessels and get ready to dive into the crystal clear waters to discover the beautiful marine animals that call Hawaii home. From snorkeling with turtles through coral reefs, sunset sailing dinner cruises, whale and dolphin watching, to private charters, scuba diving, and fireworks, Hawaii Nautical has activities for the whole family to enjoy. This ocean adventure company operates out of various harbors on the island, so you'll be sure to find one close to you. Check out the website or give them a call to learn more about the seemingly endless options of seafaring fun.
Since it first opened in Honolulu, this store has enjoyed a good reputation among tourists as well as local customers. It's known to have a wide selection of specialty toys, games, and interesting gifts. Located in the Kahala Mall in Honolulu, it tries to stimulate children's thinking processes with its high-quality toys. You will also find a wide assortment of educational products from around the world.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is the only professional theater in Hawaii. It caters to the young and restless crowd that has untapped potential. The theater reaches vast audiences from different backgrounds and ensures that the relevant social messages reach them. Plays, classes, activities and workshops are organized to assist the educators and families, with the sole aim of making today's generation culturally literate and develop an ability to tackle the issues faced in the real world. Honolulu Theatre for Youth really develops a socially aware talent pool.
This is considered one of the best movie theaters in the city. The slick Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX features the newest blockbusters. Comfy seats, good food and great bargains also await you at the Regal. The superb sound and high definition screens give you a great cinematic experience. Please check their website for specific movie schedules.
Famed for its beautiful horseshoe-shaped sandy beach and clear, calm turquoise waters, this natural marine sanctuary is home to thousands of colorful tropical fish. The waist-deep water inside the reef is perfect for novice snorkelers to explore. More experienced snorkelers might want to check with the lifeguard before venturing beyond to deeper waters to see sea turtles and other marine life. The Bay is least crowded in the early morning or late afternoon.
Located about a half-hour from Waikiki near the small country town of Waimanalo on the windward side of Oahu, this beach is simply gorgeous and crowd-free most of the time. The shoreline is wide, and the sand is soft and thick. This is one of the only beaches on the island that can be closed for military training, and there is also a portion of the beach designated for those with military IDs. Surf break is consistent and fun for all levels, but kids should be supervised at all times since rogue waves can appear suddenly. No surfing is allowed between the two lifeguard towers. This lifeguarded beach comes along with free parking, picnic tables, restrooms and showers.