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Royal Hawaiian Hotel
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Here's a birds-eye
view of Waikiki Beach, shot from the Ocean Tower
at the Royal
the water is fabulous -- nice and warm, with very gentle
surf. It is without question one of the best beaches in the
world: you can take surfing lessons, take a ride on a catamaran
or an outrigger canoe, or just swim, bodysurf or float around
all day, and work on your tan.
The main section
of Waikiki, along Kalakaua Avenue, is where most of the
action is, and there are dozens of hotels to choose from. From
left to right in the pano above, we've got the Royal Hawaiian,
the Outrigger Waikiki (don't miss Duke's), the Moana
and the Hyatt
Regency Waikiki. The Sheraton
the Halekulani, the Sheraton Princess
and many others are right nearby. There's plenty of shopping available in central Waikiki, and lots of nearby attractions are
easy to get to, including Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Sea Life
Park, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.
When you face
the water in Waikiki, Diamond Head will be on your left.
As you walk towards Diamond Head, things get a bit less crowded.
You can stay away from the crowds, but still conveniently close
to everything, check out the Marriott
which is across from Kapiolani Park (near the Honolulu
Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium), and the Kahala Hotel and Resort, which is located in the beautiful neighborhood
of Kahala, right near the base of Diamond Head.
the beach in the other direction from Diamond Head, you'll find
Fort De Russy beach, and the Hilton
of the beach is usually a little less crowded than the main section
of Waikiki. It's a great place to watch the sunset.
the advantages of a fabulous beach with an incredible diversity
of choices of places to stay, restaurants, and nightlife. That
combination makes it one of the world's leading destinations.