Located right across from The Lotus, Kapiolani Park draws visitors and locals alike with its expanse of grassy lawns and variety of sports facilities. The 300-acre park has an archery range, outdoor exercise facility, soccer fields and tennis courts. It is also home to the Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Bandstand, where the famous Royal Hawaiian Band serenades guests every Sunday.
Nestled in the foothills of Diamond Head, Lotus Honolulu offers magnificent views of this iconic mountain. Diamond Head is known for its historic hiking trail with stunning views of the Pacific and Oahu’s south coast. The 0.8 mile hike from trailhead to summit offers quite a workout as you gain 560 feet from the crater floor. The trail also offers a glimpse into the crater’s extensive military history.
Lotus Honolulu’s great location just outside of Waikiki gives you access to a variety of less-crowded surf spots. If you’re new to the world of surfing, you’ll want to take a lesson to learn the basics. Once you do, you’ll be up and riding in no time! Seasoned surfers can rent a board for a half-day or whole day from one of the many surf shops and kiosks along Kalakaua Avenue.
Want to get up close and personal with some of Oahu’s underwater friends? Kaimana Beach, located just steps from Lotus Honolulu, is one of Waikiki’s best snorkeling spots due to its calm conditions and impressive showcase of beautiful reefs, fish, and other marine life.
Calling all animals lovers! Honolulu isn’t just clear water and sandy beaches. Check out the 902 animals that call the Honolulu Zoo home. With over 42 acres to explore, the zoo offers both animal and plant exhibits, a café, and educational programs. Your whole family will love the wild side of Waikiki.
Want to learn more about what’s whirling around you when you’re surfing or taking a swim? No need to get in the water for that! Check out this family-friendly activity, right on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach. You’ll meet honu (sea turtles), Hawaiian monk seals, beautiful reef fish, seahorses, intricate corals and more!