For those who aren’t afraid to get wet, the best way to see the waves is to catch one off Waikiki Beach! Legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, made Waikiki famous for surfing. With its protective bay and mellow waves, Waikiki Beach remains one of the most desired places to surf. Take a lesson and you’ll up on a board in no time!
Set sail on one of Waikiki’s most popular outdoor activities. A catamaran cruise is a great way to spend some time in the open water taking in views of Diamond Head, sipping on a Mai Tai, and sunbathing. Some catamarans offer snorkeling right off the boat, whale watching, or fishing.
Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites is at the gateway to all of Waikiki’s prime shopping destinations including Waikiki Beachwalk, the Royal Hawaiian Center, Luxury Row, and the new International Market Place. Just a short drive or shuttle hop away is Ala Moana Center – an open-air mall with 4 levels of shops featuring local retailers and chain department stores like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. Ala Moana Center has many dining options including an international Food Court, popular California Pizza Kitchen, and Japanese teppanyaki at Tanaka of Tokyo. Find live music at Mai Tai Bar, and drinks plus gaming at Lucky Strike.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve boasts some of the best snorkeling in the world, while also being a protected marine life conservation area. This is the most popular destination for snorkelers to see colorful fish and vibrant coral reefs. Don’t forget to bring your underwater camera!
Located just a short shuttle hop or drive away is Ala Moana Beach Park, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This 100-acre park offers large grassy areas, restrooms, showers, concession stands, a music pavilion, tennis courts and picnic areas. Enjoy beautiful views of Diamond Head, the Honolulu cityscape, and stunning sunsets. Calm lapping water and a lot of space for sunbathing makes this the prime spot for a perfect beach day.
Just a 15-minute drive from the Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites is the lively downtown district, Honolulu’s center of government, business, and the arts. Take a stroll through Hawaii’s history at the State Capitol, Washington Place (the governor’s mansion), Honolulu Hale (Honolulu’s City Hall), Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church. At night, Chinatown transitions into a hub for vibrant nightlife with lively bars and unique dining options.