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Waikiki Beach Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Waikiki Beach hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Waikiki Beach

Pack your shorts or bikini and surf, swim, or just sit back under a palm tree and enjoy the Aloha spirit at Hawaii’s most famous beach.

You know that you’re in Hawaii when you step onto the pristine white sand of world-famous Waikiki Beach. Dip your toes into the warm Pacific waters and watch the surfers show off their moves on the waves, or sit back in the shade of a palm tree and gaze up at the green slopes of Diamond Head.

For a swim, jump in at the western end of the beach, where a reef creates a natural lagoon. This is the safest place, as it’s well away from the waves and surfboards.

If you’ve always wanted to give surfing a go, then Waikiki is the place to do it. The gentle rollers here are perfect for beginners, and you’ll find several companies on the beach willing to show you the ropes. After your lesson, be sure to check out the larger-than-life statue of Duke Kahanamoku, which stands with open arms on the promenade behind the beach. A former Olympic swimming champion, “The Duke” is also credited with introducing the sport of surfing to the world.

If all that paddling isn’t your idea of a relaxing holiday, then Waikiki Beach is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun. There’ll almost always be something to keep you amused, with regular shows including hula competitions and outrigger canoe races, as well as the acrobatic tandem surfing. It is astonishing to see two people perform athletic circus acts while riding the waves.

When evening comes, the beach becomes one of the island’s most romantic places to enjoy a sunset. On Friday nights, the spectacular colors of the Polynesian sky are matched by a free fireworks show at the western end of the beach. The beach is lined with hotel bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Waikiki Beach is a great place to swim, surf and relax any time of year. Its popularity means that it does get crowded, but you’ll often find quieter areas in front of Kapiolani Park. While the public beach is generally a safe place to visit, never leave your valuables unattended.

Travel isn't just about famous destinations and ritzy hotels. It's about the experiences you embrace and the incredible memories you collect along the way!

Your trip to Waikiki Beach is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are heaps of activities available, including:

If you'd rather check out all the activities on offer, go to our Waikiki Beach things to do page.


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What are the advantages of a road trip to Waikiki Beach? 

There’s nothing quite like a Waikiki Beach road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Waikiki Beach or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Waikiki Beach packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Waikiki Beach? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Waikiki Beach? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Waikiki Beach. You can book all the road trip activities on your Waikiki Beach wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to Waikiki Beach? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Waikiki Beach. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


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Best Lodging Options Near Waikiki Beach

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Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach $169
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020
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Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
     
    4.2 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Considering all of the problems that the COVID posed, the staff and the hotel were excellent!

    Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort $269
    Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020
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    Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

    Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

    2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Hospitality was tremendously exceptional. Thanks alot from the depths of my heart. Blessings to you

      Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites $85
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020
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      Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites

      Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites

      2280 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
         
        3.1 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The staff is very friendly and helpful and it's inexpensive.

        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach $287
        Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020
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        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

        2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
           
          4.2 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very nice modern and very clean. Customer service was great as well

          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort $217
          Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020
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          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

          2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Super clean and right at the beach. Soundproof windows

            Pacific Monarch Hotel $99
            Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020
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            Pacific Monarch Hotel

            Pacific Monarch Hotel

            2427 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              We liked our short stay. Very nice and helpful staff.

              Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa $178
              Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020
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              Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

              Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

              2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Everything was exceptional during our stay however due to Covid19 there really was nothing open but not the Hotels fault! Exceptional stay super accommodating and nice staff

                Pagoda Waikiki $79
                Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020
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                Pagoda Waikiki

                Pagoda Waikiki

                260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  2.9 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great staff, great location, loved the courtyard with pool, and the room made a nice place to rest. Some maintenance problems and ants, but otherwise much nicer than the price suggests. Love the access to the outside and sun.

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