Honolulu, HI
Hawaii
By Summer Brons

One of the most well-traveled vacation destinations in the world is Honolulu, Hawaii. This capital city embodies everything that is true Hawaii, from the culture to the scenery. Book your vacation to Hawaii's capital city with WhatsCheaper.com, and come experience island life for yourself!    

The busy Honolulu International Airport (HNL) makes arriving in Honolulu a breeze. Book your flight through WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) and enjoy our excellent low rates on airfare. We've got you covered for hotels, too. Click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and select your hotel of choice at our great low prices.     

Once you've landed in Honolulu, it's time to experience Hawaii! There’s a lot to do here, but WhatsCheaper.com is confident you'll have a chance to do everything you're hoping with a little advance planning. Shopping in Honolulu is fantastic, and many travelers like to kickoff their vacation with some good old-fashioned retail therapy. Visit Ala Moana Center, one of America's largest outdoor malls, and browse high-end retailers, local boutiques, and just about everything in between. You'll also want to be sure to hit the streets of Waikiki, lined with flagship upscale retail stores, surf shops, and unique local stores. If you crave even more, you can visit Honolulu's Kahala Mall, Ward Centers, and Aloha Tower Marketplace. Needless to say, be sure to pack an extra bag for your return trip home from Honolulu!     

For a change of pace from all the shopping, WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends hiking Diamond Head. This 760-foot landmark is a crater formed over 100,000 years ago, and previously used as a military outlook beginning in the early 1900's. The hike is an exciting, slightly strenuous one involving 175 steps, dark tunnels, and old military bunkers, but the effort is more than worth it once you reach the top. You'll be treated to absolutely breathtaking panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu. With views of Diamond Head visible all around the city, your curiosity is sure to be tempted, and you simply cannot appreciate without experiencing the hike firsthand!     

Head back into downtown Honolulu to visit some historic landmarks and get your fill of the arts. Check out Iolani Palace, the only official state residence of royalty. Take in Kawaiahao Church, constructed in 1842 from 14,000 slabs of coral dragged from the ocean reefs. Visit the state capitol building and Mission Houses Museum to learn even more about Honolulu. Also be sure to stroll the Chinatown art walk and view the numerous galleries on display, showcasing unique art from locals and all around the world.     

Activities in Honolulu are nearly endless. You can learn to surf, go whale watching, dine at an authentic luau, go golfing at one of more than 40 golf courses, even enjoy a sunset cruise off the coast of Waikiki. And, of course, you and simply stretch out on the sand and relax on the beautiful beaches while soaking up the Hawaiian sunshine.     

Book your unforgettable Honolulu vacation with WhatsCheaper.com today. Enjoy the gorgeous surroundings, the friendly local culture, and wide variety of things to see and do that can only be experienced in Hawaii! For information on other sights on the island please visit our O'ahu profile which covers the rest of the island (http://www.whatscheaper.com/oahu_hawaii.php).

MUST SEE IN Honolulu, HI LIST:

  • 1. USS Arizona Memorial
  • 2. Iolani Palace
  • 3. Manoa Falls
  • 4. Pearl Harbor
  • 5. Waikiki Beach
  • 6. Foster Botanical Gardens
  • 7. Kawaiahao Church
  • 8. Diamond Head
  • 9. Aloha Tower
  • 10. State Capitol Building

Honolulu, HI EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Ala Wai Challenge - January
  • 2. NFL Pro Bowl - February
  • 3. Saint Patrick's Day Parade - March
  • 4. Honolulu International Bed Race Festival - April
  • 5. King Kamehameha Hula Competition - June
  • 6. Hawaii International Jazz Festival - July
  • 7. Hawaii State Fair - August
  • 8. Waikiki Rough-Water Swim - September
  • 9. Intertribal Powwow - October
  • 10. Honolulu Marathon - December

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Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
201 Beach Walk Street, Honolulu, HI
By Samantha Black

Waikiki is located on the south shore of O’ahu, which is the third largest Hawaiian island and is home to the majority of its population. It is best known for Waikiki Beach, which boasts stunning white sand beaches, numerous fine dining restaurants and some of the best shopping in the state. The Embassy Suites at Waikiki Beach Walk overlooks the white sand coastline of southern O’ahu, with the ocean merely walking distance away. In addition, the Embassy Suites is just a short drive away from the Honolulu International Airport.

When you walk into the Embassy Suites you will be greeted by the friendly staff and enjoy a relaxing sit-down check-in. Although check-in is not until 3 p.m. you can rest easy knowing that you can place your luggage in the baggage storage and hit the beach, grab some lunch, or visit a local attraction. Only blocks from the Embassy Suites you can visit the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, or go for a hike up the historic Diamond Head crater.

The Embassy Suites at Waikiki Beach Walk offers one or two bedroom suites, each with a separate sitting area and kitchen area, which include a mini-fridge, microwave, and a coffeemaker. You have the option of two queens or one king in the one-bedroom suites. In the two-bedroom suites you can choose from one king and two queens or two kings. All suites have at least two LCD flat screen televisions. In addition to the modern amenities in the suites, the hotel offers complimentary internet, a business center with complimentary printing, an ATM, a FAX machine and anything else you could need to stay connected with people back home. In addition, the hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, yoga classes, and a heated outdoor pool. Every night the hotel hosts a Manager’s Reception that serves complimentary drinks and canapés. Every morning you can indulge in the complimentary cook-to-order breakfast.

Waikiki is a very special part of Hawaii, buzzing with nightlife, beautiful beaches, and the true spirit of aloha. There is so much to do and see on O’ahu that seeing it all in just one trip might not be possible. Soon, you will find yourself coming back to the Islands every chance you get. WhatsCheaper.com can assist you with booking your hotel reservation, click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for low pricing.

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Moana Surfrider Resort & Spa
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
By Rachael M. Childs

Whether you’re a diehard LOST fan looking to vacation where your favorite cast once found themselves stranded, a business entrepreneur, a family looking to unwind, or a honeymooning couple starting out your new lives together; Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa located on Waikiki Beach is the place for you. Guests arriving on the island of Oahu at Honolulu International Airport can travel the nine miles to the hotel by renting a car, taking the shuttle, a limousine, or a taxi. Upon arrival, check-in time is 3 p.m., just in time to unwind after a long flight.

Guests are welcome to choose from Westin’s Large City View room (a great view of Honolulu) offering two double Heavenly Beds®, Tower Partial Ocean view with a queen Heavenly Bed®, Deluxe Ocean (Diamond Wing or Tower) including options of 2 double beds or 1 king, or The Tower or Diamond Head Suite which feature king Heavenly Beds® and an adjoining bedroom. Guests are supplied with feather, foam, or hypoallergenic pillows upon request. Much to their avail, guests will find a fresh supply of bottled water, Hawaiian coffee and tea, as well as various toiletries, and a terry robe and bath slippers for maximum relaxation. Rooms also include internet access with a fee included in the daily Resort Charge, an in-room safe, and a rollaway bed by request. And if you’re wondering what a Heavenly Bed® entails, imagine lying down after a long day of surfing on custom pillow-top mattresses layered with 250-thread count sheets, down duvets, and topped off with plush pillows. How’s that for heavenly?

After checking out the rooms, guests can explore out the many amenities that Moana Surfrider offers. Thanks to the “Stay At One, Dine At All,” policy, guests of Moana can dine at any of the Westin sister hotels in Waikiki and charge it back to their room. The outdoor pool is a must see for guests with any motive for staying at Moana. A fitness and business center are open 24 hours. Plenty of beach equipment is available as well, such as surfboards (complete with those surf lessons we talked about), boogie boards, canoe rides, and catamaran rentals.

Check out time is 11 a.m. Wave aloha to all the friends you met at The Beach Bar, or during afternoon tea along the Veranda. Like what hear? WhatsCheaper.com will assist you with booking your next stay by clicking here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php). 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel
1956 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
By Libby Wilke

Whether in Honolulu for business or leisure, The DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel offers comfort and convenience.  Located just 8 miles from Honolulu International Airport, it is just a short shuttle or cab ride away, with valet parking available for guests choosing to rent a car.  Check-in begins at 3 p.m., but baggage storage is available for those eager to get straight to Waikiki Beach, a 5 minute walk from the hotel.  Heading directly to the conference? Hawaii Convention Center is also only 5 minutes on foot from the Doubletree!

Breathtaking views are impossible to avoid, as each room has a private balcony with a city, mountain or ocean view.  Standard rooms come with one king bed or two queen beds, along with large, HD flat screen televisions. Guests looking to get some work done can easily do so comfortably at the work station provided in each room, with Wi-Fi available for a fee.

Guests who like to spread out a little more will enjoy the spacious suites that offer plush seating areas, along with the comforts of the standard rooms.
Amenities at the DoubleTree Alana Hotel begin right in the lobby.  Guests will find a welcoming lounge area with large, flat screen televisions, and complimentary Wi-Fi, also available around the heated pool.  Fancy an early morning work-out before hitting the beach?  The fitness center is available for use 24 hours a day. After working up that appetite, hunger pangs can be satisfied at the hotel’s Bistro, serving delicious meals for breakfast and dinner.  

The hotel also offers 6000 square feet of meeting space, making it the ideal location to hold any business function.
Check-out is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure, if you can tear yourself away! The DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki offers comfort, convenience and luxury in the paradise of Honolulu.  WhatsCheaper.com is happy to help you book your stay here- just follow the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to the booking page!

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The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
By Sandy O'Neal

Pack your bags; you’re headed to Waikiki, Hawaii.  But before you go let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your next stay at The Royal Hawaiian.  This elegant hotel is a perfect location for your destination vacation.  As soon as you arrive, you will feel the breeze blowing your hair and smell the salty air and see an endless stretch of surf and sand.  You will immediately know you have arrived at the perfect place.

A section of private beach is reserved exclusively for guests of The Royal Hawaiian.  You can spend endless hours having fun in the sun and surf.  The hotel provides cozy lounge chairs and colorful umbrellas for your relaxation and respite.  The water is welcoming and can be enjoyed through surfing, paddle boarding, sailing, or boating.  Private cabanas are available to rent and they are located near the saltwater plunge pool.

The hotel’s Beach Boy Program will give you the opportunity get expert instruction on surfing and paddle boarding.  They will have your surfboard freshly waxed and awaiting your arrival.

The Abhasa Spa is located at The Royal Hawaiian.  It is a magnificent place to pamper and revitalize you.  The spa is adjacent to the tropical gardens on the hotel grounds where you can enjoy the luxurious tropical gardens.  Be sure to ask about the ultimate spa experience known as the cocooning treatment.  Hot stone treatments are also available.

Dining is divine at The Royal Hawaiian.  The award-winning chef at the Azure will tantalize your taste buds with the freshest seafood you will find anywhere.  The menu features fish that are caught locally and purchased daily from the Hawaii Fish Auction.  Mai Tai Bar is a great place to enjoy your favorite tropical beverage beachside while enjoying finger foods influenced by the Pacific Rim.  Surf Lanai is an upscale beachside café serving contemporary dishes with local flavor.

The hotel is a magnificent location for your business or social event.  There is more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor flexible event space.  If wedding bells are ringing, there is no better location to say “I do”.  Leave the planning to the professional event staff and spend your time making memories that will last a lifetime.  

The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki has everything you need to make your destination vacation an unforgettable experience.  WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next stay by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
120 Kaiulani Avenue, Honolulu, HI
By Adam J. Mohney

Come enjoy a unique Hawaiian vacation in the heart of the state capital by booking Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Honolulu on WhatsCheaper.com today. Located near popular attractions, such as, Iolani Palace, Diamond Head Crater, Queen Emma Summer Palace, Aloha Tower, beaches and several golf courses, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is the perfect lodging destination to experience the diversity of a Hawaiian vacation.

All of the 1,142 rooms and suites that can be booked at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on WhatsCheaper.com include a variety of standard amenities and entertainment options. Guests can enjoy a morning coffee in their room or on the private balcony, offering gorgeous views of either mountains or the Pacific Ocean. A refrigerator is provided, making it easy to store food and refreshments, while an in-room safe makes in-room refreshments and snacks possible. Guests can also watch the provided television or purchase wireless internet access to stay connected to home and the world.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani also offers a variety of accommodating facilities and services. The tour and activity desk and concierge service provide an easy method of customizing your Hawaiian dream vacation. Guests can also workout at the Olakino Fitness center or relax at the outdoor swimming pool.

Guests will dine well at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Pikake Terrace offers a casual continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Splash Bar and Bento also provides American cuisine for lunch and dinner in a casual poolside atmosphere. Guests wishing to eat in their pajamas may do so by utilizing Sheraton Princess Kaiulani's room service.

A gorgeous and adventurous getaway in Honolulu is only a few clicks away. Come discover why Hawaii is America's ultimate vacation headquarters by reserving your room now. Book your stay at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on WhatsCheaper.com by clicking the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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