Boutique Hotel with Private Lanais Overlooking Waikiki
Along the indigo waters of Waikiki, clusters of palm trees rise like eager children for views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head, a massive volcano. But not even the highest fronds rise above the towering Waikiki Gateway Hotel, a resort with uninterrupted vistas of Honolulu’s beaches and boulevards. Tucked between the designer shops of “Luxury Row” and within a stone’s throw of the beach, the hotel offers a mix of boutique shopping and beachy relaxation.
Deluxe Waikiki-view rooms come with private lanai patios overlooking the beach. Blackout drapes prevent sunbeams from interrupting sleep cycles, but early risers get first pick at a hearty breakfast spread of eggs and pancakes. The lounge chairs and stubbornly blue waters of the outdoor pool beckon guests to while away hours beneath the tropical sun.
Waikiki: White-Sand Beaches and Luxury Entertainment on the Pacific Ocean
Once a private playground for Hawaii’s ruling class, today the neighborhood of Waikiki welcomes visitors to its white-sand beaches, sunny avenues, and cultural attractions. Situated on the vibrant thoroughfare of Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Gateway sits just steps from a diverse shopping and nightlife scene, and about a quarter-mile from the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Traveling southbound, Kalakaua Avenue unfurls about a mile before arriving at the Honolulu Zoo, an expansive habitat housing exotic and endangered species. Sumatran tigers make their home in a private cat lair; pot-bellied pigs galumph in the children’s zoo; and white-handed gibbons practice trust falls on a ropes course. Just south of the zoo, visitors can enjoy music alfresco at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center and the Waikiki Shell. Throughout the seasons, the shell-shaped amphitheater sends ripples of music across 1,958 stadium chairs, 6,000 lawn perches, and 505 theater seats. Steps away, the Waikiki Aquarium stations itself alongside a living reef. Within the marine museum, more than 3,500 creatures of the tropical Pacific glide throughout glassed-in galleries.
About 3 miles southeast of the hotel, Diamond Head State Monument is a 300,000-year-old saucer formed by a single explosive eruption. Hikers can traverse a 0.8-mile trail where molten lava once smoldered to ascend to the crater’s 560-foot-tall lip.
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