Both surfers and nonsurfers alike can find a relaxing atmosphere at this surf-themed hotel, thanks to a pool and WiFi access
Hotel at a Glance: Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Just the word “Hawaii” is bound to bring up visions of crashing waves and hanging ten, and the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki more than embraces Hawaii’s surfer reputation. In place of artwork, wooden surfboards adorn the walls, while palm tree accents conjure up instant good vibes. When you’re ready to hit the waves—or simply catch a nap on the sand—you can head over to nearby Waikiki Beach.
- Ultimate relaxation: If days on the beach aren’t enough to de-stress you completely, treat yourself to a massage at Salon Akua.
- Fuel up: Whether you’re up early for the waves or opt for a lazier morning, you can wake up with a cup of coffee in your room.
- The most important meal of the day is complimentary at the continental breakfast bar.
- Take a dip at the outdoor pool.
- Capture the sunset, and then upload it for the world to see with the hotel’s high-speed WiFi.
Waikiki, Honolulu: White-Sand Beaches, World-Class Surfing, and Luxury Entertainment
When they’re not surfing or sunbathing on Waikiki’s beach, most travelers explore the area’s busy avenues lined with everything from upscale boutiques and nightclubs to craft booths and street performers. Other attractions include the Honolulu Zoo, which houses exotic and endangered species such as sumatran tigers and white-handed gibbons, and the Waikiki Aquarium, where more than 3,500 creatures of the Pacific glide throughout glassed-in galleries.
Also nearby is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable natural landmarks, Diamond Head State Monument—a 300,000-year-old saucer formed by a single eruption. Hikers can walk along a trail where molten lava once smoldered to ascend to the crater’s 560-foot-tall lip.