Stay at an equestrian-themed hotel in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, with on-site cafe and bar and an outdoor pool with cabana area
Property at a Glance: The Equus Hotel
This equestrian-themed, boutique hotel is located in the heart of Waikiki, a vibrant neighborhood in Honolulu with close access to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. Guests can spend their sunny days lounging about the hotel’s poolside cabanas. Or they can visit The Equus Hotel’s sister property, located along O’ahu’s North Shore, which offers a section of unspoiled beachfront trails.
- The Paniolo Bar, a horse-themed bar, serves creative drinks like the Broken Saddle with poolside and cabana seating.
- Surf the web in addition to the waves with the hotel’s complimentary wi-fi.
- Take the trip to North Shore to the rolling hills and the unspoiled beachfront of The Equus Hotel’s sister property.
- Visit the Ala Moana Center, the largest shopping center in Hawaii, just a short walk away.
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.