What’s In A Name?
Surfing was cultivated in our backyard and shared by Duke Kahanamoku with the world, so of course we embrace its energy and attitude and celebrate the timeless charm of surfing’s golden days. We welcome the curious. We invite those who long to experience and be part of the story of Waikiki—the birthplace of not just modern surfing but a lifestyle.
We’re a retreat. A place to relax and take in the beauty of Waikiki’s iconic sights and rolling swells, from sunrise to sunset. We’re a gathering place to connect with others and share memorable, meaningful moments. We’re a hub for discovering local music, art, and a lasting connection with our island community. And with stunning, front-row views of Waikiki Beach, we’re a place to reflect on the events of the day. And plan the adventures that lie ahead.
We’re on the mellow Diamond Head side of Waikīkī Beach, a short stroll to unique eateries and iconic attractions.
Arts & Culture
The Twin Fin
Your Honolulu home base, your happy place. Steps away from beautiful beaches, on the mellow Diamond Head side of Waikiki. And a short stroll to unique restaurants and iconic attractions.
Foster Botanical Gardens
A refreshing escape from the busy city. Enjoy an impressive collection of tropical plants, magnificent trees, and gardens with primitive cycads, hybrid orchids, palms, and butterflies.
Explore the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific discover the art and science of traditional navigation by reading the night sky in the Planetarium.
An ahupua‘a, a division of land stretching from the mountains to the sea, Waimea Valley is a lush botanical garden and historical and cultural sites with a hike to Waimea Falls.
The official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, this grand historic landmark will take you back to a time when King Kalakaua his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its halls.
The Polynesian Cultural Center
Experience thousands of years of culture from six different Polynesian island nations. Dine like royalty at an authentic luau and enjoy the most spectacular evening show in the islands.
Dole Pineapple Plantation
From fruit stand in the 1950s to one of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions. Fun activities include train and garden tours and the Pineapple Garden Maze.
Waikiki Torch Lighting Ceremony
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at sunset with a torch lighting ceremony and hula dance performances several nights a week at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound.
Honolulu Museum of Art
Explore inspiring exhibits and collections, catch a film, take an art class. HoMA is a unique gathering place where art, history, culture, and education come together.
What originated as a King’s grant of royal lands is now an impressive 14-acres of birds, mammals, and plants from around the world.
Sea Life Park
Fun experiences with our aquatic ‘ohana. Swim with dolphins, sea lions, and rays. Have close-up encounters with sharks. And enjoy one of the best luaus on the island..
Stroll down Kalakaua to discover coral, green sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, an elegant jellyfish gallery and other Hawaiian marine life.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
An elevated retail experience in the spirit of Aloha. International brands, unique to Hawaii boutiques, exciting dining, as well as Hawaiian language, dance, and music.
Uniquely Hawaiian open-air shopping featuring Waikīkī’s largest collection of restaurants on a Grand Lānai and an iconic banyan tree.
Waikiki Beach Walk
Discover eclectic shops, nightlife, award-winning restaurants, and world-class outdoor entertainment at this unique slice of Hawaii life.
Some of the finest luxury brands in the world (think Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Moncler, and more) in the heart of Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach resort district.
Find unique boutiques, an inspired food scene, activities, tree-lined sidewalks, bike lanes, and parks in this vibrant community between the city and the sea.
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Feel the refreshing Hawaiian breeze at the world’s largest open-air shopping center, with more than 350 shops and restaurants to explore.
Enjoy more than seven miles of hiking trails through tropical and sub-tropical plants at this beautiful public botanical garden nestled in Mānoa Valley.
This easy 1.6-mile (return) hike through lush a bamboo forest, guava trees, and fragrant wild ginger leads to cascading 150-foot falls. Stop for photos under the arch of vines.
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Active military base, HQ of the Pacific Fleet, and National Historic Landmark and attractions, including the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona.
Kuhio Beach Park
This popular Waikiki beach, just across the street from the hotel, is divided by two concrete walls that create a calm swimming area ideal for children and families.
Nature preserve and protected marine life conservation area known for its beach and hundreds of bright tropical fish and marine life, perfect for snorkeling.
Diamond Head Crater
The iconic crater known as Lē‘ahi is a recognizable landmark, often the “face” of Hawaii on postcards. Hike the 1.6 miles (roundtrip) to the top for stunning views of Honolulu.
The Twin Fin is a surfboard with two fins that’s ideal for mellow, playful, cruisy surfing. While they made their debut in the 1970s, they’re making a name for themselves once again. Twin fins are perfect for small to medium surf, exactly the kind we have right in front of our hotel in Waikīkī.
Surfing’s in our soul, from the name on the sign to the vibe you feel when you’re here. Aloha.
You’ll find us on Kalakaua Avenue, just steps away from renowned Waikiki beach, a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. We’re on the mellow Diamond Head side of Waikiki, but only a short stroll to unique eateries and iconic attractions.
In the ocean in front of us, a reef creates a calm swimming area on one side with a nice break for surfers on the other. Like us—laid-back, yet ready for adventure.
Make it a Beach Candy Day
Did you know activity rental credits are included with your stay (3 credits per night/guest room)? Redeem them for a variety of water sport rentals as well as beach chairs and beach accessories. Now that’s pretty sweet.