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Recent Waikiki reviews

  • Rotation Vacation

    "My wife and I spent the month of May here. I had a rotation at the University of Hawaii and she had a month off. I have been traveling quite a lot in my life and this was the first time that I actually said "Wow" when I walked through the door of my accommodations. The apartment is beautifully furnished and the views of the ocean and Diamond Head are unparalleled. The apartment was clean on our arrival. There was a problem with a hinge on a cabinet when we arrived, and I contacted the owner who had the problem fixed promptly and without inconvenience to us. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is large, and the kitchen is well equipped. Having cable and wireless internet was an excellent convenience as well. The location of this building is ideal as it is right on the beach with its own private beach access, a short walk to Waikiki but not right in the bustle downtown, and with easy access to any of the major roadways. My rotation was at Kuikini Medical Center which was an easy 20 minute commute by car. I enjoyed being located next to the Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks lodge since there were a few nights that they had live music until about 10pm and my wife and I could enjoy it from the comforts of our own apartment. In all we had a wonderful experience in Oahu and much of that is owed to our wonderful accommodation at Colony Surf. I would highly recommend this location and even more highly recommend this particular unit and owner. Thanks Again!!"
    Guest: Dr. Mike Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014
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  • Great stay with a Great Owner

    "We were able to stay in Marni's condo for a week at the end of August 2014. Marni was great to deal with by e-mail as we had no phone on our end. She communicated well with us and was able to help us get everything arranged for our stay. We arrived late on a Saturday evening and were extremely glad we had parking included. The kids slept in the bedroom on the twin beds and we slept on the Murphy Bed. Extremely comfortable for everyone. We just moved the couch and table to accommodate the bed. The unit was fine for the four of us. The unit was very clean and having toilet paper and dish soap made it easy to get started. There were also beach towels, sand mats, snorkels, and body boards available to us to use. As well, there were guide books with suggestions of activities and different amenities available on Oahu. We used the pool quite a bit but found it busy only on the Sunday, but the rest of the week, it was not bad at all. I feel fortunate we were able to stay here; should we ever return to Oahu, we would not hesitate to ask Marni to rent her place again."
    Guest: Michelle Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Unbelievable Luxury!

    "We've stayed in luxury accommodations in Oahu, all over the Caribbean, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Las Vegas and New York City. This condo was top notch...meticulously detailed luxury. We felt as if we were the very first guests as every single inch of the entire unit was perfect, immaculate and looked brand new. This makes guests feel grand! The attention to accessorizing the kitchen, bath and living area was overwhelming. The entire room was gorgeous, beautifully decorated and the view was wonderful in the day and night hours...canal, ocean and city!! Smart choices and superb taste. Certainly unsurpassed. The owners kept in continuous contact with us from the reservation and deposit step to the detailed and very helpful info. concerning the property prior to our trip. We had more than we could ever imagine of anything we desired. It was magical. The Royal Gardens' staff was friendly, courteous, professional, efficient, and helpful. The bellboys were outstanding. We became fast friends. Everyone bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. We were able to walk to the marina, beach, grocery stores, best restaurants and mall. The overall experience was so special that my husband and I agree that it was our best vacation EVER!"
    Guest: Bear Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • maui condo

    "beautiful ocean view from the lanai and I can see the whales breaching from the kitchen table. My wife and I love to walk on the beach and our favorite Maui beach is a five minute walk from our door. 2 bedrooms and 2bathrooms means your wife will not have to share a bathroom. what could be better? Oh, tennis anyone? 6 courts and lots of other people to play with. great place!!"
    Guest: pz Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 15, 2014
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Waikiki Travel Tips

Imagine waking up on a tropical island with the salty sea breeze gently blowing through the window and a sandy white beach sitting just outside your door. Turn your dream into a reality by planning a vacation to Waikiki.

Situated on the south shore of the Hawaiian island Oahu in the the city of Honolulu, the neighborhood of Waikiki is famous for being the former playground of Hawaiian royalty. Waikiki, which means spouting waters in Hawaiian, is the area’s main destination for visitors from all around the world. Here you’ll find the height of Hawaiian culture with various restaurants, shops, activities and entertainment.

Waikiki is mostly known for its exceptional beaches, with almost everything within walking distance to the ocean shores. Whether you’re looking to learn to surf, dive in for a swim or just laze around in the sand, it’s all right there for you.

In addition to aquatic adventures, there’s plenty to do on land as well. Waikiki and the surrounding areas are full of historic sites, museums, natural wonders and a ton more to make your vacation a memorable one.

Things to Do in Waikiki

Diamond Head: As one of Hawaii’s most well-known landmarks, Diamond Head is a volcanic tuft cone with an exciting hiking trail, amazing coastal views and military history. The crater was formed more than 300,000 years ago during an explosive volcanic eruption. The trail was built in 1908 as part of a coastal defense system, and on the summit itself you'll see military bunkers. The top of the hike also provides a postcard-like view of the shoreline.

Waikiki Beach: Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous in the world. You won’t want to miss out on the two-mile stretch of white sandy shores meeting stunning, warm waters. Waikiki Beach is the perfect spot to stretch out that towel and relax in the warm sun with a good book or take to the water for adventures with boogie boards, surfing and swimming. It’s also a great place to try out a catamaran or outrigger canoe ride.

Society of Seven (SoS): For some top-notch Hawaiian entertainment, look no further than the Society of Seven. This group has been headlining shows at the Outrigger Main Showroom since 1969 and still wows crowds to this day. The Hawaiian band puts everything they have into each show, displaying their talent and energy every time they take the stage. Each performance is full of singing, dancing and comedy skits, showing off their hilarious personalities. SoS has released many albums and also has a regular show in Las Vegas. The SoS show in Waikiki is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Pearl Harbor: There are a variety of exhibits, memorials, displays and museums within the ground of Pearl Harbor to honor those lost in the attacks and those who served during the second World War.

USS Arizona Memorial: Part of Pearl Harbor is the USS Arizona Memorial. This spot marks the resting place of more than 1,000 sailors and Marines killed during the attack during WWII. The memorial was built in 1962 and is certainly a historic and moving place to visit. The remains of the the battleship were declared a National Historic landmark in 1989.

Shopping and Dining in Waikiki

Top of Waikiki: For an exciting dinner experience unlike any other, head to Top of Waikiki. This special dining establishment is Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant, providing you with 360-degree views of the islands, beaches and mountains as you eat. Plan your meal for sunset and watch the amazing array of colors fade into night.

Ono Hawaiian Foods: If you’re looking for an eatery that serves up some of the best local food, look no further than Ono Hawaiian Foods. Off the beaten track, this restaurant provides you with traditional Hawaiian dishes like kalua pig and lau lau with pipikaula and lomi salmon and poi on the side.

International Marketplace: With more than 100 shops and stalls set against a jungle-like backdrop of banyan trees, this is definitely one place you’ll want to stop to pick up mementos and gifts for loved ones. Whether you’re looking for traditional Hawaiian jewelry, fun knick-knacks or just a t-shirt to commemorate your visit, you’re sure to find it at the International Marketplace.

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