A Memorable Family Hawaiian Vacation
Step out of the Ilikai on the ocean side, and you will immediately walk through the beautiful Ilikai courtyard, along the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, the public Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and onto the beach at Waikiki. As you stroll around the lagoon, you will see the long stretch of Waikiki Beach with a beautiful picturesque view of Diamond Head. You may spot the filming of an episode of Hawaii Five-0 (Hawaii Five-0 episodes are often filmed on the beach below our condo) or a movie set, as we did, during the filming of the movie Godzilla. Your family can choose to spend a day swimming, playing in the sand, and renting the various water toys available at the lagoon, or go a few steps further and set up for a day at the beach. If you wish to break from the sand and surf, enjoy sunbathing and swimming at the Ilikai pools. You are welcome to use any items available in our condo such as coolers, beach chairs, etc. to use for your chosen activities.
Jog around the lagoon in the morning or stroll along Waikiki Beach in the evening and end up shopping the exclusive shops on Lewers Street and beyond. Many excellent restaurants and activities are located nearby for your convenience, relaxation, and enjoyment. On the other hand, you may wish to spend an evening in the condo preparing and eating dinner and watching a Hawaiian luau from either of our two lanais. In the Ilikai courtyard, enjoy free Friday evening entertainment featuring traditional Hawaiian music, stories, and hula dancers provided by Kawika Trask & friends. Then at 8 p.m., turn your attention to the Friday night fireworks display over the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon.
We strive to make our guests feel at home while staying in our condo. Before the day begins, relax on the lanai with your morning coffee watching the morning activities and enjoying the beautiful ocean views. Our comfortably furnished, spacious, two-bedroom condo offers all of the comforts and conveniences of home. Our condo includes two large lanais, a fully-equipped kitchen, two full-sized bathrooms (with handicap features and accessibility), free WiFi, two HD flat screen TVs with cable, a DVD player for each TV including a selection of movies for your enjoyment and entertainment after a full day of activities and fun. The DVD that is attached to the TV in the living room allows our guests to connect their Netflix, Hulu, etc. account. We also have a library of novels (take one/leave one) for your reading pleasure. You are renting our Hawaiian home, not a commercial condo or high-priced hotel room.
Our condo comfortably sleeps six plus a play ‘n pack for a small child (1 queen, 1 king or convert into twin beds, a queen sofa bed). It is well-maintained, clean, comfortable, reasonably priced, and conveniently located – just a short walk to the upscale Ala Moana Shopping Mall, a reasonably priced grocery store, ABC Stores, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Walgreens and many Waikiki Beach attractions. Thus, our condo offers exceptional value and convenience when compared to the amount paid for a hotel room that only sleeps 2-4 people and doesn’t contain the extra amenities we offer. By staying with your family in our condo and using the conveniences we supply, you will save hundreds of dollars on your Hawaiian beach-front vacation.
If you wish to explore other parts of the island like Diamond Head, the Blow Hole, North Shore, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Punch Bowl, the flea market and more, public transportation on Oahu is convenient and easy to use. Renting a reasonably priced car on a daily basis is easily available and located across the street in the Discovery Bay building. For a longer-term car rental, valet and self-parking are available for a fee at the Ilikai.
Traveler contact information: Steve & Gloria Henderson, Owners, GE/TA-121-213-9520-01
Keywords: Premium/Deluxe Condominium, Handicap friendly, ocean view, Waikiki beach