This condo, located at the quiet end of Waikiki, in the beautiful Ilikai Hotel on the twenty-first floor at the end of the Makai Wing, has an amazing view of the ocean and Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Lagoon. Bring your surfboards/paddle boards/boogie boards (a bather's elevator can accommodate boards up to 10 feet, 2 inches long), and ride the waves at some of the most famous and best surf breaks on the south shore of Oahu. Two of these surf breaks (Kaisers and Ala Moana Harbor), are within view from your condo's lanai for dawn patrol and an early go-out. If you have never tried surfing before, lessons and water craft rentals can be obtained at several locations along the Waikiki beaches.
Morning sun and warm, gentle trade winds caress you as you check out the ocean and surf, enjoy breakfast, and plan your day on your lanai. Not a surfer? Enjoy sitting on your lanai and soaking up the sun while enhancing your tan or stroll down to the best wide sandy beaches at Waikiki or Ala Moana Beach Park for a swim in the crystal clear ocean and sun bathing. Fort DeRussy Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park are especially good for long swims and snorkeling. If the ocean is not for you, you can swim, sunbath, and relax by the hotel pool and lagoon or explore the many tourist attractions nearby, including golf at the beautiful Ala Wai golf course.
There is no need to rent a car as the Ilikai is centrally located. A market, coffee shop, gift shops, and restaurant are located in the lobby area of the Ilikai. Sarento's gourmet restaurant at the top of the Ilikai offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountains while you dine. Restaurants and convenience stores at Ala Moana Shopping Center (Hawaii's largest shopping center), are just an easy 10-15 minute stroll from the Ilikai. More than 90 shops, markets, restaurants, and exhibits are next door to your condo at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for you to explore. Retail establishments and restaurants along Kalakaua Avenue in downtown Waikiki are all within easy walking distance as well. Don't feel like walking? No problem! You can always catch a cab, free or paid trolley, or the city bus to take you to locations on the island. If you want the convenience of your own transportation, there is a car rental agency across the street from the Ilikai. Parking is available at the Ilikai for a fee or there is free parking behind the Ilikai in the public parking lot.
Each Friday evening, a spectacular fireworks display overlooking the Hilton Hawaiian lagoon, can be experienced right from your lanai. Traditional hula shows and exciting nightlife can be enjoyed all around the island or closer to your condo along Waikiki Beach. Don't feel like going out? Then enjoy renting a video locally or streaming one from several websites using the Samsung Blu-Ray DVD player installed in this condo. Rent this condo and discover that the Ilikai has it all!