Unforgettable Hawaiian vacations in Waikiki condo rentals

Unforgettable Hawaiian vacations in Waikiki condo rentals

Welcome to Waikiki, a vibrant, lively neighborhood of Honolulu on the southern end of O’ahu. It’s undergone numerous transitions, from a Hawaiian royalty retreat in the 1800s to a quiet vacation destination for mainlanders, to today, a flamboyant and fun location for everybody. Waikiki condo rentals provide the perfect home base from which to explore O’ahu, and help create the sort of home vibe that convinces you that, just for a few days, you can call these sun-kissed shores home.

Waikiki condo rentals for every budget

Perhaps you’re here to splurge, and you’d like a penthouse with soaring views. Or you’re taking a long-awaited family vacation and want a place that has room to spread out, a kitchenette for quick meals and plenty of beds. Or perhaps you’re looking for a trip that doesn’t blow your annual entertainment budget. Either way, take a look at what’s on offer in Waikiki.

Affordable Waikiki condo rentals

While it may be hard to find a beachfront budget condo in Waikiki, it’s quite possible to find something affordable, yet within a short drive of the beach. From your balcony, you can enjoy views of the streets and palm-lined canals, with the mountains in the distance. Some condos boast partial oceanviews. Many have modest kitchenettes. Bringing a meal back to your condo or fixing sandwiches for your day on the beach will help defray vacation expenses, and fun activities like visiting the beach and driving around to enjoy the scenery don’t have to break the bank at all.

Family-friendly Waikiki condo rentals

If you pick a condo rental in the area close to the intersection of 2 major roads—the oceanfront Kalakaua Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue, which runs north to the highway, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly amenities just a quick hop away. The 42-acre Honolulu Zoo is within walking distance; the Waikiki Aquariu is also close by. You’ll likewise be easily able to drive to other attractions, such as Diamond Head State Monument. Condo rentals here boast amenities such as rooftop lanais, onsite pools, and kitchens, as well as additional futons and pull-out sofas.

Luxury rentals in Waikiki

The living room of a 3-story penthouse condo with city and ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows

Nothing says luxury like waking up in the morning, and seeing the vast blue Pacific Ocean outside your window without even lifting your head from the pillow. The best thing you can get from your luxury Waikiki rental is the kind of view that’s only possible from staying right on the beach. Higher floors especially afford azure vistas that stretch for miles, views that you can enjoy from your private balcony. Many buildings include pools, hot tubs, and outdoor bars. Full kitchens, premium linens, and artful decor are other amenities that can accentuate your experience.

Waikiki condo rental neighborhoods

View of a marina and boats from a condo's balcony

Waikiki boasts 8 beaches, stretching from Ala Wai Canal to the famous mountains of Diamond Head. While anyone can enjoy the beach, about half of it is marked off for surfers, for whom the long shallow beach provides a perfect long break. And with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there’s no shortage of things to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Waikiki rentals near the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

Huge rolling waves might be what you came here for, but if you’d like to experiment in a calmer setting with some watersports or take smaller children into the water, the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is an ideal place to while away a few hours. Staying in a nearby condo means you’ll probably have views over the ocean, the lagoon and Ala Wai Boat Harbor—or perhaps you’ll snag a place that boasts vistas of all 3. This area is mostly surrounded by luxury resort properties, but all the beaches are public. Plenty of the condos here have pools and gym access in the buildings.

Condo rentals near Central Waikiki

Staying right on the beach is undeniably fun, but staying close to the busy center of town has many advantages as well. Between Ala Wai Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, from fast food to noodle chains to sweet dessert spots. Familiar fast-fashion retailers and local jewelry stores are plentiful too. A rental condo here could make for a fun and lively vacation, with easy access to food and entertainment. You’ll find compact, comfy condos here with kitchenettes, and extra bedding if required. Some may even have a surfboard and pool noodles tucked in the entryway closet.

Waikiki condos right on the beachfront

Waikiki is famous for surfing, and staying here will mean watching those famous waves rolling in. Rent a surfboard (or buy your own outsize souvenir!) and give the surf a shot. The beach is just as much fun after the sun sets. Stroll the sands and watch the twinkling lights of the high-rises rival the stars above. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to catch an evening hula performance on the beach. Or maybe just relax and settle down on your beachfront condo balcony, and watch life unfold below you as you sip that Hawaiian cocktail.