Honolulu is known for its beautiful beaches and
thriving arts and culture scene as well as historical attractions, great hikes
and ocean adventures. With close access to great dining, shopping, activities
and night life, staying in a Honolulu condo provides everything you need for a
luxurious and relaxing Hawaii vacation. Read More
Things To Do
Activities abound in the Honolulu region
including water sports, land adventures, air tours and even submarine rides.
Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and water sports at the iconic Waikiki Beach, and
amazing snorkeling just east of Waikiki at Hanauma Bay. Visit Waikiki Aquarium
to see a fascinating array of marine life at one of the nation's oldest aquariums.
Pearl Harbor in Honolulu is one of Hawaii's most visited attractions and a great place to
learn about history. A new Visitor Center provides information about the Dec.
7, 1941 attack that entered the US into World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial
and Battleship Missouri are the primary Pearl Harbor attractions, and aviation
lovers will also want to stop in at the Pacific Aviation Museum.
A popular Honolulu hike is the trek to the top
of Diamond Head Crater where you can take in stunning vistas of the southern
coast including Waikiki. Other popular Honolulu hikes include the Manoa Trail
following a mile-long route through bamboo and tropical terrain to the scenic
Manoa Falls cascading about 150 feet into a pool. The Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
is another great south shore hike providing breathtaking views of the windward
Golfers will enjoy numerous courses on the
south shore including the Ala Wai Golf Course in Waikiki and the Executive
Course and Championship Course in Hawaii Kai with sweeping ocean views. Head
west from Honolulu to the Makaha Resort Golf Club and Ko Olina Golf Course, two
top-rated courses known for their great views as well as exceptional grooming.
On the east side the Olomana Golf Links (Obama's favorite) takes in views of the scenic Kooloau Mountains, and
the Pali Golf Course is known for its stunning vistas of the windward shore.
Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore is home to two seaside courses.
Historic sites abound in downtown Honolulu
including the regal Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church and many other preserved
and restored buildings from bygone eras. There are also numerous statues of
important persons from Hawaii's past, and history lovers will enjoy a drive through the downtown
area which also has great dining and shopping. If the history of Hawaii
intrigues you make sure to stop in at the Bishop Museum and see the amazing
exhibits of rare artifacts from centuries ago.
The south shore is lined with great beaches
providing many options for water activities. Along the Waikiki shoreline you
will find numerous vendors offering rentals for a variety of water sports
including surfing and stand up paddle boarding. Take a guided excursion on an
ocean kayak or outrigger canoe, or take a surfing lesson to benefit from local
knowledge. One of Hawaii's most popular snorkeling spots is Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
located just east of Waikiki in a submerged volcanic crater. A visit to the
Preserve's Marine Education Center will help you learn
more about the many interesting fish and other marine life you will see in the
bay. Farther east is Sandy Beach Park and Makapuu Beach Park. Just west of
Waikiki is the 76-acre Ala Moana Beach Park with shaded areas, grass lawns and
picnic facilities as well as a lifeguard station.
For more great beaches take a drive up the
windward (eastern) shore to the Waimanalo Beach stretching for miles with the
backdrop of the furrowed and verdant Koolau mountain range. A bit farther north
is Kailua Bay, great for water activities with vendors along the shore renting
equipment, and the picturesque Lanikai Beach known for its clear blue water,
powdery white sand and scenic views with the Mokulua Islands offshore. Continue
on to the north shore to see the renowned surfing beaches of Sunset Beach,
Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay where world class surfing competitions are held
From downtown Honolulu to the Waikiki waterfront
there are hundreds of dining choices on the south shore including the culinary
creations of numerous world-class chefs who take advantage of the fresh local
fish as well as the produce grown in the Islands. Taste Hawaii Regional Cuisine
created by its founders at Roy's and Alan Wong's. Downtown Honolulu has a variety of nice restaurants including
the eclectic eateries of Chinatown.
Visit the Aloha Tower Marketplace at Honolulu
Harbor for several exceptional dining choices with live music. You can also
find entertainment and great food at the Waikiki Beach Walk as well as the
Royal Hawaiian Center in the heart of Waikiki. Many venues along the Waikiki
shore offer seaside dining with live music in the evenings. There are also some
exceptional, upscale restaurants in the Kahala and Diamond Head areas just west
Honolulu offers and abundance of shopping
opportunities with something for every budget from upscale to frugal. Browse
along the Waikiki shore on Kalakaua Ave. and Kuhio Ave. to find a wide range
of shops offering everything from
high-end designer fashions and fine jewelry to hand-crafted Hawaiian souvenirs.
The Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki has more than 100 merchants while the Waikiki
Beach Walk has more than 50, and both of these venues frequently feature live
entertainment as well as Hawaiian cultural activities including hula, lei
making and ukulele. Some fun upscale shopping can be found just of east of
Waikiki at the Kahala Mall, and also west of Waikiki at Aloha Tower
Hawaii's largest mall is the Ala Moana Shopping Center with nearly 300
shops and restaurants. For more fun shopping visit downtown Honolulu to browse
the eclectic shops of the Chinatown district which has a thriving arts scene.
Fun day trips for great shopping include a visit to historic Haleiwa town on
the north shore, and the walkable downtown district of charming Kailua town on
the windward (eastern) shore.
A rental car is recommended when staying in a
Honolulu condo so you can explore local beaches and attractions as well as day
trips to the north shore and windward side. Honolulu also has taxis and
trolleys, and most major populated areas can be reached on the public transit
system known as "TheBus. "
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Honolulu weather is pleasant throughout the
year with temperatures ranging from about 70 to 85 degrees F. , a bit cooler in
winter and a bit warmer during summer with Hawaii's trade winds providing a pleasant, cooling effect. Rain and wind
conditions vary in different areas throughout Oahu with the south and west
shores a bit dryer and warmer than the north and eastern shores. Winter months
typically see more rain than summer though the south shore sees very little
rain overall. Rain showers are typically brief and light with plenty of
sunshine even on the rainier days. Trade winds are usually calmest in the
mornings so it's a
good time for snorkeling and other beach activities.
Ocean conditions vary each day and through the
seasons with many days of fairly calm water along the southern shore. During
the summer intermittent south swells can bring high surf and strong currents
while winter brings north swells that bring high surf to north facing shores.
Some beaches provide more protection from the open ocean than others, and if
the waves are too big at one beach you may be able to find a more sheltered
beach where it is safer to go in the ocean. For swimming and other ocean
activities visit Oahu's lifeguarded beaches, obey all posted warnings and ask the
lifeguards about the conditions on that day for the water sports you choose.
Honolulu condos provide the perfect way to
enjoy your Oahu vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the
comforts of home. Browse through our Honolulu condo listings to get an
understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our
goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable
Honolulu accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having
the largest selection of high-quality condos on Oahu and we stand behind our
product, making sure only the best Honolulu properties are listed on our site.
If you have questions about our Honolulu condos or which Hawaii destination is
best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to
assist you. See below for an overview of some of Honolulu's finest condo resorts.
Honolulu has a rich and storied past from the
days of the Hawaiian monarchy through the eras of early explorers,
missionaries, whaling ships, the sugarcane industry and also the era of modern
development that has made Oahu's southern shore a major commercial and financial center as well
as a premier vacation destination for visitors from around the world.
Beginning in the 1790s, Honolulu Harbor became
a popular port for visiting merchant ships sailing between North America and
Asia. Honolulu became the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the 1800s and also
was home to King Kamehameha I. Later monarchs built many impressive structures
in Honolulu including Iolani Palace, Washington Place and Honolulu Hale. To
learn about the history of this region you can follow the self-guided tour of
the Waikiki Historic Trail which starts at the Royal Hawaiian Center and is
marked with informational plaques on bronze surfboards.
of Some of Honolulu's Finest Condo Accommodations
Waikiki Sunset is in a quiet residential area about one block
from Waikiki Beach offering suites with complete kitchens as well as private
lanais, with one or two bedrooms and views of Honolulu, the ocean or Diamond
Head. Swimming pool, free WiFi and a business office with Internet access
Olina Beach Villas Resort is located on 642 acres in the prestigious Ko
Olina Resort. Spacious villas suites have state-of-the-art kitchens and private
lanais. Amenities include gated grounds, lagoon-style pool, three jet spas,
private fitness spa with high-quality exercise equipment, sauna and steam room,
outdoor lap pool, exclusive beach bar, free WiFi, barbecue grills, picnic
areas, door staff, security guard and beachfront access to the pristine ocean
lagoons for water activities.
Banyan has on-site management, an upscale lobby, recreation deck,
swimming pool, lounge chairs, two hot tubs, sauna, play equipment, tennis and
basketball courts, a putting green, barbecue grills, on-site coin laundry and a
small restaurant. This is one of the most popular condo resorts in Waikiki and
close to shopping and dining.
at Waikiki Beach Walk condos are located in the heart of Waikiki. Amenities
include a lounge, fitness center, bar, free high-speed internet (WiFi), a
restaurant and a pool. Condos have kitchenettes. Close to many shops and
restaurants, with the beach just a five-minute walk away.
Waikiki Shore offers spacious, apartment style
accommodations right next to the Waikiki Beach Walk with an abundance of shops
and restaurants. Guests have access to the pool, fitness center and restaurants
next door at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel. Studios have a kitchenette
while suites have a full kitchen All units have a washer and dryer and free
Beach Condominiums offers units with well-equipped kitchens including an
oven, refrigerator, four-burner stovetop, dishwashers as well as cookware and
tableware and coffee/tea makers. The building has a rooftop swimming pool with
great Honolulu views as well as a sauna, barbecue area, exercise facility and
free parking. The beach is a 20-minute walk away. Close to shopping and dining
including the International Market Place just three blocks away.
Waikiki Condos has an outdoor pool as well as a fitness
center and sauna, barbecue grills and an arcade/game room. Rooms have kitchens
with refrigerators, microwaves, cookware, dishes and utensils. Daily
housekeeping is offered. Condos open to balconies. Close to Kuhio Beach Park,
the Ala Wai Golf Course, and shops and dining at the Royal Hawaiian Center.
Waikiki Shore Beachfront Condominiums offers studios as well as
one and two bedroom suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens, washers/dryers
and wide lanais (most have ocean views). Close access to great shopping and
dining as well as the vibrant nightlife of Waikiki. Also close by is Fort
DeRussy Park with a lawn and shaded areas nice for picnics.
Waikiki Beach Tower is across the street from Waikiki Beach with condos
featuring gourmet kitchens, private lanais, air conditioning and washer/dryers.
The building has a fitness room and also a recreation deck with a jet spa and
pool. Close to shopping and dining at the International Market Place and Royal
Ko Olina Beach Club is a family beach resort in a 642-acre gated community. Spacious
one, two and three bedroom villas feature fully-equipped kitchens,
washer/dryer, high-speed internet, TVs and more. Amenities include on-site spa,
three swimming pools, seven whirlpool spas and tropical landscaping with
waterfalls and fountains as well as the private, child-friendly lagoon and
beach oasis. Close to Ko Olina Golf Club.
Regency on Beachwalk offers boutique one and two-bedroom
condominiums with gourmet kitchens with refrigerators, ceramic stovetops,
microwaves, dishwashers and cookware. Rooms also have a flat screen television,
free high-speed WiFi and a balcony to relax in the tropical breezes. Amenities
include air conditioning and in-room safe. Located next to the popular Waikiki
Beach Walk with lots of great shops and dining options.
Reef on the Beach includes the Ocean Tower and Pacific Tower in
Waikiki. Amenities include free high-speed internet, artful interiors and
lobby, fitness center, Serenity Spa Hawaii, resort shops, cultural activities,
port cochere, and new pool and pool deck. Dine at Kani Ka Pila Grille poolside
restaurant featuring nightly live entertainment, Ocean House Restaurant or
beachfront Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar. Just steps from the Waikiki
Beach Walk for great shopping and dining.
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