Diamond Head is one of Oahu's most desirable neighborhoods known for its quiet and serenity, yet close the shopping, dining and night life of Waikiki. With uncrowded beaches and a tranquil atmosphere, Diamond Head has everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Oahu's south shore offers an abundance of activities both in the ocean and on land as well as plane and helicopter tours. The hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head Crater is a great way to spend the morning, rewarding you with panoramic views of Honolulu and the southern shoreline. Walk over to Waikiki to visit the popular beaches and explore the many shops and seaside restaurants. Visit local historic sites including Pearl Harbor, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and numerous historic old hotels along the Waikiki waterfront. Go for a sunset sail to get a great view of this scenic region from offshore. During the winter months humpback whale watching tours are offered. One of the most popular activities is simply taking a dip in the crystal blue waters and relaxing on the beach to the peaceful sounds of the waves lapping at the shore.
Visit the quiet beach along the Diamond Head shoreline or take a stroll over to vibrant Waikiki Beach where vendors offer a variety of water sports activities including surfing and stand up paddle boarding. Rent a board and try it on your own or take a lesson to benefit from the local knowledge. Head east from Diamond Head to visit Hanauma Bay, one of Hawaii's most popular snorkeling locations set in a sunken volcanic crater. A bit farther east is Makapuu Beach as well as Sandy Beach Park. Head up the eastern shore to explore more exceptional Oahu beaches including the miles-long expanse of Waimanalo Beach, the water sports mecca of Kailua Bay, and the picturesque Lanikai Beach.
From Diamond Head you have easy access to an array of dining choices including the local Diamond Head Market & Grill where you can pick up some fresh fish as well as deli and gourmet items. Dine beachfront at Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Hotel, enjoy French food at Michel's at the Colony Surf, or fine California and Italian cuisine at the Diamond Head Grill at the posh W. Honolulu Hotel.
Within walking distance of Diamond Head are the many restaurants of Waikiki where you can find everything from casual fare to fine dining. Many venues have live music and ocean views. Head over the Kahala Mall as well as Hawaii Kai to the east for an abundance of dining choices, or west to Aloha Tower Marketplace at Honolulu Harbor. Downtown Honolulu also has exceptional dining choices as well as a fun night life scene.
Near Diamond Head there are numerous places to shop including the Kahala Mall and Hawaii Kai Towne Center. In Waikiki browse along Kalakaua Ave. and Kuhio Ave. for everything from Hawaii souvenirs to designer fashions. The Royal Hawaiian Center and the Waikiki Beach Walk have many interesting shops and often live music and entertainment. Visit the eclectic shops of Chinatown in downtown Honolulu, or head over to Aloha Tower Marketplace for a nice selection of upscale shops. Hundreds of shops and restaurants can be found at the expansive Ala Moana Shopping Center. Other large shopping centers in this region include the Royal Hawaiian Center, DFS Galleria, Waikiki Beach Walk and the Pearl Ridge Center.
Diamond Head is within walking distance of nice beaches as well as shopping and dining though we still recommend renting a car for your visit so you have easy access to sights and attractions around Oahu including day trips to the north and windward shores. The Waikiki area also has some shuttles running as well as taxis, and most of Oahu's major towns can be reached on the public transit system known as "TheBus."
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Weather conditions in the Diamond Head area are typically around 79 degrees F. with very little rain throughout the year. When it does rain it is typically in the form of passing rain showers. In general Oahu's southern and western shores are drier and warmer than the eastern and northern shores, with the summer months typically seeing less rain than the winter months. With warm trade winds and sunny skies, Diamond Head is an excellent vacation destination.
Ocean conditions on the south shore are typically quite calm during the winter months, while swells during the summer months often bring better waves for surfing or bodyboarding. Some south shore beaches provide better protection than others so if ocean conditions are rough then a more sheltered beach may be more suitable for ocean activities. Enjoy water activities at lifeguarded beaches, obey all posted warnings and check with water safety personnel about the best areas for the ocean activity you choose.
Diamond Head condos are an excellent way to enjoy your Oahu vacation with the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home. Browse through our Diamond Head condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Diamond Head accommodation for your dream Oahu vacation. Hawaiian Beach Rentals takes pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos on Hawaii and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best of the best Diamond Head properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Diamond Head condominium rentals or which Oahu 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 the finest condo resorts in the Diamond Head area.
Oahu's south shore has many historical attractions from Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace to Kawaiahao Church and the Mission Houses Museum. The Bishop Museum in Honolulu displays thousands of Hawaiian artifacts from ancient times. A self-guided tour known as the Waikiki Historical Trail begins at the Royal Hawaiian Center with informational plaques placed on bronze surfboards providing information about this region's past. Not far from downtown Honolulu is the Nuuanu Pali Lookout with informational plaques about the important battle that took place here during the rise of King Kamehameha I. The site also provides breathtaking vistas of the windward shore.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Accommodations in the Diamond Head Area
Diamond Head Beach Hotel is an oceanfront property located on Hawaii's "Gold Coast" enjoying privacy and serenity yet walking distance to the excitement of Waikiki. Units feature kitchenettes and free WiFi, Great views of Diamond Head and the blue Pacific.
Aston Waikiki Sunset offers one and two bedroom suites with complete kitchens as well as private lanais. Great views of Honolulu, the ocean or Diamond Head. Amenities include swimming pool, free WiFi and a business office with Internet access. Located in a quiet residential area about one block from Waikiki Beach.
The Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk condominiums in the heart of Waikiki offer various amenities including a pool, fitness center, lounge, bar, free high-speed internet (WiFi) and a restaurant. Condos have kitchenettes. Close dining, shopping and the beach.
Outrigger Waikiki Shore on Waikiki Beach offering spacious, apartment style accommodations next to the Waikiki Beach Walk with great dining and shopping. Guests have access to the pool and fitness center next door at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel which has two restaurants. Studios have a kitchenette while suites have a full kitchen All units have a washer and dryer and free WiFi. Many units have ocean views from the west shore to Diamond Head.
Waikiki Banyan offers on-site management, an upscale lobby, recreation deck, swimming pool, lounge chairs, two hot tubs, a sauna and play equipment as well as basketball and tennis courts. There is also a putting green, grills for barbecuing, on-site coin laundry and a small restaurant. Close many shops and dining options.
Royal Waikiki Condos are close the beach as well as Ala Wai Golf Course and shopping and dining at the Royal Hawaiian Center. Units have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, cookware and dishes. Amenities include pool, fitness center, sauna, a game room and barbecue area.
Castle Waikiki Shore Beachfront Condominiums are located on Waikiki Beach close to shopping, dining and Fort DeRussy Park. One and two bedroom suites as well as studios are offered including kitchenettes or full kitchens, washers/dryer and spacious lanais, most of which have ocean views.
The Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is close to the Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place, and just across the street from Waikiki Beach. Units feature gourmet kitchens, private lanais, air conditioning and washer/dryer. Amenities include a pool, jet spa, fitness room and recreation deck.
Outrigger Reef on the Beach is comprised of the Pacific Tower and Ocean Tower in Waikiki with a new pool and pool deck, free high-speed internet and remodeled artful interiors and lobby. Amenities include a fitness center, spa services, port cochere and on-site restaurants. Close to shopping and dining at the Waikiki Beach Walk.
Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk in Waikiki offers one and two-bedroom condominiums with flat screen TV, free high-speed WiFi, gourmet kitchen and balcony. Amenities include air conditioning and an in-room safe. Close to dining and shopping at the Waikiki Beach Walk.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Diamond Head area including the Diamond Head Beach Hotel. In Honolulu we offer The Royal Kuhio, Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk, The Waikiki Watermark, Trump International Tower Waikiki, Waikiki Grand Hotel, Ala Moana Hotel, Discovery Bay Resolution Tower, Waikiki Landmark Condos, Waikiki Mirage, The Ilikai Hotel, Hokua Panoramic Paradise, Ilikai Marina Condos, Moana Lani Suite in the Nauru Tower, Alii Nalu at Nauru Tower, The Bamboo Waikiki, Aston Pacific Monarch, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki and Chateau Waikiki.