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Waikiki Beach Travel Tips

  • How far is Honolulu Airport from Waikiki Beach?
    Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is on Waikiki Beach, on the south shore of Honolulu, Oahu. It is about 9 miles, a 20-minute drive from our Waikiki Beach resort to the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Ride shares and taxis can run anywhere from $25 - $60, depending upon the time of day.
  • Where is Waikiki Beach?
    Waikiki Beach is a coastal neighborhood of Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Located on the south shores, world-famous Waikiki attracts vacationers with its white-sand beaches, world-class dining and shopping, natural wonders, cultural activities, ocean adventures and iconic attractions like Diamond Head and the Waikiki Beach Walk.
  • What are the best things to do in Waikiki Beach?

    Whether you want to soak up the aloha culture, enjoy ocean adventures, or explore iconic sights, Waikiki Beach is packed with fun things to do. Discover world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and the top Waikiki Beach attractions, including:

    1. Waikiki Beach Walk
    2. Diamond Head
    3. Honolulu Zoo
    4. Waikiki Aquarium
    5. Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Mall Shopping
    6. Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

  • Can you snorkel at Waikiki Beach?
    Enjoy amazing snorkeling adventures on the beaches of Waikiki. Waikiki is blessed with crystal clear ocean waters, reefs, and thriving sea life. The best places to snorkel in Waikiki Beach are: The Marine Life Conservation District, Sans Souci Beach, Kapiolani Park Beach and Queen’s Beach.
  • How far is Pearl Harbor from Waikiki Beach?
    Pearl Harbor is a 25-minute drive (11 miles) from Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Highlights of Pearl Harbor include:
    • USS Arizona Memorial
    • Film footage of the attack
    • Interactive exhibit galleries
    • Battleship Missouri Memorial
    • Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Why is Waikiki Beach so famous?
    Aside from being an exciting district of Hawaii’s largest city, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach is known for its breathtaking white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, and backdrop of Diamond Head. Famous for its rugged beauty and vivid culture, Waikiki is also the home of world-famous surfer, Duke Kahanamoku. The father of modern surfing learned and taught people how to surf on the Waikiki break.
  • Are dogs allowed on Waikiki Beach?
    Yes. There are many stretches of the sand in Waikiki that do allow dogs, if they are leashed. Check out Gray’s Beach, Royal-Moana Beach, Outrigger Canoe Club Beach, and Fort DeRussy Beach. Head for Ala Wai K9 Playground in Ala Wai Community Park if your dog needs some off-leash time. In addition the many pet-friendly beaches, our resort is also pet-friendly.
  • Does the hotel offer event space?
    Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is an ideal place to host a meeting, event, wedding, vow renewal, or corporate retreat. Our hotel features 12,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including our oceanfront terrace, beachfront venues, and boardrooms, with catering, audiovisual gear and planning services.
  • Does the hotel offer restaurants?

    Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort offers a vibrant dining and nightlife scene with two restaurants and bars. Kani Ka Pila Grille celebrates the local tradition of kanikapila, featuring live Hawaiian music along with delicious island cuisine, pupus, and hand-crafted cocktails.

    Monkeypod Kitchen, opening in 2023, features locally sourced cuisine, craft beer and good vibes in a modern Hawaiian setting. Guests can also enjoy our fresh, local foods in the privacy of their room, suite, and balcony with in-room dining.

  • Does the hotel offer parking?
    Yes, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort offers convenient valet parking for guests. Valet parking is $45 per night with in and out access. Pull up, hand us the keys, and start relaxing.