The Hotel: Coconut Waikiki Hotel
The staff at the Coconut Waikiki Hotel makes every endeavour to make travellers feel at home. Holidaymakers are welcome to a lobby giving off living room-like vibes and a kitchen with popcorn when they please. Alfresco barbecue feasts, games room and over-sized checkers, chess and Jenga, as well as a sandbox for the little ones set a backdrop for a fun-packed holiday for families or groups of friends.
When not out and about, Groupies can retire to their air-conditioned City View Room which features a flat-screen TV, Keurig K-cup coffeemaker, and a private bathroom with amenities. The vacation can be topped with a range of extra activities such as hula classes and wine tasting. To stay in shape, guests can head to the on-site gym, while leisure moments can be spent by the poolside. Then there are, of course, stretches of world-famous beaches, right at a hand’s reach.
City View Room
- Bed size/type: Double or twin bedding
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- The third and fourth person must but a separate voucher
The Area: Waikiki, Honolulu
Located on the southern shore of Honolulu, the world-renowned neighbourhood of Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. In Hawaiian, Waikiki means “spouting waters”, which is apt since it is surrounded by clear blue waters. It is most famous for its white sand beaches, especially Waikiki Beach.
With the Diamond Head crater in the background, the waters of Waikiki are ideal for surfing and submarine tours. Other attractions like the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium offer fun for the whole family. Learn about the history of Waikiki by reading surfboard markers placed along the Waikiki Historical Trail. Shop and dine at Kalakaua and Kihio Avenues and at other famous spots like the Royal Hawaiian Centre and the Waikiki Beach Walk.
Waikiki is also located within a half-hour journey to a number of Oahu attractions like Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Hanauma Bay. Tourists may venture into other places of interest like the Ala Moana Centre, the local neighbourhood of Kapahulu and the arts district of Chinatown.