The Hotel: Ramada Plaza, Waikiki
Only a short walk away from the crystal blue water and the heart of Waikiki, Ramada Plaza offers convenience and comfort for sun-seeking travellers. Begin your island getaway by getting acquainted with your leafy surrounds, including the nearby Ala Moana Centre, Hawaii’s largest outdoor shopping mall. When not hitting up world-famous Waikiki Beach, cool off in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, or pull up a deck chair and soak up the sun. For those with energy to burn, a fitness room is on offer, and the Ala Wai Golf Course is a short distance away.
When hunger strikes, Groupies only need to take a few steps from their door to find a range of tempting cuisines. Head to Snapper’s Sports Bar & Grill to watch your favourite sporting match, Morimoto Waikiki for innovative Japanese or Singha for Thai.
Travellers stay in a City View Room that boasts all the creature comforts they’re used to, like microwave, refrigerator, and a flat-screen television with cable. The hotel offers also in-room complimentary Wi-Fi, so guests can post their Waikiki-Beach pictures right away, to share them with friends and family.
City View Room
- Bed size/type: One king bed or two double beds
- Standard occupancy: Two adults
- Maximum occupancy: Four people (when two double beds only)
- The room features a bathroom, sitting area, microwave, mini fridge, tea- and coffee- making facilities, in-room safe, and iron with ironing board.
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 Kuhio 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.