Originally built in 1907 and now completely made over into a contemporary luxury hotel of the first order, Halekulani’s 453 rooms span five spacious buildings, surrounded by open courtyards, lush tropical gardens and balmy ocean breezes.
The hotel boasts an award-winning spa and a wide range of water sports, including outrigger canoe rides, surfing, snorkelling, sailing and more so that you can make the most of Waikiki's world-famous beach culture. But if you're not feeling quite so beachy, the freshwater pool with its glass mosaic tiles designed as a rare orchid, is a work of art and provides a relaxing place for a swim. The hotel’s spa, SpaHalekulani, allows you to fully explore the healing culture of the Pacific with a full menu of massages, facial and body treatments. For families travelling with children, a kids’ programme is provided during the summer months and at Christmas.
Halekulani’s rooms are incredibly spacious, and most have fabulous ocean views to enjoy from your private terrace. The décor combines a number of different shades of white, which, combined with the aquamarine of the Pacific, almost provide the feel of being in an aquarium. Large sitting areas consist of bamboo love-seats and chairs, while glass-topped cocktail tables and marble-topped desks also feature. State-of-the-art technology includes 46-inch flat-screen TV, a DVD/CD entertainment centre, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a separate glassed-in shower, and a marble basin. For an unforgettable experience, book the Diamond Head suite, with stunning volcano views.
The hotel's signature restaurant, La Mer, features neoclassical French cuisine, and has long been recognized as one of Hawaii's top restaurants, while House Without a Key is surely one of the world’s most romantic spots for a sunset cocktail or a light meal under the hotel’s 100-year-old kiave tree.
Waikiki Beach is one of the world’s most beautiful, and it doesn’t get much better than seeing and enjoying it from the Halekulani.
Halekulani has 453 rooms, 82 of which are suites.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities
Three restaurants, three cocktail lounges, swimming pool overlooking Waikiki beach, spa, fitness room, business centre and concierge services.
Outrigger canoe rides, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, sailing, visits to the Hawaii Royal Palace and Pearl Harbour and tee times at Ko Olina, Kapolei and Koolau golf courses can be arranged.
In-room dining, laundry services, bakery, florist, concierge services.
When to travel
Honolulu is a year round destination with a tropical climate, with the very best months being April to September. Temperatures are high throughout the year but never excessive, as humidity levels are manageable. There is a rainy season from December to March which is also ironically, the tourism high season, when the scenery is at its most lush and long, hot days break up the rainy spells.
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Location and directions
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
The Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu sits in Kalia Road, in the middle of a metropolis on the beach at Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.
How to get there
18.5 hour flight via Los Angeles to Honolulu International Airport, followed by a 20-minute transfer to Halekulani.