Jacques Cousteau once famously said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Indeed, no matter where you roam, you always find your travels most enjoyable when you’re within a whisper of the ocean like at one of out many great hotels such as the Sheraton Waikki. Perhaps it’s because whenever you’re submerged in a vast expanse of salt water, you feel free—free to forget the worries haunting the corner of your mind, and free to enjoy the simplicity of being alive.
Of course, you love to partake in a good landlubbing adventure from time to time. With salty skin and windblown hair, you return from the sea to spend your evening at a luau or an afternoon walking around with shave ice in your hand and a dream in your heart. Navigate your way back to the big, blue ocean and reserve one of the top Honolulu hotelstoday. Then, spend glorious days reconnecting with the sea.
Wondering where to stay in Honolulu?
Sitting on your private balcony with a chilled cocktail in one hand, swaying palm trees and the faint sound of a ukulele serving as your evening symphony, you realize this is the good life. So, where are you staying? Waikiki, of course. The Honolulu area that draws in seafarers and beach combers by the thousands. There are loads of accommodations with breathtaking ocean views and aloha spirit, and these hotels in Honolulu are a few of the best:
- Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort: Stay at the top of the Rainbow Tower and enjoy views of turquoise waves that seem to go on for days, or stay in the exclusive ALI’I luxury hotel within the resort. Take advantage of island amenities, including surf lessons and the longest waterslide in Waikiki.
- Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa: Steps from the beach and next to Diamond Head, this hotel puts you in prime position for the Hawaiian vacation of a lifetime. Spend your morning in the spa, getting a massage or relaxing body wrap, before you mosey down to the coastline and take a dip in the ocean. Resort fees include one mai tai per day. Ah, bliss.
- Pacific Beach Hotel: You’ll wake up, part the curtains, and gaze upon the island paradise just outside your window. No, it’s not a dream. You’re staying at the Pacific Beach Hotel, just steps from the beach. So get dressed, rent a surf board from the hotel, and try your foot at hanging ten.
Aloha, Beach Vacation
When it comes to ideal Hawaiian getaways, Honolulu hotels are just the beginning. After a peaceful night of rest, you’re ready to tackle the best island activities in sight. Your mornings are best spent in the company of the Pacific, getting sand between your toes turning your face lovingly toward the sun.
After toweling off, slip into your favorite pair of shorts and tennis shoes and make your way to Diamond Head. Hiking the 760-foot-tall volcanic crater will be physically intense, but your lion’s heart can accept any challenge. Plus, the sweeping view of the island and sea from the top of the crater will make your effort more than worth it.
Trade geographic landmarks for man-made history with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. Once due respects are paid, you’ll be ready to go out in search of food. Sit down at a breezy seaside restaurant and order a bowl of poke. This local dish will make you weep tears of joy as you sink your teeth into bite-sized chunks of raw ahi tuna that have been seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, and sea salt; served over rice, it’s the ideal light lunch. Eating it, you’ll feel like a native in no time.
You’re ready to head to the land of leis and coconut bras. With your phone on airplane mode and your worries on the mainland, you’re ready to check in to one of the best places to stay in Honolulu. Get ready to feel sand between your toes and a sense of unparalleled joy. Book your room with Travelocity Honolulu hotel deals, and you’ll save enough cash to try every lunch plate in Honolulu if you want.