Discover the island without venturing too far. You are just steps to our recreation deck, world-class beaches, water sports, dining and attractions.
The best swimming on Oahu's south shore is only steps from your resort. Rent a standup paddleboard or kayak, or take a surf lesson right on Waikiki Beach. Or, plan a romantic sunset catamaran cruise with spectacular views of Diamond Head off the coast.
Diamond Head Summit Trail
Known in Hawaiian as Leahi, Diamond Head Crater was formed over 300,000 years ago and encompasses over 475 acres of interior and outer slopes. Take the trail to the top where the reward is a spectacular a 360-degree view.
Tiki's Grill & Bar, The Beach Bar, Mai Tai Bar, and Duke's Waikiki are just some of the casual restaurants and bars that set the mood for live Hawaiian music. Enjoy pupus, ocean views and glowing sunsets among the sound of the ukulele.
The wild side of Waikiki is just a short stroll from The Residences. The 14-acre Honolulu Zoo features an impressive collection of birds, mammals, and plants from around the world, plus a restaurant, keiki petting zoo and playground kids love.
KCC Farmers Market
Kapiolani Community College's campus hosts one of the island's best farmers markets. Every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., you'll find local farmers, artisans and food vendors lining the parking lot with local goods and treats.
Known for housing the world’s largest maze, this look into Hawaii’s past is the perfect place to let the kids to run around. Take a train ride through pineapple fields, shop for local goodies and indulge in a famous Dole Whip frozen treat.
Swim with the brightest fish in the Pacific at Oahu's premier snorkeling spot. This state park and reserve is revered for its fantastic sightseeing under the sea. In order to enter you must watch an educational video that will school you in ocean etiquette.
Go horseback riding or take an ATV tour through gorgeous Kaaawa valley on Oahu's eastern shore. The magical scenery was the backdrop for famous movies like "Jurassic Park" and "50 First Dates". Ask about "secret island," a private beach owned by the ranch.
Pearl Harbor & the USS Arizona
A powerful and profound look into history, the Pearl Harbor Naval memorials include the USS Arizona, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Museum & Park, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Stroll through a thriving botanical garden and historical sites to a waterfall on Oahu's North Shore. The paved path to Waimea Falls is a great family adventure. When you reach the waterfall, reward yourself with a swim in the cool pool below.