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Where to Stay on O’ahu

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| Oahu, Things To Do, Vacation Planning, Vacation Rentals
When you think about O’ahu, the first thing that might come to mind is world-famous Waikiki and with good reason. Waikiki is famous for both its stunning white-sand beach and its vibrant nightlife and music scene. But O’ahu has so much more to offer. Whether you want to visit palaces where royalty once roamed, ride horses or ATVs through remarkable movie sets, or hike to the top of a volcanic crater, this bustling island provides more entertainment than can be enjoyed on one trip. Luckily, accommodations are equally as amazing as the island itself. If you’re deciding where to stay on O’ahu, here are just a few incredible options.  

Waikiki Grand View Penthouse

After taking your private penthouse elevator up to the 38th floor, you’ll push through gorgeous double doors and immediately find yourself enveloped in an abundance of natural light shining through the wall of windows that surround the unit boasting views of Honolulu and Diamond Head. The master suite’s large lanai, Jacuzzi tub, and walk-in closets will make you feel like royalty. There isn’t an inch of this penthouse that hasn’t been carefully thought out–rounded archways, classic columns, and ornate ceilings exude luxury.

What Sets it Apart

Waikiki Grand View Penthouse is located at the top of the Waikiki Landmark Building ensuring you have an amazing view from every room. You can admire the blue skies and the tops of skyscrapers from the living room and sweeping views of the city, the sparkling ocean, and the towering Ko’olau mountain range while in the kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms.

Why This Location

Near the heart of Waikiki, this rental is minutes away from numerous restaurants, high-end shops, and Waikiki Beach. After swimming and sunbathing near the Duke Kahanamoku statue and once the day has cooled down, take a walk down Kalakaua Avenue to marvel at the street performers. Or if you’re in the mood for live music and unique libations, stop at Blue Note Hawaii, where on any given night, you’ll be dazzled by the many talented jazz, blues, and local artists who perform there.  


Maluhia If you’re searching for your own tropical oasis and privacy is of the utmost importance to you, Maluhia is the perfect location to serve as your home base on O’ahu. As you enter the comfortable sitting room, your eyes will be drawn toward the extraordinary waterfall, pool, and tropical landscaping just beyond the sliding glass doors. The pool view continues as you pass into the expansive open concept kitchen and dining room areas, with everything you need to cook your favorite meals and plenty of indoor seating, as well as outdoor seating near the built-in grill. The master bedroom encompasses half of the villa and includes a sitting area, office space, private balcony overlooking the pool area, and a spa-like bathroom with a shower and a large soaking tub. This 5,000 square foot getaway has more than enough space for your family to spread out, making certain that your vacation also includes moments of peace and relaxation.

What Sets it Apart

This property has an unrivaled outdoor space. The palm trees and monstera plants surrounding the rock waterfall that spills into the pool truly serve as a reminder that your vacation has truly begun. After dipping your toes into the cool water of the pool, take the stepping stone pathway to the outdoor covered lanai, where you can barbeque on the Viking grill and eat al fresco on the large, beautiful wooden table. Once your belly is full, soak off the day in the heated Jacuzzi.

Why This Location

Located in east O’ahu, Maluhia provides you direct beach access to beautiful Kailua Beach through a private backyard gate. If you don’t mind waking up before dawn, hike to the top of the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail to catch the colorful sunrise. This hike is also a great place for whale watching during the winter months.  

Kahala Seaside

Kahala Seaside The first thing you notice upon entering Kahala Seaside is the vaulted wood-paneled ceilings and the remarkable floating staircase. The cozy living area includes a large flat-screen TV for binging a few episodes of your favorite show, and the large kitchen maintains gorgeous wood cabinetry to match the unique wooden dining set. French doors lead outside to a large pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a beautifully manicured lawn.

What Sets it Apart

The entryway at Kahala Seaside wows with its many architectural elements. The vaulted ceilings covered with rich wood and geometric beams will immediately draw your eye upwards. As your gaze moves directly across from you, the modern lines of the loft rail and floating staircase prove that this is indeed a unique space.

Why This Location

This rental’s location on the southeast side of O’ahu puts you in close proximity to Kahala Mall, where you can buy local handmade goods at Nohea Gallery or stop by to grab some lunch at KuruKuru Sushi or Aloha Salads. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, hike to the top of Diamond Head crater and then cool off by jumping in the water at Waikiki Beach, just a short drive away.  

Kahala Beachside Estate

Kahala Beachside Estate Yard This enormous property located in a beachfront gated community consists of 7 air-conditioned bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people making it perfect for large families or multiple couples traveling together. The huge high-end kitchen has every appliance you can imagine and makes cooking a meal or mixing drinks a breeze. The sliding glass doors disappear when opened, blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors. Outside, the glistening pool beckons, with lounge chairs for sunbathing and the sparkling water ready to cool you off on hot days. As you continue towards the sea, tall palm trees sway overhead and you are transported to paradise as you make your way toward the fine sand of the beach beyond.

What Sets It Apart

Being right on the beach provides an unadulterated sightline to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You’ll be able to gaze upon the sea while kicking your feet up in your living room or from the second-floor master lanai as you sip your morning coffee.

Why This Location

Not only is this rental beachfront, but it also puts you close to Hanauma Bay, where the ample marine life makes snorkeling an unimaginable treat. If golfing is more your style, head over to the Ala Wai Golf Course where you can hit some balls with Diamond Head as your backdrop. You’re also within close proximity of the world-class shopping and dining of Ala Moana Center, the largest open-air shopping center in the world.  

Lanikai Ocean View Villa

Lanikai Ocean View Villa The famous architect, Peter Vincent, is responsible for the idyllic layout of Lanikai Ocean View Villa. Its open floor plan allows guests to seamlessly flow from its beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen and formal dining space, to the airy, expansive living area with plentiful comfortable seating. Each morning, you can experience the legendary Lanikai Beach sunrises from nearly every room in the home–and that’s just the beginning of the unparalleled amenities you’ll receive while staying here.

What Sets It Apart

Lanikai Ocean View Villa boasts the best of breathtaking panoramic ocean and Mokulua Islands views, offering guests an unforgettable backdrop to their vacation. Complete with a private pool and central air conditioning, this five-bedroom residence comfortably accommodates ten guests for the ultimate family gathering or friends’ getaway. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll delight in the Villa’s close proximity to Lanikai’s famous Pillbox hike, which is within walking distance from your front door.

Why This Location

This Lanikai vacation rental resides on the east side of Oahu, offering convenient access to Lanikai Beach and other breathtaking stretches of sand like Waimanalo and Kailua Beach. You’ll also have the chance to visit a variety of other nearby attractions such as exceptional snorkeling expeditions at Hanauma Bay and scenic hiking along the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail. Honolulu is a short 35 minutes away, and if you’re willing to trek a little further, the lovely town of Kailua provides numerous dining and shopping options.  

Spend Your Vacation in Pure Luxury

Choosing where to stay on O’ahu begins and ends with Elite Pacific Vacations. Offering the best in luxury accommodations, Elite Pacific Vacations makes the booking process so seamless, the only difficulty you’ll have is choosing which property is right for you. Once reserved, you’ll have access to their exclusive concierge services with Vacation Specialists ready and waiting to assist in planning your dream vacation–whether you want to find the best luau on the island or decide to splurge on a private chef. With Elite Pacific Vacations, luxury is just a click away.
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