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Where to Stay on O’ahu
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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.
What Sets it ApartWaikiki 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 LocationNear 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.
What Sets it ApartThis 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 LocationLocated 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.
What Sets it ApartThe 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 LocationThis 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.
What Sets It ApartBeing 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 LocationNot 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.
What Sets It ApartLanikai 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 LocationThis 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 LuxuryChoosing 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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