Waikiki Beach Guidebook

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STRIPSTEAK Waikiki is the modern American Steakhouse remixed, remade, and reinvented with a unique blend of Asian influence and the signature Chef Michael Mina flair. An evocative, inventive, and highly curated menu offers guests the best seafood, foie gras, and of course signature cuts of premium steaks in all of Waikiki. Located on the 3rd floor Grand Lanai in the International Market Place, STRIPSTEAK Waikiki is where the sun and sand meet sizzling satisfaction offering the perfect dining experience after a day in paradise. Guests will also enjoy the seasonal, ever-evolving menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and global flavors. (Tripadvisor)
STRIPSTEAK Waikiki
2330 Kalakaua Ave
STRIPSTEAK Waikiki is the modern American Steakhouse remixed, remade, and reinvented with a unique blend of Asian influence and the signature Chef Michael Mina flair. An evocative, inventive, and highly curated menu offers guests the best seafood, foie gras, and of course signature cuts of premium steaks in all of Waikiki. Located on the 3rd floor Grand Lanai in the International Market Place, STRIPSTEAK Waikiki is where the sun and sand meet sizzling satisfaction offering the perfect dining experience after a day in paradise. Guests will also enjoy the seasonal, ever-evolving menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and global flavors. (Tripadvisor)
At its root, "Aloha" is an ideal and a philosophy that encompasses a love and respect for people, their culture, and the world around them. It is with this in mind that we extend a warm welcome to all who visit. We strive to celebrate the complex and beautiful ideas that are at the essence of the Spirit of Aloha and look forward to you joining us in sharing the deeply rooted traditions behind this ideal and discovering new ways to incorporate it into everything we do. (Honolulu Cookie Company)
Honolulu Cookie Company
2330 Kalakaua Ave
At its root, "Aloha" is an ideal and a philosophy that encompasses a love and respect for people, their culture, and the world around them. It is with this in mind that we extend a warm welcome to all who visit. We strive to celebrate the complex and beautiful ideas that are at the essence of the Spirit of Aloha and look forward to you joining us in sharing the deeply rooted traditions behind this ideal and discovering new ways to incorporate it into everything we do. (Honolulu Cookie Company)
Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant, La Mer is regarded as one of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants on Oahu, with ocean views capturing the romance and elegance of Halekulani. La Mer blends exceptional service with exquisite cuisine, all with spectacular views of the Pacific. Tranquil, graceful and refined, La Mer epitomizes superlative fine dining, and is Honolulu’s most sought-after restaurant. For the past 30 years, La Mer has been celebrated as Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant. The award-winning extensive wine selection complements the cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience. (Halekulani.com/dining/la-mer/)
La Mer
2199 Kalia Road
Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant, La Mer is regarded as one of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants on Oahu, with ocean views capturing the romance and elegance of Halekulani. La Mer blends exceptional service with exquisite cuisine, all with spectacular views of the Pacific. Tranquil, graceful and refined, La Mer epitomizes superlative fine dining, and is Honolulu’s most sought-after restaurant. For the past 30 years, La Mer has been celebrated as Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant. The award-winning extensive wine selection complements the cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience. (Halekulani.com/dining/la-mer/)

Activities

Breakout Waikiki is Hawaii's first and top-rated live action escape game. Your goal is simple: you have 60 minutes to breakout from one of our real-life escape rooms. Crack the codes. Trust your gut. Solve the riddles! Find out if you have what it takes to breakout in time! Great for small groups and large parties! Perfect rainy day activity! Give us a call to find out more!
Breakout Waikiki - Escape Rooms
131 Kaiulani Ave
Breakout Waikiki is Hawaii's first and top-rated live action escape game. Your goal is simple: you have 60 minutes to breakout from one of our real-life escape rooms. Crack the codes. Trust your gut. Solve the riddles! Find out if you have what it takes to breakout in time! Great for small groups and large parties! Perfect rainy day activity! Give us a call to find out more!
No trip to Oahu is complete without attending a luau, complete with hula dancers and a fire show. With your experience at the Chief's Luau, you get all that and more, starting with a lei greeting and welcome drink, before settling into a traditional Hawaiian feast. From Polynesian culture to fantastic food, optional hotel transfer and hula dance lessons to practice making fire, this luau is a showstopper. (Tripadvisor)
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Chief's Luau
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
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No trip to Oahu is complete without attending a luau, complete with hula dancers and a fire show. With your experience at the Chief's Luau, you get all that and more, starting with a lei greeting and welcome drink, before settling into a traditional Hawaiian feast. From Polynesian culture to fantastic food, optional hotel transfer and hula dance lessons to practice making fire, this luau is a showstopper. (Tripadvisor)
Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Choose from a morning tour or midday tour for whichever one fits your schedule best. Both options include the same stunning views and opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, and whales in their natural environment.
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Kewalo Basin Harbor
1125 Ala Moana Boulevard
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Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Choose from a morning tour or midday tour for whichever one fits your schedule best. Both options include the same stunning views and opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, and whales in their natural environment.

Sightseeing

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is open Tues - Sat from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is FREE to all with exhibits located on the first and second floor of the facility. English and Japanese audio tours are available to visitors for a nominal fee ($5). Parking is available directly across the street from the museum in the Saratoga parking lot. Validation is available at the welcome desk. Constructed from 1909-11, the Coast Artillery Battery (known as Battery Randolph) protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. In the early 70’s, attempts were made to tear down Battery Randolph to make way for the Hale Koa Hotel, however, those attempts proved to be unsuccessful. In 1976, the structure was repurposed into a museum focusing on depicting early Hawaiian warfare and the military’s presence in the Pacific highlighting every major military encounter throughout the 20th Century.
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Fort DeRussy, US Army Museum
2131 Kalia Road
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The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is open Tues - Sat from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is FREE to all with exhibits located on the first and second floor of the facility. English and Japanese audio tours are available to visitors for a nominal fee ($5). Parking is available directly across the street from the museum in the Saratoga parking lot. Validation is available at the welcome desk. Constructed from 1909-11, the Coast Artillery Battery (known as Battery Randolph) protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. In the early 70’s, attempts were made to tear down Battery Randolph to make way for the Hale Koa Hotel, however, those attempts proved to be unsuccessful. In 1976, the structure was repurposed into a museum focusing on depicting early Hawaiian warfare and the military’s presence in the Pacific highlighting every major military encounter throughout the 20th Century.
A 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,388 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (Tripadvisor)
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World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument
1 Arizona Memorial Pl
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A 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,388 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (Tripadvisor)
The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan. (Byodo-in.com)
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The Byodo-In Temple
47-200 Kahekili Highway
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The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan. (Byodo-in.com)

Neighborhoods

The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities. (Tripadvisor)
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Северное побережье
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The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities. (Tripadvisor)
Diamond Head, on Waikiki’s doorstep, is the suburb bordering the iconic dormant volcano of the same name. It’s been our home for the last couple of years, and we absolutely love our neighborhood! It’s anchored by Monsarrat Avenue, stretching from east Waikiki Beach to the Diamond Head crater entrance. There are lots of cool things to do on this street, including eat (waikikibeachstays.com)
Diamond Head Road
Diamond Head, on Waikiki’s doorstep, is the suburb bordering the iconic dormant volcano of the same name. It’s been our home for the last couple of years, and we absolutely love our neighborhood! It’s anchored by Monsarrat Avenue, stretching from east Waikiki Beach to the Diamond Head crater entrance. There are lots of cool things to do on this street, including eat (waikikibeachstays.com)
Waimanalo lies between the Koolau Mountain Range and Waimanalo Bay in East Oahu. It’s known for it’s magical coastline, Sea Life Park marine center, and several hole-in-the-wall eateries. Lined by ironwood trees and featuring turquoise water, soft white sand and mountain views, the beach parks here form the longest stretch of sand on the island and are surprisingly quiet. (wakikibeachstays.com)
Waimānalo
Waimanalo lies between the Koolau Mountain Range and Waimanalo Bay in East Oahu. It’s known for it’s magical coastline, Sea Life Park marine center, and several hole-in-the-wall eateries. Lined by ironwood trees and featuring turquoise water, soft white sand and mountain views, the beach parks here form the longest stretch of sand on the island and are surprisingly quiet. (wakikibeachstays.com)
Kahuku is situated on Oahu’s North Shore between Laie and Turtle Bay. Sightseeing on this side of the island should include Kalaeokaunaoa (Kahuku Point), the northern-most point on the island. This is Oahu’s shrimp farm territory. Find a variety of food trucks serving flavored shrimp plates parked along Kamehameha Highway, the main street that runs through the town.
Kahuku
Kahuku is situated on Oahu’s North Shore between Laie and Turtle Bay. Sightseeing on this side of the island should include Kalaeokaunaoa (Kahuku Point), the northern-most point on the island. This is Oahu’s shrimp farm territory. Find a variety of food trucks serving flavored shrimp plates parked along Kamehameha Highway, the main street that runs through the town.

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Transportation Options

Shuttle services are available with most booked excursions or resorts will provide for guests. Car rental is highly suggested. If not wiling to rent a car rideshares are an option to use.
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Travel Essentials

Comfortable shoes - hiking / lots of walking. Flip flops / sandals for pool or beach. Sun screen and / or sunblock. Mosquito repellant as the climate here invites the bugs.
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Common Phrases

Aloha – Hello Mahalo – Thank you ’A’ ole palikir – You’re welcome/ No problem A hui hou – Until we meet again Howzit? – How are you? Honu – Green sea turtle ‘Ono grinds – Delicious food Waina – Wine A ‘o ia! – There you have it! Poke – poke seafood bowl