This massive oceanfront resort features tropical wildlife and Diamond Head views.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, this hotel remains one of the largest oceanfront resorts in the world. With 2,500-plus guest rooms and suites just steps from a white sand beach, the property offers a staggering selection of attractions. The complex consists of five pools, more than 20 restaurants and bars, daily activities such as hula lessons, the Camp Penguin kids’ club and more than 90 shops. It's also home to a full-service Mandara Spa and a collection of resident exotic birds, waterfowl, fish and turtles. But what really makes this place special is that given its size, it never seems to lose its aloha spirit.
The five towers offer various rates that make a stay affordable to most everyone. The most appealing rooms (in our opinion) are those in the fully renovated Rainbow Tower, with unobstructed Diamond Head, ocean and/or sunset views that make you feel like you’re drifting in the clouds. Book a room facing Diamond Head on a Friday night and you will have a spectacular view of Waikiki’s evening fireworks show. You can also enjoy a more private experience with all the benefits of the full resort at ALI'I at Hilton Hawaiian Village, which has its own check-in, pool, fitness center and lounge. Because of its varied offerings, the resort is a popular venue for conferences with more than 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For those who would like to learn more about this storied property, check out the 80-foot History Wall, showcasing photos and oral histories from the hotel's past.