The Kahala Hotel and Resort
From the Dalai Lama to Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s most discerning guests have chosen to stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an opulent beachfront retreat, since 1964. Experience it and you will understand why. In the lobby, ceiling-height wooden shutters flank a double-height space adorned with cascading chandeliers. In the elegant guestrooms and suites, windows and balconies overlook the white-sand beach, tropical gardens, or the Ko’olau Mountains. Down at the seafront, resident dolphins swim and play in a private lagoon, while staff throughout offer famously attentive and discreet service, learning your name and predicting your needs.
- Stay in this storied five-star hotel that has hosted royals, celebrities, and eight US presidents
- Choose from 338 serene guestrooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite with Ralph Lauren furnishings and unobstructed ocean views
- Dine at five restaurants to suit your mood; sample chef de cuisine Eric Oto's award-winning cuisine with an eight-course tasting menu at Hoku's
- Relax with traditional Hawaiian treatments at the Kahala Spa
- Host special events in 22,675 sq ft / 2,107 sq m of meeting space, including scenic lawns
- Lounge by the beachfront pool, take Ukulele classes, kayak, and make leis
- Take surf or scuba lessons, work out in the fitness center, or simply relax in paradise
Freebies include surf and paddle board lessons, local shuttle service, and bike and beach towel rentals. There is a spa, a fitness center, and 5 restaurants, as well as a private lagoon with resident dolphins.
This legendary resort has been catering to the elite, vacationers, and business professionals of all generations for decades. It knows how to make any stay spectacular. Its prime setting on a gorgeous white-sand beach on the island of Oahu is just minutes from Waikiki’s world-class entertainment, shopping, dining, and attractions — but there is enough to enjoy at the resort that you may never want to leave. From fitness and Hula classes to surf and paddle board lessons, you’ll find a range of activities, while kids love the Keiki Club (for ages 5 - 12).
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With island prints and wood accents, The Kahala Hotel & Resort's 338 light and airy guestrooms and suites come with a host of comforts, including coffee machines, soaking tubs, and TOTO bidets. Choose between one king or two double bed layouts in eight different room categories, some with balconies, and a variety of views of the ocean, Ko'olau mountains, or the lagoon where dolphins frolic. Three categories of suites feature separate living rooms, balconies, and ocean views; for the ultimate indulgence, book one of the four unique Signature Suites, which include personalized concierge services.
After welcoming you with a cool towel and a flower lei, The Kahala Hotel & Resort maintains its flawless service standards with the help of an attentive concierge desk, on hand for dining and sightseeing advice, as well as reservations. Guestrooms come with a range of complimentary extras, including introductory surfing and stand up paddleboard lessons, a jogging map for runners, and a regular shuttle to nearby malls. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Casual all-day dining is available at several beachfront locations; but for special occasions, choose Hoku's, the multi-award-winning signature restaurant created by Eric Oto. The Veranda and Plumeria Beach House are ideal spots for evening cocktails, and the private dining service offers intimate gourmet experiences under a star-filled sky.
Hoku’s – Every table at this airy fine dining restaurant comes with panoramic ocean views. Creative menus showcase the best of local ingredients and premium imports. Hawaiian specialties include moi, a fish traditionally reserved for royalty; alternatively, try innovative fusion dishes like Schezuan oxtail tagliatelle. The legendary Sunday brunch features a poke bar and fresh king crab.
Plumeria Beach House – For all-day dining by the ocean, take a seat on the terrace. Lunch on blackened ahi niçoise salad or roast pork tacos. Later, order a Hula Moon cocktail (gin, elderflower, lime, cucumber, and mint) to sip as the sun sets. Come on Friday and Saturday nights for an extravagant seafood buffet.
The Veranda – Serving afternoon tea and cocktails, this light-filled lounge — winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three years running — has views of the beach, dolphin lagoon, and pool. Listen to live jazz with a glass of wine, sake, or single malt whiskey.
Seaside Grill – Savor a beachside lunch of herb-marinated roast chicken or freshly grilled fish overlooking the Pacific. Then, retire to the neighboring poolside bar for an expertly-mixed Mai Tai or Lava Flow.
Arancino at The Kahala – Dine on brick-oven pizzas and high-end Italian classics at TripAdvisor’s top-rated Italian restaurant in Honolulu, where nightly live accordion music creates an Old World ambiance.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort's Dolphin Quest experiences are unforgettable, allowing you to swim with the resort's friendly resident pod. Stroll along the white-sand beach, take a dip in the temperature-controlled pool, or try your hand at surfing and stand up paddleboarding. Kayaking, snorkeling, and boogie boarding are popular options, too. At the Kahala Spa, relax with a Hawaiian alaea sea salt foot soak or a warm Pohaku stone massage. The Keiki Club keeps younger visitors entertained with bamboo pole fishing, craft activities, and even hermit crab races — leaving parents free to learn how to hula in the CHI fitness center.
Explore the grounds and surrounding area on complimentary bicycles, or let the concierge team craft an itinerary that showcases the best of Oahu, from snorkeling with turtles to canoe sailing and traditional luaus. The shops, restaurants, and nightlife options of Waikiki are just five miles away, and the Honolulu Zoo is just four miles from the resort.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is set on a tranquil strip of beach outside Honolulu on Hawaii’s island of Oahu. Set back from the bustle of Waikiki, it is still easily accessible from Honolulu International Airport. The shops of Kahala Mall are a mile away and reachable by complimentary shuttle, and Honolulu's business district is 15 minutes' drive away.
Honolulu International Airport is 13 mi / 20 km away.