The 4-star Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort is a multi-award winning property located on 22 oceanfront acres that includes 5 guest towers, 5 pools, 20 restaurants, cafes and lounges, a two-story, 33,000 sq. ft. Spa, beautiful art work including magnificent sculptures and of course, what would a village in the tropics be like without a variety of parrots, African Red Winged Flamingos, swans, Koi (carp), turtles and even Black-Footed Penguins. Add in an open-air lobby looking out to the ocean and beautiful gardens showcasing flora from around the world including those indigenous to Hawaii, you might feel you have just landed in paradise instead of simply a hotel.
The 10,000 sq.ft. Super Pool is the largest in Waikiki with one end a stage with lava rocks, gentle waterfalls and lush greenery. Right next to the Super Pool is a tiered Keiki (children’s) Pool, with more tropical plants. Whether you’re swimming or sunbathing at the pool, you’ll have a great view of the beach and ocean. The Tapa Pool is located between the Tapa and Diamond Head Tower in a setting of tropical greenery, perfect for an evening swim. The Kalia Tower Pool is for the exclusive use of Kalia Tower guests and Mandara Spa clients. The mosaic tiled infinity pool has a pool deck and whirlpool.
With the Hilton Hawaiian Villages’ location on such a beautiful wide beach, water activities are highlighted including a fantastic complimentary 30 minute session called “Surfing 101” for hotel guests only. Well worth attending if you want to surf while in Hawaii. There are all sorts of water craft and beach equipment to rent at reasonable prices including kayaks, boogie and surf boards. Animal lovers will enjoy the daily wildlife Penguin and Turtle feedings that take place during the week. For children the Rainbow Express Keiki Club, shares Hawaii’s rich culture through fun and games for children 5 to 12 years for both full or half-day programs.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort is very popular among residents, many of whom watch the fireworks each Friday night from the beach. By the Super Pool, the Aloha Friday King’s Jubilee & Fireworks show takes place, a beautiful Polynesian revue and the fireworks show. It’s a tribute to King David Kalakaua and features dance and music. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for poolside seating which includes one standard cocktail beverage. There is entertainment throughout the Village, particularly at the Tapa Bar. Not quite entertainment, but definitely entertaining in a relaxing way is the full service Mandara Spa, the largest spa in Waikiki offering spa treatments incorporating Asian, Western, Hawaiian, European and Polynesian beauty and relaxation concepts. The spa also features a state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Fitness Center open to all guest for a nominal fee.
There are over 20 different restaurants, cafes and lounges on the property, including the multi-award winning Bali Steak & Seafood, the elegant oceanfront restaurant that features Pacific Rim cuisine using the freshest island ingredients. If you’ve never tried teppenyaki, visit Benihana, not only for a great meal around the hibachi table, but also great entertainment from the chefs. Add in Sergio’s Italian Table and the Village Steak & Seafood Restaurant and you have great choices. Casual dining ranges from CJ’s New York Style Delicatessen, Onolicious Dogs, Tapa’ Cafe for casual poolside dining, Tropics Bar & Beach Cafe, a very popular place for burgers, pizzas and cocktails, an ice cream store, pizza place, Starbucks, Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant and even a Japanese noodle shop. And the Village has recently brought back their wonderful Luau, a not-to-be-missed chance to have a delightful evening.