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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Of all of Hawaii’s most luxurious hotels, the 5-Star The Kahala Hotel & Resort is in a class by itself. Think of elegance, luxury, staff that truly cares, an unbelievable location, beautiful rooms and even dolphins and then you can picture The Kahala. Secluded from the busy Waikiki area, it is still close enough for shopping and dining and many area attractions.

Long recognized as the hideaway of international royalty and Hollywood celebrities, The Kahala has unrivaled standards of luxury and comfort. The extraordinary oceanfront setting blended with their renowned attention to service, makes this one of Hawaii’s premiere resort. There is a complimentary resort shuttle to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki and Kahala Mall. But then, why would anyone want to leave is a question to ponder.

Another award-winner is Hoku’s, the signature restaurant at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. There are breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room. The Plumeria Beach House, is a casual beach side cafe open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, renowned for their Kahala Burger and Sunday Brunch. The Veranda is a beautiful light-filled space that offers panoramic ocean views, a delightful High Tea in the afternoon and appetizers & cocktails in the evening, with live entertainment and dancing. The Seaside Grill with a direct view of the Pacific Ocean, open for lunch served at beachside tables. Sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and great desserts, all served with drinks from the poolside bar.

For both adults and children, The Kahala offers a unique Dolphin Encounter for a fee. The 26,000 square foot natural lagoon is home to five Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins where guests get into the water with the dolphins. Other property amenities include a Fitness Center, the award-winning Spa Suites at the Kahala with a personal changing and relaxation area, private shower, signature infinity-edged soaking bath and a beautifully landscaped courtyard of native Hawaiian plants.

The pool area has also been refurbished and features lounges with deep cushions, perfect for spending the afternoon by the pool as well as a pool bar to quench your thirst for those warm days in the sun. Or you could relax on the 800 foot stretch of secluded sand beach and truly enjoy yourself with complimentary beach chairs and towels. There is no Resort Fee at the hotel and instead they offer many complimentary amenities that start with a welcome cool towel at check in and Aloha lei.

They have bicycles to ride, bottled water for runners, CD Player and head sets available at the pool, access to an audio CD and video VHS & DVD library, introductory surfing and stand up paddle board clinics, newspapers and coffee in the lobby, WiFi access in the pool and beach area and other spots on the property, use of the Fitness Center’s workout facilities, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna and Cultural Classes including hula, ukulele & lei making. The Kahala’s Keiki Club introduces children to the natural wonders, legends and traditions of Hawaiian culture with all sorts of activities. They offer both a half day and full day of activities with a second child at a reduced price.

Stroll along the beach as the sun sets, dine at one of their wonderful restaurants or sit by the pool enjoying a tropical drink. All this and much more can be yours when you stay at the The Kahala Hotel & Resort along with memories to last forever.


Beginning November and through mid-December – The Kahala will begin repairs to exterior spalling on the tower building. The work will be done in small sections and impact to guests and guest experience will be minimized by beginning work mid-morning and ending in the early afternoon. Rooms near the work being done will be closed off to provide a buffer in the case of unexpected noise.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Hawaii's Best 2011
  • Hawaii's Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • American Society of Travel Agents
  • Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
  • CLIA
  • BBB Accredited Member
  • Globus Tour