The area used to be a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, and now is part of Hawaii’s capital city of Honolulu. Beachfront resorts, modern high-rises and tons of culture are all part of the new Waikiki, so come to unwind, have an adventure and make new friends. We’re so jealous.
Bring your swimmers (or buy a new set!), because your Waikiki holiday is the perfect chance to catch some of the best waves in the world. If that’s not your style, then simply lounge on one of the world’s most famous beaches like Duke Kahanamoku, Wakiki or Kuhio Beach. Climb aboard a sail boat and hop from island to island, or stick around and hike Diamond Head Crater. From there you can see Punchbowl (another crater), downtown Waikiki and miles of ocean.
Grab one of the Waikiki car hire options from lastminute.com.au and head to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and Waikiki Shell, all located in Kapiolani Park. Attend a luau for traditional Hawaiian music, dance and cuisine. Watch the sunset (you’ll be on the west side of the island) while strolling along the makai (ocean) or athletes compete in outrigger canoe surfing. Rent a stand-up paddleboard for a great way to get a workout while watching tropical fish swim below. You can have it all with Waikiki packages.
Ready to shop? So are we. Ala Moana Center is the world’s largest outdoor shopping centre, and the best place to find high-end fashion, accessories and more in Waikiki. DFS Galleria is the largest duty-free shop in Hawaii, making it the perfect place to shop tax free on your holiday in Waikiki. Pick yourself up a grass skirt, some Kona coffee and a handbag (or a swanky set of new shoes…we don’t judge).
You’ve probably heard that Hawaii is known for delectable island cuisine, like roasted kalua pork, delectable seafood and Asian-influenced cuisine. Sweets like pineapple and teriyaki mix with savoury meats, and many dishes are accompanied by rice. Live dangerously (for your cholesterol levels, at least) and get a Moco-Loco, or just keep it simple and have a Kona cuppa and some macadamia nuts. And did someone say fresh-off-the-tree coconuts?
The obvious choice of night activity is a luau, and you should definitely hit at least one. But there are also tons of bar and restaurant combos, many with incredible ocean views or beachfront locations. Try a Mai Tai, Lava Flow or Blue Hawaiian. Then shake your booty to techno, American ’80s hits and even country & western tunes.
Time to get moving and book yourself a tropical getaway. lastminute.com.au has the best Waikiki package deals on the web, all in a safe, easy-to-book system that helps you find and book your ideal trip lickity-split. Spend your whole holiday in Waikiki, or check out lastminute.com.au’s Hawaii holiday packages for a better look at these beautiful islands. Either way, book today! We’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts we think you’ll enjoy.
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Royal-Moana Beach, International Market Place and Waikiki Beach. Royal Hawaiian ...
Outrigger Waikiki Beach ResortAU$383
11 Dec. - 12 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district, steps away from Kuhio Beach Park and Duke Kahanamoku Statue. International ...
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki BeachAU$447
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Diamond Head.
Hyatt Place Waikiki BeachAU$211
6 Dec. - 7 Dec.
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu Zoo. Royal Hawaiian Center and Ala Wai Golf Course are also within 15 ...
Hilton Waikiki BeachAU$210
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and ...
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach ResortAU$246
18 Dec. - 19 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium. Ala ...
Aston Waikiki Beach HotelAU$211
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and ...
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & SpaAU$372
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is steps away from Royal-Moana Beach, Waikiki Beach and International Market Place. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk ...
Sheraton Princess KaiulaniAU$210
29 Nov. - 30 Nov.