The Perfect Vacation Day in Waikiki, Hawaii

Here’s a Perfect Vacation Day on South Shore O’ahu

There’s no place like Hawai’i. With its pristine beaches, perfect year-round weather, and culture filled with aloha you’ll notice your stress levels drop the minute you step off the plane and smell the sweet Hawaiian air.

Whether you’re looking to skydive, surf, swim with the sharks, snorkel, or check-in to the world’s best spas, there is something for everyone on the South Shore of O’ahu. The famous Waikiki is the birthplace of surfing, lined with 5-star accommodation and the island’s luxury shopping.

You can easily spend a morning long boarding Waikiki, shopping at Tiffany’s, or sipping on a mai tai on a sailboat.

Breakfast

Indulge in a healthy breakfast from a cooling mint and melon smoothie to a goji berry superfood acai bowl. Stop over at Ars Cafe for not only an exquisite cafe ambiance but some of the best Kona coffee and espresso offered on the island. All located on Monsarrat Avenue located at the back side of Diamond Head crater.

Acai and smoothies at The Health Bar
Address: 3045 Monsarrat Ave #5

Espresso at Ars Cafe
Address: 3114 Monsarrat Ave

Surf & Sun

Beginners
Waikiki – Rent a board at Waikiki and learn how to ride the baby waves into the sunset!
Kailua Beach – Learn how to kiteboard here or enjoy watching kiteboarders glide across the water.

Intermediates
Ala Moana Bowls
Diamond Head

Loungers
The Sheraton Infinity Pool

Shop

Kalakaua AvenueKalakaua Avenue is the rodeo drive of Waikiki, enjoy strolling through Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, and definitely stop in at DFS for designer items at duty free costs.

Ala Moana Shopping Center
Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

Kahala Mall
Located a few miles outside of Honolulu, the perfect place to shop, take a hot yoga class at Corepower, and grocery shop at Whole Foods.
Address: 4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Splurge

Lomi Lomi massage at the Royal Hawaiian, the pink hotel. 😉 Followed by the best breakfast buffet with views of Ala Moana.

Lunch

Sushi at the Ravis Restaurant located in the Modern
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Blvd

Hike

Hike Diamond Head Crater to get a 360 degree view of the entire South Shore.

Sail

Sunset sail on Na Hoku II she sails 4 times a day, you won’t miss this big colorful 45 foot catamaran.

Address: Waikiki Beach, located just out front the Royal Hawaiian, also known as the big pink hotel.

Dinner

Alan WongEnjoy an innovative, upscale Hawaiian cuisine.

Address: 1857 King Street, located in the heart of Honolulu.

Sleep

The Modern
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Blvd

Kahala Hotel & Resort
Address: 5000 Kahala Ave