Destination guide

Explore Waikiki Beach in holiday homes to rent

Located on the southern shore of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach is a famed beach in the neighbourhood of Waikiki that was once the playground of Hawaiian royalty. On the main strip, you’ll find world-class dining, shopping, entertainment and activities, while the beaches and natural areas are ideal for adventurers. No matter your interest, holiday homes to rent near Waikiki Beach have something for everyone.


Heritage sites near Waikiki Beach holiday homes

Hawaii has a long and storied history that’s showcased in historic sites near Waikiki Beach. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a site commemorating the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor with the USS Arizona Memorial, an aviation museum and heritage galleries. Also at Pearl Harbor, you’ll find the Battleship Missouri Memorial, a living memorial to the Japanese surrender in World War II, and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, a historic wartime submarine. You could also explore Iolani Palace, the former home of Hawaii’s final monarchs that now operates as a museum, and the Bishop Museum, a museum with exhibits of Polynesian culture and a planetarium.

Things to do

Things to do near Waikiki Beach holiday rentals

You’ll find numerous attractions to pique your interest near Waikiki Beach. Holiday homes are available near places like Diamond Head, a dormant volcano and iconic landmark with historic military fortifications and hiking trails, and Hanauma Bay, a bayside nature preserve with a sandy beach and a native population of green sea turtles and parrotfish. You could also visit Manoa Falls, a giant waterfall with tropical vegetation and a hiking trail, and Koko Head, a headland with a volcano and mountaineering opportunities.


Beaches near Waikiki Beach holiday homes

In addition to the beautiful sand and crystal-clear waters of Waikiki Beach itself, holiday homes are also close to other stunning beach areas. Sandy Beach, a popular beach for bodyboarding and bodysurfing, and Makapu’u Beach, a sprawling beach with big winter waves and calm summer swells, are perfect for water sports. Snorkellers and scuba divers will enjoy Magic Island, a small island with sandy beaches and vibrant marine life, and Kuhio Beach, which is perfect for a family-friendly outing in its shallow, lagoon-like waters.

Food & drink 

Hawaiian regional cuisine near Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach shares in the culinary movement that blends Hawaii’s diverse, ethnic flavours with cuisine from around the world. Cattle from verdant pastures, fruits and vegetables from volcanic soil and a variety of tropical fish caught from the warm waters offer a range of delectable dishes that are prepared by world-class chefs in local restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Waikiki Beach holiday homes

Waikiki Beach offers numerous kid-friendly attractions for a family holiday. Family-friendly holiday homes can be found near places like the Honolulu Zoo, an animal park with lush gardens, hundreds of animals and petting zoos, and Kapi’olani Regional Park, a parkland with volcano views, a beach, volleyball, picnicking and canoeing. Kids will also enjoy the Waikiki Aquarium, an aquatic park with thousands of Hawaiian and tropical marine animals, and Sea Life Park Hawaii, a kid-friendly park with exhibits of penguins, sea lion shows and opportunities to swim with dolphins.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation near Waikiki Beach

The beauty and glamour of Waikiki Beach make it a popular destination for honeymoons and couple’s retreats. Holiday homes are close to places like the Royal Hawaiian Center, an upmarket retailer with fine jewellery, luxury timepieces and other goods, and Kaka’ako, a waterfront park filled with juice bars, hip eateries and other attractions. You can also enjoy the Honolulu Museum of Art, a vibrant gallery with thousands of works from gifted artists, and Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, a vast garden with a freshwater lake, tropical plants and hiking trails.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Waikiki Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,982 holiday rentals around Waikiki Beach. From 2,099 Condos/Apartments to 254 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Waikiki Beach is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Waikiki Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Waikiki Beach. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ilikai Hotel: 270 holiday rentals
  • Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis: 1,850 holiday rentals
  • Ala Moana: 1,055 holiday rentals
  • Waikiki Shore: 98 holiday rentals
  • Kailua: 3,448 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Waikiki Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Waikiki Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Waikiki Beach with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Kailua: 3,448 holiday homes
  • Kapolei: 873 holiday homes
  • Hauula: 654 holiday homes
  • Kaneohe: 3,605 holiday homes
  • Waipahu: 4,055 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Waikiki Beach?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Waikiki Beach. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kailua Beach: 3,568 holiday rentals
  • Kalihi Ice Ponds: 4,256 holiday rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: 3,546 holiday rentals
  • Diamond Head State Monument: 2,817 holiday rentals
  • Magic Island: 4,137 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waikiki Beach listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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