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Recreation Outrigger Canoe Kahala Hotel Resort Honolulu Hawaii

Relax on our 800ft stretch of ivory sand or take a cooling dip in our pool

The best way to enjoy the sunshine is by the water. And at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, you have the choice of a classic beachfront swimming pool or the swimming beach itself.


Our pool is a popular place to soak up the sun. You'll find everything you need to enjoy the Hawaiian sun at the Pool Desk, from sunscreen and protective eye wear, to hats. We also have a full range of magazines for your entertainment. It's also the place to find out about the variety of water sports available. Kahala logo items such as T shirts, bags and visors are also available. Order your beverages and snacks when you feel thirsty or hungry. Pool and Beach rentals available from 8:00am – 5:30pm.


The Kahala Hotel & Resort is situated on an 800 foot secluded, ivory sand beach. Enjoy a relaxing day with complimentary beach chairs and towels. This is the place for you to unwind and enjoy the best part of a Hawaiian vacation - a sun-filled Hawaiian day. Don’t forget the sun protection, even in the shade.

There are a wide range of sporting activities to enjoy at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.


The Kahala Hotel & Resort is ideally located for many of Oahu's most popular attractions. The following activities may be arranged through our Concierge:

Golf ~ A wide range of golf courses are available nearby and include such renowned courses as Ko Olina Golf Club, Ko’olau and Royal Hawaiian Country Club. We can arrange tee times, transportation and equipment.

Tennis ~ Court time, lessons, ball machine and fitness trainer are all available at a nearby tennis facility.

Bicycles for the Complimentary Use of Kahala Guests ~ The Kahala neighborhood is a great area for bicycle enthusiasts. For the pleasure of our guests, our Concierge Desk has available 4 bicycles that guests can use for maximum 3 hour periods. There are two ladies' and two men's bikes available. They can be used up to sundown or 7.30 pm whichever is earlier with the appropriate helmets, which are for guest use as well. To use these bicycles, guests must register at the Concierge desk and sign the rule sheet and the waiver form. Our concierge staff will take guests out to the bicycles and make sure that everything is in working condition for an enjoyable and safe ride. 

Joggers can choose from a variety of routes using our Kahala Jogging Map.

Tennis at The Kahala Honolulu Hotel
Golf at The Kahala Honolulu Hotel
Beach Cabanas at The Kahala Honolulu Hotel

Even more activities we can help you with:

  • Whale Watching
  • Parasailing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rental Equipment
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Boogie Boards
  • Snorkel
  • Gear
  • Ocean
Kayak at Kahala

Rental Equipment and Gear

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Beach Activities (808) 739.8811. Pool and Beach rentals available from 8:00am – 5:30pm.


One or two person touring kayaks are available and allow you to paddle around our bay. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you paddle out to the open ocean from the bay! $25 per hour - one person kayak, $30 per hour - two person kayak

Snorkel Gear

Try snorkeling in our bay and spot as many fish as you can. You may also take the snorkel gear with you if you leave property to check out snorkeling at other great spots such as the afternoon reef snorkel or the snorkel sail. (Oahu activities can be arranged by the concierge Snorkel Gear includes Fins, Mask, and Snorkel. $5 for one hour, $8 for four hours or $15 per day

Boogie Boards

Boogie Boards are great fun for the keiki 'kids' and their parents. Use these to kick and propel yourself around our bay (not intended for going into the surf). $5 for one hour, $10 for four hours, $20 per day

Cabana Lounge

The Cabana Lounge is available to rent for a half day or full day. $40 half day (four hours), $65 per full day


Enjoy your beach experience in the comfort of a spacious cabana tent overlooking the Kahala Beach. Tents have enough room for two full lounge chairs and a side table. Each full day tent rental includes 2 bottles of water. $115 per day

Off Property Chairs

If you are heading off property for the day, you may wish to take a foldable beach chair with you. $20 per day


$25 per day

"Upon arrival was treated like royalty."

A hotel unlike any other. Wonderful staff–very attentive. Food was out of this world. Best sushi ever! Mango chutney a must on anything but particularly the burger! Hammocks outside were so relaxing and the pools, watching the dolphins were amazing! The rooms overlook the ocean and sleeping with the balcony doors open was like heaven. An absolute must stay when on Honolulu!

~ Carrie S, Ashland, Ohio
November 2012 - as seen on TripAdvisor

Surf Lessons

Standing up on a surfboard has never been so easy! There will be a brief instructional demonstration and practice on the beach prior to heading out to the surf zone. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we utilize the outrigger canoe to access the surf. We provide each participant with reef walkers, a rash guard, a leash, and a surfboard. Our surf instructor will imbue you with the confidence, motivation, and knowledge needed to stand up on your first surfing experience. $100 per person for 90 minutes

Free introduction Surf class with Beach Adventures from Hans Hedemann Surf School daily from 9:15 am - 9:30 am for Kahala guests.

Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

Stand up paddling is a new sport to hit the islands and has grown in popularity in the last several years. It is a great core work out and requires minimal skill. Allow your guide to teach you the basic skills to master this balancing act. Stand-Up Surfboard Rental available at $35 per hour, $100 per day

Free introduction SUP class daily from 9:30 am - 9:45 am for Kahala guests.

Private Stand-up Lesson

The private stand up lesson comesfrom a very experienced surfer, lifeguard and stand-up paddler. Learnnumerous techniques on how to turn the stand up paddle board. Learn howto hold the paddle and paddle both forward and backwards. Learn how toavoid hazardous areas and potential accidents. The lesson will increaseyour confidence and in no time you will be on your own. The instructorwill stay with you for an entire hour. $75 one hour private stand-up lesson

Canoe Downwind Paddle Tour

Some say the four person outrigger canoe surfing is life changing. For thirty minutes you will be catching waves in the front of the Kahala Hotel on a four person outrigger canoe.Try it and you won’t be disappointed. $150 for one person, $125 for two persons and $100 for three or more persons.

Canoe Tour and Keiki Canoe Tour

Enjoy a 45 minute guided paddle on a four person outrigger canoe. Learn the history of the hotel, the Waialae Golf Course, the reef and much more. Or just sit back and enjoy the breath taking view of the Ko’olau Mountain range, Koko Head, Kokolepelepe (Koko Crater), and Le’ahi (Diamond Head). Everyone is welcome! $35 per adult or $25 per child (12 and under)

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Canoe Snorkel Tour

All equipment provided. If you’re going to snorkel, why not explore different areas of the reef utilizing a four person outrigger canoe. On calm days you’ll have the opportunity to go beyond the reef and swim with turtles. You’ll never know what to expect. $65 per person

Hanauma Bay Snorkel Tour

The circular-shaped shore of Hanauma Bay on the southeast tip of East Honolulu is just a short distance from The Kahala Hotel & Resort. This beautiful cove was once a volcanic crater. It is nowhome to an important nature preserve and the island's most popular snorkeling destination. Enjoy the snorkel tour and swim out into Hanauma Bay’s clear blue waters and explore the lively reefs full of colorful fish. $300 for two persons, $100 extra person snorkel