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The Kahala's famous Orchid Wall is one of the original enduring features of the hotel. With more than 100 varieties, this famous wall has been the backdrop of wedding and family photos for five decades. And if you think you are smelling "chocolate" when you glide down those elegant stairs, you're not daydreaming. There really are orchids on the wall that emit a distinctly chocolate smelling fragrance.
Whether in town for business or pleasure our Keiki Club can help make your business or vacation travel a true pleasure with the resort’s supervised children’s program, The Keiki Club, takes advantage of the area’s natural wonders and Hawaii’s unique customs to provide an educational and entertaining program for children aged five to 12 years.
The Keiki Club program is operated year-round by trained child-care professionals. The full-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities such as hula dancing, palm frond weaving, lei making and ukulele playing are some of the ways Keiki Club kids learn the wonderful ways of the Hawaiian culture. Kids also enjoy listening
to Hawaiian folk tales and legends and playing traditional island games such as Konane and Maori Poi Ball which was developed to train courageous young warriors in ancient times.
The natural wonders of Hawaii provide even more fodder for exploration and discovery. The mysteries of the ocean are discussed on reef walks while collecting sea shells. Kids enjoy fishing for mullet, squirrel fish, rock crab and eels with traditional bamboo-poles and making their own kites to catch the island’s ocean breezes.
Our child care professionals take great care to educate children about the importance of protecting our environment from pollution and promoting healthy marine life and children are encouraged to start their own recycling program at home. Our services are designed to give you more flexibility with your time and reassurance that your children are in good hands.
Nestled on a stretch of unspoiled beach along Oahu's southeast shores, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an extraordinary treasure.
Our exquisite oceanfront playground is just east of Diamond Head. Travel10 minutes to Waikiki's glittering attractions, or simply relax in a hommock on our private beach. Just outside your door, you’ll find a pristine coastal landscape, endless recreation, and ocean views that will carry you as far away as your dreams will take you.
Just imagine swaying gently in a hammock... It is truly relaxing, and it's not just ocean breezes and piña coladas...
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is part of a resuce program for the endangered native green sea turtles or Honu. Two young turtles are raised to maturity in Kahala's natural 26,000 sq ft lagoon. At maturity, they are released back into the Pacific Ocean.
A few Turtle facts:
- The turtles get fed twice a day, once at 10:30-10:45 am and 3:30-3:45 pm.
- The new turtle names are Momona (fat & fertile) and Wailele (leaping waters). A list of names were choosen by Kahala employees was posted on facebook the names with the most votes were selected!
- Momona is the turtle with lighter brighter markings and Wailele is the slightly smaller darker turtle.