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Plan Your Perfect Stay At The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii’s reigning luxury resort, set on a white sand beach just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki, Oahu. This legendary hideaway Hawaii resort in Honolulu’s plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special. Our team have pulled together this Concierge page to help you start planning your stay.

Pool and Beach

AT THE BEACH & POOL

Enjoy the best of island life
Hawaii’s tropical setting is best enjoyed by the water. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort, relish the best of island life by lounging at the pristine white sandy beach, take a dip in the resort’s stunning ocean-front swimming pool or take-in the seaside views with a bike ride or jog around the neighborhood.

Our Fitness Gym

AT THE CHI HEALTH & ENEGY CENTER

Enjoy the view while you work out in our fitness center. You'll find all the modern amenities and high-tech equipment you would expect from a luxury resort like The Kahala Hotel & Resort, with the added benefit of stunning ocean views offering an extra motivation to work out.
Join our daily fitness class for healthy Kahala stay (class schedule).  Please contact our CHI Health Energy Fitness Consultants for further information: +1 (808) 739-8940 (ext. 8940) or chifitness@kahalaresort.com.

Kahala Shopping Gallery

AT THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT

From beachwear to elegant clothing, stunning jewelry and car rental, you can find it all at Kahala Hotel & Resort. The Kahala Hotel & Resort features its own shopping arcade.

Dolphin Quest

The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s 26,000sq ft natural lagoon is home to a family of playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins where guests have the chance to come face-to-face with these amazing creatures.

Our Initiative for Sustainability

KISCA

Kahala Initiative for Sustainability, Culture and the Arts, was created by The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We are deeply committed to preserving Oahu's land, ocean and culture for generation to come. With your support, KISCA provides a brignter and more beautiful future for Hawaii.

Dining

at THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT

Under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala Hotel & Resort embraces a diverse blend of Honolulu restaurants trends and cultural influences. Chef Mizukami brings over a decade of experience working in renowned Michelin-starred restaurants across the U.S. and internationally, including a 10-year stint as sous chef at Thomas Keller’s highly acclaimed Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry. Hoku's Enjoy award-winning Kahala cuisine at our fine dining restaurant Hoku's. Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort features global Hawaiian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with ocean views. Experience the magic of our Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami with his creation, Grand Tasting Menus. Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sunday TeiHoku Brunch 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Plumeria Beach House Dine at the relaxing beach front open-air seating with exclusive ocean view and soft Hawaiian sea breeze. With indoor and outdoor terraces, the Plumeria Beach House serves fresh and delicious items all day; ideal for casual dining and quiet meetings. Breakfast: 6:30 am - 11:00 am Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Closed for dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays The Veranda Unwind and relax under our iconic chandelier from the high ceiling. Serving cocktails and evening appetizers, this comfortable lounge offers both indoor and outdoor seating amidst lush tropical decor. Enjoy live music every Friday nights and Saturday nights. A la carte & cocktails: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Live Music: Tuesday - Saturday-6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Closed on Sundays & Mondays Seaside Grill Enjoy breathtaking views of the deep blue Pacific Ocean and handcrafted cocktails at the poolside bar. Spend lunchtime by the beach with attentive service and a menu of casual favorites including fresh bounty from local waters, sandwiches and salads. Lunch: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm For more information about our restaurants, please visit here .

Map & Directions

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is easily accessible from the airport using the driving directions below.

From Honolulu International Airport

  • While in Honolulu International Airport, follow signs of “Airport Exit”
  • Take the H-1 Freeway East for 13 miles toward Waikiki/Honolulu
  • Please Exit at 26B – Waialae Avenue
  • Turn Right onto Hunakai Street at the Second Stoplight
  • Continue 1.2 miles to Kahala Avenue
  • Turn Left onto Kahala Avenue and this street ends at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Hotel Amenities

  • In-Resort Dining
  • In-Resort Spa
  • Meet the dolphins and other sea animals at our own private lagoon
  • Superb main pool, keiki (children’s) pool and hot tab
  • Secluded white sand swimming beach
  • Poolside Bars
  • CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center with state of the art equipment overlooking the ocean
  • Many other sports available, including kayaking and snorkeling
  • Designer shopping including our own Kahala Boutique and Kahala Sun and Surf.
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Welcome Aloha Lei
  • Internet access in guest rooms and public areas.
  • Daily newspaper in PressReader
  • Business Center computer work stations with Free Internet access (60 minutes)
  • Daily maid service
  • Free Locksafe system in the room
  • In-room tea and coffee making amenities
  • Baby Crib
  • Complimentary Beach Furniture
  • Cabana rental
  • Dog program available for $150, a dog must be under 25lbs

Room Amenities

  • Dressing robes and slippers
  • Hair dryer Make-up mirror
  • Luxury toiletries
  • All rooms and suites offer Toto washlets
  • Telephones, with data port and voicemail Wireless
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • 40-inch flat screen LCD Television – cable channels and remote control ‘On command’ video movies
  • iHome Dual Alarm Clock Radio including auto sync and charging for iPad, iPhone and iPod Air conditioning with individual climate controls
  • Chromecast
  • Customized mini bar available upon request
  • Coffee and tea maker with complimentary Coffee and tea
  • In-room safe Writing desk
  • Dual dressing areas
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Daily newspaper service
  • 24 hour in-room dining (temporary unavailable)
  • Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (0 – 17 years) per room 3rd adult charge applies
  • Rollaway bed at extra fee

Shopping

Stroll through our elegant shopping arcade and you’ll find…

Signature Shop

Find the perfect souvenir or gift at our Signature Shop, which offers an array of Kahala logo gear, branded goods and signature treats like our famous chocolate covered macadamia nuts, pancake mix, handmade chocolate and more.

Kahala Boutique

At the Kahala Boutique you’ll find a large selection of high quality gift items, souvenirs, apparel,and sundry items to enhance your stay and get into the true spirit of the islands. From finding your favorite novel to that special gift of Aloha, let our friendly staff assist you with all your needs when you are at the hotel.

Kahala Surf & Sun

Kahala Surf and Sun has a selection of beach and swim wear for women, men and children. Located just off the grand main lobby and front desk area, across from The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s famous Celebrity Wall, and adjacent to the hotel’s Conference and Catering Offices.

Hildgund Jewelers

This shop is known as the oldest jewelry company in Hawaii and renowned throughout the islands for its custom designs and Hawaiian jewelry. Today, Hildgund’s one of a kind designs are worn by many artists, professionals and people around the world.

Business Center and Hospitality Suite

If you’ve got business to attend to while on vacation or attending a meeting, let our Business Center and Hospitality Suite help. From the latest technology for communications to friendly and efficient secretarial services, we can provide you with assistance while you are staying with us.

The Business Center is located on the First Floor of the Tower Wing. It is part of our Hospitality Suite services. Please see Front Desk for access to computers and other services.

Please find more information about the Resort & Hours by clicking here.

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Families are Forever

With plenty of onsite activities, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the perfect island getaway for you and your keiki (children).

Day 1: Fun In The Sun

  • Soak up the warm Hawaiian sunshine at our outdoor pool and hot tub. Rent a cabana for the day so you can lounge peacefully while the kids make a splash. With pool toys available for purchase, they’ll never run out of things to do! When you get hungry, there’s no need to go far. Enjoy a light meal at our poolside restaurant, Seaside Grill.
  • In the afternoon, get to know the playful Bottlenose Dolphins who live in our natural water lagoon. This experience is fun for the whole family, and you’ll get to feed, play and swim with these amazing creatures. Learn more about our partner, Dolphin Quest.
  • End the day with an oceanside dinner at Plumeria Beach House. Enjoy fresh island-inspired cuisine as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Day 2: Explore Waikiki

  • In the morning, let the kids indulge their creativity at our weekly Hawaiian Culture Classes, which include lei making, lauhala weaving and more.* View the calendar.
  • While they learn, why not treat yourself to a relaxing Couples Massage at the Kahala Spa? We are proud to partner with Aloha Sitters to offer child-sitting services so you can give yourself a much-deserved break. View spa services.
  • After a quick lunch at Plumeria Beach House, hop on our complimentary shuttle to the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. From there, it’s a short walk to the Waikiki Aquarium or Honolulu Zoo where your family can spend the afternoon marveling at the creatures of the deep or meeting friendly beasts from around the world.
  • Head back to your room to freshen up and enjoy cocktails and dinner service at The Veranda. Enjoy live music from local musicians every Thursday - Saturday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Learn more.
    *Activities are subject to change. Please see our events calendar for more information.

Day 3: Snorkel & Beach Adventure

  • Wake up bright and early to go snorkeling at the legendary Hanauma Bay. Please note that reservations must be made in advance to enter the park.
  • Return home to spend a golden afternoon on the secluded beach in front of our hotel, where the gentle waves are safe for all ages. For your convenience, we offer beach gear including snorkels and fins, bodyboards, kayaks and paddle boards.
  • Create lasting memories with a sunset photo session on the beach. As a guest, you can book a 45-minute photo shoot on our grounds with Pacific Dream Photography. Learn more.
  • Afterward, tuck into a delicious meal at Arancino’s, voted Best Italian Restaurant in Hawaii.

Sunset Sweethearts

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top destination for honeymoons and anniversaries. Celebrate your love with a romantic retreat to paradise.

Day 1: Discover Kahala

  • Wake up to the relaxing Hawaiian tradewinds blowing through your suite and stunning views of the mountains or sea.
  • Don’t let this luxury go to waste. Order our Grand Breakfast service delivered to your door for one-of-a-kind breakfast in bed. View menu.
  • In the afternoon, rent a pair of our cruiser bikes to explore the beautiful neighborhood of Kahala and soak in the gorgeous views. Stop by Kahala Mall to browse the stores and recharge with a light meal or beverage, or see a movie.
  • Rest a while and freshen up, then change into your evening attire and make your way to The Veranda, our open-air dining room. Visit Thursday - Saturday to sip delicious Mai Tais while listening to live entertainment by Hawaii’s top local talent.

Day 2: Indulge Your Senses

  • On your second day, rent a car at our on-property car rental desk and head west for a leisurely drive around Diamond Head. If it’s a Saturday, stop by the KCC Farmer’s Market to sample fresh produce and browse handcrafted gifts. Afterward, continue on to the eclectic neighborhood of Kaimuki, known for its vibrant art and food scene.
  • After returning for a short nap, head to the Kahala Spa for our signature Romance Treatment, which includes a customized full-body massage, a deep soak tub with rose petals and a soothing facial.
  • At sunset, head down to Hoku’s for a decadent four-course dinner. With views of the ocean and a selection of wine fines, it’s the perfect place end a night a paradise.

Day 3: Lover’s Retreat

  • On your last morning, indulge in a late start to your day.
  • After brunch at Plumeria Beach House, head to the Honolulu Museum of Art for a guided tour of Shangri La, a historic Islamic-inspired estate perched on Black Point.
  • Return back home to rest, or read a good book by the pool.
  • At golden hour, take a romantic walk on our stunning shoreline, hand-in-hand. Have your cocktails hand-delivered from Seaside Grill as you enjoy happy hour on the beach.
  • For dinner, book a table for two at Arancino’s and savor the elegant flavors of Italy over a bottle of wine.