The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a romantic Hawaiian getaway with a sandy beach, tropical gardens, a natural lagoon, sports facilities and proximity to shopping and entertainment of Waikiki Beach. The Kahala Hotel & Resort (previously Kahala Mandarin Oriental), overlooks Diamond Head and Koko Head craters on Oahu.
One of the unique features of the resort is the natural lagoon which is home to four Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, tropical fish and Hawaii Green Sea turtles. The Adult Dolphin Encounter program includes a shallow water encounter and swimming in the Kahala Dolphin Lagoon.
Things to Do
Choose from a number of activities, including a complimentary surfing and body boarding class, scuba diving classes, yoga, snorkeling and bicycling. Complimentary daily classes are offered to guests interested in lei making, lauhala weaving, Hula dancing and Hawaiian quilting. Golf and tennis are available nearby.
Family Vacation Ideas
This family-friendly hotel has a program for kids ages 5 to 12 at the Keiki Club. In addition, children ages 5 to 12 can participate in the Kid's Quest For Knowledge, a hands-on 2-hour program with emphasis on education about dolphins, fish, turtles, rays and predators.
Rooms & Suites
There are 371 guest rooms and luxury suites decorated in turn-of-the-century style with mahogany furniture, teak parquet floors, hand-loomed Tibetan area rugs, grass cloth wall coverings, and a blend of rich fabrics. Ask for a room with a view of the ocean on your honeymoon to Hawaii.
Where to Eat
There are a number of dining options to choose from. The resort signature restaurant, Hoku's, serves ethnically diverse cuisine and features panoramic views of the Pacific. Plumeria Beach Cafe offers casual dining beachside. Honu Bar and Terrace is situated next to the turtle ponds and offers casual dining. Tokyo-Tokyo is a modern Japanese restaurant.
The hotel is 10 minutes by car from Waikiki Beach and 15 minutes by car from Honolulu's business district.
Hawaii is a great vacation destination year-round and most popular in the winter months. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is about 20 minutes by car from Honolulu International Airport, however, the trip will take longer during rush hour. Room rates start from US $525 per night.