Where to stay around Waikiki?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,542 holiday lettings near Waikiki. From 1,678 condos to 338 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Waikiki is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Waikiki?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Waikiki:

  • Hawaii Kai: 134 holiday homes
  • Kahala: 127 holiday homes
  • Lanikai: 193 holiday homes
  • Kaimuki: 130 holiday homes
  • Hawaii Loa Ridge: 45 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Waikiki?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Waikiki. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fort DeRussy: 4,477 holiday lettings
  • Lanikea At Waikiki: 4,382 holiday lettings
  • Seaside Towers: 3,956 holiday lettings
  • Royal Hawaiian Center: 4,272 holiday lettings
  • St. Augustine by-the-sea Catholic Church: 3,944 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Waikiki listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Waikiki?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,678 condos in Waikiki. Our other popular types of Waikiki holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 338 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 145 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Waikiki?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,687 holiday homes with pool available in Waikiki. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii your home away from home

    The very word "Waikiki" conjures up the image of exotic tropical beaches, surfing and a relaxed lifestyle in this tropical paradise. Waikiki was once the playground of Hawaiian royalty and is now the epicentre of tourism on Hawaii, with many luxury hotels overlooking the gorgeous sandy beach.

    Things to Do in Waikiki, Oahu

    Waikiki is best known for its gorgeous sands and surfing beach. Snorkeling, sailing, parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and other water sports can all be enjoyed. Take lessons with a pro surfer, book a scuba diving trip or go sport fishing – an exhilarating way to spend a day. Visitors can rent cycles and take the 5-mile bicycle tour which runs downhill through the Puu Ohia Rainforest. Hikers can explore dormant volcanoes, discover lava beds and see steam vents and craters. Helicopter tours are a popular way to see the high mountain peaks covered in lush rainforest.

    Places to Visit Around Waikiki, Oahu

    Pearl Harbor is a must-do for visitors from their Waikiki holiday rental. The attraction includes a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial to the lives lost in 1941 when the U.S. Pacific Fleet was bombed. There is also the Punchbowl National Cemetery and an informative Visitor Centre. The Iolani Palace is well worth a visit as it is the only royal palace standing on American soil. Diamond Head State National Monument is a local landmark in Waikiki with a huge volcanic crater. From the summit, humpback whales can be seen in the clear waters offshore.

    Weather in Waikiki, Oahu

    Visitors staying at Waikiki holiday rentals will find the weather is constantly warm and sunny whatever the season, which is why it makes such a great vacation destination. Temperatures average between 26-31°C (79-88°F) year-round. The summer months are relatively dry with the odd shower. Oahu has more rain showers from November to April, however the total rainfall is only 28 inches per year.

    Travel to Waikiki, Oahu, HI

    The nearest airport to Waikiki is Honolulu International (HNL) Airport which is just 8 miles away. It is served by many international airlines from the USA, Canada and Australia as well as domestic flights from other Hawaiian islands. Getting from the airport to your Waikiki holiday apartment or villa rental is very easy. The airport has a shuttle coach service known as the Waikiki Express that serves the area. It is reasonably priced but it can be slow. If you are travelling as a group, a taxi to your apartment may be faster and less hassle. City buses also run to the airport from downtown. Once you have settled in, Waikiki is easy to walk around so a hire car is not essential.

    Sightseeing in and around Waikiki

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like surfing and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Waikiki a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Honolulu Zoo (1 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Waikiki Aquarium (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
    • Sea Life Park (11 mi / 17.7 km)
    • Ala Wai Golf Course (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Judd Trail (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
    • Living Art Marine Center (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Waikiki

    Waikiki is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Waikiki is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Diamond Head (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
    • Kailua Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
    • Lanikai Beach (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
    • Gray's Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Waikiki Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)