Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki Beach Resort
Aloha, from Waikiki’s only true resort! Situated on 22 sprawling oceanfront acres, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Honolulu’s oasis for family fun. Here, ohana (or family) is of upmost importance, which is why the resort is teeming with endless family attractions that make the resort one of Oahu’s biggest draws.
If you’re weighing destination options, here is how you’ll know this Waikiki resort is the perfect match for your family.
The kids like to swim — a LOT.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has more swimming pools than any other hotel in Waikiki. The resort is truly an oasis of fun — in the form of six pools, including the 10,000-square-foot Super Pool, Oahu’s largest pool, adjacent to the beachfront Hau Tree Bar. Lounge poolside with a cocktail, or play with the kids in the Keiki Pool, a shallow pool tiered off the Super Pool.
For ultimate family fun, visit the resort’s Paradise Pool, a 5,000-square-foot activity pool with Waikiki’s longest waterslide. (In fact, only one other Oahu hotel has a slide.) If seclusion is your thing, the Ali'i Pool is a private sanctuary for Ali'i Tower guests.
Waikiki adventures are a must.
For those who never tire of the water, the resort boasts the widest stretch of Waikiki Beach — Duke Kahanamoku Beach — rated one of the top beaches in America, according to “Dr. Beach.” This accolade comes as no surprise since this beach is the only stretch in Oahu that boasts a sparkling saltwater lagoon — 5 acres of brilliant turquoise.
Waikiki Beach itself boasts some of the best surfing breaks just steps from the resort. And if you’re a beginner, Oahu’s South Shore has a reputation for being the best place to learn how to surf. This stretch of beach also boasts Port Hilton, an attractive pier where Waikiki cruises embark daily. From sunset sails to whale watching, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is the beginning of every fun Oahu adventure.
You need a few hours to relax.
The best family vacations strike a balance between activities for the kids and relaxation for the adults. the resort offers a kids’ club that rivals most any other vacation experience — the Camp Penguin Kids’ Club — nestled in Diamond Head Tower. Specially designed for children ages 5-12, the resort offers half- and full-day programs with activities that are as educational as they are entertaining. After a day at camp, youngsters might even be able to tell you what ohana means because morning kicks off with the “Hawaiian Word of the Day.”
Aside from its cultural twist, Camp Penguin offers something else that most other resorts don’t — off-property excursions, including visits to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Bishop Museum and Children's Discovery Center. Excursions are even available for half-day campers.
The family wants to spread out.
With accommodations fit for a king (the resort was Elvis Presley’s favorite in Waikiki), families are certain to find a guest room or a spacious suite to fit their needs. Enjoy Rainbow Tower’s ocean views, Ali'i Tower’s exclusive amenities and Village Tower’s convenient location. (If you’re looking for quick trips to Waikiki Beach and the resort pools, Rainbow Tower and Ali'i Tower are favorites.)
Don’t forget you’ll want to spread out. The resort’s luxurious suites and specialty rooms offer the spaciousness families crave during vacation. In fact, these rooms aren’t just fit for the King of Rock; the last seven U.S. presidents have stayed in the Presidential Suite.
You have a discriminating palate.
When it comes to taste, it’s hard to satisfy the whole family, but not at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, where families can choose from 20 on-site restaurants, cafés, bars and grills. From beachside dining to gourmet cuisines, every option showcases authentic Hawaiian ingredients and island influences.
Start the morning off right with a bountiful breakfast buffet at Rainbow Lanai. Friday nights cater to families with a chef’s action station and a kid-exclusive buffet. Bali Steak & Seafood and Tropical Bar & Grill also offer up kids’ menus. Bali serves up succulent steaks and fresh seafood, while Tropical Bar pairs Hawaiian cuisine with live music for an unrivaled evening beach vibe.
You’re planning a destination wedding.
Turn your wedding into a family vacation for your guests — after all, Oahu is nicknamed “The Gathering Place.” Your family will want to vacation here for all the reasons we’ve already mentioned, plus one more below.
Aside from keeping your guests entertained, Hilton Hawaiian Village knows how to execute a destination wedding in utmost style. The resort prides itself on the saying: “It takes a Village to create a wedding.” From an on-resort florist to Waikiki’s largest spa, Mandara Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village has the staff, resources and amenities to execute your every wedding detail. Did we mention the resort boasts two charming chapels for memorable vows?
You want to experience Hawaiian culture.
Hele mei hoohiwahiwa! (Come celebrate!) Cultural celebrations transform the resort every night. Check out the resort’s Starlight Luau Sunday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Waikiki’s only outdoor luau, the event features extravagant lei greetings, hula kahiko performers, acrobatic fire dancers and authentic Hawaiian dining, all beneath mid-Pacific stars. On Friday night, Hilton Hawaiian Village launches fireworks over the lagoon for a colorful oceanic display.
The resort's newest show is CabaRAE, one of the hottest acts in Waikiki with its display of aerial artistry and feats of daredevil strength. Fun for the whole family, the two-hour show boasts mesmerizing acts, showcasing extraordinary artists, magicians, impersonators and comedians in an in-the-round, 10,000-square-foot setting.
From lei making to hula aerobics, the list of family activities goes on. We invite you to see just how family friendly Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is for yourself. Aloha!