Sample Incredible Cuisine
Hawaii is home to some unique and seriously underrated cuisine, so during your stay at Prince Waikiki, you’ll want to make sure you pack your appetite. You’ll find four spots to wine and dine here in the hotel, including the award-winning 100 Sails Restaurant and Bar, where our Executive Chef’s innovative approach presents fresh Hawaiian cuisine in a whole new light. There’s also the Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo, an incredible experience where Japanese flavors meet Hawaiian traditions. This is the first Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo outside of Japan.
Beyond Prince Waikiki, foodies will love exploring the markets in Honolulu’s Chinatown. One of the oldest Chinatowns in the US, Honolulu’s Chinatown is renowned for its bustling markets. Here, you’ll find everything from noodle factories to pastry shops. So grab a bubble tea and stroll the stalls searching for everything you need to enjoy an authentic Chinese meal.
Nurture a Love of Natural Wonder
Everybody knows Hawaii is a stunner, with natural beauty around every corner. If you love getting out into nature, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Over at the Foster Botanical Garden, you can see some of the rarest specimens on the planet, including the Hawaiian loulu palm and the East African gigasiphon macrosiphon. Both of these plants are believed to be extinct in the wild. That means if you want to see them for yourself, your best option is at Foster Botanical Garden. Oh, and while you’re here, be on the lookout for the double coconut palm. No, seriously, this tree is capable of producing 50-pound nuts! You’ll also find cinnamon trees, spice and herb gardens, beautiful orchids, and more.
If you’re the type of person who loves a hike, hit the trail to Diamond Head. Part of the Ko’olau Range of volcanoes, the iconic volcanic cone at Diamond Head was caused by an eruption some 300,000 years ago. Diamond Head got its name from British soldiers visiting Oahu in the 19th century who thought they were looking at diamonds upon seeing the sparkling calcite crystals on a nearby beach. That said, Hawaiians call the volcanic cone Lēʻahi, which means brow of the tuna. This name comes from the formation’s ridgeline, which resembles the dorsal fin of a tuna fish. Diamond Head provides a rare opportunity to hike to the edge of a (long dormant, don’t worry!) volcano. Best of all, it’s not an overly challenging or lengthy hike (1.6 miles round trip), and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views when you reach the summit.
There’s So Much to See in Hawaii
We’ve only scratched the surface of all there is to see and do here on Oahu. When you stay with us, you’ll have quick access to the best of everything the island has to offer, whether that’s world-class surfing or world-class relaxing by the water! No matter what you want to do, Hawaii, and Prince Waikiki, are right for you. Check out our latest offers and start planning your upcoming Hawaii vacation today.