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What You Need to Know about Kaka’ako

What You Need to Know about Kaka’ako Located in Honolulu, Kaka’ako is a lively, unmissable urban mecca of modern art, fine dining, and nightly entertainment. It’s only a short walk from our luxurious Prince Waikiki resort. Near Ala Moana Beach Park, you can spend a day enjoying the coast all while trying something unique with this up-and-coming neighborhood. Here's what you need to know about Kaka’ako's communities. Newest Neighborhood Initially a commercial district, Kaka’ako is becoming one of the best locations for shopping, dining, art, and culture on Oahu. Injected with new-found vibrancy and life, Kaka’ako continues to draw visitors every day. The abundance of dining and retail options are exponentially growing. Ward Village and SALT are perfect if you’re looking for a Hawaiian souvenir. This lively community is making rapid improvements and creating a comfortable and healthy location for all to enjoy. As with any upgrade or revitalization of a local spot, the modern style doesn’t seem to take away from the Hawaiian heritage which still reigns in this popular area near Prince Waikiki. Things to Do in Kaka’ako This neighborhood is an urban mecca with plenty of unique eateries and shopping. Kaka’ako is known for small cafes and local art galleries. Whether you’re here for fine dining or the street food, you’re sure to find something that your taste buds will savor. There are many different types of businesses for visitors and tourists to enjoy. Check out the Honolulu Night Market, which happens every third Saturday of the month, at the [...]

3 Fantastic Hiking Spots for the Whole Family

3 Fantastic Hiking Spots for the Whole Family It’s time to wake up and lace your athletic shoes because it's time for your family to hike the beautiful surroundings of Prince Waikiki. Oahu and Waikiki HI offer many scenic trails for you to enjoy, all while getting some much-needed exercise! Makiki Valley The Hawaii Nature Center features a three section loop trail located in the fabulous Makiki Valley. Approaching the trailhead, you’ll find the Kanealole Trail to your left and the Maunalaha Trail to your right. At the far end, these trails connect with the Makiki Valley Trail. It’s a great outing for the whole family as it offers a 2.5-mile loop where you can enjoy calming streams and lush foliage. To avoid steep inclines at the end of your hike, we recommend turning left at the Kanealole Trail. Makapu’u Point Lighthouse While the lighthouse is a spectacle in and of itself, you’ll want to experience the stunning shoreline of the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail. You’ll love the paved pathways and two observation points along your path as you wind your way through the southeastern coast. Catch amazing vistas and panoramic views during your 1.5-mile stroll. You may even spot majestic whales on your hike! Diamond Head Diamond Head Trail, one of the more challenging hikes in Waikiki HI, offers terrific views of the island after a 0.8-mile hike. While it might look intimidating, this trail is typically completed within 40-to-60 minutes as you ascend to the 560-foot summit. [...]

Summer Wedding Trends in Waikiki

Summer Wedding Trends in Waikiki June marks the unofficial start to wedding season. Statistically, June has the most marriages than any other month. What better way to say "I do" then at the best wedding venues here at Prince Waikiki. Let us help incorporate luxury and the newest ceremony and reception trends to your big day. Deluxe Venues Our gorgeous Waikiki wedding venues offer multiple spots throughout our lovely resort for an unforgettably romantic ceremony. All of our venue locations mix island luxury and modern decor. Get to know our specials and packages for unique ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons. Then, let our planner help you create a grand experience not only to be captured in a photograph forever but for your guests to enjoy. Colors that Pop - Ultraviolet We know that you’ll want to be true to yourself, but when it comes to trends, adding a few to your big day shouldn’t be a problem. One of the most significant weddings trends has to be the color purple, specifically ultraviolet. Noted as Pantone’s "Color of the Year," this fabulous shade is an easy way to incorporate a growing trend into your day without hassle. If ultraviolet isn’t your shade, take notes from other island purples like light lavender and the stunning shade range of orchids. Here are some other fabulous wedding trends we’ll see this year! Latest Wedding Trends For the Bride: Statement Backs Lace Bell Sleeves Bridal Tiaras Mix-and-Match Bridesmaid Dresses For the Groom: Colored Jackets: [...]

6 Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss

6 Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss Summer is soon upon us here in Waikiki! Your tropical vacation is about to get even better when you experience one of these six Hawaiian festivals under the warmth of the shining sun! Join us at one of the top luxury hotels Waikiki has to offer, Prince Waikiki, when you plan your adventure this summer season! JUNE Every year the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor puts on the Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii and you won’t want to miss seeing these amazing aerial stunts and performances. With featured aircrafts like warbirds, jets, and helicopters, there is something for everyone. The Airshow also has a kid’s zone, a multitude of special displays, a hangar tour, and more! Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii Where: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Address: 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, HI 96818 When: June 2-3, 2018 View Site The Pan-Pacific Festival 2018 is a cultural festival hosted during the month of June. Cultural arts and crafts, food, performances, and so much more will be available across various sites in Waikiki! An excellent event for the entire family, this weekend festival celebrates Hawaii’s diversity and history as a cultural melting pot Pan-Pacific Festival Where: Waikiki Address: Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 When: June 8-10, 2018 Admission: Free View Site Don’t forget to get your mango jam on at the Mango Jam Festival! From January to June, a mango recipe winner will be selected each month [...]

Top Coffee Companies for your Morning Buzz

Top Coffee Companies for your Morning Buzz You’ll wake up to the pure sound of ocean waves, the gentle touch of soft breezes, and the warmth of sunny shores when you stay at Price Waikiki. You might also need something more than Paradise to rouse you from your sleep. Coffee in the morning always helps! Here is a list of our four favorite coffee companies. Sip on something rejuvenating and get started for your day on our Island! Honolulu Coffee at Prince Waikiki One of the most accessible locations to grab a cup of joe is right here at Prince Waikiki! Move over Starbucks because Honolulu Coffee Company is where you’ll want to go to enjoy a morning brew or two! This local company has been around since 1992 and we offer a kiosk on-site to serve delicious coffee with fabulous Aloha spirit. We recommend that if you want something sweet or savory to-go make a pit stop in the lobby of our beautiful hotel before venturing out into Waikiki! Island Vintage Coffee at Ala Moana Center Looking to spend the day exploring Ala Moana Center? We’re within walking distance and highly recommend you sip on something delightful at Island Vintage Coffee. You’ll be able to peruse the shops and find something fun to bring home all while trying out Island Vintage Kona coffee. Hawaiian Aroma Caffe Finding a cute local coffee shop can be an unexpected delight for visitors. While spending time in and around Waikiki, be [...]

Experience Art in Waikiki Hawaii

Experience Art in Waikiki HI Vacationing in Hawaii is like stepping into a work of art: the vibrant and lush greenery are captivating, the stunning crystal blue waters of the Pacific ocean dance like gems shining under the sunlight, and colorful flowers dot the land. Finding art isn’t that hard to do, especially when staying at one of the top hotels in Waikiki Hawaii - Prince Waikiki. From the moment you enter the doors of our beautiful foyer, you’ll see our alluring artwork which dances in waves above you, while our luxurious lobby atmosphere creates an inviting place to stay. Searching for galleries and museums in Waikiki isn’t hard when our town is full of lovely places to go. Here are a few of the local hot spots for finding some of the best art in town! Where to See Art in Waikiki You might think of Prince Waikiki as a luxury resort where all your vacation dreams come true, and while we do that, there is also a lot of beauty here on our property! Look up when you enter through our lobby doors. Artist Kaili Chun showcases her stunning 800 piece installation, named Hulali i ka lā. This fixture runs from one end of the lobby to the other and is comprised of copper plate-like features that resemble the belly fin of the beautiful hinana fish. The hinana fish are what Hawaiians call the juvenile form of the Hawaiian freshwater goby (O’opu). Each copper-plate from the [...]


PLANNING YOUR SPRING WEDDING WITH PRINCE WAIKIKI April brings spring and that means springtime weddings are just around the corner! Whether you’ve already booked a Wedding with Prince Waikiki or you’re researching stunning Honolulu Hotels for your ceremony and reception, we have everything to ensure your big day is just as you dreamed it would be. Here are three things you’ll want to know when planning the ultimate spring wedding in Waikiki. Weddings at Prince We have a renowned reputation for our spectacular weddings here at Prince. By working closely with our on-site planners, we meticulously take care of every detail so your special day remains perfectly stress-free. We understand working with our team from a distance might seem challenging, but we’re here to help you along the way. From location to decor, and everything else in between, we go the extra mile to create one of the most beautiful weddings at one of the best Honolulu hotels, Prince Waikiki. Think of your Guests Whether it’s a small wedding or you’re planning an extravagant affair, you’ll want to prepare for your spring wedding. Quick elopements and scheduled parties are great, but planning ahead provides you with enough time to send out beautiful Hawaiian-themed, “Save The Date” cards to your guests. Creating "save the dates" alerts them that long-distance festivities are in the works and it gives guests ample time to save up. Plus, we recommend you monitor airfares for those planning to make the trip for your big [...]


5 TIPS FOR THE BEST SPRING BREAK GETAWAY Spring is here and getting away for a fantastic vacation offers a nice break between the holiday season and the busy summer season. Spring in Hawaii can be so much more than just a simple getaway. Here are five tips for making the most out of your trip to one of the best Hawaii resorts, Prince Waikiki. Spring Season Makes for a Perfect Getaway Spring in Hawaii tends to be on the slower side since summer and winter are the busy seasons. When you do book a spring getaway, make sure you’ve checked out some of the leading Hawaii resorts as your options. Here at Prince Waikiki, we have a spectacular property with fantastic on-site amenities that you might not find anywhere else in our area. With gorgeous ocean views in every guest room, our property provides a serene ambiance to enjoy spring when you book a retreat before May. Don’t Try to See Everything Hawaii is full of astounding activities you’ll want to experience! We know it can be hard to see everything on the island - there is so much to see and do in Waikiki alone. If you pack your vacation with back-to-back experiences, you’ll be too busy to relax and savor peaceful time for yourself. We suggest planning a few, select activities to explore the island outside of Prince Waikiki but do make time to lounge on the beach, relax poolside, or just get some added [...]


SPICE UP YOUR VACATION WITH A TRIP TO HONOLULU The day of love has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spice up the romance year-round. This year, we suggest you bring your loved one on the best trip of them all to Honolulu. You’ll find that the best hotels in Honolulu, such as Prince Waikiki, will bring the heat with a few days of relaxation and we encourage you to try something spicy when you’re here! Fire on Ice It’s hard to think that there would be ice in Honolulu, but at one of the best hotels in Honolulu, you can taste both the fire and ice with a Hinana Bar tasty cocktail, Fire on Ice. When you dine with your loved one this year, we recommend trying this spicy drink to heat up the night as you watch the stunning sunset behind the horizon with cool icy blues and soft pinks. This delicious drink is made with tequila and some unique ingredients to give it a nice kick. If you’re looking for something that isn’t quite spicy, try our Harbor Hito mocktail which is just like a mojito without the added kick of alcohol. Hot Bites There are plenty of places to get spicy food with your loved one and our 100 Sails Restaurant you can enjoy one of our favorite savory menu, the Korean Fried Cauliflower. This dish fries up some tasty cauliflower then douse them in our spicy soy glaze. They’re sure [...]


3 AMAZING RESTAURANTS TO DINE WHEN ON A FAMILY TRIP Hawaii is known for being a favorite family vacation spot because there is so much to do on the islands. When figuring out what to do in Waikiki with your group, finding the perfect dining spot that fit all sorts of people can be tricky. Here at Prince Waikiki, we lay out three great restaurants to try when on your family trip to Oahu! Our 100 Sails Our very own 100 Sails Restaurant is perfect for families! We’ve got lots of options to choose from whether you go through the buffets or you enjoy your meal al la carte style. Kids will enjoy the wide selection of sweet desserts after their delicious main meal. Parents will appreciate the fantastic ocean views, and you’re sure to have pleasant conversation throughout your time dining with us when figuring out what to do in Waikiki. We recommend looking at our menus and seeing what catches your eye to try! 100 Sails Menus: Sample Breakfast Buffet Menu, Sample Lunch Buffet Menu, Sample Dinner Buffet Menu, Hawaiian Buffet Lunch, Ala Carte Menu, Beverages & Savory Menu, Sample Sunday Brunch Buffet Menu A Local Favorite If you’re looking for some local comfort food, you and your family have to try the Highway Inn! Famous for their Loco Moco, a delicious breakfast treat that melds Western brunch and Asian lunch styles together into one yummy meal. Both kids and parents will love trying local food at [...]

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