Sustainability Spotlight: How to Travel Lightly in Waikiki
With stunning beaches, sparkling water and vibrant rainforests, there’s no doubt that Oahu’s natural resources are precious and worth protecting. As Earth Month approaches, we’ve rounded up some tips to help you travel sustainability and leave Waikiki better than when you arrived. Check off the list below to conserve, steward and ma
Top 5 Must-Dos on Spring Break in Waikiki
School’s out and it’s time for adventure and exploration in Hawaii! From outdoor escapades to furry encounters to a vibrant arts scene, keep the whole family entertained and excited with these essential kid-friendly activities on Oahu. 1. Ride an Outrigger Canoe With an expert beach boy as your guide, your whole crew can jump aboard
A 48-Hour Itinerary for Romance
From cascading waterfalls to stunning ocean views to delectable dining, the island of Oahu is made for exploring with someone special. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re gushing about our favorite dreamy spots for relaxation, reconnection, and adventure.
New Year’s Resolutions the Waikiki Way
Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority / Tor Johnson Vacation is all about trying something new, from challenging your body to discovering a different culture. At Coconut Waikiki, we are surrounded by unique opportunities to exercise, eat healthy and find adventures – a perfect way to kick off 2023! Here are 10 ideas to inspire and help [&
History of Loco Moco and Where to Find The Best Loco Moco on Oahu!
LOCO MOCO! This “local grind” is a Hawaii staple that is popular for breakfast, lunch or dinner — a comfort food dish we are always craving that is made with a medley of ingredients that work so well together! So what is Loco Moco and where did the dish derive from? The original Loco Moco […]
June is National Pride Month and Honolulu’s Pride Month Coming Up in October!
Aloha! It’s June and that means it’s National Pride Month. So, what is Pride Month and why do we celebrate it every June? With celebrations occurring year-round across the nation and around the globe, the nation celebrates June as LGBT Pride Month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan (which sparked the Gay […]
AccesSurf’s 2022 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships — Coming to Waikiki June 7–11!
Coconut Waikiki Hotel is proud to be a hotel partner for AccesSurf’s 2022 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships, held June 7–11, 2022 in Waikiki. AccesSurf is a local non-profit that provides free beach access and ocean water sports for people with disabilities. Having access to the healing powers of the ocean and inclusion with commu
May is Military Appreciation Month!
May is Military Appreciation Month, a month-long observance to express our gratitude and honor all military members that are active duty, guard and reserve members and veteran service members of the past and present, and Memorial Day, (Monday, May 30), an American holiday dedicated to a day of remembrance and honoring to the men and [&hel
Places To Eat – Restaurants in Waikiki￼
Coconut Waikiki Hotel is situated in the center of Waikiki, a bustling neighborhood in Oahu, and across the Ala Wai Canal, boasting views of the beautiful waterway that runs through Honolulu. Needless to say, we are next to all the best places to eat and drink with Hawaii being a melting pot of cultures and […]
Happy Earth Month! Mālama ʻĀina – Care For The Land
Aloha ʻOhana! Happy Earth Month! It’s time for us to get together and “Invest In Our Planet,” this year’s Earth Day theme, which is on Friday, April 22, 2022. When visiting Hawaiʻi, we encourage you to “mālama ʻāina” (to care for the land). In Hawaiʻi there is a deep connection between the ʻāina (land) and [&he
Things To Do On Oahu This Spring
Aloha Coconut Waikiki ʻOhana! It’s officially spring in Hawaii and Oahu has many fun things to do if you’re visiting this spring break with friends, vacationing with family or taking a much-needed staycation! Below are events happening on Oahu — outside of our incredible beaches, shopping and dining — to add to your itinerary!
Guest Blog: Meet Nick of Stargazers of Hawaii
Aloha e! My name is Nick Bradley and I’m an astronomer! I started a small local business called Stargazers of Hawaii in 2019. We do public and private stargazing shows with large portable telescopes all over the island. Our speciality is giving our guests a unique experience under the stars that they’ll never forget! Take [&he
Small Business Saturday: Local Hawaiian Businesses to Support this Holiday Season!
‘Tis the season to shop until you drop! Small Business Saturday is on November 27 — before you head to big retailers in stores, online and at the mall, we encourage you to to shop small and support local shops and Hawaiian-owned businesses during the holiday season. Bring Hawaiʻi to your home and give gifts […]
Local Spotlight: Mana Up, Taking Hawaiʻi Entrepreneurs Global!
Register for the Mana Up Virtual Showcase on November 4! Aloha ‘Ohana! Coconut Waikiki Hotel is honored to spotlight our neighbor and local business doing incredible things for our community — introducing Mana Up, a Hawai‘i economic development initiative to expand opportunity, entrepreneurship and jobs to locals. Mana Up helps Hawa
Things To Do in Autumn/Winter in Oahu!
Aloha ‘Ohana! Our island is a great place to visit during the fall/winter season with plenty of things happening in Oahu. Here are a few highlights we recommend if you have plans to visit us for some tropical weather, relaxation and interested in some activities to add to your itinerary! Things To Do in Autumn/Winter […]
Shaka and Shine! It’s Honolulu PRIDE Month!
Aloha! Unlike most celebrations across the country, Honolulu hosts pride festivities in October. We are so happy to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community this month and every month! This year, the festivities will be virtual and will include the KHON2 special program Aloha With Pride, the Tiny Floats Parade (with prizes!), a series of Rainbow To
Guest Edit: Super Corgi Jojo, the World’s First Surfing Corgi – a Recent Vacation in Hawaii and Stay at Coconut Waikiki Hotel!
Meet Jojo, the world’s first surfing Corgi from San Diego, CA who loves to ride the waves at the beach! Jojo recently stayed with us on a trip to Hawaii and we loved having our furry friend and his hoomans stay with us at Coconut Waikiki Hotel! Cuddly, always smiley and happy, some of Jojo’s […]
Coconut Waikiki Hotel’s Guide to Social Distance Activities on Oahu
Planning a trip to Hawaii? We await your visit or return to Coconut Waikiki Hotel, your home away from home in Honolulu, and want to make sure that — when the time comes — you have a few ideas to add to the itinerary of things to do while keeping your social distance. Here are […]
Where to Eat Poke on Oahu
Nothing is better than the taste of aloha and fresh poke in Hawaii! Synonymous with Hawaiian cuisine, don’t leave the island without trying poke (pronounced poh-kay)! The popular dish, which is comprised of cubes of fresh raw fish, is mixed with sauces such as ponzu, soy sauce, and various oils, topped off with additions like […]
Royal Hawaiian Center Partnership For Coconut Waikiki Hotel Guests
Aloha ‘Ohana! We’re excited to share that we have partnered with Royal Hawaiian Center to offer our guests exclusive offers & discounts during their stay! Royal Hawaiian Center, which spans three city blocks and is located less than half a mile from Coconut Waikiki, is a short walk to the renowned shopping destination with luxury
Reef-Safe Sunscreen – Hawaii Law Now in Effect!
Aloha ‘Ohana! Hawaii is home to beautiful beaches, oceans and coral reefs that serve as a home to thousands of species. The state of Hawaii is the first to pass a bill to officially ban the sale and distribution of sunscreen containing coral-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. When you’re traveling to the islands, you will [&
Restore Our Earth: We Celebrated Earth Month with a Beach Cleanup!
We ended Earth Month in April on a high note with a community beach cleanup on April 30 to help “Restore Our Earth,” this year’s Earth Day theme, hosted by Shoreline Hotel Waikiki and Coconut Waikiki Hotel, in partnership with Surfrider Oahu. Mahalo to all of our volunteers, Surfrider Oahu, brand partners and the city […]
Discover Local Sweet Treats
Aloha! There’s so many unique sweet treats of Hawaii and sometimes not enough time to check out all of them. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places serving up local, sweet treats that are a must visit when you’re on the island. Banan – Indulge in this dairy-free frozen goodness made from Hawaii-grown bananas! [&hel
We Are Now A Dog-Friendly Hotel! – E Komo Mai Tato, The Corgi!
Aloha! We’re excited to share that our hotel is now dog-friendly! We know dogs are ‘ohana and like to vacation with their “hoomans.” We love welcoming your furry friends to stay with us. Our hotel is conveniently situated next to the Ala Wai Canal, paw-fect for dog walks along the water, with the Ala Wai Dog Park located acros
Local Aloha: Best Local Restaurants on Oahu
Aloha! Taste your way through Oahu! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local places to eat on the island. Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures, offering a lot of family-owned restaurants that are unique to Hawaii. These are a few that we love to visit and support.