The Honolulu Festival stands as Hawaii’s foremost cultural celebration, fostering mutual understanding, economic cooperation, and ethnic harmony between Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Drawing thousands of new and returning spectators annually, the festival offers a uniquely Hawaiian experience. Through the Honolulu Festival Foun

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and what better way to celebrate this special day than in the tropical paradise of Waikiki? While many envision a romantic dinner by the beach, Waikiki offers a unique twist by combining love and adventure for an active and unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience. Whether you’re

As the month of January unfolds, Waikiki welcomes families with open arms and a myriad of exciting activities to create lasting memories. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are the top three things to do with your family in Waikiki this January. Beach Day Extravaganza Waikiki’s world-renowned beaches offer the perfect b

As we bid farewell to another year, Waikiki will once again be transformed into a mesmerizing haven of celebration, culminating in the dazzling spectacle of the 2024 Fireworks Show sponsored by the Waikiki Improvement Association. Against the backdrop of swaying palm trees and the rhythmic ocean waves, the skies over Waikiki will be illum

This Month Mana Up is back! Reserve your spot for the Mana Up 2023 Showcase! Be part of their biggest event yet – which is a celebration of Hawaii’s entrepreneurs, artists and more. Sign up for their award-winning Mana Up Showcase global livestream on Sunday, Nov. 19th. Be the first to meet Hawai’i’s rising en

Welcome to Waikiki where the streets are bustling, the colors are vibrant, and the diverse mix of cultures and people is intoxicating. This fall, Waikiki is brimming with unique experiences highlighting arts, history, cuisine, music, sportsmanship, and more. Our team has curated a list of events and festivals where you can immerse yoursel

With the 40th anniversary of Hawaii’s largest cycling event, the Honolulu Century Ride, coming up next month, it’s the perfect time to spotlight this popular sport and provide tips on how to enjoy the island via two wheels.  On September 24, more than 1,000 athletes from the islands, U.S. mainland, Japan, and beyond will gather [

The island of Oahu is home to a diverse collection of cultures from around the world. We can thank the native and immigrant communities for sharing their unique cuisines and making the island such an exciting foodie destination. You can get a taste of authentic Hawaii by trying a variety of treats – from traditional […]

Edging the east side of Waikiki, the Kapahulu neighborhood is known for its iconic eats, locally owned boutiques, and surfer vibes. Stroll down the sunny sidewalks here and you’ll find a mix of mom-and-pop restaurants, sportswear shops, and nightlife hangouts. We’ve compiled a guide with our favorite spots along this bustling avenue,

What would a local do? Take a cue from Hawaii residents, known as kamaaina, who know where to find the most breathtaking scenery, delicious eats, and genuine cultural activities. Our staff here at Coconut Waikiki loves sharing tips for unique and immersive experiences to connect you with authentic Hawaii. Read on for a round-up of [&helli

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

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

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.

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 [&

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

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 […]

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

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! 

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 [&

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 […]

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

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

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.