The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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Address
5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-5498
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

Private white sands and beach butlers who deliver cool towels and mai tais, ten minutes from the heart of Waikiki (aka, a world away)? Yup. Too good to be true? Nope. After a gazillion-dollar renovation, the classic chandeliers still hover over the resort's grand lobby, but everything else (from Frette-draped memory foam beds to plush beach chairs) has morphed into a once-in-a-lifetime experience—one historically reserved for presidents and royalty.

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Price Points
$451-650
Room Types
Hotel Suite
Recreation & Amenities
Beach Activities,Cultural Activities,Gourmet Dining,Kids' Club,Live Entertainment,SCUBA Diving,Saltwater Fishing,Shopping,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs
Eco-cred
Good
Gateway Town
Closest Airport
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special. This luxurious oceanfront resort features 338 rooms and suites, five stylish restaurants and a world-class spa. Visit the leisure facilities, Fitness Center, lush tropical gardens and the private lagoon with their own resident dolphins. The Hotels 26,000 square foot natural lagoon is home to six Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Quest trainers offer daily education programs where guests can experience these animals up-close, and understand what makes them unique. At the Kahala Hotel & Resort you have the chance to have face-to-face, in-water contact with these intelligent and most fascinating creatures. The encounter gives guests an unforgettable glimpse into the lives of dolphins in an enchanted environment that blends fun, inspiration and education. As Hawaii's most luxurious and secluded beachfront hotel & resort, the tradition of impeccable service will make your vacation at the Kahala Hotel & Resort memorable in every way. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is renowned throughout the islands for the sheer opulence of its rooms and suites for the innovation of its restaurants and the grandeur of its facilities. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you'll find that its their dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart. The 2012 Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards recently named The Kahala Hotel & Resort among 25 top resort on Oahu. 'Staff are polished, and with a warmth that's rare. Gold List, Conde Nast Traveler 2011-2012.

Expert Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Family Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

By Away Travel Expert : Emily Kaufman
Family Expert Favorite
Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Children of all ages
Family Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Take advantage of the well-developed kids club

The Spread:
Set on a secluded bay and beach about ten minutes from Waikiki's hub, the Kahala Hotel and Resort is best described as “luxurious and discreet,” with 345 rooms and suites that meld plantation-style simplicity with Asian elegance. The CHI Fitness Center is a cut above the norm with numerous classes, including several different kinds of yoga as well as Pilates, to complement extensive gym equipment. At various times during the week, there are

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