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Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach, Waikiki

Oahu, HI
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach, Waikiki, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach is on the far west end of Waikiki. It's less crowded here and more pristine. Trees and large grassy lawns abound, and there's a ton of things for kids to do! This area is paradise for a toddler.
You can go from one cool activity to another starting at the grounds of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. Walk amongst the shopping area that resembles a Japanese village with lanterns and a huge banyan tree. There's an icecream shop and souvenir store. Stroll the grounds of the Hilton Hawaiian Village past the stream and tropical flowers. Kids will love to see the flamingoes, warm-weather penguins, ducks, koi, and other birds.
Once at the beach, walk west along the path to the Rainbow Lagoon, a nice place to explore. You can paddle around the aquamarine waters in a paddle boat while looking up at the colorful tiled Rainbow Tower. Sunset is purply gorgeous as seen from the grassy area by the lagoon.
Walk across the sand to the ocean. You will find large grass-shack umbrellas that give shade, palm trees bending in perfect curves, and kids playing and having fun. This is a sheltered place to swim. It's nice to cuddle your child on your hip and swim her under the pier to the other side, the Fort DeRussy Beach.
After your swim you can play on the playground at the Hale Koa Hotel's huge grass lawn. This is a perfect spot to grab some food at the very reasonably-priced snack shop and eat it under one of the shade trees. There is also nice outdoor seating with umbrellas. I love to get a fruit popsicle and savor it at the beach. The prices are amazing for burgers, veggie burgers, and stir frys. You can also grab a pizza at Round Table Pizza in the Japanese village area of Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel.
Walk through the lush grounds of the Hale Koa past the funny sausage trees to the Army Museum where your kids can climb on the cannons.
On Friday nights, Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel hosts fireworks. These are free and they are some of the best fireworks you'll see! Sit on the warm sand at dark and watch them overhead.
You can wash off your feet at a tap on the beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel. Restrooms and showers are along the sidewalk, between the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel and the Hale Koa hotel.
Hilton Hawaiian Village is a wonderful place to stay if you get the chance, in this green, lush, relaxed part of Waikiki.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach and the pier.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach and the pier.
Some people relax on the shore at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.
Some people relax on the shore at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.
The glorious beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village!
The glorious beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village!
The sand is cleaned by a sandbuggy every morning!
The sand is cleaned by a sandbuggy every morning!
This area is absolutely magic at night!
This area is absolutely magic at night!
A funny bird walking around by the koi pond.
A funny bird walking around by the koi pond.
Pink flamingoes at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Pink flamingoes at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
You can see clumsy warm-weather penguins at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel!
You can see clumsy warm-weather penguins at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel!
There are lovely orchids at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
There are lovely orchids at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Hanging floral vines.
Hanging floral vines.
Yellow and pink hibiscus along the path between the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hale Koa Hotel.
Yellow and pink hibiscus along the path between the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hale Koa Hotel.
Pink hibiscus.
Pink hibiscus.
The Japanese village area with convenience stores and restaurants sits beneath the sprawling branches of a beautiful old tree.
The Japanese village area with convenience stores and restaurants sits beneath the sprawling branches of a beautiful old tree.
Statue in the pond at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Statue in the pond at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The wide open spaces by the lagoon.
The wide open spaces by the lagoon.
The amazing colors of the lagoon.
The amazing colors of the lagoon.
Paddle boats on the lagoon.
Paddle boats on the lagoon.
Winding pathway by the lagoon.
Winding pathway by the lagoon.
Fireworks amongst the palms, at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.
Fireworks amongst the palms, at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.
Nighttime view of the pool- evenings are so perfect in Hawaii!
Nighttime view of the pool- evenings are so perfect in Hawaii!
View from the Rainbow Tower.
View from the Rainbow Tower.
The beach as seen from the Tapa Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel.
The beach as seen from the Tapa Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel.
The white sand beach in front of the Hilton.
The white sand beach in front of the Hilton.
View of Fort DeRussy and downtown Honolulu, as seen from the Tapa Tower.
View of Fort DeRussy and downtown Honolulu, as seen from the Tapa Tower.
Surfboards lined up on the shore.
Surfboards lined up on the shore.
Aaah, to have a swim at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach right now...
Aaah, to have a swim at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach right now...
Morning bliss at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.
Morning bliss at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach.

Directions

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There are a few great choices for parking.
The first is the parking near Ala Wai Yacht Club and the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon. From Ala Moana Blvd coming from Waikiki direction, turn left onto Hobron Lane. Turn left again on Holomoana Street and follow it to the end. There is a parking lot at the end on your left. There is also parking all along Holomoana Street, and some shaded parking under the Ala Wai hotel. The parking lot parking is free. The shaded parking is metered.
The second option is to park in the Hilton Hawaiian Village parking. You can buy a drink at the bar on the beach and get your parking validated so that it's cheaper when you leave. From Ala Moana Blvd, turn onto Kalia Rd. Turn into the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel on your right. Follow the signs to the parking.
The third option is to park using the metered parking on Saratoga Rd. The only problem with it is that it is time-limited and you may need to come back and put more quarters in.
If you are in the military you can park in the Hale Koa Hotel parking off Kalia Rd. Lucky you!

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Visitor Ratings

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ellie
03/20/2010 16:10
lovely place for a picnic in the adjacent park or food from the nearly Hale Koa. We parked at the Hilton and had the parking validated by buying a glass of wine and getting parking validation stamped.

Bev
02/10/2010 15:02
It's been an amazing trip on Oahu- highly recommmend!

Kristin
10/22/2009 19:07
Going on another vacation to Hawaii this December to escape the Chicago cold weather!!

Andrew
10/15/2009 13:09
Having lived in Waikiki for four years, I feel that I can now pass some accurate judgements about the place. Not as developed as beaches where I'm from yet some awesome nightlife. Parking is a battle but there are spots once you know them. Many establishments to choose from to eat, drink, dance and enjoy yourself. Beautiful island girls. Kalakaua Ave and its immediate surroundings is definitely best to hang out and a walk up and down the beach will reveal many great watering holes. Makes for an enjoyable visit, or extended stay...

Last Updated Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:23:33 GMT