Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa 

Historic yet modern

Moana Surfrider displays a certain style on these shorelines you may not find at some of its neighbour. Think Victorian-era design combined with palm trees and hula lessons.

Centrally located and equidistant from the parks that book-end Waikiki beach. Pull up to its grand entrance and immediately see why this is known as Waikiki’s most historic resort. Perched right on the beach, facing out towards the Pacific Ocean and Hawaii's famous surf scene, and with Waikiki’s chic shopping street within walking distance, you’ll be pretty chuffed with where you’ve landed. 

Why we love Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

  • Built in 1901, there's a lot of history in the 'First Lady of Waikiki'

  • Renew your mind and body with a daily yoga or meditation session or take part in the Ho'ala Sunrise Ceremony in the waters of Waikiki

  • The Run Concierge will tell you about the local area as they accompany you for a morning jog

  • Sit and watch the world go by along Kalakaua Avenue from the hotel's famous carved rocking chairs

4.5 stars
17¼ hours to Honolulu
Oceanfront, in the heart of Waikiki Beach, within walking distance of shops, attractions and nightlife
Approx. 30 minutes from Honolulu airport
Beach, Honeymoon


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Don't miss the famous pancakes at the substantial breakfast buffet at Veranda at the Moana. Steak and seafood are the specialities at the Beachhouse whilst The Surfrider Café and the Beachbar serve snacks between main meals. End your evening with a nightcap at Vintage 1901. Guests can also visit the restaurants at Moana Surfrider's sister properties.

Beachhouse at the Moana
Seafood, steaks and plenty of island-inspired dishes are served in an oceanfront setting.

The Beachbar
Overlooking Waikiki Beach, this is the place for tropical drinks, sharing plates and live entertainment.

Veranda at the Moana
Don't miss the signature Moana pancakes - just one of the many items available for breakfast.

Surfrider Café
Serving sandwiches, salads, freshly-baked pastries and coffees for takeaway.

Vintage 1901
The iconic piano bar and lounge serving light snacks, wines, cocktails and local spirits.

Honolulu Coffee
This street front café serving the famous Kona coffee.

Served Fridays to Sunday, enjoy afternoon tea in the Victorian setting of the Veranda. As well as Earl Grey and Darjeeling teas, you'll also find Moana classic teas including Hawaiian coconut and passion orange guava.

With its ocean views, you can't help to unwind with a visit to the Moana Lani Spa. There are 11 treatment rooms offering a range of island-inspired massages using organic ingredients sourced from Hawaiian botanicals.

There are daily yoga and meditation sessions or you can join the Ho'ala Sunrise Ceremony where you will take part in a Hawaiian blessing and chanting as you enter the ocean. The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio is open 24-hours and has weights, cardio equipment and resistance machines. If you want to go for a jog, you can join the Run Concierge who will tell you about the local area as you burn off the calories.

Join a guided tour of the hotel for an insight into its historical past or learn how to make a traditional lei. You're also well placed to explore Oahu's historical sites including Pearl Harbor.

You are just step from the famous Waikiki Beach where you can ride the waves in a traditional canoe, learn to surf, go parasailing or cruising in a catamaran. For something more peaceful, rent a cabana at the hotel's swimming pool.

Despite the age of the hotel, Moana Surfrider has manned to reduce its water use and introduced energy-saving initiatives earning the State of Hawaii Green Business Program Award, Energy Star Certification and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification by the US Green Building Council. Guests are encouraged to use reef-safe sunscreen and join some local volunteer programmes whilst the chefs have managed to source 70% of their ingredients locally.

It is standard practice for resorts/hotels within the USA to charge a mandatory resort fee which is payable locally.

This fee can be anywhere between 5USD to 40 USD per room per night and is not included in the cost of your Kuoni holiday.

This includes in-room Wi-Fi and selected resort activities.

Guests will be asked to provide a credit card with the front desk before signing privileges will be permitted.

Minimum check-in age is 18 for lead guest.

This is a 100% non-smoking hotel.

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