The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort 

Waikiki's pink palace

Spectacularly pink and completely eye-catching, The Royal Hawaiian has become something of a luxury icon. Did we mention, it’s pink?

Distinct and undeniably recognisable amongst its neighbours, you can see why it’s known as ‘The pink palace of the Pacific’. Depending on what you fancy, step out one way onto sandy shores or the other onto popular Kalakaua Avenue: the main shopping scene in Waikiki. The vibrant exterior isn’t to everyone’s taste but step inside to a tropical oasis of a bygone era. Nostalgia and history is part of the experience, so take it all in. Like many Waikiki resorts, the hotel has arguably outgrown its pool, but who needs it when you’re steps from a cooling dunk in the Pacific? With Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head just twenty-minutes by car and Kapiolani Park less than ten, there will be plenty nearby to keep you busy if you tire of shopping sprees and spa treatments.

Why we love The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

  • Set in acres of sprawling coconut groves and perched on a scenic stretch of Waikiki Beach

  • Enjoy the resort's famous banana bread from your room, observing leafy views of the central corridor or elevated ocean vistas

  • Take an historical tour of this iconic property and learn why it is pink

  • Unwind in the tranquil setting of the gardens with a treatment at the Abhasa Spa

5 stars
17¼ hours to Honolulu
Directly on Waikiki Beach with views of Diamond Head
Approx. 30 minutes from Honolulu airport
Beach, Honeymoon


  • Restaurants & bars
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

Start your day at the beach with a bumper breakfast at Surf Lanai, grab lunch at Mai Tai Bar or enjoy a fine dining experience at Azure. In between, the Royal Hawaiian Bakery has plenty of temptations.

Enjoy a four-course fine dining experience on the shores of Waikiki Beach.

Surf Lanai
Kick start your day with breakfast at Surf Lanai, don't forget to try the Pink Palace pancakes.

Mai Tai Bar
Enjoy lunch, dinner, classic cocktails and live music in the evening, whilst taking in the views of Waikiki Beach.

Ahaaina, A Royal Hawaiian Luau
Every Monday and Tuesday, join the outdoor gathering with a buffet offering Hawaiian cuisine alongside storytelling and cultural show.

Royal Hawaiian Bakery
There are plenty of freshly baked bread and cakes on display here, including the hotel's famous banana bread.

Try a breakfast mocktail at Surf Lanai - perhaps a Kona Coffee Frozen Brew, a healthy Green Machine or the combination of chocolate, banana and peanut butter in the Chunky Monkey.

Located amidst the tropical gardens, the Abhasa Waikiki Spa is a wonderful sanctuary. Unwind with a traditional lomi lomi or pohaku (hot stone) massage, try a tropical facial or indulge in a pineapple and papaya body polish.

Join the Monday luau and enjoy traditional food, song, stories and hula, take a tour of the historic grounds and discover why the resort is pink or learn how to make Lauhala bracelets and floral leis.

Overlooking the famous Waikiki beach, take a swim in the Malulani swimming pool or head down to your private beach lounger. Try your hand at catamaran sailing

To reduce energy consumption, a rooftop solar thermal system has been installed, the restaurants have adopted a farm to table philosophy. The hotel has been awarded 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.

Minimum stay: 4 nights 01-02 Jan.

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.

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

Minimum check-in age is 21 for lead guest.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $50 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

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