Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - @andathousandwords

@AndAThousandWords Shares Insider Tips on Oahu's Top Hotels

12/24/2019

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger - @andathousandwords

'Paradise' is a word that’s overused far too often, but it’s certainly the right one when it comes to describing Outrigger's Hawaii resorts, according to influencer @andathousandwords, Merel van Poorten. The blogger and Instagrammer jetted into Oahu recently to check out some fun things to do in Hawaii—and to revel in the luxury of two of Outrigger’s fabulous Waikiki beach hotels.

The first stop was the recently refurbished Waikiki Beachcomber. And when we say ‘refurbished’ we mean it! The Beachcomber underwent an extremely thorough $35 million renovation in 2018 during which every wall was touched. The urban-vibe boutique hotel, located less than a block from the ocean,  has been brought bang up to date with a sleek and chic new look.

The incredible ocean views can even be admired from your bed through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors (or from the spacious balconies—glass of Prosecco in hand, naturally!). As Van Poorten says, the panoramas are divine—and with 70% of the rooms offering sea views she highly recommends bagging one of them. The ocean is brought right into the rooms with epic prints of glassy tubes by local surf photographer, Zak Noyle, and the marine theme is echoed through turquoise accents in the contemporary Hawaiian décor.

One of the highlights is the hotel’s Hawaiian Aroma Caffe which serves freshly prepared sandwiches, fluffy pastries and delectable Hawaiian Kona coffee. This breezy little poolside café doesn’t only serve delicious food, it’s also ‘super-Instagrammable’ too with its pineapple motifs and picture-perfect cappuccinos.  

Van Poorten had a number of handy insider tips to share including scooting over to the hotel’s Maui Brewing Co. bar just before sunset to catch live bands or getting up at sunrise for poolside yoga before grabbing an acai bowl at Aroma Caffe.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is the Beachcomber’s sister hotel, located just a stone’s throw away from it—and right on the beach. In fact, it probably has the best views of the beach out of any of the Waikiki beach hotels as well as an unmatched views of the verdant volcanic slopes of Diamond Head to boot. 

There are only a handful of beachfront hotels on the entire island of Oahu. Outrigger Waikiki is not only one of the few hotels located on the beachfront but it also occupies one of the best overall spots on Waikiki Beach. Influencers love the Insta-worthy views from the hotel's hip new Voyager 47 Club Lounge which is exclusively for those who reserve a suite or a Voyager 47 Club Room. Nestled right on the famed golden sands of Waikiki beach it's the hottest new spot to see and be seen. 

Top influencers' most favorite thing about the Outrigger experience? They love the fact that Outrigger doesn’t charge guests to use sun-loungers—because if there’s one thing that makes guests happy it’s being able to catch some rays every day. As van Poorten said, "With every little comfort thought of, it still doesn’t feel like home. It feels like paradise.”


 

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Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort | Hawaii
  • Beachfront location
  • Home of Duke’s Waikiki
  • Hawaii’s best live music venue, Blue Note Hawaii
  • Voyager 47 Club Lounge
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort | Hawaii
  • Home of Hawaiian Music, Kani Ka Pila Grille
  • Renovated modern guest rooms
  • Immersive cultural activities
  • Voyager 47 Club Lounge
  • Some public spaces may not be available
  • Take advantage of special Preview Rates
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Hawaii’s first and only craft hotel
  • Home of The Beachcomber Originals
  • Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, Waikiki’s most Instagrammed coffee shop
  • Island’s longest bar at Maui Brewing Co
Waikiki Malia by Outrigger |Hawaii
  • Intimate retreat for adventure seekers
  • Easy access to Waikiki Beach
  • Choice for value-minded families and groups
  • Spacious guest rooms and studios
  • Offering connecting rooms and kitchenettes
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Spacious guest rooms with kitchenettes
  • Ideal for large groups or families
  • Steps to Waikiki Beach and International Market Place
  • Onsite restaurants – Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar and Tanaka of Tokyo
Airport Honolulu Hotel | Hawaii
  • Only half a mile from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
  • Pet friendly
  • Convenient for business travelJust minutes from Pearl Harbor
Waikiki Shore by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Only resort condo directly on Waikiki Beach
  • Sweeping panoramic ocean views
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect for extended stays
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Regency on Beachwalk Waikiki by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Intimate, boutique style condo resort
  • Situated in the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping and dining district
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Honua Kai Resort & Spa | Maui
  • 38 tropical beachfront acres
  • 3-acre aquatic playground
  • AAA Four Diamond Award accredited
  • Luxury, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites on Kaanapali Beach
The Kapalua Villas Maui | Hawaii
  • Located on 22,000-acre Kapalua Resort
  • Choose from 3 beaches and 11 restaurants
  • Ocean and golf room views
  • Offering two magnificent golf courses
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Palms at Wailea Maui by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Located within the world-famous Wailea Resort community
  • A short drive from the Shops at Wailea and beaches
  • Near Wailea’s most renowned restaurants
Aina Nalu Lahaina by Outrigger | Maui
  • Boutique-style condos in heart of Lahaina
  • Two blocks away from Front Street
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants
Kaanapali Maui at the Eldorado by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Fronts the fairways of Kaanapali Beach Resort
  • Short walk from Whalers Village
  • Featuring three swimming pools
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Royal Kahana Maui by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Ocean view of Molokai and Lanai
  • Boasts oceanfront pool
  • Private lanai
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Offering stunning views of Lanai and Molokai
  • Newly renovated condos
  • Oceanfront on property dining at the Gazebo Restaurant
Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Heated river pool running through two-acre property
  • Features flumed water slides
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Lae Nani Resort Kauai | Hawaii
  • Oceanfront condos
  • Includes an ocean pool within a natural stone breakwater
  • Adjacent to the Coconut MarketPlace
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger | Hawaii
  • Cottage-style beachfront condos
  • Complimentary access to Poipu Athletic Club
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger | Hawaii Island
  • Set on 18 oceanfront acres
  • Boasts 3 swimming pools and 2 tennis courts
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Fairway Villa Waikoloa by Outrigger | Hawaii Island
  • Guests treated to infinity pool and lava rock whirlpool
  • Surrounded by Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course
  • Selection of on property dining options
Kohala Coast Vacation Rentals by Outrigger | Hawaii Island
  • Five distinct properties to choose from
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
  • Close to upscale King’s Shops and Queen’s Market Place
  • Golf at Beach Course
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger | Hawaii Island
  • Set on a lava rock bluff
  • Panoramic views of the Kona coast
  • 5-minute drive to restaurants and shops
  • Ability to select a specific condo unit
Castaway Island, Fiji Resort | Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
  • Beachfront bures
  • Complimentary beach services
  • Kava ceremony welcomes guests
  • Wood-carving guest activity
  • Enjoy Meke traditional song and dance
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort | Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
  • Beachfront bures
  • Offering Meimei nanny service
  • Talai butler service available
  • Named #1 Family Resort
  • Amazing firewalking ceremony
  • Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort | Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
    • Luxury beachfront suites
    • Mauritian Rum tasting experience
    • Dance to Sega music
    • Relax on private beach
    • Complimentary kid’s club
    Waikiki Beach | Hawaii
    • Famous for Waikiki Beach
    • Hike Diamond Head Crater
    • Take a historical journey at Pearl Harbor
    • Birthplace of legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku
    • Home to Lolani Palace, US’s only royal place
    Experience a gorgeous Maui sunset
    • Voted “Best Island in the US”
    • Home to Haleakala volcano
    • Famed for whale watching during the winter months
    • Famous scenic stretch road to Hana
    • Mile long of sandy shore at Kaanapali Beach
    Beaches of Kauai | Hawaii
    • Nicknamed the Garden Island
    • Known for lush valleys, waterfalls and hiking trails
    • Has more beaches than any other Hawaiian Island
    • Most hiking trails than an other Hawaiian Island
    • Largest coffee plantation in the US
    Hawaii Island (Big Island)
    • Often referred to as the “Big Island”
    • Kilauea volcano is the most active and largest in the world
    • Known for black sand beaches
    • Grows most of the world’s macadamia nuts
    • Home to some of the world’s largest telescopes
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