4 romantic destinations for a Waikiki Beach vacay
Waikiki Beach is not just a surfer's paradise. It's also a sought-after destination for world-class shopping and romantic fun. These four spots have all the beachside fun you need — seaside views, Waikiki Beach within walking distance, plush rooms and top-notch service. But they each have a little something extra that makes them ideal for a romantic getaway, from rooftop cocktails to poolside cabana films. Aloha!
1. Al fresco fun and Waikiki's best view
Romance always needs a soundtrack. At the famous Kani Ka Pila Grille at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, see local slack-key guitar legends and more under the stars while you sip island-inspired drinks to set the mood. The nightly sessions mimic backyard local jam sessions that make you feel part of the scene. You can also savor staying just steps from the South Shore's most pristine beach and check out Waikiki's best views from the Voyager 47 Club private lounge — with all things surf and sand at your fingertips.
2. Dancing at Duke's
The destination for Sunday Funday — Duke's on Sunday at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort — is also an excellent spot for beachfront romance in the form of oceanfront jamming. Grab your partner and dance the day away, toes in the sand, to favorites from award-winning local legend Henry Kapono (who co-wrote a song for Jimmy Buffet named after Duke's).
3. Rooftop Mai Tais and "Dive-In Movies"
Sip a Mai Tai by the chic rooftop pool at Hawaii's only craft hotel, Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, against the backdrop of incredible art and fresh tunes. Check out scratch-kitchen eats and locally-made beer at the award-winning Maui Brewing Co. On Saturday nights, dive into the poolside cinema or settle into a cabana under the stars at the must-see Dive-In Movies event.
4. Aloha Fridays and 1BR studios
TGIF! Start your vacay right with the fun Aloha Fridays at the laid-back Waikiki Malia by Outrigger. Enjoy complimentary weekly entertainment, savories and drinks in the lush courtyard next to the hotel lobby. Plus, this hotel is right in the heart of Waikiki, with spacious one-bedroom studios that let you lounge like a local.
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