A holiday in Honolulu with a stop in its capital Hawaii seems like the perfect summer holiday. Most of the beaches in this vacation heaven are free to use, even if the rest of the extras are quite expensive. But it is all worth it. The 50th state of America is a very popular travel destination and a symbol of long lazy days, gentle breezes and delightful cocktails, as well as exceptional options for surfing. On top of that many of the old hotels along the Waikiki beach now come with new décor and furnishing, bathrooms and spa zones. So, let us give you an idea of the good hotels, restaurants and bars that you can try during your stay in Honolulu. Of course, you can just go ahead and bet safe by choosing rooms for rent in Paris, Amsterdam where to stay or hostels in Venice.


This busy holiday destination has hotels of various kind, including luxury ones, mid-range ones and budget options. Among the luxury hotels are to be mentioned MoanaSurfrider, which is also one of the oldest hotels in Waikiki. The hotel has great architecture and relaxing atmosphere, plus a brand new spa zone. The hotel offers free history tours that are organized three times a week. Another old but luxury hotel to mention is Halekulani. It has delightful architecture and interior, heated pool floor and rooms with private gardens and butler. Those with a mid-range budget can book a room at Outrigger Waikiki on the beach, where are offered various lessons and other cultural activities, plus recently refurbished rooms. Another hotel of the same price range is Ihilani Resort & Spa, placed outside of Honolulu near four lagoons with calm waters. If you are on a budget, but want to enjoy that paradise, you can book a room at Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, set across the beach, where the rooms have ocean views. Another good option is the New OtaniKaimana Beach Hotel, placed in the Diamond Head part of Waikiki. This hotel is quiet, new and affordable, not to mention that it is on the beach. It comes with a Japanese restaurant as well.


When it comes to dining places, Honolulu has so many that the tourists often feel lost. Among the best dining options that they can choose are the restaurant La Mer at Halehulani, which is very romantic and special place with fabulous ocean views. The interior of the restaurant is very elegant, while the service is superb. The food served is from the French cuisine with a local influence. Expect to pay a lot, but it is worth it. The other place that deserves your attention is called KaniKaPila Grille, which is famous for its poolside setting, impressive music, as well as fantastic fresh seafood and grilled pork meat. Do not miss the Duke’s Waikiki restaurant as well, where are served spicy chicken and other local meals, plus fantastic cocktails and beer that is locally brewed. Alan Wong’s is another great restaurant, which is preferred by the locals and that speaks for itself. The means here are based on fresh seafood, salads from organic vegetables and meat. Those on a budget can go to Little Village Noodie House, where one can find various appetizers and interesting meals, including vegetarian dishes.


For a great night out drinking and dancing, you can pick Lewers Lounge bar, Moose McGillycuddy’s bar, the beach front Rum Fire bar, bin 1901 bar with live piano, Rumours bar with DJs, Kelley O’Neil’s bar with live bands. All these places are worth the visit and a great fun.