Waikiki InformationVisitor Information

Waikiki Visitor Information

Ahhh, sunny, beautiful and warm Waikiki...

Beautiful Waikiki Beach


Waikiki is located on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands between the islands of Kauai to the northwest and Molokai to the southeast. All the main islands Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island (Hawaii) are relatively close together and can be reached by plane within 30-45 minutes of each other.

Waikiki location

Waikiki is an area in the city of Honolulu on the south shore of Oahu.

Waikiki area

Once a playground of Hawaiian royalty now a playground mostly for tourists and the locals that live in the area.

Waikiki is probably best known for sunny days, sandy beaches, peaceful ocean, and warm weather most of year.

The ocean off Waikiki stays relatively calm most of year, making it great for learning how to surf, sail, stand up paddle, or try paddling in an outrigger canoe.


Calm waters of Waikiki


What to Bring

If you are staying at one of our vacation rentals, you won't need to bring much. Most of our rentals have almost everything you will find at home.

Some items you might want to bring:

  • Bathing Suit

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Small backpack or beach bag

  • Camera, memory cards, and chargers

  • Sandals / Filp Flops / Slippers(as we say in Hawaii)

  • Walking and/or Hiking Shoes

  • Cellphone (if international, check with provider before you leave or buy a cheap pay as you go phone here)

  • Kindle or books to read at the beach

  •  MP3 player or other music listening device

Other essential items you may want to bring:

  • ID and/or passport

  • Wallet, credit cards, and traveler checks

  • Eye glasses and/or contacts

  • Medications and prescriptions

  • Medical insurance card, if you have

  • Flight tickets

  • Arrival Instructions (we send these in an email with boooking confirmation)

There are many ABC stores in Waikiki that carry the necessities such as toiletries, batteries, sunblock, sandals, first aid items, sunglasses, etc...

The Weather in Waikiki and Oahu

The weather stays pretty warm year round averaging between 75 and 85 F (24 to 29 C). You are probably coming to Hawaii for the weather, so be sure to bring lots of short sleeve shirts, shorts, and sandals. And, don't forget to pack the bathing suit. You may also want to bring a hat and sunglasses. You should bring one sweater or long sleeve shirt as well as a pair of pants or jeans, just in case or you could just buy something here if you should need it. Waikiki and other areas of Oahu have plenty of shoppin

See more seasonal weather information here.


Getting to Waikiki from the Airport

See our transportation page here