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Welcome to Waikiki’s Upper West Side 

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Waikiki’s fashionable “Upper West Side” is Honolulu’s new “it” neighborhood, with a blossoming urban retail, dining, and entertainment scene and home to Marina Towers Waikiki Hotel. Anchored by the prestigious Waikiki yacht harbor and the expanse of Ala Moana Beach Park on the ocean side, this vibrant neighborhood is host to a multitude of fine dining restaurants, as well as being a short stroll from the Hawaii Convention Center. Ala Moana mall the countries largest outdoor shopping and dining experience (with over 350 nationally recognized retailers and fine dining establishments) and the Ward Entertainment Complex- with its multitude of bars, restaurants, theatres and retail outlets- fill in the neighborhoods west side, just steps from our Waikiki hotel. Central Waikiki and the recently renovated Lewers street area are a short walk along Waikiki beach to the east.

Our Waikiki hotel location in the upper west side of Waikiki is a vibrant neighborhood that provides the perfect mix of the Waikiki resort district with the best of Honolulu’s exciting multi-cultural urban experience.

TOP 15 MUST DO OAHU ACTIVITIES

1-ultimate-circle-island-tour.jpg.694x694_default1. Ultimate Circle Island Eco Adventure

See the entire island in one day and go to places and learn things which would be impossible on your own with the island’s most experienced and fun guides. This ultimate island sightseeing tour leaves from the hotel each morning at 8:00 am and returns in time for dinner.

You’ll witness wildlife, eat lunch at a private beach (lunch is included), and explore numerous historic sites and cultural landmarks. They’ll be so much to see and do you won’t believe it. We’ll even take you for a walk through an ancient Hawaiian village, and let you swim in a mountain waterfall. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


2-pearl-harbor-battleships-half-day-guided-tour.jpg.694x694_default2. Pearl Harbor Battleships ½ Day Guided Tour

Explore the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS “Mighty Mo” Battleship Missouri, and the USS Oklahoma Memorial to see where World War II began and where it finally came to an end. This guided tour includes admission and reserved times for each exhibit (no waiting in lines) which includes not only all the major sites at Pearl Harbor but also the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, the Iolani Palace where the Royal Hawaiian family once lived, and several other important historic site in downtown Honolulu.

Our drivers pick up at 6:00 am, 8:30 am, or 11:00 am every day. To book this activity call 808-664-1064

For those history buffs who prefer a full-day experience the Ultimate Day at Pearl Harbor Tour was made just for you.


3-chief-s-luau-dinner-hula-show.jpg.694x520_default3. Chief’s Luau Dinner and Hula Show

No trip to Hawaii is complete without a authentic luau dinner show experience. Join the celebration at Hawaii’s #1 Luau, rated 4.8 stars on TripAdvisor, for an extravagant night of dining, native activities such as spear throwing, head band weaving, and tattooing followed by spectacular Polynesian entertainment. Located on a bluff overlooking the ocean, and just a short drive from Waikiki, this romantic and fun experience picks up at 4:00 pm and is perfect for honeymooners, or for the whole family. Our show ends the night with Hawaii’s only, can’t miss, 10 minute, 8 person fire dancing spectacular. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


4-wild-dolphin-snorkel.jpg.694x520_default4. Wild Dolphin Cruise and Snorkel Adventure

Take a luxury boat cruise along the rugged Waianae Coast to watch playful dolphins, whales, green sea turtles and flying fish in the clear waters off the Waianae coast. Spend an hour snorkeling off of Kaena Point on the northwest end of the island where you’re bound to see an abundance of tropical marine life. Then dine on Hawaiian-style chicken and Kalua pork as you relax in the ocean breeze. This cruise is narrated in both English and Japanese. This incredible ocean adventure is offered twice each day and picking up from the hotel in the morning or afternoon. Round-trip transportation and lunch is included. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


5-beachfront-horseback-trail-ride.jpg.694x520_default5. Beachfront Horseback Trail Ride

Have you ever dreamed of riding horseback along a secluded white sand beach on a tropical island? If you’re one of the millions of travellers who share this dream then your dreams are about to come true. Head up to Oahu’s famous North Shore Polo Stables owned and operated by the Equus Hotel Family for an unforgettable oceanfront trail ride.

We offer romantic sunset rides or, for more advanced riders, enjoy a polo lesson from professional riders. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


6-kualoa-ranch-zipline.jpg.694x520_default6. Kualoa Ranch Zipline or ATV Jungle Adventure

Experience the most spectacular views found anywhere in Hawaii. There’s a reason dozens of movies like Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and King Kong have been filmed here… it’s because there is no other place quite like Kualoa Ranch. The best way to see the ranch is from the new 7 line tandem zipline canopy course. This exciting zipline adventure course offers views of the Pacific Ocean from high above the jungle treetops. The course takes 2.5 hours and drivers leave from the hotel every morning at 7:00 am. To book this activity call 808-664-1064

If heights aren’t your thing, hop aboard our all terrain vehicles for a 2 hour ATV jungle adventure which will have you powering through mountain streams, around trees, and over lush meadows. You will get dirty while having a thrill like no where else in the world. For animal lovers, don’t forget our Jungle Horseback Adventure.


7-polynesian-cultural-center.jpg.694x694_default7. Polynesian Cultural Center

There is no place like the Polynesian Cultural Center anywhere in the world. Immerse yourself in the culture of the South Pacific at Hawaii’s #1 paid private attraction. The most popular package gets you full-day admission to the 42-acre estate featuring 6 native villages, canoe rides, village tram tour, the Ali’i Luau Dinner Buffet and great seats to the“Ha: Breath of Life,” the largest Polynesian revue of song and dance in the world. This is truly a can’t miss destination for the whole family. Buses leave every morning at 10:05 am and 12:05 pm. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


8-ultimate-oahu-helicopter-flight.jpg.694x694_default8. Ultimate Oahu Helicopter Flight

Soar over Oahu’s most famous attractions on the island’s #1 rated helicopter experience. You’ll zip along the Waikiki skyline then peer down into Diamond Head Crater, afterwards fly up the windward coast and along the sheer cliffs of the Koolau Mountains to see the legendary surfing beaches of the North Shore, dive into inaccessible valleys and hover up close and personal with Oahu’s tallest waterfall, the 1300 foot marvel, Sacred Falls. Finally, hover over Pearl Harbor and get the ultimate picture of this historic site. Roundtrip transportation to the heliport is included. To book this activity call 808-664-1064

For an even more thrilling helicopter adventure, do it with the doors-off on our Magnum PI Doors-Off Helicopter Adventure.


9-snorkeling-hanauma-bay-nature-preserve.jpg.694x520_default9. Snorkeling Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

The protected marine life conservation area of Hanauma Bay is the perfect spot to see Hawaii’s amazing sea life up close. This popular destination, not far from Waikiki, is home to a variety of tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles and the snorkeling is world-class. The snorkel shuttle picks up every morning except Tuesday at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, or 10:15 am. The drive takes about 20 minutes each way and riders will get about 3 hours of beach and snorkel time before returning to Waikiki. To book this activity call 808-664-1064

We also are the only ones to offer Introductory Scuba Lessons at Hanauma Bay for the ultimate beginner underwater experience.


10-shark-cage-dive-north-shore-adventure.jpg.694x694_default10. Shark Cage Dive North Shore Adventure

Experience wild sharks swimming all around you from the safety of a specially engineered shark-proof cage while suspended in the crystal blue waters of Oahu’s North Shore. This is Hawaii’s version of an African Safari and there’s nothing else like it anywhere. Divers are often treated to many species of shark such as Galapagos, Sand Bar, and the occasional Tiger Shark. Once there was even a Great White shark! If you love animals and the ocean this is the ultimate selfie. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


10-ultimate-skydive-14-000-ft-tandem.jpg.694x520_default11. Ultimate Skydive 14,000 ft Tandem

Skydive one of the most beautiful places on earth with the North Shore’s premier skydiving team. If skydiving is on your bucket list or if you just want to catch one of Hawaii’s most spectacular views then this is an activity you just can’t miss.

Skydiving anywhere else can typically cost $250 – $300 but with our exclusive agreement we are now offering 14,000 foot Tandem Jumps for 30-50% off regular price starting at just $159 when booked through the hotel concierge. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


11-surfing-lesson-waikiki-beach.jpg.694x694_default12. Surfing Lesson Waikiki Beach

Surfing could be the greatest activity ever invented. What other sport let’s you look cool, get a tan, have fun, and get in shape all at the same time? Our expert instructors will have you up and riding waves in no time. This two-hour beginner surf lesson will pick you up at the hotel and take you to a secluded surfing area away from the crowds. All the equipment you’ll need including a surfboard, leash, rash guard jersey, and booties (optional) are of the highest quality. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


13-parasailing-waikiki-beach.jpg.694x694_default13. Parasailing Waikiki Beach

Parasailing is the easiest way to get a great view of the Waikiki Skyline and Diamond Head Crater and maybe even catch sight of a few dolphins or even a whale. The parasailing boating dock is located just across the street from the hotel about an 8 minute walk. The boat departs every hour from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with tours prices starting at just $60. Ride alongs are welcome. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


14-friday-night-fireworks-and-sunset-dinner-sail.jpg.694x520_default14. Friday Night Fireworks and Sunset Dinner Sail

We highly recommend this romantic and fun adventure. Views of the spectacular orange and purple Hawaiian Sunset reflecting off of the Pacific Ocean and the Waikiki Skyline will create memories you’ll not soon forget. Our 65 foot luxury catamaran offers bathrooms, music, a full-bar and seating area. Dinner and appetizers are included as well as two cocktails. Pick up in front of the hotel every night at 5:00 pm with a spectacular fireworks show every Friday night. Return time is 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm on Fridays. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


15-holokai-kayak-and-snorkel-adventure.JPG.694x520_default15. Holokai Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

Kayak and snorkel in the warm, protected waters of Kaneohe Bay on this wonderfully guided, all-ages tour to Oahu’s only barrier reef, teeming with tropical fish and green sea turtles. Guests are picked up each morning at 8:00 am and taken to the beautiful eastern coast of the island away from the crowds. After a brief kayaking lesson, guests climb aboard either single or tandem kayaks and head out with their guides to Hawaii’s largest barrier reef. After working up an appetite, you will be treated to a BBQ lunch under the trees before heading back to Waikiki. To book this activity call 808-664-1064


BONUS PICK

16-one-day-oahu-to-big-island-volcano-adventure.jpg.694x520_default16. One Day Oahu-to-BIg Island Volcano Adventure

This is the best way to see an active volcano from Oahu. Our driver will pick you up in the morning and take you to the airport where you will fly to Hilo via Hawaiian Airlines. Once on the Big Island, our expert tour guide will meet you at the HIlo airport and take you on a comprehensive tour of the spectacular waterfalls and black sand beaches of the Hilo-side as well as Volcanoes National Park. This includes, Jaeger Museum and Visitor Center, Kilauea Iki Overlook, Thurston Lava Tube, Halemaumau Crater Center and Overlook, Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, Coffee and Macadamia Nut Farms, Rainbow Falls and more. To book this activity call 808-664-1064

Contact us today for group reservations, property questions, or anything else we might be able to help you with.
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