Ala Moana Beach Park

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Ala Moana Beach Park showing swimming, a coastal town and tropical scenes

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand at one of Hawaii’s best swimming and surfing spots, a popular nature escape within easy reach of downtown Honolulu.

Escape the city and enjoy a break, or activities, in the 100 acres (40 hectares) of Ala Moana Beach Park. Dip into the Pacific Ocean to cool off or sit beneath the shade of a tree with a picnic.

If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach, then the sands at Ala Moana are perfect for you. Almost always quieter than Waikiki, the half-mile (800-meter) long beach is also one of the safest places to swim on the island. The offshore reef creates calm waters in almost all weather conditions. The most popular area for families is at the eastern end of the beach, with the soft, sandy bottom offering a safe place for children to splash around.

Active people will be in good company here, as this is where Hawaii residents come to get fit in the outdoors. Balance on the waters during a stand-up paddle boarding session, enjoy a game of tennis, or get a sweat up with a serious workout or jog. There’s no charge to use the exercise equipment in the park. Go in-line skating or swim laps in the deepwater channel along the beach. Offshore, you can surf some of the best waves on Oahu’s south coast, while on calmer days you can scuba dive or snorkel, and explore the coral reefs.

If you prefer to relax, then settle down in the park for a few hours. Vast grassy areas, large banyan trees for shade, and ponds with freshwater turtles make this oasis-like spot a perfect place to enjoy a picnic.

At the eastern end of the park is the Magic Island area, where cultural events and performances often take place. Every year in May, the Lantern Floating festival mesmerizes the crowds, and on July 4 spectacular fireworks mark Independence Day.

While there are a large number of parking spots, they do tend to fill up quickly at weekends and during the high season. Get there early or take the bus to Ala Moana Beach Park. A regular service runs from downtown Honolulu to Ala Moana.

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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
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The price is €158 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Located in Ala Moana, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are ...
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"Awesome stay in this property and we'll be back again soon."

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Ala Moana Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is €233 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center. Diamond Head and Na Ala Hele Manoa Falls ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,397 reviews)
"Even though we paid extra to stay in a renovated room it looked old. Not enough chairs on the beach or pool"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

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Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is €292 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
This family-friendly Honolulu hotel is located by the ocean, just steps away from Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Waikiki ...
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"Rooms were tiny so we paid and extra 1800.00 for a small suite. Suite was amazing. But very expensive. No regrets"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

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The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
4.5 out of 5
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
The price is €124 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is €233 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
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Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is €158 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
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2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
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Prince Waikiki
Prince Waikiki
4.5 out of 5
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI
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Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
2330 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
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Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI
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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
3.5 out of 5
120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
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