Kaimana Seashore Lodge, Oahu
For those who didn’t know any higher, you can simply move proper by the not too long ago renovated Kaimana Seashore Lodge with out giving it a second look. The unassuming, sand-colored exterior and classic signage of this nine-story property, situated between iconic Diamond Head Crater and Kaimana Seashore, don’t instantly seize your consideration. However it’s what’s inside that shines — and I’m not simply speaking concerning the daylight streaming in by the open-air foyer.
Earlier than you’ve even introduced each toes and your baggage by the entrance door, you’ll be feeling the seashore home vibe. The decor is vivid and welcoming, the ho`okipa is heat and unforced, and the grins are contagious.
You’ll see locally-made artwork, surfboards, and images of outdated Waikiki hung from the partitions, marrying previous with the current. You’ll discover guests and locals eating beachside on fresh-caught fish at Hau Tree restaurant.
And, like me, you’ll most likely end up asking for a late check-out or extending your keep since you merely received’t wish to depart this little locally-owned and operated oasis on the sting of Waikiki.
Take advantage of your keep by hanging a stability between chilled-out experiences and high-energy actions on land and sea. Relax in your lanai and benefit from the panoramic views of paradise, or seize complimentary seashore chairs and head all the way down to the sand. Hike up Diamond Head Crater, or make just like the locals and take a jog to the close by Diamond Head Seashore lookout.
A surf lesson with professional surfer Kai Sallas is a should and no transportation is required; the surf break is just some steps and a brief paddle out in entrance of Kaimana Seashore Lodge.
Sustainability initiatives embody: No single-use plastics within the restaurant, preservation of the hau tree, tote baggage and reusable water bottles obtainable for buy, Electra Cruisers obtainable for hire so you possibly can bike across the neighborhood fairly than drive