10 Relaxing Things to Do on a Waikiki Beach Vacation
Now more than ever, you’re probably ready for your next vacation in order to truly unwind. Hit the reset button and get back to feeling like your normal self again with these relaxing things to do on a Waikiki Beach vacation.
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1. Book a Special Hotel Package
Worries are always going to bring an abrupt end to a relaxing day. If you really want to chill out on vacation, enhance your stay with a special hotel package from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Booking an offer up-front can cover your spacious accommodations, as well as get you other perks like the car rental, valet parking, waived resort fee, late check-out, or discounted rates. Now for a limited time, guests can receive spacious accommodations at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, a compact car rental from Avis/Budget® Car Rental, and free daily valet parking with our Snooze-n-Cruise Room and Car special offer. Read more.
2. Have a Beach Day
Bliss out on Waikiki Beach’s long stretch of white sand. Across the street from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Kuhio Beach is perfect for swimming in the sparkling turquoise water or enjoying the views while basking in the sun.
3. Relax Poolside
Unwind on your Hawai‘i vacation by splashing and relaxing poolside with Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Lounge chairs and cabanas line the edge of our pool, creating a peaceful refuge for vacationing. With beach views and direct sunlight, you’ll get all the benefits of the beach - without the sand in your swimsuit.
4. Book a Catamaran Cruise
Take to the water on a high-speed catamaran for gorgeous views of the island from a new perspective, cocktails, and a chance to spot local marine life from a safe distance. Depart from the beach on a catamaran charter, of which Waikiki offers many.
5. Be in Nature
It’s been proven that time spent in nature can make you happier. O‘ahu offers amazing opportunities to disconnect, embrace surroundings, and be at one with nature. If laying on the beach isn’t your speed, why not grab your hiking shoes and hit the trails? Visit our self-guided nature tour of the island and discover O‘ahu’s best hiking trails, botanical gardens, waterfalls, and swimming spots.
6. Sip Cocktails and be Art Inspired
While any cocktail can get the job done, there is something extra chill about sipping a refreshing island drink on the rocks. Visit Tiki’s Grill & Bar located poolside on the third floor of Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel for a signature Mai Tai, Blue Mako, Lychee martini, or Margarita. After a drink, visit our curated art collection (also on the third floor) to be transported to a new sensory level. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel kicked off 2021 by partnering with Sun Collective to launch a revolving art gallery featuring artworks by new and local artists. Our inaugural exhibition showcases the breathtaking imagery by Hawaii-based photographer Connor Trimble. Connor’s works (pictured above) are available for purchase.
7. Paddle Board Waikiki
Waikiki Beach is what we like to call a paddle boarder’s paradise - crystal clear turquoise waters, beautiful landscapes, and calm, open waters. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding waters, shoreline, and Diamond Head.
8. Go Golfing
Spending time outside in O‘ahu’s fresh island air and lush landscape helps your body release endorphins, making you feel happy. Add a relaxing sport that alleviates stress and even the bunkers won’t get you down. Check out the island’s best golf courses and places to watch the annual PGA Sony Open in Hawai‘i here.
9. Get Retail Therapy
What’s a vacation without a souvenir? From luxury shops to premium shopping centers, relax in Waikiki’s retail environment. There’s a reason Kalakaua Avenue is known as a shopping paradise. Unplug, mosey around, and indulge in some retail therapy in the avenue’s large shopping malls and array of boutiques and shops. Get where you’re going on faster with a Go X electric scooter. The advanced ride-sharing vehicles are now available to rent just outside Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.
10. Eat Healthy
Keeping your body healthy makes good moods more likely. Key nutrients and brain-boosting properties in certain foods have been proven to reduce anxiety, provide antioxidants, and restore our healthy gut flora. Opt for lots of fresh local food, herbal and green teas, and even the occasional sweet treat like dark chocolate or yogurt, which are both praised for their health benefits. Visit our Walking Food Tour of Kalakaua Avenue for some foodie inspiration.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is your best pick in Waikiki, conveniently located on Kalakaua Avenue, across the street from Kuhio Beach. In addition to a host of amenities, we offer free use of a GoPro Camera to take on your relaxing excursions, subject to availability. Read more about the amazing amenities at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and start booking your travel plans with us in Waikiki.
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