Area Attractions

Sink your toes in the legendary sands of Waikiki Beach, hike Diamond Head, walk to the Honolulu Zoo or the Waikiki Aquarium. Awaken your adventurous side with surfing lessons on Waikiki’s historic waves, hit the island’s spectacular fairways, or discover Hawaii's history at Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace. All of these exciting things to do in Waikiki Beach are available from our incredible location.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96815-3289

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Resort Activities

Hawaiian Culture at Ho’okela

Experience authentic Hawaiian heritage and learn about Hawaiian culture at our Ho’okela Hawaiian Cultural Center on the 2nd Floor, Diamond Head Tower. Ukulele and lei making classes, along with story-telling available to our guests.

Surf Lessons

One of the most popular things to do in Waikiki Beach is surf off the warm waters. Visit the Moniz Surf School at the Billabong Store at the resort for surf lessons. Take advantage of a 190 minutes lesson for individuals or groups of up to 4 people. The Moniz Surf School also provides Surfboard Rentals and Boogie Beaters. For more information, please feel free to check out faithsurfschool.com.

Pa'ina 'O Waikiki Hula Dinner Show

WILL BE RESCHEDULED - Experience the only all Hawaiian dinner show, a memorable event hosted by the Sweetheart of Hawaiian Music and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi. Her enchanting leo (voice) and extensive ancestral ‘ike (knowledge) will transport us through time as we explore the sights and sounds of Waikīkī. Joining her onstage will be accomplished steel guitar player, Isaac “Doc” Akuna and the talented Danny Kiaha on bass. Halau Hawai‘i Aloha under the direction of Kumu Hula Karen Ka‘ohulani Aiu will share the mo‘olelo (stories) of nā mele (songs) through hula – an ancient form of interpretive performance art handed down through generations. For reservations and menu click here. The event takes place on Thursdays at Na Lea Terrace, 3rd Floor, near SHOR Restaurant. For reservations, call Ho‘okela Hawaiian Heritage & Culture Center from 10AM - 2PM, Mon-Fri to book your tickets in advance.

Water Activities

Snorkeling

See the sights of Hawaii from a fish’s point of view! This underwater adventure is an exciting way to explore marine life.

Outrigger Canoes

Glide across the Pacific Ocean on an outrigger canoe for a fun water activity the whole family will enjoy. Inquire about excursions from several tour providers nearby.

Catamaran

Cruise on a catamaran for a first-class tour of the beautiful waters on Waikiki. Just steps from our resort you can inquire about excursions from several tour providers.

Shopping

​The Pualeilani Atrium Shops

The Pualeilani Atrium Shops at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa boast superb world-class shopping, over three levels of unique one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores encircling the open-air Great Hall Atrium.

Arts + Culture

Polynesian Cultural Center

To discover the rich culture behind the beautiful landscapes of Hawaii, pay a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. The top paid attraction in Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center introduces visitors to local customs and history through canoe pageants, traditional lu’aus, and seven authentic villages, each of which represents a distinctive South Pacific culture.

‘Iolani Palace

America’s only royal residence was built in 1882 on the site of the earlier palace. It contains the thrones of King Kalakaua and his successor (and sister) Queen Lili’uokalani. The guided tour includes a showcase of the royal jewelry and a glimpse behind the scenes at the palace kitchen and the offices of the monarchy. Reservations required.

Bishop Museum Collection

This 8,000 square-foot branch of Hawaii's premier cultural archive illuminates life in Waikiki through the years. Founded in 1889 by Charles R. Bishop as a memorial to his wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the museum began as a repository for the royal possessions of this last direct descendant of King Kamehameha the Great.

Local Attractions

Diamond Head

The summit of this 760-foot extinct volcanic peak offers 360 degree views of Oahu. Once used as a military fortification – the views extend from Waikiki and Honolulu in one direction and out to Koko Head in the other. On a clear day, you can even see the outlines of Maui and Molokai from this vantage point. There is a ¾ mile trail to hike to the summit.

Waikiki Aquarium

If you love sea dwellers – this is the place to visit. Over 2,500 organisms and 420 species of Hawaiian and South Pacific marine life are protected and nurtured here. Endangered Hawaiian monk seals, sharks, and the only chambered nautilus living in captivity are just some of the denizens of the deep you’ll encounter. The Edge of the Reef exhibit showcases five different types of reef environments found along Hawaiian shorelines.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

The exterior wall of a volcanic crater collapsed, opening it to the sea, which gave birth to Oahu’s most famous snorkeling destination. The picturesque bay is horseshoe shaped and the aqua blue water is so clear you can easily see the coral reefs. To preserve the area, visitors are required to go through the Bay’s Education Center before trekking down to the Bay.

Nu'uanu Pali Lookout

You'll get a panoramic view of the windward side of Oahu from this perch. Which is probably why this is the site of a historic battle between King Kamehameha I and Kalanikupule, chief of Maui and Oahu. In 1795, Kamehameha's men drove Kalanikupule's forces over the edges of the 1,000-foot-high cliffs, and won the decisive battle for control of Oahu.

Family Getaway

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Day 1 – Sand & Surf in Waikiki

Relax and bask under warm skies with views of Diamond Head as your backdrop. Just steps from the resort, enjoy numerous water activities including surf lessons, canoe paddling or sunbathe and watch surfers and beach goers go by, a perfect beach for the family.

Couples Retreat

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Day 1 – Sunbathe Waikiki

Relax and unwind at the best beach with palm-lined views near the statue of surf legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. Don’t forget to pick up beach chairs from our third-floor pool desk for the perfect relaxation day at Waikiki Beach.

Day 2 – Couples Massage Escape

Indulge and pamper yourselves with a couples massage in a private suite for a 50-minutes or 80-minutes massage to stimulate body or senses at Na Ho’ola Spa, located on the fifth floor at the resort. Promoting health and wellness using Hawaiian culture healing and arts, take a journey and let your body and spirit refresh and rejuvenate.