Surf's Up! Here's What To Do At Hawaii's Most Iconic Hotel

Surf's Up! Here's What To Do At Hawaii's Most Iconic Hotel

Paradise has your name written all over it.

By Gracie Clough | 14th May 2019

In case you somehow missed it, we are giving away a once in a lifetime trip for two to Hawaii! That’s right, you could soon be packing your bags and jet setting off to none other than the postcard destination of Waikiki all thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and the iconic Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

We know there’s no way you can venture off to Hawaii without having a travel bucket list saved to your phone, so we’ve done all the research for you so you can focus on max relaxing. We recently brought you our list of top things to do in Waikiki, so it’s only fitting we fill you in on some the best things to do at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Let’s just dive straight into it shall we…


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A trip to Hawaii means you will probably spend more time underwater than on land, so it’s only fitting you have multiple pools to splash between at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. With five pools on offer, you definitely won’t tire of the same pool view! Water lovers can choose to swim at:


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Super Pool

This is the largest pool at the resort, so it’s no wonder it’s called the Super Pool! This 10,000 square foot beachfront haven is the perfect place to cool off from the Hawaiian sun while enjoying some nibbles and a few cheeky cocktails.

Paradise Pool

Ready to get the adrenalin pumping? You’re in luck, because the Paradise Pool has the longest waterslide in Waikiki! Make sure you’re ready for some serious slipping and sliding down this epic waterslide.

Tapa Pool

If you’re looking for a pool with a beautiful tropical atmosphere, head straight to the Tapa Pool. Here, you will be immersed in gorgeous natural Hawaiian beauty as you splash around in the refreshing water.

Kalia Tower Pool

Exclusively for adults only, at the Kalia Tower Pool you will be surrounded in a gorgeous display of mosaic-tiled maile lei and ilima and pikake flowers. In other words, the mosaic tiles will reflect beautiful leis made from leaves intertwined with bright yellow and jasmine flowers.

Ali’I Tower Pool

The lucky winner of our Hawaiian competition will stay in the exclusive Ali’l Tower, meaning you’ll have exclusive access to this pool! This pool boasts the most privacy in the resort and features a whirlpool and sundeck.

Beach & Lagoon

If five pools still isn’t enough splashing around for you, head across to the resort’s tranquil beach and lagoon for a dip in the salty water. Sitting adjacent to the dazzling blue waters and soft sand of Duke Kahanamoku Beach, the Hilton lagoon is just as beautiful as the ocean beside it.


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Dining & Bars

Feeling peckish from all of your water activities? With 20 different restaurants and bars on offer, it’s safe to say you won’t go hungry during your stay! Whether you’re after a full-sit down meal or just a quick bite, you won’t need to leave the resort thanks to the many delicious culinary offerings. Here’s a taste of what to expect during your stay at the Hilton Village Waikiki Beach Resort:


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Rainbow Lanai

It’s true there’s nothing quite like a buffet breakfast when you’re on vacation. Perfect for your morning munchies, Rainbow Lanai is your ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a view. You’ll even have the chance to enjoy a Prosecco, Mimosa or Bloody Mary with your continental or full breakfast during your stay – after all, you are on holidays so you may as well make the most of it!

Wiki Wiki Market

With so many glorious sights to see and things to do, sometimes you just want to eat and dash. If you are just after a quick bite to eat in between seeking thrill and adventure, this eatery can quickly serve you up delicious options so you have maximum time to explore. You’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of quick and delicious eats like sandwiches, salads, classic hotdogs and granola bars, just to name a few.

Bali Steak and Seafood

If you are seeking an open-air dining experience, book into Bali Steak and Seafood. Here, you’ll get to enjoy the tastes of Hawaii, Bali and the Philippines while soaking up the stunning views of Waikiki Beach! As you might have already guessed, this restaurant serves up the freshest locally harvested seafood alongside juicy steaks, lamb and chicken.

Tropics Bar and Grill

You can’t visit a new country without trying out some local cuisine, right? Tropics Bar and Grill is your go-to breakfast, lunch and dinner option for when you want to experience authentic Hawaiian food. From biscuits and gravy and coconut crusted shrimp to coconut Haupia bread pudding and Hawaiian paradise Kona blend coffee, you’ll certainly feel like a local at Tropics Bar and Grill.

Activities & Entertainment

If for some reason you ever tire of swimming in the peaceful turquoise waters, there are so many other activities on offer. You’ll be wishing there was more than 24 hours in a day! From traditional Lei making and ukulele lessons, authentic Hawaiian performances, daily yoga and Tai Chi, to decadent spa experiences at the Mandara Spa, there truly is so much to see and do. Make sure you hang around Friday nights to see the spectacular fireworks, too.


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Start saving your dollars now, because there’s plenty of shopping to do at the Hilton Hawaiian Village! Just to make your friends and family even more jealous of your tropical holiday, the Anuenue Logo Store offers plenty of Hilton Hawaiian Village memorabilia you can take back home. You can also stay stylish during your stay thanks to the main fashion star, Louis Vuitton, plus local Hawaiian brands you won’t find back in Aus like Island Pearls and Moana Quilts.

The Room

At the end of your action-packed day, go back and relax in your decadent suite. The winner of our competition will score a stay in the luxurious Ali’l Tower, where you will be treated like the ultimate VIP with your own separate check-in area, concierge service and private amenities. The Ali’l Tower is host to picturesque oceanfront rooms that include spacious living rooms, a coffee machine, Internet, television and gaming consoles and so much more. Guests of the Ali’I Tower will even be able to skip the lines at Bali Steak and Seafood, Rainbow Lanai and Tropics Bar and Grill.


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For more inspiration on what to do during your next Hawaiian vacation, we have plenty more suggestions as well as an extensive packing guide and in-flight skincare routine for when you’re in the air.

To be in the running to win a trip to Hawaii, you can enter here.

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Article by Gracie Clough

Gracie is a Journalist and beauty-devotee who drinks her weight in tea daily. She appreciates the colour peach, minimalism and spends too much time talking about anything to do with beauty. When she isn’t watching Harry Potter (for the one millionth time), she is lurking photos of baby German Shepherds or choosing a new shade of nude lipstick to purchase.