Aqua Hotels in Waikiki

by Kristina Connover
The Aqua Hotels & Resorts group has a number of fine hotels to choose from in Waikiki.

The Aqua Hotels & Resorts group has a number of fine hotels to choose from in Waikiki.

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In Waikiki, the Aqua hotel group is noted for its mix of classy, high-end, boutique-style properties along with an aging high-rise or two and a few budget properties. Stay at the oasis-like Aqua Bamboo with its tranquil pool area and massage hale or opt for the Coconut, a fun and funky Deco-accented hotel in the heart of the action. The company offers a hotel for every taste and budget.

Aqua Bamboo & Spa

Located on Kuhio, one block from oceanfront Kalakaua Avenue, the Aqua Bamboo is a boutique hotel infused with the charm of Old Hawaii. Teak poolside furniture and lush gardens and grounds make you forget you are just a few hundred yards away from a busy city. Enjoy free beverages in the lobby round the clock as well as complimentary Wi-Fi reception in your room as well as throughout the property. Kitchenettes equipped with all the essentials add convenience and save you money on eating out. Each room has a large, 32-inch LCD TV. At the massage hut, you can receive a lomi lomi ( traditional Hawaiian) massage accented by hot stones.

Aqua Aloha Surf & Spa

Aqua Aloha Surf & Spa celebrates Waikiki's heritage as a surfers' mecca while embuing the guest rooms with a sleek elegance. Just five minutes to Waikiki Beach, yet in a quiet part of town, the hotel plays vintage surf footage in large screens in the open-air lobby. While there are no ocean-view rooms, guests can nevertheless observe the beauty of the dramatic, Ko'oulau Mountains or the peace of the Ala Wai Canal. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Enjoy the sun deck and cabanas if you don't feel up to trekking to the beach.

Aqua Palms & Spa

The Aqua Palms & Spa takes its place among one of the best Waikiki locations, near the Hilton Hawaiian Village. That also means it is close to world-class shopping at Ala Moana Center. Free Internet connections and large 42-inch wall-mounted televisions add to guest comforts. Private lanais ensure views of the ocean framed by the backdrop of Diamond Head. Get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site IHOP.

Best Western Coconut Waikiki Hotel

Enjoy fun and designer Art Deco ambiance at Aqua's Best Western Coconut Waikiki Hotel. High-tech meets the beach in this colorful property that radiates hip. The property comes complete with a relaxing pool area set amidst lush, tropical garden environs. Just 80 rooms ensure guests get the the best kind of intimacy in the heart of a big city paradise.

About the Author

Krisitna Connover has been writing professionally since 1987. An award-winning, senior advertising copywriter, she's crafted copy for major clients in Southern California and Hawaii. She's also a features writer for a popular Big Island home magazine and other national titles. She is a Fodor's Hawaii guidebook writer and editor. Connover holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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