Halekulani is internationally recognized as one of the original luxury hotel in Waikiki. This timeless hotel is located right on the beach and is near fresh water springs that the Hawaiians believed to have healing powers. The resort has unobstructed views of Diamond Head and the ocean. The SpaHaleulani is known for their fresh organic skin products and Polynesian therapeutic rituals. Their luxe rooms and suites each have private lanais and the premier suites come with a personal butler. There are also various resort packages to choose from, such as breakfast, family or romance packages. When I was a child, a very special occasion meant dinner at the House of Key on property and watching “Auntie” Moa (my grandmother’s friend and former Miss Hawaii) doing Hula with Diamond head in the backdrop. Expect understated elegance, as in luxury guestrooms designed with seven soothing shades of white.  To make reservations click here (to my Priceline affiliate account) or email mimi@HawaiiIslander.com