Outrigger Reef Resort

This award-winning beachfront property has a prime location in Waikiki near shops and restaurants. Rising above the sands, the 16-story resort has 524 rooms with private lanais and views of Diamond Head and the ocean. The Outrigger is also known for its family friendly amenities, such as an outdoor pool, in-room child-care and infant sleeping accommodations. At the ground floor restaurant, Duke’s Waikiki, live entertainment, including jazz and traditional Hawaiian music, takes place every evening. Fun fact: the name Outrigger was given because this is the original site of the legendary Outrigger Canoe Club, home to famous watermen like Duke Kahanamoku. Hence the name of the aforementioned onsite restaurant. To make reservations click here (to my Priceline affiliate) or email mimi@HawaiiIslander.com.