Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu

by James Wilkinson

It’s all about luxury and South Pacific charm on the sands of Waikiki Beach at the ‘Pink Palace’.

Oahu’s most storied hotel, the Royal Hawaiian, or the Pink Palace as it is also known, turned 90 years old in February 2017 and it remains one of the South Pacific’s most luxurious properties.

Book a room in the Mailani Tower, where each room features a balcony and views overlooking Diamond Head, plus a complimentary breakfast and sunset drinks and canapés.

Head to the Mai Tai bar for cocktails on the beach, Surf Lanai for lunch, Azure for dinner and don’t skip the brilliant Aha’aina Luau.

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. +1 808-923-7311.