Kahala Hotel and Resort
Address: 5000 Kahala Ave.
A mere 15-minute drive east from Waikiki, Conrad Hilton's labor of love has changed hands many times since its debut in 1964, but its continually refreshed 338 rooms, secluded cove beach, and fantastic extras - like its dolphin lagoon where bottle-nose dolphins frolic and splash - have made it an enduring Honolulu favorite. Bordered by the Diamond Head and Koko Head craters, the resort combines the isolated peace of an outer-island stay with easy access to Honolulu. The hotel has hosted every U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson and as many royals.
Tags: luxury | family | views | expensive
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