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Where To Stay In Waikiki, The Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach

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The largest Hawaiian owned hotel chain and an Island original.

When you think Hawaii and hotel the first name that comes to mind is Outrigger. The Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach is my next home away from home on my 30 Days In Hawaii adventures. A family owned company going back 3 generations, the Outrigger is synonymous with Hawaii vacations. With one of the most popular beaches on Oahu and iconic restaurants to eat at you can leave but why would you? Everything you need to enjoy your vacation is at the Outrigger Waikiki. Put on your board shorts, order a Mai Tai and just Hang Loose. Welcome to the Outrigger Waikiki.

Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach

Dining Out For Life

One one side of the Outrigger Waikiki you’ve got shops till you drop, you name it you can buy it in Waikiki. On the other side of the hotel though you have nothing but a beautiful beach with sand and surf. Yin and Yang. I check in and zoom right up to my room on the 11th floor, unobstructed ocean view baby! This is Waikiki.

View from the Outrigger Waikiki

Now that I’ve seen the view what about the rest of my room? A nice big bed, roomy bathroom and most importantly the view. A nice room but let’s be honest, no one comes to Waikiki to stay in their room all day long and I’m no exception. After I drop off my bags it’s straight to the beach for me.

King Size bed at the Outrigger Waikiki

Bathroom at the Outrigger Waikiki

TV abd desk area at the Outrigger Waikiki

The sand feels like heaven between my toes. Who needs to mediate or do yoga to relax, just walk barefoot in the sand on Waikiki beach. You can relax and soak up some rays like I did or you can sign up for surf lessons at Faith Surf School with local legend Tony Moniz.

staff keep the beach nice and raked

Sign up for surf at Faith Surf School

taking out a surf board at Waikiki

grab a board and hit the surf

If surfing isn’t your cup of tea then you can join me at the pool for some sun, Mai Tai’s and a little live music.

Hanging at the Outrigger Waikiki pool

Mai Tai's and fries

Live music on the patio at the Outrigger Waikiki

Once the rays go down you’ve lots of choices to keep you happy at the Outrigger Waikiki. They have shops, coin operated laundry machines ( I did a couple of loads) and of course they’ve got some of the best known restaurants in Waikiki, Duke’s and Hula Grill. I told you can leave if you wan to but why would you?

Fire Grilled Shrimp Salad

View from Hula Grill Waikiki

So what are you waiting for? Come join me in Hawaii, the weather is warm, the breeze is fine and the surf is pounding. Aloha! Seriously though the Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach is a great hotel and one I give two thumbs up, I’ll be back.

Thank you to my friends at the Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau for helping make this adventure possible. If you want to have your own Hawaiian adventure there is no better place to start than Go Hawaii, after you read this blog series though first.

The beach at Waikiki

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.


  1. My family came out to stay at The Outrigger on the Beach back in 2008 and we have never stopped telling people about it! We have been to some pretty amazing places but this lived up to and way exceeded our expectations!! Anyone thinking about going, just do it! You will not be disappointed!

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