Waikiki has so many options and yes even kama’ainas ( locals) do venture there now and again. I think its best to stay on either end of Waikiki to stay out of the traffic fray- there always seems to be some roadwork on the main drag of Kalakaua Ave. There are two directions on this side of the island: Ewa and Diamond Head. So here is a fantastic place on the Ewa end of Waikiki.
Do you remember the opening for the old Hawaii Five -O show? Steve McGarrett is standing on the lanai of the newly built Ilikai Hotel ( curiously the real name of the developer was Chin Ho). The Modern is in what was part of the Ilikai complex. It boasts 353 rooms and suites, a Morimoto Restaurant, a fantastic sandy shallow “Sunset Pool” and has a hip […]