Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Resort a Brilliant Pacific Palace in Pink

Our contributor reviews this beautiful Hawaiian resort

Royal Hawaiian also has onsite dining and cocktails to whet your appetite while also surpassing your expectations.

Known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific,’ The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an ideal vacation destination for those looking to experience Hawaii in a way that has made it one of the most popular locations in the world. Built in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian was one of the first truly modern resorts on Oahu. Over the decades, it has perfected service while maintaining and updating amenities and accommodations to meet the most discerning traveler’s needs. Classical touches adorn every aspect of the hotel and create a sense of elegance that most contemporary hotels just can't compete with.

Built right on the soft, sandy beaches of Waikiki, this resort is a great place to take a dip in the cool Pacific Ocean or catch some rays under a tropical sun and blue skies. Around the island, exceptional golfing and outdoor activities are in abundance and the resort's concierge will be happy to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Whether you want to take in chic-boutique shopping or hike through lush green mountainsides, it's all available and just a short stroll or drive away.

Hawaiian-inspired themes in the guestrooms and suites continue the breathtaking island experience throughout your entire trip. Every room in the Royal Beach Tower provides a gorgeous view of the ocean, providing a romantic spot to sip coffee or wine while taking in the scenery. The Historic Building pushes luxury to the limit with gorgeous interior decorating via dark woods and warm colors. The 24-hour in-room dining menu will allow you to spend a day in bathrobes and slippers, sitting on your lanai while you take everything in and plan an adventurous trip around the island.


Health, wellness, and relaxation amenities can all be found throughout, ready to take your mind off of the daily grind and let you slip into serenity. The Abhasa Spa has a full range of spa and massage services and is the only spa on Oahu equipped with treatment cabanas set in tropical gardens. Two distinctly different pool areas are situated on the property. The Royal Beach Tower Pool and Jacuzzi provides a place to relax and enjoy a quiet, poolside book. At the Helumoa Playground visitors can romp around waterslides, whirlpools, and an interactive fountain. If you feel so inclined, you can keep that beach body in shape at the resort's fitness center.