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Welcome to Waikīkī Beach Stays monthly mailer, the best place to keep up to date with everything happening on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.

With Halloween festivities in full-swing, we’re reminded of how fun it is to visit Oʻahu at this time of year. Check out this list of themed events to see what we mean…

If visiting Hawaiʻi ASAP sounds appealing to you, we have a great opportunity! Our Simply Beautiful Waikīkī Apartment is available for a 30-day stay checking in any day from now until 22 Oct 2022. The property has 2-bedrooms (King and Queen beds) and a beautiful double shower – it ideally sleeps up to four people.

Tempted to spend a few weeks or more here on vacation or remote-working? If we’ve piqued your interest, email [email protected] for a deal.

And for those with future Hawaiʻi travel plans, please enjoy reading all of Oʻahu’s destination news below – we hope it gets you excited for your next holiday! We’ve also included some great special offers on tours and activities at the end of this e-newsletter.

Warmest Aloha,
Ash & Keliʻi
[email protected]


  • 357,232 cases of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi to-date. Daily average cases 166 island-wide (124 Oʻahu, 17 Maui County, 9 Kauaʻi, 16 Hawaiʻi Island).


  • After an extensive transformation, Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel is set to become The Wayfinder Waikiki in Jan 2023. Rooms are said to be inspired by Hawaiʻi’s sites and stories, with color tones that represent the land, sky and water. The property will offer culinary, entertainment and shopping experiences at B-Side (coffee shop and retail store), Lost + Found (speakeasy pool bar) and Redfish Waikiki (poke bar).
Each month we’ll highlight one of Waikīkī’s best hotels.

Prince Waikiki Hotel is an upscale resort experience on the waterfront at Ala Wai Boat Harbor. The sunsets here are epic! The property is home to Waikīkī’s largest collection of contemporary art created by Hawaiʻi artists. A variety of one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing suites can host up to six guests. The pool deck features Hinana Bar (live music Thu-Sun), two pools, a hot tub and cabanas. Book a ‘Club Room’ to access the poolside Club Lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks, beer, and wine. Find additional dining on-property at 100 Sails Restaurant, Katsumidori Sushi and Honolulu Coffee Co., plus the iconic Chart House is just steps away. While the Resort Fee is $39, it is amenity-filled and offer discounts like 10% off the Naio Bliss Spa (on the 5th Floor) and 20% off golf packages. Venturing from the hotel into the heart of Waikīkī is easy, thanks to nearby Biki bike and Go X scooter stations. Check reviews on tripadvisor.com and prices on hotels.com.


  • Hawaiian Style Rentals specialize in moped, scoot coupe, motor scooter and bicycle rentals in Waikīkī. They provide a fun way to explore Oʻahu! Their staff are fantastic, they’ll make sure you feel comfortable with your ride before you leave their shop. Find them on Lemon Road, Uluniu Avenue and Royal Hawaiian Avenue.

Brandie Martin, a BabyQuip provider, is here to help! She provides an assortment of baby gear that is safe, clean and insured. On Brandie’s BabyQuip Site, you can rent baby equipment that’s delivered, set up and picked up at a time that works for you. She rents cribs, car seats (she can meet you at the Airport), toys, strollers, beach gear and more. For more info or to make a res click here.


  • Swap Waikīkī’s hustle and bustle for Oʻahu’s North Shore. Experience a full-day of North Shore activities with The Surf Bus. It includes sightseeing along Oʻahu’s East Coast, a coffee stop at Tropical Farms (Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet) and a drive-by of Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline. Guests can choose to spend a 2-hour window either swimming in Waimea Bay, snorkeling at Shark’s Cove, kayaking or hiking to a waterfall in Waimea Valley. Explore Haleiwa (surf town), Laniakea Beach (home to turtles) and Dole Plantation (pineapple-lovers heaven) on the way back to town. This 5-star rated Surf Bus tour is one of the best ways to “do the North Shore”!
  • Resort Pass enables you to book a day pool passes, spa experiences and/or hire cabanas at Waikīkī’s most luxe resorts (no need to pay the big bucks to stay there!). Holiday Inn Express Waikiki is new to the site and offers hotel room day passes, too.

Restaurants & Bars

  • Mam’s Tuck Shop brings New Zealand-style pies to Oʻahu, find them in Ala Moana Medical Building next to Ala Moana Center. Flavors include Mince/Steak & Cheese, Chicken & Mushroom, The HI Pie (SPAM, furikake, egg and cheese) and more.
  • ALOH Cafe, which stands for Adventure Lifestyle Of Hawaii, has opened a sweet little cafe on Seaside Avenue in Waikīkī. Pick-up mouthwatering lattes, smoothies and flavored toasts (the Banana Boat Toast and Avocado Toast were both yummy).
  • Haleiwa Fruit Shack in Duke’s Marketplace is the go-to for exotic fruit platters and smoothies, lemonade and sugar cane juice (add li hing mui powder for a local twist).
  • Tlacuaches808, originally a Mexican food truck, has just opened a dine-in eatery at Eaton Square on Hobron Lane, Waikīkī. Try tasty burritos, tacos, nachos and more!
  • Cattleya Wine Bar is re-opening 19 Oct 2022. It’s a communal table inside Orchid’s restaurant, a gathering place for a glass of global wine and Mediterranean tapas.
  • Brew + Foam Coffee Shop has opened an additional dining room with lots of open seating at their Ala Wai cafe. If you’re looking for a cozy place for a coffee, this is it!
  • AmaAma, an oceanside restaurant at Aulani (Disney Resort), is re-opening 14 Oct 2022. It offers dinner-only, a 4-course prix fixe menu featuring island ingredients.
  • After eight years, Kaimuki Superette is closing on 15 Oct 2022. However, all of their breakfast and lunch favorites will be available at their sister-spot Mud Hen Water.


  • Spirit Halloween, a Halloween-themed retailer, has popped up at Ward Village until 16 Nov 2022. Shop for costumes, decorations, and other holiday items.
  • Aloha Card Shop is now open at Ward Court (directions here). It’s home to Hawaii’s premier sports cards, Pokémon cards and collectible items.
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies, the famous gourmet cookie brand, has opened at Ala Moana Center. Enjoy freshly baked cookies, customizable cookie cakes and other treats.

Upcoming Events

  • Beginning 1 Oct 2022, the Ala Moana Center main stage will host a 20-minute Hula Show at 5pm daily. The performances will feature both kahiko (traditional) and modern hula. The weekly Keiki (Kids) Hula Show continues every Sunday at 1pm.
  • The free Kuhio Beach Hula Show has added an extra night, it’s now on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm Feb-Oct (6-7pm Nov-Jan).
  • 2022 Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival from 11:30am-6pm at the Waikīkī Shell and Diamond Head Greens (15 Oct 2022). With two stages of great entertainment, food, music, community booths and more, it’s an event for everyone!
  • Broadway in Hawaiʻi presents Hamilton (7 Dec-29 Jan 2023) and CATS Let The Memory Live Again (13-18 Jun 2023).
  • Box jellyfish (stinging invertebrates) tend to appear in Oahu’s ocean 8-10 days after the full moon. According to Waikīkī Aquarium Box Jellyfish Calendar 17-19 Oct, 16-18 Nov & 15-17 Dec 2022 have a high probability of a box jellyfish arrival event.
  • For a comprehensive list of Oʻahu Events by Month, click here.