by Whitney Rife
Moana Surfrider is an elegant, beautiful hotel located on the coast of Waikiki Beach. As a Westin resort, the hotel lives up to its name by providing family-friendly amenities in luxurious surroundings. Moana Surfrider is a legendary landmark to the area, offering contemporarily designed rooms and suites with Heavenly Bed and Bath amenities, coffee makers and mini-refrigerators. Most units feature balconies, and suites present living and dining areas. The Veranda is the hotel’s breakfast hotspot, also serving high tea. Beachhouse at the Moana is a full-service oceanfront restaurant that serves up a range of Mainland and Hawaiian delicacies for dinner. The Beach Bar allows guests to enjoy outdoor appetizers, while overlooking the vast seascape. For fun, the resort plans many family-focused activities from beach games to pool fun. Supervised programs give parents the freedom to unwind at the Moana Lani Spa. Families can learn to make leis, go snorkeling or hula dance. There is also a beachfront pool that consistently attracts kids.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront pool
- Children's activities program
- Luxurious rooms
by Michael P
Beautiful hotel, enthusiastic and helpful staff, great location. The rooms are beautiful and the whole place is spotless, views good and the location on Waikiki Beach is perfect. This is a busy area of town so if you want something very quiet, head elsewhere. Otherwise, not a single complaint. Feels like home from the moment you walk in, albeit with a friendly concierge and right on the beach. Would stay again.
My family enjoys their high tea. We've experienced them in Europe, Asia, North America and now Hawaii. The Veranda at the Moana Surfrider offers an outstanding afternoon tea. Local flavours with traditional favourites are beautifully presented on a three tiered plate. Everything was very fresh and obviously prepared with skill. The service was the attentive but non intrusive. We never felt rushed. Sitting on the open veranda under the banyon tree while watching the scene on Waikai beach was delightful. Highly recommend.