The Experience

The Kahala Hotel and Resort

Long recognized as the hideaway of international royalty and Hollywood celebrities, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an island resort minutes away from Waikiki, with unrivaled standards of luxury and comfort. Its private lagoon is home to four bottlenose dolphins.

Arriving at this beautiful resort is an experience that recalls the graceful hospitality of “old Hawaii.”  The inviting lobby is reminiscent of a plantation manor home – offering designer furnishings and dramatic views through the swaying palms to the ocean.  Guests are given a warm aloha by the seasoned staff who deliver impeccable service.  

The newly remodeled guest rooms and suites are unusually generous in proportion and now luxuriously appointed with new furnishings, custom Frette linens, Floris of London bath amenities, and 40 inch flat screen TVs .  ‘Kahala Chic’ now means shades of tropical colors, taseful art work and touches of luxe with a residential feel. Mountain view rooms, many with balconies, offer lush vistas.  Oceanfront rooms delight the eye with panoramic views from Diamond Head to Koko Head Crater. Suites are a statement of space and style.

The resort’s Spa Suites merges philosophies and techniques from around the world, embracing Hawaiian culture and traditional therapies. Guests are pampered with personalized signature treatments in an oasis of calm. The Kahala is home to its own four bottlenose dolphins in their own private lagoon, where one can be part of an up close and personal experience with the dolphins through the Dolphin Quest programs.

The Kahala also features three oceanfront restaurants.  Hoku’s, the award winning signature restaurant, offers Oahu’s most innovative dining in an oceanfront setting that is as relaxed as the islands and as elegant as the cuisine.  Hoku’s (meaning “star” in Hawaiian) serves dinner and Sunday brunch prepared in an open kitchen.  

The Kahala’s Plumeria Beach House is located beach-level for spectacular viewing of sand and surf.  Plumeria Beach House is renowned for its breakfast buffet, a la carte lunches and weekend nightly buffets. The Seaside Grill features  a selection of casual dishes for lunch. Tokyo Tokyo serves haute Japanese cuisine.  

The Veranda has views of the Dolphin Lagoon and serves afternoon tea, followed by cocktails and snacks in the evening, as well as Wednesday curry lunches. There is 24 hour room service and nightly turndown.

The Kahala is the perfect resort wedding destination, providing breathtaking backdrops for ceremonies and receptions. It is also the perfect meeting place with its unique theme breaks and receptions.

In the Know
The sumptuous Buffet Breakfast is served at the oceanfront Plumeria Beach House. Suite guests are pampered with airport transfers and more.Distance from Honolulu Airport (HNL): 12 mi/19 km



Hold your event in tropical splendor

Where the orchids smell of chocolate

From a lavish and romantic wedding, to a large or intimate gathering, the secluded waterfront location of The Kahala Hotel & Resort makes for an unforgettable experience.

Our gorgeously appointed rooms add uniqueness to any occasion and with 12,760 square-feet of banquet space, they’re ideal for receptions of up to 300 people. And of course our legendary service is guaranteed to impress – discreet, informed and always on hand.

Brides and Mothers-to-be will really be surprised when you shower them with love at a Kahala-style event. We’ve got the food, flower, decorations and cake connections to make your event extra special.

The Kahala Spa
A Tropical Escape from the Hectic Pace of the Real World

Setting new standards for luxury and the latest trends in spa treatments, The Kahala Spa boasts a suite of nine spacious, treatment rooms designed to exude a sense of calm and serenity—each with its own relaxation area, glass-enclosed shower, deep soak tub, personal changing area and wardrobe closet to give you the ultimate in privacy during your spa encounter.

The Kahala Spa Signature Massages and Treatments all begin with the ritual of Ho’omaka, a cleansing and relaxing foot massage that sets a pampering tone for your very personalized spa experience. From there, you have a choice of a wide range of treatments designed to heal, relax, detoxify, rejuvenate and renew. We offer Couples treatments, and bridal or birthday spa parties may also be reserved. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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