Review: The Kahala Hotel & Resort

If you're looking to get away from the crowds of Waikiki, but still have easy access to everything Honolulu’s best restaurants, shopping, and sights have to offer - then the Kahala Hotel & Resort is perfect for you!

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a luxury resort located on the island of Oahu hidden away in Honolulu’s exclusive residential area of Kahala, on the other side of Diamond Head, and only a 10-minute free shuttle ride away from Waikiki.


Arriving at this beautiful resort is an experience that recalls the graceful hospitality of "old Hawaii" with an inviting lobby reminiscent of a plantation manor home - offering designer furnishings and spectacular views through the palm trees to the ocean.

Lobby chandeliers are original and feature 28,000 multi-colored pieces of Italian fused glass.

The resort has one of the largest rooms in Hawaii starting 550 square-feet, with his-and-her bathroom vanities and walk-in closets.  The newly remodeled guest rooms and suites are spacious and are decorated in an understated Hawaiian style with mahogany furniture.




Mountain view rooms, many with balconies, offer great panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and golf course.


Ocean view and oceanfront offer spectacular panoramic views from Diamond Head to Koko Head Crater.


The resort is perfect for those looking to get away and for families, offering these great amenities:
  • White sand beach and pool that is less hectic than what you'll find in Waikiki.  
    • The reef just offshore makes the waters here calm enough for young kids and two man-made peninsulas at each end of the resort beach prevent tidal action from washing away sand.
  • Dolphin lagoon featuring bottle nose dolphins, sea turtles and tropical fish

  • Great dining options including fine dining at Hoku's and Arancino, a poolside bar and grill, the Veranda and Plumeria Beach House, where you can sit outside and enjoy ocean views.


  • The Kahala Spa features treatments rooms, each equipped with a shower, deep-soaking tub, changing area and relaxation area, with an emphasis on Hawaiian ingredients and treatment techniques

Long recognized as the hideaway of international royalty and Hollywood celebrities, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the perfect place to stay on Oahu with unrivaled standards of luxury and comfort for everyone.
Photo wall of past renowned guests including celebrities and presidents
The resort is a part of the Virtuoso Hotel Collection and Virtuoso amenities for 2019 include the following:
  • Upgrade to next room category upon check-in, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Plumeria Beach House for up to two guests (a value of over $96 per day)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, once per stay, to be utilized during stay 
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Welcome amenity (a flavor trio of the Kahala's famous hand dipped chocolate covered macadamia nuts)
In addition to the great value-added Virtuoso amenities above, standard amenities include:
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • No Resort Fee
  • Cold oshibori towel upon arrival
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Welcome lei upon arrival
  • Complimentary use of the fitness center
  • Complimentary daily newspapers 
A nice compliment to the the great Virtuoso value-added amenities mentioned above is a great promotion for 2019 that can help save you money and add even more value for your trip:
  • Stay 4 or more nights and receive every 4th night free
Valid for travel dates Now through December 19, 2019 and when booking a Dolphin Lanai room type or higher.



If you're planning a trip to the Kahala Hotel & Resort or to another great resort in Hawaii, be sure to send me a message for quotes, travel tips and more!


Virtuoso travel advisors have global connections to make your trip better. When you check in, you’re a VIP and can expect exclusive amenities such as room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credits, early check-in/late checkout, spa treatment credits, special Virtuoso experiences and more!

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