Renovated in 2012, this star of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts sits on one of the finest strands of Waikiki Beach. The guest rooms in the 16-story, no-smoking resort have lanai that offer either ocean or Waikiki skyline views and sound-proof windows. The hotel also offers a variety of cultural activities for its guests, from lei making to ukulele lessons to live Hawaiian music. The popular Duke's Waikiki has beachfront concerts under the stars. Waikiki Plantation Spa offers
Hawaiian seaweed wraps, hot stone massages, and wedding packages—all from the hotel's penthouse.