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Top Tips for booking an Atlantis Submarine excursion in Waikiki
Posted by Jody Costello | Friday, June 15, 2018

Less than 1% of the worlds' population has been 100 feet below the ocean surface.    Become part of the club and book an excursion on the Atlantis Submarine during your stay with Ali'i Beach Rentals in Waikiki.   I did this trip a few years ago with my young niece (8yrs) and Mother (70 yrs) and it was an absolutely memory-maker for us all!   

Don't expect to see colorful coral on this trip, but there are tons of fish, turtles and shipwrecks to enjoy.  Kids receive a cool booklet to identify sealife to enhance the learning experience.

My recommendation is to choose the newer 'Premium Submarine', as it has larger viewing portholes and more spacious and comfortable seats.  Older folks should consider wearing shoes that allow them to easily go up and down the 7-step vertical ladder.   It's not difficult, so don't worry - just don't want to get your flip flops stuck!  The boat ride out to the sub is fun also!

Our Guests staying with us at the Waikiki ShoreIlikai Hotel, Ilikai Marina, Inn on the Park, Canterbury Place and Discovery Bay can easily walk to the Hilton Pier (located in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Ali'i Tower) to check in.   Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled submarine tour time.

For guests staying in more central areas of Waikiki, complimentary pick up and drop off is available at the major hotels.  Royal Kuhio, Aloha Surf guests should request pick up at the Hilton Garden Inn on Walina Street (opposite the Food Pantry).   The closest pick up point for those staying at Cabana Waikiki, Waikiki Banyan, Canal House and Waikiki Sunset is the Marriott Hotel on Paoakalani Avenue.   The most central pick point for Waikiki Park Heights, Pacific Monarch and all others would be the Hyatt Hotel (loading zone back entrance is on Koa Street).

Book in advance!

Enjoy your undersea adventures!  

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Hawaii Volcanic Eruption is not affecting Waikiki or Oahu
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Thursday, May 24, 2018

With news coverage of the eruption of Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii these last few weeks, we want to reassure Guests staying with Ali'i Beach Rentals, that the island of Oahu remains unaffected by the eruption. The volcanic activity is limited to an area on the east side of the Island of Hawai’i (aka the Big Island), more than 200 miles away from Oahu, and there is no danger to anyone other than the residents who live in that specific area. Our hearts and thoughts are with them all today.

Kīlauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes rising 4,190 feet (1,227 meters) above sea level and is about 14 percent of the land area of the Big Island.   The current ongoing eruption cycle actually began on January 3rd, 1983 and the volcano has destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures during this time.  Activity at the summit and along the rift zones can be observed online through webcams placed within the caldera, and information on Kilauea’s activity is updated daily on the USGS website.

The summit caldera contains a lava lake known as Halema`uma`u that is said to be the home of the Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele  (pronounced peh-leh or pel-lə).  Click on the link to learn more of the legend surrounding the Fire Goddess, Pele








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Plan your visit to Pearl Harbor
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, April 27, 2018

Pearl Harbor is one of the most historic locations in the United States and offers four very distinct destinations - the Arizona Memorial, USS Missori (MIghty Mo), Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.   Located approximately 30 minutes from our Waikiki Vacation Rentals, parking and admission is free!

While it's possible to visit all four of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites in around 6 hours, the best way to experience Pearl Harbor - and not miss a thing - is to make a full day of it. There's an incredible amount to see and do.   Check out everything you need to plan your visit here





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Oahu's Beaches - Wakiki to Windward Oahu - know before you go!
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, April 13, 2018

You've arrived for your Hawaiian vacation, the picnic is packed, the kids are lathered head -to-toe in reef-friendly sunscreen and you are ready to hit the beach?    Which beach?  

Oahu boasts 33 beautiful beaches, 29 of which are monitored by lifeguards.   6 are located in Waikiki within walking distance of our Waikiki vacation rentals.   Below are some of our recommended beaches from Waikiki to the Windward side that are top choices.   Need beach gear?   Check out Hawaii Time to rent everything you need for a day at the beach - they will even drop off and pick up at your desired beach location!

For guests staying at the Ilikai Hotel, Ilikia Marina and Ala Moana Hotel, Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Lagoon, Ala Moana Beach and Magic Island Lagoon are all top spots and loved by locals.   In Waikikis' central playground, Waikiki - DukesWaikiki - KuhioWaikiki - QueensWaikiki - Kapiolani Park and Sans Souci are the beaches to be, be seen, relax, swim, learn to surf, SUP and people watch.  

For great snorkelling, we recommend a day trip to beautiful Hanauma Bay    Parking is limited here and we recommend taking a tour for easy pick up and drop off from Waikiki.   We love Ike's Hanauma Bay Tours, all the snorkelling gear is included and Ike provides excellent service.

Named best beach in the US in 2016 (by Dr Beach), Waimanalo BeachWaimanalo Bay and Bellows Field Beach are among the best places on Oahu to spend the day.   This long stretch of sandy beach paradise has a lush mountain backdrop and soft waves perfect for boogie boarding.

Kayakers head to Kailua and Lanikai Beach.    Why not stop at Buzz's Steakhouse afterward to re-fuel!   Or if you are seeking more solitude, head further up the windard side to Kualoa Regional Park where there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy expansive Ocean views.

Remember, Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. This website constantly monitors the surf, wind, and you can quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.   Have fun and stay safe!

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Spring Flash Promotion now on! Save 10% on your next Waikiki Vacation!
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, March 16, 2018


Need a little extra motivation to plan the vacation of your dreams? You're in luck! With our newest offer, you can save 10%* on your next Hawaii getaway.

Here's how you can take advantage. Search for your favorite property and reserve a vacation with a check-in date between March 12 and April 30, 2018. Then, simply enter the promo code FLASH10 at checkout!   

Condo's are filling up fast, however we still have availability at Royal Moana, Royal Kuhio, Cabana at Waikiki, Ala Moana Hotel along with beachfront condos at Waikiki Shore and our new units at the popular Ilikai Marina!   

(Marina views from Ilikai Marina condos)

This special offer applies to the first 50 reservations only, so there isn't a moment to waste!

*Offer only valid on new reservations and cannot be combined with other offers. Discount applies to rent only and not the reservation total.



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Ali'i Beach Rentals launches Rewards Program!   
Posted by Alii Beach Rentals | Friday, March 2, 2018

We all like to earn something extra! 

 Become a member of the Ali'i Rewards Program today and get all the benefits towards your next Waikiki vacation! 

As a Rewards Program member, you can:

  • Gain rewards points to redeem for perks like early check-ins and free departure cleanings.
  • Receive exclusive offers and promotions throughout the year.
  • View your Waikiki vacation history with Ali'i so you can rebook the same property or find a similar rental.

Did you stay with us in one of our Waikiki Vacation Rentals 2016 or 2017? Sign up and view your already earned Rewards!

Not only is it FREE to sign up for our Rewards Program, but when you book your vacation directly with Ali'i, you'll avoid costly fees while earning points!

Got questions?   Email us at and we can help!


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2018 Honolulu Festival - March 9th-11th
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, March 2, 2018

(photo courtesy of Honolulu Festivals)

Guests staying at our Waikiki vacation rentals during the weekend of March 19-11th are in luck!   

The 24th annual Honolulu Festival is a three-day celebration of art, music, dance, and crafts from around the Pacific.

The festival culminates with a Grand Parade in Waikiki, followed by the Nagaoka Hanabi fireworks display - not to be missed!

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