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Looking To Save Money On Food While On Vacation?
Posted by Al'i Beach Rentals | Friday, July 12, 2019

Most of our Vacation Rentals come with a full kitchen, but not all of them. So if you like to cook meals to save money on dining out, when you book your next vacation rental, make sure to check that it comes  with a full kitchen!

While traveling, it sure helps to save a lot of money by making a couple of meals at home. Some people prefer to eat breakfast and dinner at home, but eat a nice lunch while they are cruising around Oahu.

To each their own, but I prefer to make breakfast, pack a lunch, then catch a great happy hour somewhere and enjoy the sunset at a nice restaurant in Waikiki.

Regardless of which meals you choose to make or choose to dine out for, a lot of our guests ask us, "where is the nearest grocery store?".

If you are a Costco member you can visit Costco Iwilei, there is a Safeway close to Waikiki on Kapahulu Avenue, Foodland Farms at Ala Moana Shopping Center, or there are smaller ABC stores located all throughout Waikiki, which are great for grabbing a quick inexpensive snack. If you are looking for natural foods, there is a Down To Earth near the University and there are two Whole Foods Markets, one is located at Kahala Mall and the other is located in Kaka'ako. 

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Fireworks Every Friday Night!
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, July 5, 2019

Planning a romantic evening? Or looking to take your friends and family to see a Firework show? 

Every Friday night there is always a firework show in front of the lagoon next to the Hilton Hotel.

You can walk down to the beach to get a close-up view, or if you are staying in one of our Ilikai Marina or

Ilikai Hotel Rentals you can usually get the best view right from your lanai! The firework show starts around 7:45 pm - 8 pm and lasts about 10 minutes.



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We're Almost Booked For The Summer! Don't Worry Though...We Just Added 8 New Properties To Our Inventory!
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, June 28, 2019

If you didn't book your summer vacation yet, don't worry, we got you covered! We just added 8 new vacation rental properties to our inventory. You can browse our newest properties here.

We have something for everyone, a Luxury Historic Home with an ocean view, which is great for a family getaway or a corporate function. 

Or if you are traveling solo or with a smaller group up to 4 people, you might prefer one of our Palms Waikiki units, all of them come with parking except the condo on the 7th floor. 

If you prefer a vacation rental with a full kitchen so you can save money on meals, we have our new Waikiki Sunset condo on the 17th floor.





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The Best Ways To Get Around The Island
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, June 21, 2019

When visiting Waikiki people often wonder if they should rent a car, and they frequently ask us: What is the best way to get around? Well, that all depends on what you are planning to do while you are on vacation. If you plan on adventuring around the whole island to see all that Oahu has to offer and you need a car to get to a lot of the places you want to see and do all of the things you want to do, and your vacation rental comes with a parking stall, you should consider renting a car. If you only need a rental car a couple of times throughout your whole trip and your vacation rental does not offer parking on site, we recommend renting a car for the day at one of the many rental car facilities in Waikiki, such as Aloha Rents Hawaii Car Rental, and Discount Hawaii Car Rental you can also view more transportation companies on our website here.

If you want to adventure around but do not want to drive a car and prefer to drive something smaller, like a moped or scoot coupe, we suggest checking out Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales. Or if you prefer using the public transportation system you can visit TheBUS website to view inexpensive prices and routes all over the island. If you are planning on staying around the Honolulu, Waikiki area we suggest checking out the Waikiki Trolley

If you don't want to share transportation with any other travelers and don't have time to make a reservation, we suggest using Uber or Lyft or a taxi company like Charley's Taxi & Tours for a quick and easy way to get where you need to be. Or if you prefer not to ride in a car at all and would like to get some exercise, you can rent a Biki bike there are Biki bike stations all over Honolulu! Visit their website or download their app to see where the nearest Biki bike station is.

If you are planning on booking tours or you only need transportation to and from the Airport and you also need somewhere to store your luggage, we recommend contacting Paradise Transport & Luggage Services. For Airport transportation and tours only, we recommend contacting Go Waikiki Shuttle, Go 808 Express, Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle, Speedi Shuttle. Safe Travels!

Please note, we are not affiliated with any of the transportation companies listed in this blog post.

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Hurricane Season Preparedness
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, June 14, 2019

Do you know that Hurricane season in Hawaii is from June - November? We always hope for the best but prepare for the worst. So keep reading for some helpful tips to make sure you are prepared this hurricane season.

First things first, did you purchase travel insurance? If you are traveling to Waikiki and are staying in one of our vacation rentals, we always recommend our guests purchase travel insurance through our travel insurance provider, Red Sky. You can visit their website here and read the Sun Trip Preserver Policy Details for more information and make sure you are covered if anything were to happen.

We suggest you make an emergency plan before you leave for your trip, just to be safe, you can never be too prepared. If you are already staying in one of our vacation rentals, and the hurricane is coming towards the Hawaiian Islands, find out where the nearest shelters are in case you need to evacuate. You can download the FEMA app to find a list of shelters near you. Bring all of the lanai furniture inside, do not leave anything outside on the lanai that can blow into and brake the windows, and make sure you have a basic disaster supply kit with water and food and a flashlight or candles. Decide if you need to evacuate or if you are ordered to leave your area, leave immediately. You can read more about evacuation plans here.

Climate change is real, if you don’t believe it, then don’t buy the travel insurance. Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Websites for references and more information:


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Looking For Parking In Waikiki?
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, June 7, 2019

Most of our Vacation Rentals come with parking or the building that they are located in offers paid parking on the premises. However, sometimes we come across some properties that do not have parking on the premises so we thought this blog post would be helpful.  

At the Ilikai Hotel you can valet your car for $28 a day and that comes with in and out privileges, which means you can take your car in and out of the valet parking as many times as you want throughout the day. Ilikai Marina has parking for $24 for 24 hours or $8 for ten hours. To get the ten-hour special, you need to tell the parking attendant that you want to pay in advance for the special $8 rate, do not pull a parking ticket, if you do, you won't get the $8 rate and will end up paying much more for parking. You can also find paid parking in the marked stalls along the marina which are $1/hour but these spots are limited. If you are staying at Inn On the Park at the Ilikai Marina or at 444 Ena Road it is $2/hour if you park your car after 5pm. If you need parking at the Island Colony they offer parking for $30/day. 

If you are staying at the Waikiki Shore or Regency On Beachwalk and are renting a car, we suggest that you use the Hale Koa Saratoga parking lot, which is on the other side of the street directly across the Trump tower and the Fort De Russy Army Museum. Parking rates are posted, but if you are planning on using the parking for an extended stay then a monthly parking pass may be purchased in person at the Hale Koa Parking Garage office located at 2055 Kalia Rd. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10 am – 6 pm and Fri- Sun 9 am – 5 pm. For questions please contact them directly at 808-955-9490. Currently, they offer hourly rates at the gate not to exceed $72 for a 24 hour period or the monthly pass which will cost about $170 and is unlimited access for up 30 days. We encourage our guests staying over 3 nights to get a monthly pass as the daily breakdown works out cheaper than other options. Or if that lot is full, you can also park at the King Kalakaua Plaza they have hourly and daily rates starting at 7$ for 2 hours or 24 hours for $24.00. The parking garage entrance is on Kaliamoku Street. This parking location is also great for our guests who are staying at Royal Garden.

If you are staying at the Cabana Waikiki towards the Diamondhead side of Waikiki, you can park at The Honolulu Zoo. The Zoo parking lot entrance is located on Kapahulu Avenue they have paid parking station which is $1/hour, you can add more money from your phone by using QuickPay (more information is located on the machine if needed). Or you can also park at the Waikiki Banyan offers parking, $20 for 24 hours. There is also street metered parking available from 6 am - 10 pm (price varies from each meter) then from 10 pm - 6 am it is free, but if you park in a metered stall you will need to move your car at 6 am or you can get a parking ticket of possibly get your car towed. The Waikiki Sunset public parking is $10 for every 10 hours guests will have to move their car every 10 hours. If you are staying at the Waikiki Park Heights and need parking, you can park at the Waikiki Banyan or Waikiki Sunset as well.

If you are staying in central Waikiki like our building Four Paddle, you can self-park at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki for 45/day, it is about a 5-minute walk from Four Paddle to the Hyatt Centric parking garage or a 10 minute walk to the Waikiki Banyan parking, or an 8 minute walk to the Waikiki Sunset parking garage. If you are staying at 444 Nahua we suggest parking at the Hyatt Centric, or Waikiki Banyan. If you are staying at the Seashore we recommend parking at the Hyatt centric or Pacific Monarch, Waikiki Banyan, Waikiki Sunset. Pacific Monarch also has Public Parking for $30/day it is also very close to the Royal Moana so you can park there or at the Waikiki Banyan. 

Websites for reference: Parkopedia, and Best Parking

Please note parking rates are subject to change without notice and Ali'i Beach Rentals is not affiliated with the referenced websites mentioned above.

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Check Out Our 10 New Vacation Rentals –Added Just In Time For Your Summer Vacation!!
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Friday, May 31, 2019

Our Summer availability is filling up quickly, reserve one of our new Vacation Rentals today! We recently added 10 new Waikiki vacation properties to our inventory, and they have something for everyone. That includes breathtaking ocean and mountain views, luxurious amenities, prime locations near the beach, and so much more!
San Souci 104    San Souci 105

Browse all of our exciting options and plan your getaway to paradise: San Souci 1A, San Souci 1B, Luana Waikiki 12th floor, Luana Waikiki 10th floor, Waikiki Banyan 6th floor, Four Paddle 17th floor, Luana Waikiki 14th floor, Luana Waikiki 6th floorFour Paddle 7th floor, Lanikea 14th floor

No matter what you're searching for, we've got you covered with over 100 vacation rentals to choose from. Search our full selection now to find the perfect fit. Before you book, make sure to sign up for our Ali'i Beach Rentals Rewards Program if you haven’t done so already.

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