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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.

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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.

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, Honolulu Magazine, 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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Ali'i Beach Rentals Rewards Program
Posted by Alii Beach Rentals | Friday, May 24, 2019

Have you heard about our Ali’i Beach Rentals Rewards Program? 

Before you book your next Waikiki Vacation Rental, make sure you sign up for The Ali’i Beach Rentals Rewards Program! The Ali’i Beach Rentals Rewards Program and the Vacation Planning Toolset were designed to help streamline your vacation planning before you arrive and provides advantages while you stay with us. After you sign up, you can earn rewards every time you stay with us. SIGN UP TODAY and get 2,000 points free! 

You can redeem your rewards points for Free Early check-ins, or Free late Check-outs, ABC Gift Certificates, Dining at Dukes Waikiki and more! You will be credited 1,000 points for each guest you invite to your vacation who becomes a member. For every dollar you spend you will be credited 10 rewards points. All points will be credited to your account automatically upon check-out. Reward points cannot be used until after your first stay.

After you sign up to become a member of the Ali’i Beach Rentals Rewards Program you can use the Vacation Rental Toolset. You will want to invite your friends and family that you are traveling with so they can help you plan the perfect Hawaii vacation with tools like a shared vacation calendar and a customized to-do list. To learn more about the program click here



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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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