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Ala Moana Beach Park

Perfect beaches, incredible nature, stellar surfing, and all just a stone’s throw from downtown Honolulu! Escape the city at this family-friendly beach getaway.

Just minutes from downtown Honolulu, the exquisite and tranquil Ala Moana Beach Park is yet another reason the U.S.’s southernmost capital is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The sprawling 40-hectare site is home to an array of jaw-dropping natural features and man-made facilities that combine to form the ideal city retreat.

Long, balmy shores, inviting, turquoise waters and gorgeous shady oases lend themselves perfectly to a relaxing day at the beach. The 800-metre stretch of golden sand is closer to downtown and a lot quieter than Waikiki Beach, while the calm waters provided by the offshore reef make it one of Hawaii’s safest swimming spots. The eastern end of the beach, in particular, is very popular with families as it’s a perfect spot for the kids to have a splash around with lifeguards always on duty.

However, it’s not just the park’s tropical tranquillity that draws the crowds. This is also where everyone – local and tourist alike – come to get active and keep fit. There are an array of facilities to help you work up a sweat, ranging from jogging tracks to tennis courts, to free-to-use gym equipment. The gentle waters of the Pacific also play host to a wide variety of activities from long-distance swimming in the deep-water channel to the increasingly popular stand-up paddle boarding. The beautiful coral just off shore is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkelling while beyond the reef are some of the best surfing waves on the entire island.

Picnic-goers also flock to Ala Moana Beach Park to avail of the rolling grassy areas in the shade of beautiful palm and banyan trees. Sit yourself down next to one of the park's ponds and you just might catch sight of one of the freshwater turtles that inhabit the park.

Another major draw to the park are the many cultural events and concerts held here, such as the Independence Day fireworks spectacular in July or the enchanting Lantern Floating festival in May. The combination of fantastic facilities and beautiful natural surroundings mean that parking in the area is at a premium on weekends and during the tourist season but there are regular bus routes from downtown that allow you to avoid the traffic and make the most of your day in paradise!

Popular Activities at Ala Moana Beach Park

It's worth giving yourself heaps of time at Ala Moana Beach Park. Below are some of the best activities:

Would you like to make your visit that much more special? A SUP Yoga Class and a Magic Island Electric Trikke Tour - Aloha Trikke are both worth looking into.

For even more activities, examine our Honolulu things to do page.


Guide to Exploring Ala Moana Beach Park


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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$416
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Beach, and Honolulu Zoo. University of Hawaii at Manoa and Ala Moana Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Ala Moana Hotel NZ$280
    Ala Moana Hotel

    Ala Moana Hotel

    410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Ala Moana, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal-Moana Beach, Hawaii Convention Center, and Ala Moana Center. Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park are also within 15 minutes.

      The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts NZ$350
      The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

      The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts

      1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Waikiki, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal-Moana Beach, Hawaii Convention Center, and Ala Moana Center. Magic Island and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within 15 minutes.

        Prince Waikiki NZ$508
        Prince Waikiki

        Prince Waikiki

        100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Waikiki, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Duke Kahanamoku Beach. Magic Island and Hawaii Convention Center are also within 15 minutes.

          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$406
          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

          2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Waikiki, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Royal-Moana Beach and Waikiki Beach Walk. Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place are also within 10 minutes.

            Holiday Inn Express Waikiki NZ$243
            Holiday Inn Express Waikiki

            Holiday Inn Express Waikiki

            2058 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Waikiki, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center and Ala Moana Center. Aloha Tower Marketplace and Diamond Head are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach NZ$496
              'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

              'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

              2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                With direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park, International Market Place, and Honolulu Zoo.

                OHANA Waikiki Malia by Outrigger NZ$188
                OHANA Waikiki Malia by Outrigger

                OHANA Waikiki Malia by Outrigger

                2211 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Waikiki, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal-Moana Beach, Royal Hawaiian Center, and Waikiki Beach Walk. Waikiki Beach and International Market Place are also within 15 minutes.