Accommodation rating: Luxury
Situated on the beachfront and nicknamed 'The Pink Palace', the Royal Hawaiian dates back to 1927 and has fascinating architecture with Moorish style turrets and archways blended with art deco touches and a pink exterior. Featuring its own private beachfront with views over Diamond Head and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the 528 rooms and suites, all with private lanai, combine modern luxury and contemporary furnishings with indigenous touches and modern amenities such as wide screen televisions, high speed internet and laptop safes.
The resort offers several dining options for guests to choose from, including dinner under the stars in a private beachfront cabana, fresh seafood at the jewel-toned Azure and watching the sun set while sipping an organic cocktail at the Mai Tai Bar. [For those fortunate enough to be staying at the Royal Hawaiian between June and September, a real treat is the Sunday brunch buffet, which includes fresh local fruits and juices, signature pastries from the Royal Bake Shop, eggs benedict, decadent rosti dishes, waffles with indigenous coconut syrup, strawberry compote and plenty more.
Other resort facilities include a swimming pool, various water sports equipment, boutiques, a weekly lu'au every Monday and a spa offering a wide range of treatments in a serene tropical garden setting.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.