Halekulani is internationally recognized as one of the original luxury hotels in Waikiki. This timeless hotel is located right on the beach and is near fresh water springs that the Hawaiians believed to have healing powers. The resort has unobstructed views of Diamond Head and the ocean. The SpaHalekulani is known for its resh organic skin products and Polynesian therapeutic rituals. The luxe rooms and suites each have private lanais and the premier suites come with a personal butler. There are also various resort packages to choose from, such as breakfast, family or romance packages. When I was a child, a very special occasion meant dinner at the House Without a Key on property and watching “Auntie” Moa (my grandmother’s friend and former Miss Hawaiʻi) doing hula with Diamond Head in the background. Expect understated elegance, as in luxury guest rooms designed with seven soothing shades of white.
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