As some of you may have seen, I recently jet-setted to one of the most beautiful places in the world…Hawaii. Not to mention I was able to share this experience with some of the most beautiful people (inside and out) in the world. At one of the most beautiful hotels, the Sheraton Waikiki on Oahu. Needless to say it was an incredible 10 days. And staying at the Sheraton helped make it incredible.
The property itself has an incredible location right on Waikiki Beach which was one of my favorite aspects. Location is key when you travel. So, being right on the beach, was, well, awesome. I mean, the ocean view room we had was absolutely mesmerizing. It was like waking up and looking out at paradise every single day. No, it WAS waking up and looking out at paradise every single day.
And the general proximity to everything in Honolulu was so convenient. We walked almost everywhere both during the day and in the evenings when we went to dinner. There are like 458 amazing shops literally within steps from the hotel which was dangerous for me, but clearly very fun. (The sales tax was only 4.5% so that justified it against Chicago’s 9.5% – I saved 5% instantly!).
Second. The infinity pool. No further explanation needed.
Next up…and listen closely to this. The Leahi Club Lounge. We were fortunate enough to have been upgraded to receive access to the hotel Leahi Club Lounge. (The upgraded cost for access to the Leahi Club Lounge ranges from an estimated $25 – $100 per day – it all depends on what time of year you go and what deals are available.) Located on the 30th floor of the hotel boasting incredible views, guests receive complimentary breakfast from 6am – 10am and complimentary appetizers, wine and beer from 4pm – 8pm. And seriously, it’s good food! It’s hot and cold food, bottled water, sodas, etc. etc. etc. I mean, it would be silly NOT to pay for this. It pays for itself in like a day. I would strongly recommend!
How can you go to Hawaii without treating yourself to a little pampering?! You can’t. I was able to experience the spa, Spa Khakara, at the hotel and it was spppaaaa-mazing! Yes, I just wrote that cheesy play on words. Anyways, it was amazing. Rick and I did a couples treatment and I opted for the Lomi Lomi massage, a practice local to Hawaii. It was heavenly and I felt refreshed and incredibly relaxed after.
Overall, I would strongly recommend staying at Sheraton Waikiki if you ever get to Honolulu. Depending on the season, you can find relatively good price points, the location is perfect and the staff is very hospitable, to say the least. It is a large hotel with about 1700 rooms so if you are looking for a quaint, boutique-type of hotel experience, I wouldn’t recommend this hotel. But if you want to be in the midst of all the action, right on Waikiki beach, having shopping and dining right at your fingertips, this is the hotel for you!
Photo Credit: www.sheraton-waikiki.com