seaside is always in season
Built in 1963 on Oahu's iconic Gold Coast, Kaimana Beach Hotel is Waikīkī's only beachfront boutique property located directly on the sand. With a soul that harkens back to the heyday of Waikīkī, and a rejuvenated identity that embraces today's thriving creative community, Kaimana Beach Hotel welcomes global wanderers to connect with Hawai'i's world-class sense of place. An oasis along the seashore.
Located in the shade of Diamond Head, the hotel and beach are aptly named -- Kaimana means diamond in Hawaiian. Affectionately referred to as Sans Souci (without cares) by those in the know, Kaimana Beach offers solace with breathtaking makai (oceanside) and mauka (mountainside) views.
The property, upon which the hotel now sits, was the former residence of the McInerny family, founders of a once-prominent retail chain. The family’s Victorian beachfront home featured an oceanfront lanai (balcony) covered by a distinctive hau tree, a haven frequented by famed author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Kaimana Beach Hotel was eventually constructed in 1963, hau tree intact. The hotel continues to host travelers, and the iconic hau tree vistas continue to be enjoyed by patrons of the renowned, shorefront Hau Tree restaurant.
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world"
- ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
One such initiative is our partnership with Mananalu, Jason Momoa’s aluminum canned water company that is also dedicated to replacing single-use plastics with recyclable alternatives. Hau Tree is the only place on Oahu where guests can enjoy water by Mananalu.
KAIMANA CLUB PASS
Your stay includes tailored amenities and services to make your time with us truly care-free. All of the items below are included in the Kaimana Club Pass ($25 per day).
Hawaiian cultural classes including hula, weaving, and lei making
Wellness offerings including circuit training, yoga, and stand-up paddle boarding right at our doorstep at Kaimana Beach
Use of cruiser bikes
Surfboard rentals from Kai Sallas Pro Surf School
Concierge and pre-arrival services
Private beach host plus use of towels, chairs, and umbrellas
Organic reef safe sunscreen
In-room still & sparkling Vivreau water (refreshed daily)
Daily housekeeping service
Custom scented bath amenities by LATHER