Views of Aloha

Th­ese Outrig­ger Reef cor­ner suites of­fer end­less ocean vis­tas and warm Hawai­ian charm.

Waikiki Magazine - - ILOVE WAIKIKI - By Maria K. Re­gan

For easy lux­ury that cap­tures all there is to love about Hawai‘i’s en­chant­ing scenery and cul­ture, look no far­ther than the deluxe one-bed­room ocean­front suites at Outrig­ger Reef on the Beach. Th­ese five suites are sit­u­ated at the build­ing’s south­west cor­ner, with stun­ning vis­tas in two di­rec­tions. Fac­ing one way, look right out over Waikiki Beach be­low and be­yond to sweep­ing views of the Pa­cific.

Fac­ing the other, en­joy more ocean and beach views (as if you could ever get enough), with the iconic pres­ence of ma­jes­tic Di­a­mond Head as a sort of grand fi­nale—the sweet con­densed-milk top­ping on a sub­lime shave ice, if you will. Ei­ther way, fall asleep to the sound of waves break­ing on the shore.

Each suite in­cludes three sets of floor-to-ceil­ing glass doors that open onto pri­vate lanais, so you can take full ad­van­tage of your sit­u­a­tion. En­joy front-row seats for O‘ahu’s mem­o­rable sun­sets and Waikiki’s Fri­day-night fire­works (from the Hil­ton Hawai­ian Vil­lage).

With a sep­a­rate master bed­room, a dou­ble sleeper sofa in the liv­ing room, two full bath­rooms, two televisions, and a ta­ble for four, this suite ac­com­mo­dates ex­tra guests with ease. Ex­tended fam­i­lies or other groups can book ad­di­tional ad­join­ing rooms with ocean views so ev­ery­one can en­joy the many plea­sures of Waikiki to­gether, then re­tire in com­fort when it’s time to recharge.

Both baths have gran­ite coun­ter­tops with con­tem­po­rary ves­sel sinks and tile floors. The master bath’s over­sized shower sits op­po­site a large win­dow—open the plan­ta­tion shut­ters for sea views while you sham­poo. Plan­ta­tion shut­ters also open from the master bath to the bed­room so you can share its vis­tas and con­tem­plate the end­less Pa­cific while you soak in the jet­ted tub.

Mod­ern-day nav­i­ga­tors of the Poly­ne­sian Voy­ag­ing So­ci­ety named th­ese five suites af­ter con­stel­la­tions used in tra­di­tional nav­i­ga­tion—each name and the story be­hind it can be read on a wooden plaque just in­side

the front door. The dé­cor features other nods to voy­ag­ing and Hawai­ian cul­ture, in­clud­ing wooden outrig­ger pad­dles, framed hand-crafted feather lei, light fix­tures de­signed with sub­tle hints of pineap­ples and gourds, and clas­sic tapa­print bed­spreads. The is­land at­mos­phere is brought to life by warm-hued woods and the col­ors of sun-kissed sand and ocean surf.

The nightly cost for a deluxe one-bed­room ocean­front suite is $2,499. Larger par­ties can add up to three ad­di­tional ad­join­ing ocean-front and ocean-view rooms. $5,529 per night nets you the full four-bed­room con­fig­u­ra­tion—more than 2,000 square feet of pri­vate Hawai­ian re­treat set just above the sand and surf.

ViewS oF di­a­Mond head and waikiki beach are the StarS oF th­eSe eX­QuiS­ite SuiteS.

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