Isn’t the whole point of a vacation to rest and relax, learn and explore,
to experience something new and exciting AND have time to read a
book by the sea? The Kahala’s recreational activities span the whole
realm of possibilities, from a meandering bike ride to surfing the
waves on an outrigger canoe, from shopping at Tiffany’s to golfing at
the world’s most challenging golf course. Come play with our dolphins,
learn to make a lei, catch a bonefish in Maunalua Bay, or just sit by
the ocean or the pool and dream a while. Secluded Kahala with its un-
crowded beaches and world-class spa is an island of recreation unto
itself and Oahu is a playground of fun and entertainment easily
accessible from the resort. Leave the city stress behind, embrace the
solitude and just….Enjoy!
The Kahala Spa: When The Kahala Spa Opened in 2003, it was voted
the Best New Hotel Spa in America by Departures Magazine and one of
the Top Ten Hotel Spas in Hawaii by Travel + Leisure for a reason. It’s
extraordinary. Ten luxury spa treatment rooms in a residential-style
suite with an outdoor lounge area are where traditional therapies
merging ancient Hawaiian healing practices and other noted
techniques are performed by experienced therapists. The Kahala Spa
uses organically-grown plants and treatments begin with a welcome
foot scrub ritual of aromatic water blended with Hawaiian sea salts.
Massage, manicure, pedicure, facial, men’s barber salon, teeth
whitening, waxing, and other spa services are available in a wide
variety of styles and special treatments. Spa programs for couples,
parties of 3 or more, teens, men-only, and women-only are available.
Dolphin Quest: Join our Dolphin Quest trainers for an unforgettable
experience with The Kahala’s playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins,
Kolohe, Hoku, Liho, Lono, and Nainoa. This daily enrichment program
takes place in the hotel’s 26,000 square-foot lagoon. You’ll be nose-to-
nose with these amazing creatures of the sea learning more about
their environment and incredible mental abilities. A portion of your
participation fee supports important marine education, conservation
The Kids Aquatic Adventure is suitable for children 5-10 and is $275
per child. Wee Family Fins and Fun is geared for younger children (4
and under) accompanied by one parent. This program is $149 per
Visit www.kahalaresort.com/activities/dolphin-quest-encounter.cfm for
more information on the dolphin programs.
The Kahala’s Keiki Club For Kids: There’s nothing worse than a
bored child on vacation. Enroll them in the Keiki Club for a full or half-
day program especially designed for children 5-12. Keiki Club offers
fun, safe, and supervised beach activities such as reef walking,
snorkeling, bamboo pole fishing, and crabbing. Other hands-on
cultural activities keep them entertained and help them explore
Hawaii’s heritage through lei making, hula dancing, story telling, and
other arts and crafts. Half-day programs are $35 ($45 with lunch) per
child. Full-day programs are $65 per child.
Kahala Beach Recreation: Besides a gorgeous swimming pool with
beachside grill, the beautiful Maunalua Bay beacons you. Protected by
an outer reef, the beach is especially safe, private, un-crowded,
welcoming for young children, and stunningly beautiful. Our ocean
experts will help you discover new and fun ways to enjoy these
magnificent Hawaiian waters.
Surfing - Our surf instructors will have you gliding across the
waves in no time. Start out on the beach with our complimentary
class, Surfing 101. Want to improve your technique? Private surf
lessons include all the gear you need (rash guards, reef walkers,
and a board). Advanced surfers may arrange surf excursions to
nearby hot spots. $100 hourly.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding – The Hawaiians call it hoe he’e
nalu. This emerging global sport with a distinctly Hawaiian
heritage provides a great core workout. Enjoy a leisurely paddle
along The Kahala’s breathtaking coastline or have an instructor
take you out to the waves for some surfing action. $30 hourly
rental; $75 one-hour lesson
Outrigger Canoe Surfing – No visit to Hawaii is complete
without a ride in an outrigger canoe. The Hawaiian sport of kings
resembles a roller coaster on water. Come catch the waves in an
18-foot outrigger with an experienced waterman as your guide.
Session includes life vest, safety lesson, and the ride of your life.
$75 per person per 30 minutes.
Snorkeling – Ride by outrigger canoe to remote snorkeling
areas teeming with colorful reef fish. Session includes basic
snorkeling instruction, gear and guide. $65 per person per hour.
Spear Fishing – Ancient Hawaiians lived off the sea and were
expert fisherman. Let our watermen teach you the basics of
Hawaiian three-prong spear fishing. Sessions are 1.5 hours long
and cost $150 per person. All gear provided. If it’s large enough,
our chefs can cook your catch for dinner!
Fly Fishing – One of the most challenging and fun fish to catch
is the ‘ō‘io or Bonefish that thrive in the sandy, shallow waters
off The Kahala. They are notorious fighters and give a fisherman
the thrill of a lifetime. $150 for 1.5 hours; $300 for 3 hours.
Canoe Fishing – Let us take you to the outer edge of our reef
and enjoy fishing where the reef fish thrive. Enjoy watching the
waves break across the reef and spectacular views of our
beautiful island and Ko’olau Mountain range while you wait for
the fish to bite. Light tackle equipment, bait and sun protection
included. $150 for two people per hour, each additional person
$50 per hour.
Rental Equipment – Stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel
gear, paddle boats, boogie boards and more are available at the
pool kiosk for hourly rentals.
SCUBA: On Saturday and Sunday mornings, join us for complimentary
SCUBA instruction in the pool. If want to discover Hawai’i’s underwater
world beyond the pool, day tours are easily arranged and include
transportation and SCUBA gear.
Hawaiian Heritage Programs: Hawaii’s living culture is steeped in
ancient traditions and practices. Your appreciation of Hawaii will grow
with a deeper understanding of Hawaiian cultural values through the
arts of hula, music, and crafts. Please enjoy these complimentary
classes presented in the lobby daily:
Lei-Making - A symbol of friendship, love, best wishes,
welcome and farewell, Hawaiian leis are made from many types
of materials including feathers, flowers, shells, hair, seeds,
bones, and fruits. Explore the art of lei making in this
introductory class. Learn about cultural traditions and lei
Ukulele – Even the tiniest of hands can learn to master the four
strings of the Hawaiian ukulele, which translates to “the jumping
flea.” Portuguese immigrants coming to work in the sugar cane
fields aboard the Ravenscrag first brought the ukulele to Hawaii
in 1879. It rose quickly to popularity with Hawai’i’s native
population and soon became regarded as our national
instrument. Strum along with your teacher, Auntie Priscilla, and
see how quickly you, too, can make music Hawaiian-style.
Hula – Graceful and elegant, playful and prayerful, the hula is
Hawaii’s gift to the world through dance and movement. Your
kumu hula will teach you the basics and pretty soon your hips
will be swaying to the music, too. Hula’s origins date to our
original Polynesian settlers who migrated by voyaging canoes
using the stars, wind, and sea currents across great expanses of
ocean to Hawai’i.
Bicycles: The Kahala neighborhood is best explored on the back seat
of a bicycle. Discover other public beaches, head to the Farmer’s
Market near Diamond Head, or just meander through the mansions
and private residences in this quiet residential community. (Is there a
fee for this and where do they get the bikes?)
CHI Health Energy Fitness Center: This deluxe resort exercise
facility contains a full complement of state-of-the-art cardiovascular
and resistance equipment. Enjoy the expansive ocean views or an
integrated TV system while you exercise. Personal Trainers offer
sessions for one or two persons, or classes for larger groups. Try our
hip-swaying Hula Aerobics, mat Pilates, or the strenuous Kahala Beach
Body Workout. Yoga sessions are offered in Vinyasa, Yogalates, and
Power Yoga. The Fitness Center is open daily from 7 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. Other amenities include a steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi.
Shopping: On site is The Kahala Shopping Arcade featuring fine art,
jewelry, clothing and gift boutiques. A complimentary Shopping
Shuttle provides transportation to nearby Kahala Mall (Macy’s and local
boutiques), Ala Moana Shopping Center (Sear’s, Macy’s, Neiman
Marcus, Nordstrom’s and 286 more stores) and Waikiki’s Royal
Hawaiian Shopping Center (Cartier, Hermes, Ferragamo, and Bvlgari).
Golf: Rated the world’s most difficult golf course, Ko’olau Country Club
lies against the mountains on the wet and windy windward side of
O’ahu and about 30 minutes drive from the resort. Luana Hills Country
Club and a host of other world-class golf courses are also only minutes
away. Our concierge staff can help you select the right course for your
skill level and enjoyment, arrange tee times and club rentals, and
secure transportation. Fore!
Eco-Tours and Other Activities: O‘ahu eco-tour opportunities range
from swimming with sharks to hiking around breathtaking waterfalls,
from parasailing to museum, historic, and cultural tours. O‘ahu is the
Pacific’s most sophisticated city with fine dining, museums, historic
locations, scenic drives, entertainment attractions, and ancient culture
all awaiting exploration. Rent a car or hop on a guided tour. Visit our
concierge staff for inspiration and ideas. Regardless of the activity you
choose, at the end of the day you can leave the hustle, bustle, traffic,
and crowds of the city behind and come home to an island of comfort
called The Kahala Hotel and Resort.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Hotel Reception: (808) 739-8888
Toll Free Room Reservations (US and Canada): (800) 367-2525
Facsimile: (808) 739-8800
Web Site: http://www.kahalaresort.com
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Ph: (808) 739-8842
Fax: (808) 739-8859
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Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Landmark Hotels Group
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San Mateo, CA 94403-1137
Ph: (650) 638-2000
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