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Jogging through the breeze

 

5 popular courses around the hotel

 

As shown in map below, the first two routes (Naku'e and Hilu) are in Kapiolani Park. They are at sea level, flat and designed to take advantage of the working paths which are part of much of the park concourse. Plenty of water stops and lot of shade.

 

All of the other courses (Mimiki, Koapaka and Punihi) expand to take in some part of Diamond Head hill. The degree of difficulty rises in more or less geometric proportions. The water stops are spread further apart. The hills are approximately 300 feet at the highest, but the degree of incline is steep enough to be daunting to all but experienced runners.

 

Slow your pace. Get accustomed to the climate. Avoid the hot sun and don't overheat. By following these few simple rules, you'll have a great time.

 

 

jogging map
 
 

Diamond Head

 

 

Diamond Head Crater

 

One of the most famous landmarks on Oahu, Diamond Head is a 760-foot extinct volcanic crater. This is an unusual recreational experience for those who want to discover the beautiful vista from the top. Remember to bring a bottle of water for the hike and a camera. The view stretches from the entire west side of Oahu to Koko Head near to Hanauma Bay.

Prospective climbers should stop by Kaimana Beach Travel in the lobby of The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel to purchase a Diamond Head Climber's Kit with instructions on how to get to the top and receive your certificate of achievement.

 

 

Kapiolani Park

 

 

Kapiolani Park ... Map

 

One of the major recreation areas developed at Waikiki near Sans Souci and The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is Kapiolani Park. On June 11, 1877 Kapiolani Park was opened as “the only park Honolulu can boast of". Designed to be the grand playground for Waikiki the park contained one thousand trees, channels streams, walks, drives, a bandstand for musical concerts and a mile long track for horse races and polo games. By 1904, the Honolulu Rapid Transit Line extended its trolley to Kapiolani Park, and built the Waikiki Aquarium at the end of the line so as to attract visitors.
For several months after Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898, Kapiolani Park was briefly used by the United States Army as a military bivouac site called Camp McKinley. Except for that brief army interlude, Kapiolani Park has a hundred years served the people of Honolulu as an area for cultural entertainment, sports, picnicking, exercising, sun tanning, kiting and family pleasures. Located directly behind The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, the park has also been enjoyed by hotel guests for the last forty years.

 

 

Sans Souci Beach

 

 

Sans Souci Beach

 

The hotel is located beachfront on Sans Souci Beach, across from Kapiolani Park; a beautiful park listed on the state's historic register as many of its exceptional trees date back over 100 years. Nearby sites are the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Shell - home to many outdoor concerts and shows, the Sunday art shows, tennis courts (24hrs), soccer fields, and even a 3-mile jogger's course, which encompasses part of the Honolulu Marathon. 10 - 15 minutes walk to the edge of Waikiki.

 

 

 

Kaimana Beach Travel (808) 921-7007

Located in the hotel lobby across from the Front Desk

 

Open from 7:30am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm daily.

 

http://www.kaimana.com/images/ArizMemorial.jpgKaimana Beach Travel offers a full complement of Island Exploration,beginning with a trip to Pearl Harbor, home to the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. Both are a must see for first time visitors.


There are a number of half day tours available such as "Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, & Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific" or "Diamond Head, Rainforest, & Scenic Shores". Or you could go to the North Shore thru the pineapple fields to its big surf beaches. Closer to the Hotel, Kaimana Beach Travel can also provide you information on The Diamond Head Climber's Hui, with instructions on climbing to the top of Diamond Head Crater and it's spectacular view.

 

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For the golfer we offer golf packages that pick you up at the hotel. At night you could try a Hawaiian Luau right on the beach or take a dinner cruise off the Waikiki Coastline. Another choice is the Polynesian Cultural Center features the seven villages with arts, crafts, and entertainment that make up Polynesia. The Polynesian Cultural Center is a destination in itself. However if you are limited in your time in Hawaii you can also combine it with a Circle Island Tour. There are also full day tours available to one of the neighboring islands.

 

 

 

 

 

There's a wide assortment of ocean activities just outside our front door. Surf, stand up paddle (SUP), glow paddle SUP, and boogie board rentals and lessons are available on site. Bikes are also available to rent. 

 

 

 

A New and Unique Glow Paddle Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour At Night" right on Kaimana Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby Activities

 

 

Waikiki Aquarium

 

Waikiki is a short walk from The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Exhibits focus on the aquatic life of the Hawaiian Islands and the tropical Pacific. Located on the Waikiki shoreline next to a living reef it is an educational and rewarding way to spend a day in Hawaii.

It is currently home to over 420 species of aquatic animals and plants, including species native only to the Hawaiian Islands. It is located next to the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.

 

www.waikikiaquarium.com

 

honolulu zoo

Honolulu Zoo

 

Only a few minutes walk from the hotel, the Honolulu Zoo is located on a 42 acre site on the North End of Kapiolani Park. The Honolulu Zoo has the distinction of being "the only zoo in the United States originating from a King's grant of royal lands to the people".

With over 750,000 visitors annually it is the largest zoo within a radius of 2,300 miles. The zoo is home to more than 1,230 mammals, birds, and reptiles. You can visit the Karibuni Reserver "African Safari Exhibit", Manyara African Bird Sanctuary, the tropical forests and Children's Zoo.

 

Admission Fee is required.

 

www.honoluluzoo.com

 

Shopping

 

 

Ala Moana Shopping Center

 

This 50 acre shopping center with more than 260 shops is the largest shopping center in the Hawaii. With it's beautiful open-air setting with tropical landscaping and koi ponds, Ala Moana is also the largest open air shopping center in the United States.

 

1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
(808) 955-9517
www.alamoanacenter.com

 

 

 

Kahala Mall

 

Set apart from Waikiki and downtown Honolulu Kahala Mall is located in one of Oahu's most prestigious neighborhoods.
Located just a short drive away from the hotel along Diamond Head Road, Kahala Mall has over 90 specialty shops, including eight-plex movie theatres and restaurants..

 

4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
(808)732-7736
www.kahalamallcenter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

 

With over 110 shops and restaurants, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is conveniently located in the Heart of Waikiki.

 

2201 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808)922-0588
www.shopwaikiki.com

 

 

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