Since 1965, Marina Hawaii Vacations has offered the best places to stay on the island of Oahu. Marina Hawaii Vacations’ more than 300 privately-owned condominiums are located in the Ilikai Hotel, the Ilikai Marina and Discovery Bay. So what sets us apart from other vacation rentals and hotels on Oahu?

 

1.     World-class location

With ocean views, yacht harbor views, beachfront access, and world-famous Waikiki at your doorstep, what’s not to love? Public transportation makes getting around town simple, and Ala Moana Shopping Center is just a short walk away.

 

2.     Individually-owned condos

Each condo has its own unique style, plus our standard amenities . Condos are available in various tiers (economy, standard, and deluxe) to meet your needs. Many of our owners stay in their own condos periodically to make sure everything is in top shape, and to keep their décor up-to-date. Most of our condos feature full kitchens, which makes your vacation or extended stay feel a little more like your home away from home.

 

3.     No resort fees and efficient booking

It’s as simple as that! We’re not big on small print or hidden fees, and when you book a reservation with us, we will give you a breakdown of charges to make sure everything is clear and in the open. If you aren’t sure what type of unit to book, we will walk you through the options and provide you with quotes and suggestions to suit your needs.

 

4.     Convenient amenities

Laundry facilities are available in all of our Waikiki properties, whether in the unit, or within the building. All condos are stocked with a starter kit of bathroom toiletries, as well as kitchen necessities. Kitchens are outfitted with dishware and cookware, and all units are supplied with bath towels and linens. The Ilikai features a saltwater pool, and Discovery Bay features a pool and barbecue area.

 

5.     On-site, reliable guest services

Need a hairdryer or extra hangers in the closet? Did the toaster burn out on you?  Wondering where to grab dinner in the area? Hop on the elevator and come down to our lobby-level office in the Ilikai, or give us a call. We are the only on-site property management in the area, and we work to ensure our guests have the most comfortable stay possible. If a repair is needed in one of our units, we have our own maintenance team on property. If you need to print boarding passes, we have a computer and printer just for our guests. Or, if you just want to chat or learn a little more about the island, our friendly staff is on-site Monday-Saturday to greet you with warmth and Aloha.

 

For any questions about Waikiki vacation rentals, please contact Marina Hawaii Vacations and an agent would be happy to assist you. We can be reached at 808-946-0716 or info@marinahawaiivacations.com

 

Susie Bowman

 

 

Kickin Kajun - The Best Crawfish joint in Hawaii

Kickin Kajun – the Best Crawfish joint in Hawaii on 1518 Makaloa Street across from the Keeaumoku Walmart.

I had the pleasure of coming to Kickin Kajun again this weekend with a few of my friends, as we were craving lobster, fresh oyster, shrimps, and of course their yummy breadsticks.

We know to get there early to beat their long wait line – this place is super popular now. With good reason, but it’s so crowded I want them to open a bigger restaurant already!

We already knew whatever we had we would get spicy Cajun sauce mix.

The last time I went I ordered the lobster and then I tried everyone else’s dishes, like the shrimp, crawfish, oysters (with Japanese ponzu sauce), Cajun fries, salt and pepper shrimp, and their sausage.

Shrimps are $12.99/lb, Crabs are $17.99/lb and lobsters are $25. They also have crawfish for $11.99, oysters for $25 and clams for $12.99 I believe. Combo #2: a pound of crawfish, shrimp, clams & one big lobster for $50! It also comes with rice and some sausages. If you like hot/spicy, you can try ghost chili sauce with the heat ranging from 5 x to 100 for $2.

No matter what you get it’s going to be awesome. I am an avid regular to Kickin Kajun, and without fail, the food has been cooked perfectly every time. NOTHING was ever over cooked and/or rubbery and they’re definitely consistent on the taste of everything… or that was just me dipping everything in the sauce 5 times before eating it. Most things are priced per pound, but the lobster is priced per lobster, worth it though, they are huge! I also really liked the deep fried scallops with the fries. The scallops come out looking like they’re tator tots and when you bite into them they’re crisp on the outside but moist and soft on the inside and paired with their tartar sauce its perfect! You can substitute the regular fries for the sweet potato or Cajun fries, but the Cajun fries had a bit too much spice on them the first time I tried them and the regular fries aren’t bad at all.

This place is AMAZING and so AFFORDABLE! Come hungry, get there early, leave happy and stuffed. Warning the medium is still pretty spicy, but we love it! Leave some space for their Deep Fried Oreo’s with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
The staff is very efficient and attentive; everything was worth the money. Oh yeah and this place is BYOB.

Best kept secret in Hawaii - Oahu island

Whether you are going to Oahu for the first time or have been coming here for many years, this is the best kept secret on the island. Located on the east side of beautiful island Oahu, Waimanalo Beach is one of my favorite beaches to visit. As you all might know, this island is small and it only takes about 30-minutes driving from Waikiki to get to this destination.

I go to Waimanalo beach almost every weekend to just relax and get away from my regular weekday routine. You won’t see too many tourists at this place, but you will see a lot of locals who live in the area or just enjoying their weekend journey. The water is a beautiful light blue and the sand is fine and white most of the time.

Waimanalo Beach is located in the east side of Island of Oahu and about 30-minutes driving distance from Waikiki. If you are driving, you can hop on H-1 East from Waikiki and continue to go straight and you will see these beautiful beaches on your right side. You can also search “Waimanalo Beach Park” on the google maps and they will give you the guide to get there.

“You might think this beach is little far, but trust me for great scenery and relaxing time…..”

– Masahiro Atsumi

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Top 5 reasons to travel to Hawaii

To kick off our return to our blog, we would like to offer at 15% discount off our rates when using the promo code : SpringBreak! Must travel between the periods of April – June. Please be advised, exclusions do apply and you can contact us at 808-946-0716 or email us at info@marinahawaiivacations.com with any questions.

With so many things going on in your life, it is hard to find the time to travel. But we do hope you find the time, because Hawaii has so much to offer and will rejuvenate your life with it’s culture, natural beauty and amazing eats!

Here are the top 5 reasons to travel to Hawaii

We could go on and on about what we love about Hawaii, but why not experience it yourself! Hope to see you soon and don’t forget to use our promo SpringBreak! for extra savings for your trip here!
From all of us here, we hope to see you soon!
Marina Hawaii Vacations

Hawaiian Trip for Two

Whether you’re meeting her for the first time or you’ve been married for 20 years, Honolulu has everything you need to make an impression from candlelight dinners to romantic sunsets. Fire up the romance and make your time in paradise a trip to remember. Relax to the calming waves of Waikiki, hold hands under the stars at Waimea Bay, or enjoy a couple’s massage overlooking the bay. More than 112 miles of powder white beaches and endless adventure are waiting for you in Honolulu.

Marina Hawaii Vacations Ilikai Tower

Spend your Honolulu vacation in the iconic Ilikai Tower. Since 1965, this impressive condominium complex has provided exceptional accommodations in the heart of Waikiki, right on Ala Moana Boulevard. Standing 26 stories, the Ilikai Tower offers spacious one- and two-bedroom units of 500 or 1,000 square feet. Enjoy the roomy lanais, and floor to ceiling windows with views of the Pacific Ocean or the city lights of Honolulu. All of the condo units are outfitted with air conditioning, cable/satellite televisions, DVD players, and fully equipped kitchens. There is also onsite dining as well as laundry facilities. Accommodations at the Ilikai Tower are ideally suited for an extended family vacation or business trip. Just steps away from Waikiki beaches, as well as shopping, dining, and the bustling Honolulu nightlife, it’s no wonder guests return to us year after year. Monthly rates at Ilikai Tower start as low as $70/night for units with city views.