vacation rentals in Honolulu Hawaii

In the opening scenes of the classic film series, Jurassic Park, there are always panoramic views of beautiful mountain formations and a bird’s eye view of a jungle island. They show fascinating depictions of prehistoric creatures soaring through the sky and roaming the lands below. Though there are obviously no real dinosaurs roaming the island of Oahu, the landscapes portrayed in the films are real and just as breathtaking in person. When you stay with us in our vacation rentals in Honolulu Hawaii, you can take a wild adventure to the places this iconic series was filmed, as well as many others like it.

A Jurassic Paradise

Anyone who loves dinosaurs and films will find themselves immersed in a world of wonder when they visit an iconic part of Hawaii. Kualoa Ranch, a short drive from our property in Honolulu, Hawaii, was one of the main filming grounds of Jurassic Park, and it is home to various structures, such as the gates to enclosures and bones, which were featured in the movies. Take a photo next to the Jurassic Park sign, ride horseback through the valleys, float along on a boat tour, pedal your way on mountain bikes, zipline along the jungle treetops, or embark on a jeep expedition! There are also special movie site tours to see backdrops and movie props that still remain on the grounds.

Take A Tourvacation rentals in Honolulu Hawaii

Along with Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, a large number of Blockbusters have been filmed at Kualoa Ranch. Scenes from Lost, Hawaii 5-0, Fifty First Dates, Godzilla, George of The Jungle, and several others have come to life on these grounds. One of the best ways to soak in the full effect of the area is with a tour. There are several opportunities for ATV tours that will take you through the 4,000-acre lands and dramatic scenery and allow you to get a first-hand look into this natural oasis. The trails take you along some of the most stunning tropical areas of the island as well as to the tallest accessible waterfall on the island, Manoa Falls. Movie buffs and nature lovers alike will be in paradise with one of these tours.

Soak It All In

Though Kualoa Ranch is a popular destination, there are plenty of other fascinating stops on the island to get your film fix close by our vacation rentals in Honolulu Hawaii. Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head Monument, Waikiki Beach, Manoa Trail, and numerous other places offer fantastic opportunities to take in the majesty of our island home. A Marina Hawaii Vacations getaway is the perfect excursion for film fanatics and adventurers, so stay with us in one of our vacation rentals in Honolulu Hawaii and experience it all.

Best Rental Cars on Oahu

Trying to find the best rental car service on Oahu? Look no further; we’ve done the research for you. Some companies offer great deals for a day or two, but if you want a car for an extended amount of time, it’s worth looking into the different coupons offered. 
For a one-week vacation, we recommend renting a car for one or two days (trips to Kailua and the North Shore tend to be simplest in a car, whether it is a rental or a booked tour with transportation included). 
Transportation throughout Waikiki and Honolulu is easy and relatively cheap by city bus, trolley, cabs, uber or lyft, so if you plan to remain in those areas it is not usually necessary to have a car.  
Based on average ratings collected from different websites, these are the top 5 rental choices out of Honolulu International Airport:
5. Budget Car Rental 
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4. Avis
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3. Alamo Rent A Car 
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2.  National Car Rental 
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1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
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If you are staying with Marina Hawaii Vacations and prefer to make your arrangements after you arrive at your lodgings, Alamo, National, and Enterprise are located across the street on the ground level of Discovery Bay.
Should you need assistance with your arrangements, or for or 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
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Specials by Marina Hawaii Vacations

Marina Hawaii Vacations is home to three distinctive condominium properties. These offer excellent value and an alternative to costly hotel accommodations. Best of all, enjoy deluxe amenities and services that match those at major hotels. All our properties are close to Ala Moana Shopping Center, beaches, parks, restaurants, and nightlife. Units are equipped with full kitchens and modern furnishings. Take advantage of a monthly rate of $46/night for a city-view unit. Ilikai Tower is a classic 1960s condominium high-rise on Waikiki. Choose from one- or two-bedroom units with views of the ocean, city, or the new lagoon. At Ilikai Marina, you’re right on the yacht harbor in either a one-bedroom or studio accommodations with city or mountain views. Rates start at $70/night for a studio with city views. Discovery Bay, is a condominium complex with twin towers and restaurants and shops right on the property. Guests can also enjoy the onsite pool, Jacuzzi spa tub, and recreation deck. Studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units are available. Rates start at $1,475 per month, so why not make Honolulu your paradise home away from home?