This was my first time at Waikiki, and as a shopaholic I think it suited me well – super friendly people, amazing food and endless shopping opportunities that kinda made me go a bit crazy. And… given that I’m moving to London in six weeks… probably shouldn’t have bought so much stuff… ANYWAY!!!
My first hotel stop was at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head. After a big wedding in Kona, I was keen to find somewhere quiet and relaxing. Lotus has a private beach and amazing views of Diamond Head, so even though it was close to all that Honolulu has to offer, it had an island feel that I think a lot of the hotels closer to town struggle to conjure up.
The rooms have great views, there’s a free shuttle to the shops, bikes to hire and yoga & tai chi classes across at the park every morning.
If you’re looking for the best boutique luxury hotel in a serene setting, this is my pick! Check out the pics below to get a feel for what is on offer at Lotus Honolulu!
,,* Sponsored article disclaimer: Although this article is not an independent review, all opinions are my own. Ash x