When visiting Waikiki, on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, a tourist has a wealth of interesting options to explore and enjoy. If one is curious about the culture and history of Hawaii, the Bishop Museum is the place to see. Not only does this multi-building museum have the world's greatest collection of natural and cultural artifacts from Hawaii and the Pacific, but recently it has added a terrific new 16,500-square-foot Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center, specializing in volcanology, oceanography, and biodiversity. You'll become a kid again in this interactive, fun environment. Another unique Hawaiian diversion is to visit the Iolani Palace, the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, or the Queen Emma Summer Palace, where Hawaii’s royalty sojourned for relaxation.
Finding the perfect place to stay while exploring the diverse activities in Hawaii is made easy by affordable Waikiki hotel deals. At the Ilima Hotel, not only are you steps away from the world-renowned white sand beaches of Waikiki, but guests are also conveniently located in the heart of the best shopping and dining options. The hotel’s accommodations, from studios to three bedroom penthouse suites, are generously sized; include full kitchens with microwave, free WIFI and 32-inch flat panel HD televisions. The motto at the Ilima is “For a Small Hotel, we’re Largely Accommodating!” On their highly informative website, it’s easy for visitors to make educated lodging decisions based upon multiple photographs, slideshows and videos of each floor plan.
Visitors taking advantage of these affordable Waikiki hotel deals can also access a host of information about what to do in Waikiki on the Ilima Hotel website. Choose from sun and surf options (Waikiki Diving Center and Hans Hedemann Surf), family adventures (Kualoa Ranch and Wet & Wild Hawaii) and military history (Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri, Pacific Aviation Museum and US Armny Museum Hawaii). The hotel also offers various guest activities ranging from shell and flower lei making to hula and ukulele instruction. Based on the glowing compliments posted by guests on the Ilima website, there’s no friendlier (and budget-friendly) place to stay in all of Waikiki!