Holiday like a royal at The Kahala

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The aloha spirit is alive and well at The Kahala Resort & Spa, where everything from the rustle of the surf, the palm-lined, white-sand beaches, and stroll through Hawaiian history are found to be fit for royalty. Here are five ways to vacation like the royal family in Hawaii.

1. Check in to a private paradise

Located up a bougainvillaea-lined road on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, The Kahala seems worlds away from Waikiki’s action although it’s really just a 10-minute drive away. Inspired by the grand homes of the Hawaiian monarchy, the resort evokes an elegant and residential feel that is immediately welcoming to guests of all ages. An aloha lei greeting and traditional oshibori cool towel at check-in signal the start of a grand experience. With some of the largest rooms in Hawaii, The Kahala is a palace to call home. Make the most of every moment together as a family by booking the Kahala Family Plan, where guests 12 and under can stay with their parents at no additional cost.

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2. Sip afternoon tea

Afternoon tea isn’t just reserved for the British Royal Family. A 500-year tradition steeped in Zen, Hawaiian royalty also enjoyed the artful presentation and tasting of teas. Just a glance away from the ocean, afternoon tea at The Veranda is served daily. Experience this delight together with delicate finger sandwiches, sweet local treats, and carefully curated loose-leaf teas.

3. Embrace tradition

Keiki‘ means child in the Hawaiian language and The Kahala Keiki Club celebrates the ancient Hawaiian culture and traditions that were revived under King Kalakaua in the late 1800s. Endless learning and play await daily at the Keiki Club for kids ages five to 12 as they discover more about our beautiful islands, make friends, and enjoy the sunshine all while mum and dad relax. Staff then invite you to indulge in an ancient Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage at The Kahala Spa where you can inhale the spiritual energy or ‘mana’ of Hawaii.

4. Feast like a king

As fishermen, it’s no surprise that the Hawaiian royal family enjoyed lavish seafood feasts. Every weekend Plumeria Beach House offers The Best of Kahala Seafood Buffet, an all-you-can-eat affair that ensures there’s something for everyone, including shellfish, sushi, and Chefs’ weekly creations like our signature fried rice and pulehu short ribs.

5. Have your family portrait taken

While the portraits of the Hawaiian royal family can be found in the Iolani Palace, you too can capture that mantel-worthy shot. Reserve a fun 45-minute beach portrait session on the scenic grounds of the resort, compliments of The Kahala. Professionally edited images can be viewed as soon as the next day where you can purchase the family portraits you love.

Receive the royal treatment at The Kahala Resort and Spa, where family and Hawaiian traditions are celebrated. —

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