Sunday, 21 January 2018

Wegan Travels USA: Hotel Review of Moana Surfrider, Hawaii


ALOHA! You always ask us for tips on where to stay in Hawaii. Our first recommendation is the Moana Surfrider, one of the most iconic hotels on Oahu (the Royal Hawaiian is another & will be our next post!) The Moana is known as "The First Lady" and it was the first hotel built in Waikiki, over 100 years ago. We had the most incredible time staying at the Moana Surfrider, situated in the heart of Waikiki Beach. This hotel is the epitome of relaxation, luxury and also an amazing history of Hawaii. But mainly... it's all about that view!








You receive fresh lei's upon arrival to the hotel! (We arrived at night so we got them the next morning).



Due to it's pure Hawaiian meets luxury vibe, this is the first hotel we booked for our parents to stay in as we feel that it's a perfect welcome to Hawaii. In our vlog you can hear Megan's parents so excited as they arrive, it's beyond adorable. As Megan's dad says: "now this is something special".

Our room was so beautiful with the most incredible view of Waikiki beach, we would leave the glass doors open at night and go to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing. It was so magical to be back in Hawaii again. We stayed in the Diamond Oceanfront room, which has a balcony that you can look out of and rocking chairs inside the room. The view from the balcony is just unbelievable. We've also stayed in the Tower Premier Ocean room before and recommend this too. It does cost a pretty penny to stay at the Moana but worth it if you can splurge for a night or two.












We also had the most delicious and picturesque breakfast overlooking Waikiki beach at the Moana's restaurant, The Veranda. You can sit outside on the veranda or inside (if so we recommend this table seated by the windows, which has the best views). Whitney had mochi pancakes with mascarpone cheese, fresh berries and pineapple, ginger lemon syrup and Megan had macadamia nut and banana pancakes dark chocolate, local lehua honey butter. We still dream about this breakfast!










There was also nothing better then sitting in their beach bar whilst listening to live music and sipping on cocktails and pupu's (appetisers/starters). This is where you will also find the banyan tree, that is also over 100 years old.








We hope you enjoyed our review of the Moana and let us know if you stay there!

*This blog post is in collaboration with Go Hawaii UK and sponsored by the Moana Surfrider but all reviews are 100% honest. We have loved this hotel for years. 

Check out our first vlog from Hawaii, which includes our stay at the Moana!

 

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