The Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Oahu’s most popular attractions, showcases the best of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori and other south Pacific island cultures. Visitors delight in taking a full day to experience the detailed, authentic exhibits and performances that celebrate the heritage, culture, dance and customs of these unique lands. The Center’s luau has a well deserved reputation as one of the better ones on the island, if not the entire state. There are hotels conveniently located near the center.
Turtle Bay Resort
Located on the quiet yet stunning North Shore of Oahu, this luxurious resort offers guests oceanfront views from all rooms. From its unique corner of Hawaii, the Turtle Bay Resort highlights the best of Hawaii through surf, sun, sand and aloha, and is four miles from the Polynesian Cultural Center. The hotel’s staff creates a pampered Hawaiian experience. Golf, complete spa services and fine dining round out the hotel’s offerings.
Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731
Santa’s by the Sea Bed and Breakfast Establishment
Modest, low key and homey, Santa’s by the Sea Bed and Breakfast Establishment in Haleiwa gives visitors an alternative to pricey hotel rooms. Located in lovely Haleiwa Town, Santa’s beachfront spot puts visitors within walking distance of the Polynesian Cultural Center and a few minutes from world-famous surf spots at Sunset Beach, Puakea Bay and Waimea Bay. Only one rental unit is available, so book early to guarantee accommodations.
Santa’s by the Sea
59-461 Ke Waena Road
Haleiwa, HI 96712
This small North Shore hotel is an affordable choice for visitors who want to stay close to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Offering a pool, free parking, high-speed Internet and air-conditioned rooms, the Laie Inn prides itself on extending a genuine “e komo mai” (welcome) to guests. Ask about 10 percent ticket discounts for the Polynesian Cultural Center when you book your room; the Inn is next door to the center.
55-109 Laniloa St.
Laie, HI 96762
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