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Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Celebrations & Getaways on O‘ahu

The 12 editorial and reader picks for the top spots for staycations, anniversaries, parties, karaoke venues and pau hana gatherings.



Best Family Attraction


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  • Winner: Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i

400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, (808) 674-9283, wetnwildhawaii.com, @wetnwildhawaii

  • Finalist: Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., (808) 971-7171, honoluluzoo.org, @thehonoluluzoo


Best Hotel for a Staycation


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  • Winner: Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina

92-1001 Olani St., Kapolei, (808) 679-0079, fourseasons.com, @fsoahu

  • Finalist: Aulani, a Disney ReSort & Spa

92-1185 Ali‘inui Drive, Kapolei, (866) 443-4763, disneyaulani.com, @disneyaulani


Best Place to Celebrate an Anniversary


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  • Winner: Roy’s

Multiple locations, royyamaguchi.com, @royshawaii

  • Finalist: Hy’s Steak House

2440 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 922-5555, hyswaikiki.com, @hyshawaii


Best Place to Hold a Party


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  • Winner: Natsunoya Tea House

1935 Makanani Drive, (808) 595-4488, natsunoyahawaii.com, @natsunoyateahouse

  • Finalist: Dave & Buster’s

1030 Auahi St., (808) 589-2215, daveandbusters.com, @dnbhonolulu


Best Place to Karaoke


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  • Winner: Air Park Karaoke

510 Pi‘ikoi St., #202, (808) 591-8292, airparkkaraoke.com, @airparkkaraoke

  • Finalist: Café Duck Butt

901 Kawaiaha‘o St., (808) 593-1880, cafeduckbutt.com, @cafeduckbutt


Best Place to Pau Hana


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  • Winner: Hideout at The Laylow

2299 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 628-3060, hideoutwaikiki.com, @hideoutwaikiki

  • Finalist: Moku Kitchen

660 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 591-6658, mokukitchen.com, @mokukitchen


The only thing that’s certain nowadays is uncertainty. So we recommend calling ahead to check for venue updates.



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