6 Staycation Deals on O‘ahu for Kama‘āina

Here are some of our favorite kama‘āina hotel deals to make your next staycation fun and budget-friendly.


L iving in Hawai‘i means that the perfect holiday is always just down the road. We get millions of visitors each year, all of them in a big hurry to shuttle themselves to our world-class beaches and scenic coastlines—but why should they have all the fun? For kama‘āina, the staycation is an art. With some of the best oceanfront resorts in the world and a wide range of prices and styles, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are some of our favorite kama‘āina deals for your next staycation on O‘ahu.



White Sands

Photo: Courtesy of White Sands Hotel


White Sands Hotel

We love this retro hidden gem, which gets bonus points for its affordability and fabulous on-site bar/restaurant. On the hotel’s website, kama‘āina can save up to 25% off the best available room rate room prices for the property, which was remodeled and rebranded in a hip style. Locals can also snag a discounted amenity fee of $15.


To sweeten the deal, the hotel will throw in a $25 daily (up to $100) food and beverage credit at the property’s delightful poolside Heyday restaurant. With its modern tiki cocktails, ultra-tropical vibes (including swings at the bar!) and casual-meets-elevated entrees, this spot is a can’t-miss.



431 Nohonani St., (​808) 924-7263, whitesandshotel.com, @whitesandshotel


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The Prince Hotel

The Prince Hotel, located at the entrance to Waikīkī next to the marina, doesn’t get as much attention as it should. It has a beautiful lobby, a chef’s-kiss buffet that’s one of the best on the island and a fantastic rooftop bar. But maybe the Kama‘āina Sizzling Summer deal will change that. Book now through Aug. 31, 2023, and enjoy an Ocean Room starting at $199 (plus tax, per night) and 50% off self-parking for one vehicle. Prince Preferred members can take advantage of a waived resort charge. You can also plan ahead for next summer’s staycation on O‘ahu—this deal applies for dates through June 30, 2024.



100 Holomoana St., (855) 277-3123, princewaikiki.com, @princewaikiki


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Wayfinder Waikiki Lobby Credit Mariko Reed

Photo: Credit Mariko Reed, Courtesy of Wayfinder Waikīkī


The Wayfinder Waikīkī

The Wayfinder Waikīkī was recently rebranded and upgraded into a boutique hotel on the Lē‘ahi end of the neighborhood. Just five minutes from International Market Place, the hotel boasts 228 rooms with lively tropical designs, with some overlooking the 70-foot saltwater pool. Book a kama‘āina special to save 50% on parking and get your resort fees waived.



2375 Ala Wai Blvd., (808) 922-4744, wayfinderhotels.com, @wayfinderwaikiki


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The Kāhala Hotel

The Kāhala Hotel, located just outside of Waikīkī—lends itself to a much quieter, more private experience—and feels like luxury the moment you step into its gorgeous, airy lobby with its high ceilings and dramatic blown-glass chandeliers. And the price tag reflects it: Room nights at this beauty start in the $500 range.


But thanks to its incredible 40% off kama‘āina deal on most dates, locals can treat themselves to a taste of that luxury. Plus, you can enjoy a number of free amenities, including Hawaiian cultural classes and bicycle rentals.



5000 Kāhala Ave., (808) 739-8620, kahalaresort.com, @kahala_resort


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Aulani 1

Photo: Courtesy of Disney


Disney’s ‘Aulani Resort

Sometimes you want to get out of the city, right? Or at the very least, just not have to fight traffic on your commute into town. Ko Olina’s lagoons are perfect for families doing a little weekend holoholo, but even more fun when you treat the kids to a weekday stay at Disney’s ‘Aulani, where they can visit all their favorite Disney characters and enjoy the lazy river, rapids, private snorkeling lagoon and splash zone.


Plan ahead for this fall and winter with up to 30% savings on select rooms on most Sunday through Thursday nights from Aug. 23 to Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 to Dec. 21, 2023 (with checkout no later than Dec. 22).



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


SEE ALSO: Your Guide to a Staycation at Disney’s ‘Aulani Resort


Kaimana Beach Hotel lobby wall art palm tree sofas

Photo: Surf Please, Courtesy of Henderson Design Group


Kaimana Beach Hotel

Kaimana Beach Hotel has never looked fresher or more lively thanks to a recent facelift, and its beachfront location makes it a particularly attractive option for a staycation on O‘ahu. The hotel staff has you in mind too with 20% off room rates and 50% off parking. If you get a Kaimana Club Pass for $25 a day, you’ll enjoy a range of amenities and activities. Other than the typical Wi-Fi, bath amenities and housekeeping service, the Club Pass gives you access to hula, weaving and lei-making classes, along with circuit training, yoga and cruiser bikes. The hotel will also assist with making reservations for stand-up paddleboards and surfboards from Kai Sallas Pro Surf School.



2863 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 757-7426, kaimana.com, @kaimanabeach


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