The beach front Kahala Mandarin Oriental evokes Hawaii’s nostalgic era of timeless elegance. From exotic Hawaiian interiors to verdant tropical gardens, the 364 room resort offers direct beach access and boats panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head Crater, Ko’olau Mountain Range and a private lagoon with resident dolphins. The spacious guest rooms and suites feature traditional turn-of-the century Hawaiian furnishings with modern twist. Asian accent add to the ambience, inspired from the handsome mixture of mahogany furniture, teak parquet floor, hand-loomed Tibetan rugs, rich fabrics and artwork by local artisans. A mere ten-minute drive from Waikki, resort offers guests a multitude of innovative dining concepts and five exclusive Spa Suites that were recently voted ‘Best New Hotel Spa ‘by Departures magazine.