Oahu's South Shore is one of the most iconic—and Instagrammable—locations in all of the Aloha State: the crest of Diamond Head peeking out over sparkling turquoise waters, the waves on Waikiki Beach, the statue of Duke Kahanamoku.
And our own Waikiki Beachcomber, Hawaii's only craft hotel, is just as snap-worthy. Whether you opt for a three-day weekend or a week or two of fun, your photos will be as epic as your stay.
Here's our list of the places you can not only play in art-meets-culture style but look great doing it (your feed will thank you).
Ah, pool cabanas. There's nothing better than relaxing under a crystalline sky on a gorgeous cabana to match. Sip a cocktail straight from the coconut while you heavy-up on a little R&R—and some great Insta shots.
Your best shot: Coconut-infused cocktail in hand.
Acai Bowls from Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
Hawaiian Aroma Caffe is known for its fresh local foods. And just-as-delicious vibes. Created by surfer, AccessSurf activist, and Beachcomber Original Jonathan Rotmensch, this cafe is a must-stop during your Oahu stay.
Your best shot: Close-up of the famous Acai Bowl.
... Local Faves at Hawaiian Aroma
The good taste continues at this locals-love spot: acai Waffle, the fruit-topped pastries, the Bacon bagel, the Caffe Filtro. Oh, and the Okole Maluna (bottoms up!) signature infused cocktails.
Your best shot: All of the above.
In Bed (those Zak Noyle prints are epic!)
One of our Beachcomber Originals, pro surf photog Zak Noyle makes waves wherever he goes. And with his floor-to-ceiling ocean shots, you'll feel like you're hanging in the ocean. Without even leaving your room.
Your best shot: Cozy in a sea of duvet and sea-swept photos.
Your best shot: Get your bestie to take a shot as you gaze out in perfectly Instagram style.
Because, where else are you going to watch a blockbuster sitting in a pool or hot tub?
Your best shot: Movie watching - in or out of the water.
The Matt Bauer Surf Art Wall
Matt Bauer is one of those multi-hyphenates who embodies the best of surf culture. Another Beachcomber Original, Matt's latest works are showcased in a new art installation in the hotel lobby. These ethereal-meets-geometric shots reflect the beautiful spirit of surf through his well-traveled lens.
Your best shot: In the lobby against the surfboard foursome.
Tasting Flight at Maui Brewing Co Waikiki
Get crafty (and savor scratch-kitchen staples) at Hawaii's biggest and coolest craft brewery.