It’s a bit cheeky to have a favourite location here as I would struggle to really to able to measure one against the other. All the hotels, bars and restaurants along the ocean are blessed with their location which offers ocean and beach views from almost any angle.
That being said, the cafe “House Without a Key” appeals to me in particular. It sits within the Halekulani Hotel, originally built in 1907 and reincarnated over the years into the stunning hotel and surrounds that it is today. A quick google of the word Halekulani brings up a definition of “house befitting heaven” and I think that simply says it all.
We stopped by here for lunch one day and got to soak up some of the wonderful sunshine and breezes coming directly off the ocean. Closeby a man sat with his guitar and played soft music accompanied by a hawaiian dancer.
Something we have noticed here is that the hotels are more than welcoming of non-guests into their bars, restaurants and facilities. Quite often we’ve scooted across grass or sand from one hotel to the next, making it almost feel as though I am sneaking through someone’s back yard!
House Without a Key is open for lunch and dinner seven days, with special themed dinners on some evenings. It’s best to book if you want to secure a good table. It’s also a great location for sunset drinks.
Kerri now travels regularly with her husband, Stirling, where eating great food, drinking quality beer and wine, and cooking international foods are integral to their adventures.