No other place in Hawaii can match the Banyan Court at the Moana/Surfrider for drinks at night. Pull up a chair to the bar for some tropical refreshment or get a table under the Banyan Tree for drinks and pupus. The lights twinkle, the ocean breezes kiss the air and one can truly imagine what old Waikiki felt like.


During the day, the Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian is the place to be. Grab a Mai Tai (local advised us to go with the scratch Mai Tai instead of the royal and save four bucks) and revel in the explosion of pink that can only be the Royal Hawaiian.