Last time we were here we stayed at the Trump, and this time wanted the convenience of a beach front hotel. I remember hearing some of the best Hawaiian music wafting over to us when we stayed at the trump, and discovered (to late) that the musicians were playing at the Reef in an outdoor setting every night. If you enjoy well played indigenous music(s) while relaxing in paradise, this is just great....every evening until about 9pm. This was one of the pro's that helped me choose the Outrigger Reef this time around. This hotel was renovated a few years back and that's another plus when choosing a place to stay. The vies we had from our room was of the ocean and we couldn't have been more pleased. The cleaning staff were so friendly and helpful,
she, they , were really the hidden gems of the property. On-site laundry was a convenience and surprise as well, and kept us in our comfort zone for the duration.
we took in a night of Karaoke one evening at Shorebird and enjoyed MaiTai's and firerock on tap for 1/2 price...Chicago style hotdog to boot, and we laughed so hard with another couple we met there, it was great. Ok.... nice pool and lounging area, complimentary towels for the dozens of loungers or the beach, and beach amenity rentals right in front of the hotel. Great beach here for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling....just floating in a tube...ahhhhh....perfect!! The front desk staff were ALL excellent and I commend management on such great staffing and training. a shout =-out once again to the hard working and ultra accommodating Housekeepers. Love em'! I enjoyed the serenity of the poolside in the mornings with a big urn of the great coffee at Kani Ka Pila grille with a few wait staff that became favorites...serving up my special requests with pleasure,,,
If you want a nice big breakfast, you can do that here and did many times and enjoyed.
Cool shops, convenient stores, lovely hotel layout and immediate beach access on the quieter part of the strip makes this a very highly recommended stop if you are planning to come visit anytime soon. We've been home a week now and still hope that when I open my eyes, I'm at the Outrigger Reef. My one con is the beds we had (2 doubles) didn't seem that great quality wise, maybe a little sacked-out, but we slept relatively well, other than the odd guest(s) who would stomp around a little....but hey, it's a hotel right(?). Rooms were nice and clean and if we needed anything, the front desk service was immediate at anytime of day/night. We will be back for more great service in paradise...
thank you Outrigger Reef!!!