Our stay at the Royal Hawaiian was an amazing way to kick off ten days of exploring the Islands! The beach is picture perfect, and the views up and down the coast can't be beat. We stayed in the tower and loved having breakfast and cocktail hour in the lobby each day. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, and with the ocean as your swimming pool, it didn't matter to any of the 7 kids we were traveling with that the pool is small. It is easy to obtain a wristband to hit the pool at the next-door Sheraton. We loved being able to walk to great shopping and dining. The rooms were very nice, although not quite ready when we arrived. Or for a couple of hours past check-in, in fact. The delay afforded us time to enjoy a drink and have a light, if late, lunch on the patio. My son and I got up early for the Friday sunrise meditation and ocean dip lead by a lovely, spiritual soul who started our day out perfectly. We had an amazing, relaxing, rejuvenating experience at this lovely hotel.