This is by far the nicest hotel we have ever stayed at. From the moment you check-in and receive a mint towel and fresh lei, you are treated like royalty. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The property is intimate and lovely and does not feel like a resort at all, but rather a boutique hotel. The pool is nice and clean, always had plenty of lounge chairs available on the weekend and even though there were children, they were all well-behaved. The beach is lovely, not over-crowded and the water calm. We dined at both Hoku’s and Arancino’s - both are 5-star restaurants. Really exceptional service and food, coming from someone that lives in a big city and knows good food! Highly recommend Hoku’s for brunch. Arancino’s pre-fix has fantastic options. I cannot say enough good things about our stay. If/when we return to O’ahu, we will absolutely stay at The Kahala again.