All accommodations have sitting areas, ceiling fans, 40-inch flat-panel cable TVs, MP3 docking stations, coffeemakers and writing desks. Free internet access is available both in rooms and public areas. Furnishings are upscale and decor is warm. There are lots of little extras, such as robes in the closet, deep soaking tubs and separate showers, and a free newspaper waiting for you every morning. Four restaurants provide outdoor and indoor dining, and they feature island and Japanese cuisine. The business center will keep you in the loop while you're away. When it's time to relax, head for the full-service spa, the oceanside heated pool or fitness center. Pets are allowed with some restrictions and parking is available for a fee. The resort offers free bike rentals, free surfing lessons and Hawaiian cultural classes, as well as walking tours on site. The resort is on a private beach with its own lagoon for snorkeling and dolphin watching, and a free shuttle takes guests to the Ala Moana shopping center. Diamond Head Crater is three miles from the hotel. The Honolulu Zoo is 10 minutes away, and Honolulu International Airport is 12 miles. our guests looking for a luxury hotel in a location just this side of paradise head for the Kahala Hotel and Resort.