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Lightweight clothing and resort attire are suitable year-round.


It is customary to remove one’s shoes when entering a local resident’s home.


The state language is English, but other languages are widely accommodated.


Mobile, data and land-line services are accessible throughout the island.

  • Local calls: Dial the area code before the number; for Hawaii, the area code is 808
  • Out-of-state calls: Dial 1, the area code and then the phone number
  • International calls: Dial 011, the country code and then the phone number
  • Emergencies: Dial 911

Tipping is welcomed but not mandatory. At restaurants and bars, it is customary to tip for good service, usually between 15% and 20% of your total bill.

Tourist Information
Please call the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau at 1-800-GoHawaii (1-800-464-2924), or visit ( in Japan). You can also email the bureau at

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is 10 miles (approximately 25 minutes) from Waikiki Beach. A major hub for international and trans-Pacific travel, the airport serves 27 major air carriers from the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific, as well as inter-island and commuter airlines.

Airport Transportation

To reach The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach from Honolulu International Airport, guests can use shuttles, private car services, shared services, rental cars or taxis, which are widely available at taxi stands throughout the island. Public transportation is also available and includes TheBus and the popular, open-air Waikiki Trolley. To find locations on the map, please note that Waikiki is actually a neighborhood of greater Honolulu. Our concierge and guest services staff are also happy to arrange for airport transfers to/from the resort.

Rental Cars

Most rental-car companies have desks at Honolulu International Airport and at various locations in the Waikiki Beach area. Several rental desks and vehicle pick-up facilities can be found within walking distance of the resort.


Valet parking is available at the resort for a fee.