As the oldest hotel on Oahu, the Moana Surfrider is a magical place. It is one of the best beachfront hotels in the Hawaiian kingdom, and is even one of the best places to stay for the Holiday season. In fact, there so much culture packed within its romanesque walls that you could spend hours browsing the curated works that reside in the iconic property. But we digress. What you want to know, is how to get to the hotel from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Let’s get to it.
Best Way to Get to the Moana Surfrider Hotel from Honolulu International Airport (and What Else You Need to Know)
Take a Direct, Private, and Flat Rate Shuttle: Just $35 for All of You!
For all of the amazing amenities and services that are available at the Moana Surfrider, they do not have their own dedicated airport shuttle service:
Since they don’t offer guests their own shuttle, you are left to your own devices. There are private operators who offer HNL transportation to the Moana Surfrider, but those are shared shuttle services. For obvious reasons, visitors prefer not to use shared shuttles any more, seeing as you’re corralled into them with other passengers (strangers) that you don’t know. Plus their per-person rates make it non-economical for those with over two-people in their party. It’s generally a poor option.
What about a traditional taxi? There’s a reason locals and visitors alike are on the hunt for taxi alternatives. The Moana Surfrider website states that the average taxi fare is unreasonable:
OK, so taxis are out. What about a car rental? While you may want to rent a car for day trips around the island (although you can also book custom driving tours) no one wants to deal with the cost and red tape to rent one from HNL.
Uber or Lyft? Same deal as car rentals. While these are reasonable options for jaunting around the island, ride hailing services make little sense from HNL unless you’re flying solo, with carry-on luggage only. Otherwise you’re going to need an XL version which makes the cost skyrocket. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, or should we say shave ice? View more on why Uber/Lyft are not good transportation options from HNL.
So what’s left? The best option possible – a private, direct, flat rate shuttle. Honolulu Airport Transfer will be on-time, and will meet you and your party outside of baggage claim. We will greet you with a fresh lei (if you want), load your luggage for you, and whisk you off to the Moana Surfrider in a comfortable, air-conditioned, and sleek new minivan. This is the most efficient and enjoyable way to get from HNL to the legendary hotel.
Begin your stay at the Moana Surfrider in cost efficient style! All you need to do is give us 24-hours notice, and we’ll pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to the hotel. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 or complete the form found here.
*Note: We also offer transport from Moana Surfrider to the airport, for your return home.